Author: lazyluchi

Why Traders Should Not Give Up

Why Traders Should Not Give Up

Traders randomly wake up and call it quits. Well, I was this close to becoming those traders until…

[A loud knock on the door]

“Mail’s here!”… A man in orange pants and blue collars brings a letter for me. “What could it be?”, I thought. Took a cutter out the kitchen’s cabinet and tore it open—It read, “Hey sweetie, if you’re reading this, I’m probably dead”… Tears rushed down my cheek as I said, “mom”.

You probably don’t know my mom Sylvia—she’s one of the best traders that ever lived and she is my inspiration. It was a note from her trade journal—My mom kept journals but, I never read any Cos’ personally, journals are private for a reason. If she sent me this, now, it means it’s for a reason. Though dead—it’s like she knows I’m really struggling.

Turned on the reading lamp, cleaned my bulged teary eyes and read aloud…

3 Things I Wish I Was Told Before Becoming A Trader

3 Things I Wish I Was Told Before Becoming A Trader

[An old man murmurs]

“As a trader, the key is to learn more about yourself”… Huh! [Jamal chants] What do you mean sir?—Are you talking to me?

Yes, [Old man smirks] Forgive me son—I overheard your complaints to your friend. 43 years ago—I was exactly like you son.  If I may ask, how long have you been trading?

[Jamal stammers] Umm, 2 years sir. It really hasn’t being that long.

Then why are you complaining? [Old man exclaims]… I’ve been in the game for 43 years and I didn’t achieve consistency—until after 10 years of trials and lots of errors. So, don’t give up yet!

Erg! sir… [Jamal chatters]—I just don’t know what I’ve been doing wrong. I can’t tell.

Analysis Paralysis In Trading

Analysis Paralysis In Trading

[Kids playing in a distance]

Look at them… [exhales softly] so peaceful. Quick question—Have you ever really stopped to watch kids play? The laughter, glee, ambience, passion—so peaceful; so serene!

These guys literally have nothing to worry about. [Hesitates] Don’t you miss that?

When last did you laugh? No… like actually laugh. These days—we have to watch a funny illiterate online to… crack up. How miserable can one’s life be?

So sad; so depressing and why’s that? 

I don’t know about you… but—I miss those days. Nothing to worry about.

You’re probably wondering, “What’s he on about?”… [Tuts] I just had to remind you of what your life… is supposed to feel like. Before… [groans] I tell you how it actually feels like. That’s why you’re here right.

Shucks… Analysis paralysis—wonder who comes up with these names. In a lame man’s term, it’s basically being paralyzed (not literally)  from over-thinking. over-researching and over-analyzing…