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Taming the Lion: 100 Secret Strategies for Investing by Richard Farleigh

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10. Avoiding Temptation

10.0 Know when to stay out of the market

Over the years, I have noticed that we all have a tendency to think that there are opportunities in the markets, even when we shouldn’t. It becomes part of a mindset. You think your job is as a trader, and you start each day with the assumption that there are some good trades out there. I used to find it particularly hard when I was working for other people because I always felt a need to justify my salary. Even now, investing for myself, I feel I need to put my capital to work to earn a return, especially since passively leaving funds in a bank deposit does not pay very well.

Sometimes the best trade is no trade at all

The fact is, that sometimes the best trade is no ...

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