Consider Factors That Will Affect Market Participants’ Perceptions Even if You Don’t Believe in It

  • I have always been a discretionary trader with my analysis based on fundamentals…. Whatever kind of a trader you are, you have to be aware of perceptions in the market place, that can influence the participants’ behavior. If a lot of people are charting and they think that a certain level is a key level for whatever reason – lunar, astrological, who the hell knows – then you have to be aware of it. Because it is going to cause a certain number of market participants to react and you have to be aware of it. You have to understand how that is going to affect your position.
  • You have to be aware of all these technical techniques, such as momentum, because a lot of market participants use them and so they can affect the market.
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