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“A mistake is when you don’t follow your rules. If you don’t have rules in trading, everything you do is a mistake.”

Theres a big difference between gradual vol accumulation (= new demand) and spikes, which can denote market exhaustion.

A loosing trader is one who overtrades and is money management is sloppy and he takes risk that are too big.

“Getting rid of losing trades well before stops are hit can really skew the risk reward in ones favour.”

One of the most important rules you should always follow is NOT TO INCREASE YOUR EXPOSURE AGGRESSIVELY UNLESS YOUR TRADES ARE WORKING!

“Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.”

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.

“The way to build superior long-term returns is through preservation of capital and home runs”

Human nature is to be bullish in bear moves & bearish in bull moves…. this is why most people that try trading lose.

The fundamental work of investment management is filtering. The question is what do you filter.

The longer I trade the more I am convinced that size and risk exposure will determine your trading success in the long term.

If you are bullish on an up day, and then bearish on a down day, your emotions may be driving your thought process = not a good plan.

The best traders are simply slaves to the market’s price action.

“The genius of investing is recognizing the direction of a trend – not catching highs and lows”

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game

“Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” – John Maynard Keynes

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money; rule No. 2: Don’t forget rule No. 1” – Warren Buffett

“I studied historical models of great winning stocks to ingrain in my mind what a stock looked like before it made a major move.”-David Ryan

“My biggest slipups occurred shortly after I got emotionally involved with positions.” – Ed Seykota

It’s better to have the wrong idea and good timing than the right idea and bad timing.”- Linda Bradford Raschke

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” – Sir John Templeton

“I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.” – Warren Buffett

“I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.” – Warren Buffett

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” – Sir John Templeton

It’s better to have the wrong idea and good timing than the right idea and bad timing.”- Linda Bradford Raschke

“My biggest slipups occurred shortly after I got emotionally involved with positions.” – Ed Seykota

“Dramatic and emotional trading experiences tend to be negative; pride is a great banana peel, as are hope, fear, and greed.” – Ed Seykota

I bought a company in the mid-’90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I’ve made lots of dumb decisions. That’s part of the game.

The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything — you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing, you bum!’
-Warren Buffett
“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett
“Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.” – Jim Cramer
“95% of penny stocks are junk. I show you how to find the other 5%, and do it all without bribes or vested interests. Just good quality companies.”
Peter Leeds, Penny Stocks for Dummies
“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”  
-Jon R
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin
“Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little.”
Fred Schwed Jr.,

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