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The Business of Trading: 101 steps to trading success by John Piper

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53. Milestones

Learning to trade is a complex achievement. Perhaps surprisingly there are many similarities between this and learning to excel in other areas such as show jumping and mountain climbing. I realise that this may seem a little far-fetched and I fully appreciate the many differences. Trading involves sitting in a room watching a screen. Actually it doesn’t but that is the physical manifestation. The other two involve a very physical activity in the open air involving personal danger and risk, but strip away the physical aspects and look at the effects on the brain. In all cases we are faced with learning skills which involve much risk and which will thus stir emotion and instinct.

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