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Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 18th, 2020, 06:01 PM
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Posted By oceansailor
I'm with you WRT willpower; in fact, my take on...

I'm with you WRT willpower; in fact, my take on the whole concept is that it's nothing more than self-abuse, in most cases. We do need to visualize a better version of ourselves in order to have a...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 18th, 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 37,940
Posted By oceansailor
Anyone with sufficient imagination can visualize...

Anyone with sufficient imagination can visualize a frustrated trader who decides that he will not accept any restrictions - even ones that he himself had set up earlier. From there, it's just a...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 18th, 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 37,940
Posted By oceansailor
Not surprising; as you say, the monkey mind will...

Not surprising; as you say, the monkey mind will sometimes take over. (Note that enforcing quotas will not prevent either of those behaviors - although it will limit the maximum loss.)



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Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 16th, 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 37,940
Posted By oceansailor
I'm afraid you don't (your conception of the term...

I'm afraid you don't (your conception of the term "first-hand" is patently wrong.) What you do have is a case of a risk manager doing his job - as you say, "tell them to get out of their positions or...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 16th, 2020, 09:57 PM
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Views: 37,940
Posted By oceansailor
josh, I think we're talking about processes that...

josh, I think we're talking about processes that sound similar but have fundamentally different purposes. In the first case, the subject is traders who literally cannot control themselves - which...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 16th, 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 37,940
Posted By oceansailor
For Certain Types of People (me? No-no. Couldn't...

For Certain Types of People (me? No-no. Couldn't possibly be talking about me!), this is about the worst approach there is - because my reaction would be to chafe under the restriction, even though...
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