Case Study: “The Perfect Trader”

Let me make it perfectly clear that there is no such thing as “the perfect trader.” He or she simply does not exist. People simply can never attain anything close to perfection. All of us have an irrational, emotional component to us that will interfere with our trading. We all make slips and blunders. We all sometimes fail to learn the lessons we are supposed to be learning, and we make the same slips and blunders all over again. That being said, it can still be a useful exercise to summarize the key points of the successful traders’ personality traits presented in this book by trying to imagine what the perfect trader would think like, feel like, and act like. If we wanted to build the perfect trader ...

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