Cane Toad Narcotics

MY FUR-NEPHEW IS a sausage dog name Wilfred. His hobby? Hunting down can toads. Once he catches one, he rolls it on its side. Then he gently squashes it with his paw and delightedly licks the oozing yellow poison it secretes from its slimy glands. Wilfred then gets an immediate hallucinogenic high, and wins an…

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Fortune Favours the Educated Bold

THE MAJORITY OF HIGH achieving traders have big brass balls. They dump them in a wheel barrow just to get around. They need them to combat the arrows of condemnation they experience from family members, work colleagues and 9-5 enthusiasts. This isn’t a gender specific comment mind you. I have just as many hugely successful…

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Speak from your scars

IT’S ALWAYS EASIER to speak from your scars, rather than your open wounds. I know you’re in the thick of your own problem and that you ache with uncertainty about what the next step should be. I remember ‘the yearn’ to trade and the old expectations about my career that I hung onto, bound to…

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Why Journal?

PEOPLE OFTEN QUESTION why I keep a Morning Journal. I dedicate regular journaling time to keep my thoughts in order, banish demons, and gain trading clarity. I think you’ll find a lot of other successful people follow this habit as well. Leonardo da Vinci filled tens of thousands of pages with sketches and musings on…

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Don’t Fall Into Empty

FILL UP YOUR CAR, your body and your mind with fuel before it’s an emergency. Don’t fall into empty. The frantic panic you’ll feel when you’re running on empty just isn’t worth it. Don’t be so totally distraught with your job before you take the action to learn about the markets to win your freedom.…

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The Wisdom of Tate

CHRIS TATE OFFERS A crazy blend of harsh life advice, and raw trading tips. Here are some quotes I feel will set you up beautifully for the month: “Avoid the noise. Seek the trend”. “There is an infinite number of potential trades for you”. “There is no nexus between volatility and trend”. “If it does…

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Catch Yourself

THERE’S AN OLD adage – “Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me”. When we’re going through the swamp, we forget we can grow because of it. After a traumatic event, half of all people report at least one positive change (compared with 15% who develop Post Traumatic Stress…

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Tate-isms

I LOVE LISTENING to Chris Tate talk with our traders. A crazy blend of harsh life advice, and raw trading tips. Here are some quotes I feel will set you up beautifully for the month: “You won’t have a life-changing trade based on a 5-minute chart. If you’re only trading short-term, you’re trading for cashflow,…

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It’s Hard to Adult

“BUT I’M TIRED.” Yeah… I get it. It’s hard to ‘adult’. But as an excuse for NOT learning about the markets, it’s piss poor. You are the sum total of all the decisions you’ve made in the past. What you see in your life right now is the result. It’s ‘excuses’ or ‘results’. There is…

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