Dealing with boredom

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Old Dec 14, 2010, 1:58pm   #17
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Practice - iota has said it, though treating it as just a recreation. Practice your good systems, play with new ones. Practice.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 2:04pm   #18
 
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I trade in a room where people donīt have their heads stuck up their asses.

And no, I am not telling you where because otherwise it will get filled with people from above sentence.

I also spend a little bit of time reading TTW amongst napping and going to the Sauna.





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Does anyone here trade full time from home with your own capital?

if you do dont you get bored? if so how do you deal with it?
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 12:49pm   #19
 
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myself i like to Keep fit, there is nothing worse than a cloudy mind when you need to be sharp and on your game
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 1:48pm   #20
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I trade stocks full time, to be honest the forex fills in those dull moments but I am becoming more attracted to forex. If I can earn consistently in forex I may make the switch.

To kill boredom here there is scalping.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 5:40pm   #21
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davidh1819 started this thread would all of you agree that it beats a 9-5?
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 6:52pm   #22
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wots a 9-5---a distant memory thankfully
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 7:08pm   #23
 
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Does anyone here trade full time from home with your own capital?

if you do dont you get bored? if so how do you deal with it?
Generally I'm in a cold sweat watching a loss develope or trailing a profit with glee; so I'm not sure you can get bored very often. I would suggest two ideas for the idle; read Techinacal Analysis of the Financial Markets and use sound alerts on charts, allowing you to at least leave the room. Over the next five days I will be trading while following England thrashing the Aussies, not GBP/AUD, but at cricket.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 7:48pm   #24
 
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I have no idea how there can be an element of boredom to trading. Institutional traders work massively long hours and it's hard work. I praise much of my success is from working my ass off absorbing data in order to keep myself aligned on the same page as the Market movers.

I have lost count how many times technical analysis says one thing, news data supports the analysis and yet something comes up to change everything. If you are not prepared for that you will get sucked into their success on the failure of yours.
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