This is first of a series of posts I will be doing that I have labelled ingeniously as an “Interactive post”. It is a post created by you. Randomly I will post a question on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter (@IamAdamJowett) and ask you, the reader, all two of you, for your opinion on a trading question.
So let’s get to it, this weeks question:
@Akuma99 you can't help forming a pattern in your head when you look at a chart - of anything!— Chris Becker (@cbecker_trader) March 26, 2012
Oh tell me about it! I see trend lines in everything, it is a terrible affliction and one that deserves it’s own therapy group. I even saw retracement levels in some recent blood test results, I clearly have some deep seated problems. (I can hear your snickers from here).
@Akuma99 The most important answer: You're good-looking.— Gavin M™ (@tradergav) March 26, 2012
I should really stop the article here, because clearly @tradergav has found the holy grail. You want to be the best trader you can be, do what I did, get a haircut, work out and get a boob job.
@Akuma99 When there is simply nothing else for you. I didn't stick with anything before trading, >>— Jessica Peletier (@JessPeletier) March 29, 2012
@Akuma99 and now it's been in my blood for almost 4 years. The only thing that's lasted longer is my marriage!— Jessica Peletier (@JessPeletier) March 29, 2012
@RogueTraderette makes a fantastic point. There will be a time where you can’t imagine anything but being a trader. I get that feeling every day I trade like a drunken sailor.
The thought of going back to the 8-6 corporate jungle brings on sweats, nausea and mood swings. It’s either that, or I am pregnant. Either way the potential for money would be unlimited.
@Akuma99 I suck at hard labour and complain to much :)
— ♑ ΡΞΤΞ Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ (@zigzagfx) March 29, 2012
Yep @zigzagfx, me too. My delicate little computer man-hands wouldn’t deal too well with a week of hard labour. Although at times, it feels like trading is hard labour when I don’t bow to the markets awesomeness.
@Akuma99 One has an addictive/adrenaline rush personality.— Mike Wagner (@wagnermr14) March 29, 2012
You have to admit, making money with the push of a button, in minutes, while sitting in the nude is damn addictive! Trading and gambling are often compared. In this case, I can see the similarity.
It has been proven gambling is addictive, I’m sure those same studies would apply to trading.
@Akuma99 profitability is a sign. do you want to be a trader? or do you want to be profitable? dont need both— Adam (@Pipstealer_) March 29, 2012
Good point @Pipstealer_. There are traders, and then there are consistently profitable traders. Are you less of a trader if you don’t make money? I don’t think so. I suck at surfing, does that mean I am not a surfer? I would say I am a surfer, just a really crap one, but a surfer all the same.
This has been fun, we should do it again. Do you have other ideas to contribute, add them to the comments below and I will update this post, or if there are many do a part 2 on this idea.