I'm not sure. Trading is less aggressive for me as it's more like shooting at computer targets than people or gambling on video blackjack or poker. To me it has to be a boring graphics i.e. candlesticks impersonal game or I couldn't win at all as I suck in most head on head sports like tennis, psychologically as I'm no type "A" person. More like navigating or "flying" through some "natural" phenomenon. Al Brooks likes to say bouncing and flowing through a river rapid. Traders also have to face the truth of an outcome. I could agree with the subterfuge aspect. Not sure about retail trading, but HFT and big accumulators and distributors can spread their trades out and do fake-outs. Shady deals and insider trading and 15 ms heads-up that HFT takes advantage of. Taking out stops or knowing where to enter after many others' stops were taken.
Maybe the vendor side is more like it. Or dubious vendors who used to be traders or tried to be. They can "obscure" the truth of results. Sell a lot of dreams to unsuspecting newcomers to the "issues". Keep people hanging on and believing them as they can be outspoken and charismatic etc. my 2c
Last edited by Cloudy; July 2nd, 2013 at 05:59 PM.
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