"The 'trading' business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Hunter S. Thompson '[paraphrased]'
Make no mistake . . . the vast majority reading this are already so jaded and depressed from their personal misfortune in trading that their chance of success has been seriously eroded . . . each 'fresh start' having only served to widen the gap between sustainable success and brutal failure.
YET . . . trading remains the definition of 'The Perfect Business'. You've heard it before:
1.Work at home or anywhere w/internet access
2.No employees (no payroll, insurance, training)
3.No inventory/customer hassles
6.Favorable tax rate
The above list does in fact read as 'Perfect' . . . if only . . . if only it weren't for the other list . . . a short one:
1.You . . . a mental state of erroneous thoughts regarding the direction of price
It's not you as a person, it's you as a mental state (not mental case), a mental state . . . which is a composite of all the things you've come to think are true about trading . . . yet they are not. Whatever you've studied, whatever you think you've learned thru the hard knocks you've taken in trading, whatever you do in prep for the next day . . . all of it has served and serves to invoke a mental state within you. A mental state that has (and continues to) set you up for failure . . . and this is unlikely to change unless you specifically revise the one item found above in the 2nd list.
When you replace 'You' . . . a mental state . . . with:
1.Structure . . . knowledge, recognition and understanding of the fundamental relationships of time and price unfolding in the space defined by the opposing forces of Natural Law . . .
. . . YOU will then begin to profit consistently from your trading.
Einstein said . . . "a man should look for what is . . . and not for what he thinks should be".
Consider This as 'what is':
Price action is vibration and vibration occurs according to Natural Law. Further . . . and point blank . . . if something you study, read, listen to, and/or a program you use does not or cannot produce reflective results in price action (ie. positive outcome expectations/profitable trade results) . . . then quit studying or using it. It is not truth. It most likely is not you or your interpretation . . . it simply is not truth.
Consider This as 'truth':
If you do not define the time/price elements of the space that price is vibrating in . . . you lose.
If you define the time/price elements of the space that price is vibrating in . . . you win.