Gain By Losing


Gain by Losing “Taoists advise people not to seek recognition or public acclaim. Instead, act humbly, and quietly pursue the development of personal talents. Tao is not fulfilled in external awards or recognition but in accomplishing for itself” (Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance by C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen Simpkins, p.67). Kill […]

Trading Bitterness, Trading Wisdom (Part 2)

How will the trader be transformed? In important ways. The trader will see his failed trading experiences from a larger perspective, through the eyes of God. The trader wasn’t being punished by his losses; he was being asked to expand his consciousness, to live beyond his ego. A Higher, Larger Perspective I am paraphrasing Carl […]

Trading Bitterness, Trading Wisdom (Part 1)

In my article “How to Save a Trader’s Life,“ I talked about a trader being “lost in the bitterness.” Then I briefly explained how transformation of the bitterness is possible. Bitterness or Wisdom In alchemy, salt symbolizes bitterness or wisdom. Carl Jung writes: “Tears, sorrow, and disappointment are bitter, but wisdom is the comforter in […]

Why Do Traders Lose?

In previous articles I’ve discussed that trading losses can be internally orchestrated by the Self. These losses help transform traders’ emotional states, attitudes, and worldviews. The losses are good for character development, but not the pocket book. The Vocational Trader If trading is an individual’s vocation, then the vocational trader may resist his calling by […]