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The power of vulnerability

“I’m looking for a portfolio that will make about 20% a year but I don’t want any down years.” “Can you give me a hedging strategy with options that will protect me from all downside without limiting my upside and at zero cost?”...

Finding flow in trading and in life

Have you ever been so completely engrossed in an activity that you become lost in it? Maybe you had no sense of time and hours seemed like minutes—you forgot what you were doing, and even the normal, scattered wandering of your mind stopped and you were completely...

Maintaining motivation

It’s that time of the year again: resolutions are made, gym memberships bought, diet plans laid out, major projects are started—the whole time, everyone knowing that all these plans are doomed for failure. Why do we fail so consistently on these New Year’s resolutions...

You are what you read: try an information diet

A developing trader said something to me a few weeks ago that has stuck in my mind: he said that he has to be careful what websites he reads because negativity can be dangerous; when you live in a constant state of fear, it colors everything you see. Be careful: you...