Does Trading Affirm Who You Are or Compensate For Who You Aren’t?

By | July 27, 2014

I posted this link yesterday and think it is important enough to re-post just in case you missed it. It speaks to what motivates us to trade and whether it is affirming a positive or negative aspect of our character.

“Trading doesn’t build character, it reveals character”, is a play on the famous Marv Levy quote about football.

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I’ve read a lot of articles on the psychology of trading, but this short piece by Brett Steenbarger on TraderFeed really gets to the heart of what motivates traders and what it reveals about their character.

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