A Good Trader Does Not Need Validation

Through a common friend, I am grateful to have received an autographed copy of Market Wizard Linda Bradford Raschke’s new book “Trading Sardines.” I’ve been tearing through it this evening and this common sense quote on page 93 floored me: A good trader does not need validation. Does it matter if your win-loss ratio is […]

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Stand Up and Trading

  The more I think about it, the more it isn’t surprising that I can relate to the plight of the Stand Up Comedian. Here, in no particular order, is how Stand Up Comedians and Traders are incredibly similar species: It’s all you. All your successes and failures are your own. There’s nobody else to […]

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Any Fool Can Capitalize on Gains…

I recently read this quote and it is a reminder that feels appropriate not just in life, but in Trading as well. The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence; and it […]

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Being You. Being Me.

You be you and I’ll be me. There’s nobody out there that does you better than you. And there ain’t nobody better at being me than me. Be proud. Be loud. And sing it from the rafters. Celebrate our faults. Share our failures. And give credit for our good fortune and good luck to others, […]

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Trading is Lonely. Community is Everything.

Last night, we kicked off YEAR FIVE of now twice-monthly Trader Meetups in Denver & Boulder Colorado. What I started out as a test-pilot group for what would eventually become a nationwide network of meetup groups for StockTwits members, has now become an irreplaceable routine for me to stay connected with other Traders at various […]

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Dear America, Let’s Chat About Housing Prices.

I would like to buy my family a house. I’ve never owned a house. We currently live near the Denver, Colorado metro area and starter homes that don’t need major updates or renovations, don’t have postage stamp sized back yards, are located in nice, safe neighborhoods and school districts, and aren’t located in cramped suburban […]

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