10 Famous Quotes for Trading

There are some meaningful and aspiring quotes that i have read from books or i heard from my coaches. Today i’m going to share with you guys. Hope that it will inspire you and you might use the quotes as a daily reminder or as a form of motivation.

“Trading is hardwork, laborious and boring, just like any other jobs. If you are excited about it, you are gambling” by Conrad

“There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed.” by Lao Tze

“Its not about being right or wrong, rather, its about how much money you make when you’re right and how much you don’t lose when you’re wrong” by George Soros

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent” by Langston Coleman

“In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” by Warren Buffet

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” by Vernon Sanders Law

“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” by William James

“The only that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” by Harry Golden

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antonie de Saint-Exupery

“If i can do it, so can you” by Adam Khoo

Warren Buffett Teaches : Part – I


Buffet learned how to involve in high probably investments since high-school. Back in those years, he and one of his friends bought a reconditioned pinball machine for $25. They put the game in a barber shop. They checked the coin box at the end of the first day and found $4. “I figured I had discovered the wheel,” says Buffet. Eventually the pinball business was netting $50 per week. By the time Warren graduated high school, he is an owner of a small farm in Nebraska and has $9,000 in his bank account (more…)

The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Traders

Traders and investors have made and lost some of the world’s most significant pools of wealth.  It’s no coincidence that many of the wealthiest individuals in the world today (and through history) have been successful investors.  Names like Warren BuffetGeorge SorosJohn PaulsonDavid EinhornBill Gross and Sir John Templeton have become synonymous with strategies that have created astonishing success, in many case creating a groundswell of books and analysts who study their lives with a toothcomb to understand “what” the magic formula was…

Even outside these heavyweights of the trading world, hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world attest to have ‘the best‘ strategy to generate consistent positive returns (in fact, Google alone reveals over 10.4 million results when searching for best trading strategies). At a macro-level, the long-standing efficient market hypothesiswould make it notionally impossible for any trading strategy to be effective (as it asserts a level of information efficiency in the market).  The past quarter century however, has seen a gradual move away from the efficient hypothesis to greater considerations of information asymmetry and behavioral biases driving inefficiencies (opportunities) in the market.  So faced with this complexity, how do some traders generate such astonishing success?

To learn more, I spoke with Jack Schwager who is perhaps best known for his “Market Wizards” book series in which he has interviewed a cross section of the most successful traders and investors in the world.  In May 2012 Jack released the latest book in this best-selling series, “Hedge Fund Market Wizards” (a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from fifteen traders who’ve consistently beaten the markets).

Jack Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. He is also an advisor to Marketopper, an India-based quantitative trading firm, supervising a major project that will adapt their trading technology to trade a global futures portfolio.  Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialized in creating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients.  His previous experience includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms and ten years as the co-principal of a CTA.

Q: Is there a strategy or style which is most effective at generating return?

 [Jack Schwager] The diversity of strategies people use is truly remarkable, I saw people using completely different strategies to the degree that if I had set out to invent 15 different strategies for a fictional work…. I couldn’t have made the strategies more different to the ones I saw in real life!  This illustrates a point I have made in all my works insofar as there really is no ‘holy grail‘ or single style that is most effective.  Those people looking for a single unified strategy are not asking the right question.

It’s a matter of finding an approach that works for the individual.  A person has to know whether they are comfortable with fundamental or technical, long term or short term, certain types of markets, wider risk or less risk… You can go through a whole checklist of things and find it’s different for each individual.

Even when looking at differences between asset classes we see that every market can be traded using different strategies be they fundamental, technical, or a mixture.  If we take equity markets we see that traders can use strategies including fundamental, value, extreme long term, and day.   If you want a microcosm that proves diversity, there it is! (more…)

Warren Buffet’s Investment & Life Wisdoms

Spending: If you buy things you don’t need, you’ll soon sell things you need.

Savings: Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.

Hard work: All hard work brings profit; but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Laziness: A sleeping lobster is carried away by the water current.

Earnings: Never depend on a single source of income.

Borrowings: The borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

Accounting: It’s no use carrying an umbrella, if your shoes are leaking.

Auditing: Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a large ship.

Risk-taking: Never test the depth of the river with both feet.

Investment: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Trading Quotes and Advice

