Tag: stress

Mindfulness

No question that there is volatility in the markets right now. Too much volatility can lead to an increase in stress, especially if your trading involves holding positions longer than 5 minutes. Stress is part of the business so we have to adapt to it, both physically and mentally, or fade away. For some it

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Trading Funk: Stress

It should come as no surprise that trading is a difficult profession. It’s even more difficult if you’re not wired correctly to deal with the side-effects of market/portfolio swings, time-frames aside. It is my hope that over the next few weeks I’ll publish a series of posts related to the “Neuroticism and Trading” post. Up

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Stress: The nature of the beast

Stress comes from both external and internal forces with the latter being the only one we can control. As a market participant, there are stressors you can control but overall the profession is stressful. In other words, control what you can and accept the fact that trading is stressful. A few common examples of stress

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