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THE THINKING TRADER 11-06-2010

The Chart Thinker

“Playing defense is what separates those of us who can make gains on the way up and keep them, versus those of us who can make gains on the way up and give most back on the way down.”  Leigh Drogen

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” – William Arthur Ward

“If you’ve been kept on the sidelines by the hysterical headlines that are churned out daily on the internet, you’ve missed the greatest 18 months in the history of the global stock market.”  Don’t Get Stockblocked.

“Here are just a few ways Jobs can teach you to ‘think differently’ about professional and career success.”  Steve Jobs Advice For Tough Times.

“More than 1,000 studies conducted by behavioral scientists on more than 88 different tasks, involving more than 40,000 male and female participants in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, show that specific high goals are effective in significantly increasing a person’s performance.”  Goal Setting Pitfalls and Benefits

“We spend a healthy amount of time here trying to identify good habits for building skill. In fact, we do it so much that I can’t help but wonder: what if we turned the question on its head?”  How Not To Develop Your Skills.

Are you Overtrading?

“Most market participants are not willing to cut their losses quickly when a trade goes against them; If there was only one thing you should learn about consistent profitability, it is to cut your losses short.” How Do Technical Set-Ups Work?

Nice Sketch About Cover Stories and The Likelihood You Will Make A Mistake.

Are Great Traders Born or Made?

Five Books On Investing.

“As the ancient western philosopher, Epictetus, once said, ‘Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.’”  On Perception and Perspective.

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