Mental Health in Athletes: Why The Big Deal?

Prof Ross Tucker is one of my go to sources for anything sensible within the world of sports science. He can also be found at The Real Science of Sport Podcast In this video, he looks at the mental health of athletes and it has surprising parallels to the mental health of traders.

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Curious about Our Mentor Program?

  Then you need to register for Priority Notification, so you can learn more, and get a heap of free trading resources. The Trading Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free course. Become a superb trader, across every time frame, and with every instrument. We give you our personal secrets and tricks to help you can…

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Things I Hear That Make Me Go WTF?

Recently one of the members of our Mentor Program told us that they had been told that they should always sell a stock when the RSI became overbought and I thought what a stupid idea. For those not in the know, an RSI or Relative Strength Index is traditionally defined as being overbought when it…

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Commodities Supercycle or Bump

There is much talk about an emerging commodities supercycle and as can be seen below commodities as a broad group has been on a tear this year. As to whether this is the beginning of a multi-year cycle is anyone’s guess – notice I used the word guess because nobody has a cue. We will…

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What is Your Why?

At its core trading is a psychological endevour – you can draw all the fancy lines you want on a chart, consult your horoscope, read your tea leaves or read whatever fish and chip wrapper that passes for a newspaper. But at the end of the day, you have to take the trade, manage the…

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How to Predict a Market Crash

Sure, why not. The great thing about the Internet is we have the ability to look at the track record of the person making outlandish claims to see if it makes sense to give credence to their predictions. More here – A Wealth of Common Sense

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The Effect of Testosterone on Economic Risk-Taking

Abstract Testosterone has been suggested to influence individuals’ economic decision making, yet the effects of testosterone on economic behavior are not well-understood and existing research is equivocal. In response, in three studies, we examined the extent to which testosterone affected or was associated with several different facets of economic decision making. Study 1 was a double-blind,…

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Lockdown 5.0 Ponderings

Further time in lockdown gives one time to muse about the state of the world and other such things and in one of those happy coincidences that the universe throws up every now and again, two events conspired to confirm two of my deeply held beliefs. Whilst finishing a course of medication I was emptying…

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Heavy Lifting

One of the things that has always interested me about markets is the use or misuse of benchmarks such as the All Ordinaries Index or the S&P/ASX/200. I am always interested in how people measure the success of their portfolio against such tools – in part it makes sense but in part, various indices also…

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I Dont Think The Market Cares

I was having a flick through our corporate Twitter feed when I saw someone bemoaning the fact that INTU was trading at 50x earnings. I don’t think the market really cares. But it is an example of the disconnect between the belief structure that dictates that you think you know what something should be worth…

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The Value of Intellectual Rigor

Sarah Tavel has spent the past four years as a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, after previously serving in the same role with Greylock Partners and as the first-ever product manager at Pinterest. In this episode Shane and Sarah how studying philosophy helped in her career as a venture capitalist, the value of…

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