  • ‘Successful trading comes down to this: overcoming your personal psychological barriers and conditioning yourself to produce feelings of self-trust , high self-esteem, unshakable conviction, and confidence which will naturally lead to good judgement and winning trades based on a proven methodology’ – Courtesy of James Buzzard.
  • “If everything feels under control, you are not going fast enough” -Mario Andretti, 1978 Formula One World Champion.
  • “If you sit by the river long enough, a dead body will sooner or later float down there” – Japanese Proverb.
  • ‘Buy High, sell Higher AND Sell low, buy back lower’, – Anonymous.
  • ‘The most important rule of trading is to play good defence, not great offence.’ –
  • Paul Tudor Jones.
  • “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” – John Maynard Keynes.
  • “Holding cash is uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as doing something stupid.” – Warren Buffet
  • “Trade the market, not the money…if you exercise your strategy with discipline, the money will follow.” – Courtesy of Umar Ali.
  • “If you ACCEPT the risk of the trade and SHARE SIZE appropriately then you should be able to trade in a relaxed and optimum state of mind.” – Courtesy of Tom Willard.
  • “The trend is your friend” – – Courtesy of Umar Ali.
  • ttitude; Success, Failure, working hard.
  • “Mentally write off the work you do, as soon as you have done it” – Courtesy of Robin Farrell.
  • “There are old traders and there are bold traders, but there are very few old, bold traders.” – Ed Seykota
  • “Falling knives have to land somewhere…..” – Courtesy of Aidan Philipson.
  • ‘The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work!’- Vince Lombardi.
  • “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent” – Langston Coleman.
  • ‘Traders (Leaders) are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
  • It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.’ – Vince Lombardi.
  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • ‘What sets successful traders apart?……Most people think that winning in the markets has something to do with finding the secret formula. The truth is that any common denominator among the traders I interviewed had more to do with attitude than approach’. – Jack Schwager.
  • “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – Robert Collier.‘Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to sell and buy.’ – Courtesy of Mark Moskowitz.
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier.
  • “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach
  • “Golf is a game played on a 5 inch Course- the distance between your ears.” – Bobby Jones.
  • “…It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained…” – Queen Elizabeth II.
  • “The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” – Dale Carnegie.
  • “You are – face it – a bunch of emotions, prejudices, and twitches, and this is all very well as long as you know it. Successful speculators do not necessarily have a complete portrait of themselves, warts and all, in their own minds, but they do have the ability to stop abruptly when their own intuiition and what is happening Out There are suddenly out of kilter. – Adam Smith, The Money Game.
  • ‘“Everyday my trading skills are getting better and better”. I repeat it like a daily mantra’ – Purportedly attributed to Emile Coue.

Weekend -Trading Quotes

Trading Journal

Show me a trader with good records, and I’ll show you a good trader.”

– Dr. Alexander Elder

“The fruits of your trading or investment success will be in direct ratio to the honesty and sincerity of your own effort in keeping your own records, doing your own thinking, and reaching your own conclusions. You cannot wisely read a book on ‘ how to keep fit’ and leave the physical exercise to another. “

– Jesse Livermore

Risk Management

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

– Warren Buffet


Money Management

“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”

– George Soros

“If you have an approach that makes money, then money management can make the difference between success and failure… … I try to be conservative in my risk management. I want to make sure I’ll be around to play tomorrow. Risk control is essential. “

– Monroe Trout

“Every winner needs to master three essential components of trading; a sound individual psychology, a logical trading system and good money management. These essentials are like three legs of a stool – remove one and the stool will fall, together with the person who sits on it. Losers try to build a stool with only one leg, or two at the most. They usually focus exclusively on trading systems. Your trades must be based on clearly defined rules. You have to analyze your feelings as you trade, to make sure that your decisions are intellectually sound. You have to structure your money management so that no string of losses can kick you out of the game.”

– Dr. Alexander Elder

“The most important advice is to never let a loser get out of hand. You want to be sure that you can be wrong twenty or thirty times in a row and still have money in your account. When I trade, I’ll risk perhaps 5 to 10 percent of the money in my account. If I lose on that trade, no matter how strongly I feel, on my next trade I’ll risk no more than about 4 percent of my account. If I lose again, I’ll drop the trading size down to about 2 percent. I’ll keep on reducing my trading size as long as I’m losing. I’ve gone from trading as many as three thousand contracts per trade to as few as ten. “

– Randy McKay

“All traders make mistakes, great traders, however, limit the damage.”

– Unknown

“My trading style blends both the risk-oriented and conservative personality of my personality. I take the risk-oriented part of my personality and put it where it belongs to : trading. And, I take the conservative part of my personality and put it where it belongs to money management. My money management techniques are extremely conservative. I never risk anything approaching the total amount of money in my account, let alone my total funds. “

– Randy McKay

“I’m more concerned about controlling the downside. Learn to take the losses. The most important thing about making money is not to let your losses get out of hand. “

– Marty Schwartz

“I’m always thinking about losing money as opposed to making money. Don’t focus on making money, focus on protecting what you have.”

– Paul Tudor Jones (more…)

Warren Buffett Teaches : Part -II


Test…… million……..two million…………three million…

This is how Buffett tested the microphone before his speech at the annual shareholders’ meeting of Berkshire Hathaway. He really enjoys the game of making money. Not to spend it, but to accumulate it. The early investors in BH turned $10,000 into $100 mill for 40 years. (more…)


Vigilance is the non-stop guarding and protecting of important things. In trading there is nothing more important than money. The Professional Trader takes his money very seriously and has given it a more serious term: “Capital”. Capital is everything to the winning trader. It is not just the end goal, it is the means and the source before, during and after the trades. The Professional Trader guards his capital very closely because it will allow him to trade today, tomorrow, next week, next month and next year and beyond. If capital is not protected at all times, then the entire effort for the year can be gone and future opportunities are severely limited. Vigilance in trading means holding the protection of your money, your capital as your constant highest priority. Properly protecting your capital includes starting with enough to trade wisely and be able to stay in the game when the inevitable downturns and losing streaks occur. (more…)

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