• techwonk
    Quick survey just for fun, pick one one-word answer: the number of ways to lose money in stocks is *limited or *unlimited.
    7/25/13
    Reply (19)
    • techwonk: Will post article after replies
      7/25/13
    • oneotherfool: Limited?
      7/26/13
    • Perkins Cove: Unlimited.
      7/27/13
    • Perkins Cove: (notice I did not use a question mark....grin)
      7/27/13
    • oneotherfool: It's definitely limited. (How about that for confidence? LOL)
      7/27/13
    • techwonk: LOL. :) 50-50 split. Article to post maybe later this week.
      7/28/13
    • techwonk: http://bit.ly/14JvFEA
      8/1/13
    • techwonk: "Can we learn from our mistakes and become better traders?" is the part of the conundrum I'm focused on right now.
      8/1/13
    • techwonk: Oddly, our brains seem to be wired either/or: either we take risky, impulsive action fast, or we take logical reasoned action - but slowly.
      8/1/13
    • techwonk: Markets ask us to be risky, quick, and logical -- all at the same time. No wonder trading is hard!
      8/1/13
    • techwonk: Your thoughts? //TW
      8/1/13
    • oneotherfool: TW, that's really an interesting perspective. Got me thinking for sure. Looking forward to the follow up. Are you the author, Ronald Peck?
      8/1/13
    • Perkins Cove: Interesting link TW. I like bears. I might not run. I could be in big trouble....grin.
      8/2/13
    • Perkins Cove: Another point. It's not until Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers linebacker) stops thinking on the field that he becomes effective.
      8/2/13
    • Perkins Cove: The instinct to preserve and not lose is truly strong. To master that, I believe one must get themselves into a situation where....
      8/2/13
    • Perkins Cove: ...trading/investing can be done with no fear. Ie., take out as much of the gamble as possible. That may be something as simple as.....
      8/2/13
    • Perkins Cove: ...trading size. Anyway, good thread. Looking forward to your article. Cheers.
      8/2/13
    • techwonk: @1other: nope, not me. @PC: I think long hours of practice are more typical in the NFL...wasn't it Malcolm Gladwell who said...
      8/2/13
    • techwonk: ...you need 10,000 hours of practice to achieve professional level work in any field? Or maybe he was quoting someone else.
      8/2/13