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The Inner Voice of Trading by Michael Martin

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Chapter 10: Becoming an Emotional Specialist

For all the dry heaves, yoga asana, and hours of meditation I have endured, I’ve gotten my share of profitable trades. But there’s no sense in gloating in these, because I’ve learned the most from the mistakes I’ve made.

One trading aspect that I’d like to highlight flies in the face of what you’ll read in certain books and in the blogosphere. It’s about becoming a specialist in one vehicle or one methodology of trading. Specialization will not come from studying books and courses on the intellectual material alone. You’ll have an emotional connection with the vehicle you select and the manner in which you trade it. You’re going to have a relationship with money, and the umbilical cord to it will be ...

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