Wishing Upon a Star
If you had a million dollars, what would you do?
You wouldn't have to ever work again. You could just sit on the beach and relax.
You could pay all your bills and set your family up to live comfortably forever.
What else could you wish for?
When you wish upon a star, if you're like most people, financial freedom
is one of the first things on your list.
A crystal ball, perhaps. Or tomorrow's newspaper. You would be able to
know what the masses were going to do tomorrow. You could anticipate their
every move with unfailing accuracy.
Think how easy trading would be? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to predict
In The Wishing Mode
It's fun to wish that we could trade more profitably,
but beware, wishing "could" be a sign of desperation.
When you are in wishing mode, you may passively wait instead of taking decisive
action. Hoping for miracles and wondering if you'll ever see huge profits.
But if you take proactive steps, you won't have to wonder. Profitable market
timers do not "wish" or "wonder." They act. What is the number one proactive
step? Following a tried and true timing strategy. A strategy with many years
of real time trading history.
I am certain the market has topped and pull all
my funds out, you can bet that will be the day
a new rally starts."
Many novice market timers though, have trouble following
a strategy. They make the decision to follow the plan,
but when the time comes to execute a buy or sell signal,
often at odds with current market sentiment, they find
reasons "not" to make the trade. Or they delay executing
the trade, and sometimes make a late entry after watching
the trade work.
But the consistently profitable market timer maintains
discipline, and that means not only deciding to follow
a solid timing strategy, but also trading it through thick
With a tested strategy you can trade without fear. You do not need a crystal
ball. A good timing strategy works across a variety of market conditions. It
may not win on any single trade, but its methods give those who follow it that
all important trading "edge.
When trading the markets, do you often feel that Murphy's
Law says it all: "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong."
Have you found yourself saying, "When I take a bullish
position, the market always reverses and goes down."
Or, "When I am certain the market has topped and pull
all my funds out, you can bet that will be the day a new
Surprise! This is "not" Murphy's Law. This is simply a
trader who is trading by the emotions of fear, greed, hope
or wishful thinking. He or she is not following a plan.
A market timer who follows a good timing strategy may
not always have a winning trade, but they know that the
odds place them on the profitable side over time. Murphy's
Law does not apply to those who follow a plan.
Predicting What The Masses Will
Can you predict what the masses will do? Sometimes, but not always. Profitable
market timers, however, rely on their strategy. They do not try to predict.
A timing strategy removes emotion from the trading equation,
and emotions, as we know, are the single most common reason
that timers and traders lose.
All market timers should be students of the markets. They should study the
markets and develop an intuitive feel for how they move. It is common sense
to develop a good knowledge base when investing your money.
But unless you have magical powers of prediction, a time proven crystal ball
or a star to wish upon, be sure follow a time tested and unemotional timing
strategy for profits.
Crystal balls are great toys and fun for party games,
but they are not tools for investing your money. Wishing
upon a star worked for Jiminy Cricket in the Disney movie
Pinocchio, but it does not work in the financial markets.
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