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  • A centered trader focuses on the trade and lets thoughts about self-doubt or self-criticism pass without interaction. They have learned to turn down the volume on such thoughts and just watch the chart to see how the trade unfolds. They don’t ask, "Do you think I can make it as a trader? Can people really make a steady income doing this?" They understand that trading is a business and losses are the cost of doing business. A centered trader has learned to take emotions out of trading. How? Experience has taught them how to react calmly to every situation. Another word for experience is practice.

    What is a Centered Trader?

    A centered trader focuses on the trade and lets thoughts about self-doubt or self-criticism pass without interaction. They have learned to turn down the volume on such thoughts and just watch the chart to see how the trade unfolds. They don’t ask, "Do you think I can make it as a trader? Can people really make a steady income doing this?" They understand that trading is a business and losses are the cost of doing business. A centered trader has learned to take emotions out of trading. How? Experience has taught them how to react calmly to every situation. Another word for experience is practice.

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  • In this excellent summary of all things currently (and historically) bubblicious - whether greed-driven or fear-driven - Williams concludes it is never different this time as he addresses the four phases of the classic bubble-wave: smart-money, awareness, mania, blow-off (or crash) and explains how government bonds are set to burst and gold is only just about to enter its mania phase.

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Markets

    In this excellent summary of all things currently (and historically) bubblicious - whether greed-driven or fear-driven - Williams concludes it is never different this time as he addresses the four phases of the classic bubble-wave: smart-money, awareness, mania, blow-off (or crash) and explains how government bonds are set to burst and gold is only just about to enter its mania phase.

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  • In the initial stages of a bull market, it's the fear of the unknown that keep the masses out of an asset class. They think to themselves, "Yes. I can see it's cheap.  I can see the fundamentals stack up.  But what if, blah blah blah.  Why is no one buying it?  There must be something wrong with it.  Best to steer clear."

    Investor Psychology

    In the initial stages of a bull market, it's the fear of the unknown that keep the masses out of an asset class. They think to themselves, "Yes. I can see it's cheap. I can see the fundamentals stack up. But what if, blah blah blah. Why is no one buying it? There must be something wrong with it. Best to steer clear."

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  • With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

    Are You Smart Money?

    With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

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