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Learning, deeply and well

Let’s face it—we need a lot of skills to get through life. Even the basic day to day requirements can be daunting, and most people have specialized skills in certain field. To make things even more complicated, the world changes, sometimes it seems at an ever-faster...

How to find trading ideas

There are patterns in market prices—of this, there is no doubt. Some small set of these patterns even can help us with our trading and investing. Some are worthless. And some aren’t even there at all—they are literally figments of our imagination-laden cognitive...

Five reasons you lose

In trading and investing, there are good losses and bad losses. This post is about the bad losses, but let’s begin by touching on the good losses. A good loss is simply part of doing business: you followed your rules perfectly, executed the trade entry and exit...

The importance of ritual

I spent much of the last two weeks or so traveling through the south west of France (think in the direction of Toulouse, toward Spain), and had a chance to visit some of the caves that were decorated with prehistoric cave paintings. Of course, seeing these paintings,...