I'll post this health/life related info here as it seems relevant. About 4 weeks ago I started urgent and heavy chemo after getting pretty much the worst stage 4 big C diagnosis you can get. Chemo truly does suck but it is what it is and I am doing me best rebellious gorilla fighting impression
I'll take this opportunity while I have the strength too if I may (In case I drop off me perch) :To those members who I have built up a chat/online banter relationship with or chatted with and to everybody really-thank you for all the help over the last few or more years. Trading has really been a great challenge. Thank you to the BA team for the software that enables mortals like me to have a go . I don't have much up time in terms of being able to sit here so while recovery etc messages are appreciated , I can't really reply often so I'll assume you wish me well and thank you
Despite my situation, my overall feeling is gratitude for life generally and this forum has been a big part of my daily life so it seems appropriate to post a little thank you here.
Onto relevance and to the OP- While I have achieved profitability every Saturday in Aus for months now (paid for beer) I was not what I would call a successful trader. I have traded on and on for nearly 10 years now..particularly tried hard in the last 3-4. The UK markets and a lot of Aussie markets eluded me in terms of profitability and nearly tossed the towel in many times, but to keep it short:
I felt a bit more human the other day and managed to trade Doomben( I must love trading
..but nobody was home so I had a crack as it seemed a positive thing to do)..a market that usually chews me up and spits me out nearly every time. Suddenly though something was different. I saw the big picture and saw the fav moving ..it looked like a clear case of pending reversal and after watching for a few minutes, I entered without hesitation. The bounce came and of course immediately reversed again but not as far as my entry and I stuck (usually would have bailed at that point) My impression of the market hadn't changed and I just watched as the position moved to 10% on stake in my favour and I greened up at post . It was effortless. I mention this because one thing was very different..my emotional attachment to success was gone. This is not a one off. I traded the Masters far more successfully this year than ever before too, after that. I feel free of it like a chain has been broken. I am not saying I am suddenly successful but what I am saying is that as per just about every trading advice video you watch, you are warned about emotion/psychology-my word it is HUGE
. My mortality battle has, for obvious reasons, given me a I don't give a rats attitude to trading outcomes. This would seem expected but it still shocked me massively, as to how powerful it was/is.. So my 10c is..losing my emotional attachment took a bloody cancer diagnosis to shift
so I am not sure how you go about shifting it but I can tell you that if you can, you'll be a hell of a better trader. In my case it feels 90% better . I hope I get to test the theory. I hope this helps someone.
Best wishes in all your life and trading journeys
. As my Aikido Master says and as I repeat to him daily- OSU! HAJIME!!