Injuries

ilia king

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I would be grateful to hear from other more experienced members regarding their injuries in day trading, emotional or physical. I don't know about other day-traders but I get into the habbit of watching the chart all day (and its forex - its possible to watch it all day). So far I have gained a stress injury in my eyes and am going to the doctor. But I think that sitting infront of tft watching the chart could also make you perform some erational decisions.

Is that why people automate, not only to save time but keep their health six-pack style :cheesy:

Thanks in advance
 

adrianallen99

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Perhaps a caffine/sugar overdose because I drink far too much Coke. I guess thats why I can't sleep at night and the indice charts have burnt themselves into my retina's.
 

Racer

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You can get DVT from sitting around all day long. So make sure you get up and exercise from time to time to stretch those legs.
Also poor posture can lead to neck, back and leg problems
 

ilia king

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Thanks Racer and Adrianallen, I do get to go to the gym 4 times a week but make sure that I have a limit and stop order, to be truthful my best trades are when I am not there.

Also I guess this could lead to RSI and problems that IT people get: http://home.clara.net/ruegg/info.htm. Thanks Racer for your posture point, am searching around for a good chair now



 
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Dow Dog

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I got caught short a few times mate.
 

donaldduke

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Eye strain and DVT should be the least of your worries.

If you lack the correct skills Day trading can quickly turn into
gambling and before long you have lost all the cash you have.

Not only might you lose your cash but you could end up in
debt, lose your house wife and kids.

If the losses are substantial then you risk depression, or a nervous breakdown or in extreme cases: suicide.

There are many stories in the day trading industry about
people who have commited suicide.
 
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LittleWhiteBull

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On a lighter note I think Toni Turner's approach to Day Trading is as healthy as you can get. Trade US stocks which don't open until after lunch GMT time, so you have all morning to walk the dogs, go to the gym and cycle to the shop for the milk. After lunch, watch the first 30 minutes trading with a healthy interest, then jump in if the conditions are right. Don't trade during the 'moody blues' lunchtime (around 6-7pm GMT - take a break for dinner), then trade well for a couple of hours after that. You then walk the dogs and relax before bed.

I can live with that lifestyle, as long as I don't lose too much!
 

ilia king

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*lose your house wife* if it were only that good .... On a less serious note, that's why I think JohnyT and many more have got the right idea by automating, the system does the work and they go to they gym, holidays
 

ilia king

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Donald losses are not much of a problem to me, I am doing okay but my health is more important to me. I am starting to get tired more often but try not to drink caffeine as I dont want to become addicted
 

adrianallen99

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donaldduke said:
Not only might you lose your cash but you could end up in
debt, lose your house wife and kids..

Hmmm! Lose the wife.. Could you guarantee that would happen if I lost all my money day trading??
 

Racer

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Good idea to get some sort of exercise machine so you can watch the screens at the same time
 

donaldduke

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adrianallen99,

There is an interview in New Market Wizards with Robert
Krauz. Krauz tells of how he hypnotizes a losing trader and
asks: "Are you getting back at your wife? Do you feel that
if you lose enough money in the markets she will walk out on
you?"
The guys replys "Thats the idea!"
 
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ilia king

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Might even sit on the bike instead on the chair, and pedal while trading! But that will still damage the eyes, I guess I am lucky I have TFT's as somepeople might still have the CRT which damages the eyes a lot
 

oatman

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You don't need to watch a screen all day unless you're scalping.
Suggest anyone feeling tired has a check up. ;)
 

Buk

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if you're daytrading the fx, pop into the room for a while & break the monotony!....folks wander in & out all day long....some decent banter & good (trading) conversations in there.....bring your own tea & biccies tho, NB & Options have a tendancy to horde :cheesy: :cheesy:
 
 
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