Just a mention of posts recently on T2W that have appeared to draw parallels between the market and battlefields/warzones etc….
It reminds me of quotes from Tony Oz who is a top US trader, 3-time winner of the ‘Classic Hedge Hog’ stock picking contest defeating 2300 other contestants – in short a trader with serious credentials…
“The stock market is not a battlefield. One of the keys to successful trading is recognising that the market is not a combatant. It is not a bloodstained arena, a boxing ring, a firefight, or even a physical thing. It took me years to realise that viewing the markets as a battle or a conflict or a place of adversity was not useful for my everyday psychology…..”
The only time I've thought of the market as a battlefield is from a floor/pit trader's point of view. Otherwise it's always been more like a game of chess. If it was a battlefield then you'd need to be the general and work out what your opposite number is thinking and what he'll do next.