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Old Apr 8, 2008, 12:49pm   #25
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You seem pretty convinced that genes provide the pre-condition of an ability to trade. Has this gene been identified?

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Dr. Nyles Van Hyerstrein, Professor Emeritus at Zulander University, late last year, pointed that gene out to a group on sabbatical from the SEC who were interested in breeding small trading clones.

It was reported in the Wall Street Journal of Medicene in November of 2007

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Old Apr 8, 2008, 1:08pm   #26
 
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Some people are simply risk averse and/or not entrepreneurial or interested in really striving to increase their financial status. I know several people who could be very wealthy by now. People that had the right skills at the right time to make it big but that lacked the drive.
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 1:47pm   #27
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Some people are simply risk averse and/or not entrepreneurial or interested in really striving to increase their financial status. I know several people who could be very wealthy by now. People that had the right skills at the right time to make it big but that lacked the drive.
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have spent the majority of my "working" life self-employed, which covers your "entrepenurual" category and because its so easy to do, so nice not to have a "boss" or just be another cog in the wheel and so nice to utilize the "perks" and tax adjustments available, that I am constantly surprised by those who simply CANNOT work for themselves, so tuned into the security of a "job" are they that the very thought gets them to "vibrating".

While there are of course a multitude of real reasons for choosing to work for another, one of the stronger reasons against it is simply "schooling" --- throughout our "education" as we grow, what we see is the 9 - 5 world before us, time for school to start, time for it to end, your parents have designated times to go to work and come back --- "rush" hour is simply because the majority of the world has to be in their cubicles at a specific time. Other words, we are TRAINED to unconciously believe the ONLY way to go thru life is 9 - 5 !

Now that said, these people FEAR being fired for all the obvious reasons, and I (and prob most, if not all "entrepenourial heads") never give it a thought --- failure only means your "approach" was incorrect and its time to re-evaluate and press on !

i guess thats one reason why i love trading --- over many many years I have learned to depend on myself, found that I have enough skills to engage in a number of career choices over my lifetime and to be as successful as needed in all of them.

Im not a "superstar" and I have no need to be one, cause even doing decently in this business means making far more for a person than most wage slaves can ever imagine !

Gotta go -- got a modeling assignment in 2 hours

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Old Apr 8, 2008, 2:16pm   #28
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Mr Nine,

I quote from the Moderators Handbook, ch 87, paragraph 45, sub-section 6:

‘Moderators whose forefathers were transported to the colonies as common criminals shall restrain from assuming a snotty tone when addressing the more exalted members.’

I used “pre-condition” as being a quality which could be ascribed to a particular gene, as for example a certain gene is likely to pre-dispose susceptibility to certain diseases. It was to differentiate from what some may believe to be a “trading” gene.

With reference to your final paragraph, It is with great regret that we may agree here.

Damn your impudence, Sir. What, what.

MP,

I read that article. Obviously you didn’t read my “reply” in the same publication where I demolished Dr. Van Hyerstrein’s theory as being nothing more than a series of holes held together by rotting string. What are you modelling by the way? Is that you in your picture?

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Old Apr 8, 2008, 3:08pm   #29
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MP,

I read that article. Obviously you didn’t read my “reply” in the same publication where I demolished Dr. Van Hyerstrein’s theory as being nothing more than a series of holes held together by rotting string. What are you modelling by the way? Is that you in your picture?

Grant.
while his theories are in no way to be construed as "new", having spent years testing on the backs of PHD students, in no way should one consider his DNA chain held together by "rotting" string and while your response held some interest to those wandering the halls of academic kindergarten, they appeared to have huge round empty spaces of their own -- large enough to drive an interstate bus through !

now, allow a working girl to get on with it, cause its hard being brilliant, beautiful and bouyant with you serious chaps about !

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Short answer - anyone can trade, but not everyone can make money. If everyone who traded made money, where would all the profits come from?
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 8:37pm   #31
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Depsite what the T2W proponents of eugenics say, I think it more optimistic. A high failure rate may also be due to inadequate preparation, eg familiarity with systems/technicals, understanding the market(s), a good trading strategy with money management. Someone may become extremely successful after only 6 months but others may take a year, or two to reach the same level.

The question isn't can you become a trader in 6 months, but how long does it take for you to become a trader. Answer: as long as it takes.

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Short answer - anyone can trade, but not everyone can make money. If everyone who traded made money, where would all the profits come from?
It comes from newbies most donate all their 1st bank

It comes from Improvers who insist on making one off large donations because they keep getting to new levels and think they no it all again

It comes from seasoned traders who just donate sorry lend the market the % they already no they will donate sorry lend until it comes back to them in multiples of

Just like the snooker club

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