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Success in Investing and Trading Depends on the Exact Same Thing

I came across an interesting item in the news this week. Fidelity — he massive mutual fund giant — did a survey of the best performing customer accounts. Guess which accounts made the most money? The ones where the customers literally forgot that they had an account open. Now you can make all the jokes [...]

How To Lose Like a Winner

Yesterday I got a call from a trader who was short USD/JPY from 103.50 and had build his position to such a size that he needed to drop more into his FX account. What to do? Well I never give out individual investment advice but I tried gently to walk the guy off the ledge [...]

Trade Like a Traveler Not A Tourist – Part 3

Lesson 3 Any foodie knows that Singapore is an oasis of flavor. The wild mix of cultures on the island created a very rich culinary history of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indonesian dishes. Every mall has wonderful food court where hawkers ply their trades and offer a dazzling array of Asian delicacies and signatures meals. [...]

Trade Like a Traveler Not A Tourist – Part 2

This is Part Two of Three Part Series Lesson two from my trip to Singapore boils down to — don’t sweat the small things. Singapore is notorious for its tough traffic jams. Despite the fact that it can cost up to 200,000 USD to buy a regular sedan, the country is chuck full of cars [...]

Trade Like a Traveler Not A Tourist

This is Part One of Three Part Series Last week I spent several wonderful days in Singapore at one of Asia’s largest investment conferences talking markets and trading and it occurred to me that many of the processes that I apply to my travel are actually very good lessons that I should incorporate into my [...]

It’s Not The Strategy. It’s You.

The other day I did a very simple Excel sort on a whim. I downloaded the last ten years of monthly closing prices for the euro and made a simple rule — buy when there were three months of consecutive declines and sell when there were three months of consecutive rises. Then I liquidated the [...]

What Google’s Mistake Can Teach Us About Trading

The other day Google discovered that it was wrong. Yes the brainy we-are-smarter-than-all-of-you-combined Google, the we-will-be-the-first-trillion-dollar-company Google was wrong. For the longest time Google assumed that the only the smartest, best pedigreed talent was worthy of hire. Even if you were 40. Google would ask you for your GPA and your SAT scores since they [...]

Trading and the World Cup of Baseball

I wrote this a few years and thought that on the verge of the final of biggest sporting event in the world it may be fun to take a look at the quintessentially American sport of baseball and what it can tell us about being standout trader. To an outsider the game of baseball may [...]

Why Backtesting Always Lies

There is no investor in the world that will not ask you for your past performance results. The human need for assurance is greater than the need for fame of the most insecure Hollywood actor. Yet objectively speaking, there is perhaps no worse indicator of future performance than past results. All past performance tells you [...]

For Best Results Trade Blindly

Whenever I am in a new city I like nothing more than to just step out of my hotel and walk aimlessly for hours to get the lay of the land. That exactly what I did last l week when I was in Madrid at my good friend’s David Aranzabal’s 2nd annual Forex Day expo. [...]

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Success in Investing and Trading Depends on the Exact Same Thing

September 12, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

How To Lose Like a Winner

September 5, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

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EUR/CHF Drops Below 1.21 – First Since Jan 2012

August 15, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

Forex: 10 Events to Watch Next Week

August 15, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

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