Category Archives: Trading Losses

Trading Bitterness, Trading Wisdom (Part 2)

Tweet 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…

Trading Bitterness, Trading Wisdom (Part 1)

Tweet 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…

How to Save a Trader’s Life

Tweet In the song “How to Save a Life” by The Fray, the lyrics of the chorus are the following: Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life If the song…

Why Do Traders Lose?

Tweet 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…