MarketLife Ep 30 – Market Intuition: what it is and how to get it

Podcast-Cover300This episode takes a look at market intuition–a subject that is a bit difficult to talk about. In response to a number of reader questions, I share some concrete ideas for developing and expanding your own intuition. Here are the show notes:


Two kinds of intuition

  • Data-based
  • ESP (can’t really do much with this one, so we will focus on the first)

Open yourself to intuition

  • Must seriously accept the possibility of intuition existing
  • Meditate

Do everything you can to foster implicit learning

  • Immerse yourself in the data
  • Study wide and deep
  • Write things down
  • Work for the right mental attitude
  • Sleep

Develop general intuition

  • Accept everything as a sign
  • Develop a vocabulary of symbols
  • Become sensitive to feelings
  • “sending” exercise
  • Association
  • Dream journal

Develop market intuition

  • Emotional control
  • Journal
  • Decide how you are going to use it

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Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Markus Fernandez-Kennedy

    Some time ago you noted that a lot of your thinking is shaped by a respect for scientific rationalism. I can relate to this personally and think that this intellectual foundation provides a solid basis with which to view the market. That aside, I really admire your intellectual bravery and progressive nature in exploring something as esoteric as intuition. Thank you for pushing the boundaries. You really would make the most interesting dinner guest.

  2. James Stockley

    great podcast!

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