Friday, January 29, 2010
The Weekend Trader - Workplace Safety
So how does one get through them?
The second aspect that keeps me plugging away is my conceptual business plan ALLOWS for them. Yes, I hate 'em and work like hell to avoid them. But they are inevitable. And considering 250 trading days and a very high win/loss ratio, 2-3 instances out of a huge sample size quickly becomes a non-issue. Of course the old adage that traders can't eat like a bird and crap like an elephant (oops, another pun) remains valid, so the consistency during the rest of the time has to be able to offset the messes.
Years ago, I almost lost the tip of my thumb to a meat slicer when I got distracted in a kitchen during my college years. And every day I can see and feel the scar.
For those that say traders are like fighters, I'll simply restate it to say that traders are fighters. And I love a good fight.
A good cut man in your corner doesn't hurt either.
Welcome to the human race.
P.S. The comments have been re-opened.
Posted by Don Miller at 1:58 PM