Leonard Nimoy, popularly known for his portrayal of “Mr. Spock”, died on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83.
I believe that anyone’s death is a sad event. The death of the man down the street, is just as dear as that of a popular actor. After all, it was “Commander Riker” who once said …
I say this merely to illustrate that it’s not often that I pay more than the usual attention to the death of a celebrity. But this one … this one makes me a bit sad. Yes … Leonard Nimoy was a real man, and “Mr. Spock”, a popular invention of fiction. But I will miss Leonard Nimoy’s portrayal of “Mr. Spock”.
That green-blooded walking calculator taught some very good lessons that many a new trader would do well to heed.
As Vulcans experienced emotion, you will have emotions in trading.
But you must control your emotions.
Because in trading … your feelings are irrelevant.
And quite destructive.
I’ve seen new traders give up on trading, because of their ‘feelings’. Because they are angry. Or they are discouraged. Or they are ‘tired’ of trading. Some even become ‘bored’ with trading.
You will not make money in the markets, providing that you are sufficiently ‘excited’, or ‘stimulated’. You will make money in the markets through the persistence of the grind, regardless of how you ‘feel’ about a win, a loss, or a string of ‘wins’, and a string of losses.
Leave your emotion at the door.