My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 9.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.   Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. — from Tao Te […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 8.

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The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao.   In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. […]

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[Podcast] The Workhorse: Scott Redler

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Meet the Red Dog, Scott Redler (@RedDogT3 on twitter), Chief Strategist at T3 — a proprietary trading firm in New York City. Scott credits childhood stints as a dancer, MC, wrestler, and lacrosse player for providing the building blocks that taught him how to think quickly on his feet. And these skills translated into the […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 7.

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The Tao is infinite, eternal. Why is it eternal? It was never born; thus is can never die. Why is it infinite? It has no desires for itself; thus it is present for all beings.   The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 6.

The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds.   It is always present within you. You can use it any way you want.   — from Tao Te Ching, by Stephen Mitchell Opportunity in Markets is boundless. No matter the instrument, the environment, the volume, or the […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 5.

The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners.   The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable. The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 4.

The Tao is like a well: used but never used up. It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities.   It is hidden but always present. I don’t know who gave birth to it. It is older than God.   from “Tao Te Ching,” by Stephen Mitchell   This chapter reminds me of […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 3.

If you overesteem great men, people become powerless. If you overvalue possessions, people begin to steal.   The Master leads by emptying people’s minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they […]

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My Trading Tao Te Ching, part 2.

When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.   Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after follow each other.   […]

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