Why only 5% Traders earn ?

“I believe there are a few reasons why only 5% make it.

1. They start in a position to not need to make a living from it. The need for steady money like a weekly paycheck will corrupt your thinking and force you to deviate from your plan of action that was so well thought out prior to the heat of the battle.

2. They do not need the money that they loose. The enormous amounts of money that it requires to learn to daytrade would exceed most people’s lifetime income. What makes the number of successful daytraders so low is that even the few who could make it, dont have enough capital to endure the learning curve.

3. They do not give a flying _uck about anything or anyones opinions of what the market will or might do. The very news and opinions that surround them becomes the mortar for their brick wall of defense that protects their completely independent thinking. (more…)

Suffer from Decision Fatigue?

Three men doing time in Israeli prisons recently appeared before a parole board consisting of a judge, a criminologist and a social worker. The three prisoners had completed at least two-thirds of their sentences, but the parole board granted freedom to only one of them. Guess which one: Answer.

12 Quotes From ‘Trading In The Zone

I spent hours reading and re-reading this book, and eventually made a summary of all the key quotes.  In a series of posts I’ll be sharing these quotes with you, and hopefully they will inspire you to take your trading to the next level.  I hope you enjoy my first selections:    
1.  You will need to learn how to adjust your attitudes and beliefs about trading in such a way that you can trade without the slightest bit of fear, but at the same time keep a framework in place that does not allow you to become reckless.
2. Trading is an activity that offers the individual unlimited freedom of creative expression.
3. The unlimited characteristics of the trading environment require that we act with some degree of restraint and self-control, at least if we want to create some measure of consistent success.
4. The hard reality of trading is that, if you want to create consistency, you have to start from the premise that no matter what the outcome, you are completely responsible.
5. One of the principal reasons so many successful people have failed miserably at trading is that their success is partly attributable to their superior ability to manipulate and control the social environment, to respond to what they want.  (Unfortunately) the market doesn’t respond to control and manipulation (unless you’re a very large trader).
6. The tools you will use to create this new version of yourself are your willingness and desire to learn, fuelled by your passion to be successful.  Successful traders have virtually eliminated the effects of fear and recklessness from their trading.
7. Attitude produces better overall results than analysis or technique. (more…)

Between Theory And Fear

Hell tortures you to stop learning.

 George Soros is setting up institutions to study the failure of economic thinking. They have succeed in demonstrating failure, he said this afternoon at the CEU in Budapest, but not in discovering what to do about it. 
The source of the problem, he explained, is relying too much on theory, on knowledge, and not on how our not knowing what to do makes us act in ways that change the world, which world we don’t see because we expect it to conform to our theories. We need to be able to discard our theories when they are proven wrong, and we need to understand that no general theory is enough, because our actions are constantly changing the world we need to respond to and understand.
So I said to him after his talk:
– You have divided human activity in two parts, theory, and manipulation. Theory doesn’t work, and manipulation of markets is based on crowd behavior, that is, fear. But since ancient Greece, the parts to human activity have been divided into not two, but three: you have left out practical action.
Practical action differs from manipulation, fearfully following and leading each other, in that its end is making learning easier. It’s purpose is outside of itself, in the part of life where we learn, where we find beauty, what makes life good.
Why not establish institutions that study how economic relations are practical: what forms of cooperation lead to a life of learning and freedom from manipulation, and which don’t. And study how to make the transition from the present institutions based entirely on greed and fear to the kind we need to have. Do you understand?
– I have studied maximization of happiness.
– No that’s not what I mean. Counting results of fear based behaviors: doing that is living still in the world of the theoretical and the manipulative. We need to study how to cooperate, study what forms of cooperation help us learn to make our lives better.
Let’s go, says George Soros assistant, urging him as she has been doing for the last few minutes as we talked. OK, I say, I tried. You remember me, right?
– Yes, he nods his head.
I’d asked him for a job the day before when I saw him walking down the street from the University to his hotel.
Practical necessity. I need to get out of this hell of Budapest, this place putting pressure on me not to learn.
People say it is difficult to diagnose the political problems of our times, but I don’t see the difficulty. We’re together in this hell trapped between theory and fear.


discipline-0Every day, every trade requires 100% discipline.

Discipline = Emotional Mastery, A Formula Of Confidence/Caution + Humility.

Confident but no caution = Arrogance. Cautious but not Confident = a lack of Conviction, Weakness.

A freedom from pride & Arrogance is Humility. A Weak Trader will never win in the long run.

A Super Trader = A Disciplined Trader. In Discipline, No Weakness Can Exist.


Identify What Is Truly Important

What’s important about money to you?

This is an uncomfortable question because we aren’t used to thinking about money in those terms. But it’s one of my favorite questions to ask. Even before talking about goals or building a personal balance sheet, you might find it helpful to ask yourself this question.

While I’m not certain of the question’s origins, I first learned of it about a decade ago in a book by Bill Bachrach. It was about the importance of understanding your values when making important financial decisions. I’ve been using the question ever since. (more…)

Uncoupling your EGO

your_egoIf you think that you are God and you go into the financial markets ,you are going to come out broke.The fact that Iam not broke proves that I don’t think Iam God “-George Soros on Sixty Minutes.

Make no mistake about it.A traders’s self concept has to be separate from his trading.Who you are as a person began before you ever thought of trading and who you will be as person will extend beyond your trading.When personal self -worth entwines with trading ,it not only damages self-esteem ,it sabotages the trading.

“Authentic freedom cannnot be experienced untill one learns to tame the ego and move out of self-absorption.”



Wanna thank you, Wanna thank you
Freedom in stride, love, peace of mind
We just wanna give Gratitude – Earth Wind & Fire

Thank you, Lord, for what you’ve done for me
Thank you, Lord, for what you’re doing now
Thank you, Lord, for ev’ry little thing
Thank you, Lord, for you made me sing – Bob Marley

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has” – Epictetus

If you book 10 points on the day are you the type of trader that is mad about the 15 pts left on the table or grateful about the 10 you pocketed? A consistently profitable trader is a continuously grateful trader. When you are grateful for what you have you operate out of a state of abundance. How many times have you become upset about missing a trade you were waiting for, or about how many points you left on the table, or about getting stopped at the extreme of a move only to see the trade reverse in your favor? It happens to all of us and we all do it. It is normal to think we should have booked more profits or done better – that is a characteristic of most traders – we are never satisfied and always think we can improve on our performance. The key is to be thankful and grateful for what we do get. By maintaining a thankful and grateful mindset it opens the way for abundance and blessings to come into your life.

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