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The Resistance Creates Drama

Creating soap opera in our lives is a symptom of Resistance. Why put in years of work designing a new software interface when you can get just as much attention by bringing home a boyfriend with a prison record? – Steven Pressfield We all know people who seem to constantly have drama in their lives. […]

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The First Four Weeks of the Baseball Fund

According to my fantasy team’s pace tracker, we are now 12.8% through the 2014 season. Let’s take a look at what we have learned about the Baseball Fund thus far. Everything I Know Is Wrong Well…that’s not necessarily true. But one thing sure was wrong. Just this morning I discovered that my spreadsheet was using […]

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Looking for Trouble

Anything that draws attention to ourselves through pain-free or artificial means is a manifestation of Resistance. – Steven Pressfield Remember that one kid in elementary school that was an asshole just because the negative attention he got was better than no attention at all? We are all susceptible to acting the same way at times. […]

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Market Wizard Jimmy Balodimas

Jack Schwager’s interview with Jimmy Balodimas from Hedge Fund Market Wizards does a great job of emphasizing the idea that you have to be completely comfortable with your approach to trading. At one point during the interview, Schwager points out that Balodimas could be far more profitable if he adjusted his trading in a particular […]

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Trend Following is Boring

It seemed like there was an awful lot of excitement going on in the markets this week, but I didn’t really bother with any of it. The DTAYS Quantitative Growth Fund has been exiting a few positions each week for about a month now, so it wasn’t incredibly exposed to the big losses that many […]

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DTAYS 018 – Larry Tentarelli

For episode 18 of the Don’t Talk About Your Stocks Podcast, I had the opportunity to talk with Larry Tentarelli. Larry is a long-term trend follower who focuses on ETFs and individual stocks. He is also one of the people who has had a tremendous influence on my own personal approach to trading. In our […]

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My Introduction to Retail Arbitrage

Writing at Don’t Talk About Your Stocks and posting a bunch of trading quotes on twitter has given me a vehicle to communicate with A LOT of traders over the past few years. Talking to traders from all different levels of success has given me some insight into where most aspiring traders seem to get […]

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The Cheap Thrills of Resistance

When someone sleeps with us, we feel validated and approved of, even loved. Resistance gets a big kick out of that. It knows it has distracted us with a cheap, easy fix and kept us from doing our work. – Steven Pressfield When it comes to the topics that most of us aren’t really comfortable […]

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