The Art of Trading 2

Trading is about survival. In fact for any organization the first goal is to survive. The four largest money movers which together can create the most formidable economy in the world are war, medicine, insurance and religion. Why? Because they have to do with the survival of our most personal organization – ourselves. They buy and sell fear and survival. War breaks things and kills people, medicine repairs people, insurance is in case things happen to people and religion…well, we all know the story!

Trading is simple but it’s not easy. The trick is to want what the market wants. The word speculation is derived from the Latin word “speculari” which means to observe. That is what trading is all about – observing what the market is doing and acting on your observation. There are only three actions to take which are to buy, sell or stay out – depending on whether the market is moving up, down or sideways.   The market is like the weather – it is always right despite what we might all think and feel about it. Ask yourself this question – do I care which way the market moves? If you do care, then you will most likely impair your ability to observe. You need to put yourself in what Mark Douglas calls “the now opportunity flow”, which simply means that in order to make money you don’t need to know what is going to happen (predict), nor do you need to know what happened (history); you only need to know what is going on now (the present). It’s like driving at night to an unfamiliar location, you focus and concentrate on the distance ahead of you that your headlights allow you see. No matter how far you are going, focusing on that short distance ahead of you can take you a very long way.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “He who observes, and observes again is always formidable.” I couldn’t agree more.

May all that you wish for be the least that you receive. Be abundantly blessed!

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2 Responses to The Art of Trading 2

  1. Julie says:

    Very profound and insightful. Most importantly even Julie could understand what you were saying blonde as I am abt whachu saying. but une tuma grammar issues very minor but people can be very analytical im sure they were typos so js double check yoself b4 u post next time. all in all i think its brilliant.

  2. Noel Nyakudya says:

    Good one mate short but with immense wisdom. Keep on, you might be incubating something which would benefit millions. Be blessed.

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