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

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Analysing the Analyst

The English language if full of words revealing much deeper insight than might appear to be the case at first sight. An example is the words ecstasy, which comes from the Greek words “ex” (out of) and “sta” (to stand) giving a meaning “to stand outside yourself” which is a better definition than the dictionary offers with “a state of exalted delight”. Another word is “agony” coming from the Greek word “agon” (competition). The early Olympic Games would have been termed “Agon” and the word “agony” is clearly derived from having to watch them. An association we may readily understand with the excess of sport on TV these days. The word analyst also reveals far more when we look at it in a little more detail. The root of the ...

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