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Importance of Sel-Control in trading activities

Importance of Sel-Control in trading activities

The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor.
Jesse Livermore

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister.

Patience: even if you’re good at investing it takes a long time to get rich.
Steve Burns

Good and bad ideas both come from the same fountain of speculation and experiment.
Shaun Tan

To be a good and profitable trader you must also be a long-sighted medium!
Carl William Brown

The most difficult task in speculation is not prediction but self-control. Successful trading is difficult and frustrating. You are the most important element in the equation for success.
Linda Raschke

In this business, if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten.
Peter Lynch

Success is like an ocean – it’s not in short supply. The problem is, some people go to the ocean with a teaspoon.
Jim Rohn

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all.

No profession requires more hard work, intelligence, patience, and mental discipline than successful speculation.
Robert Rhea

India Sensex Stock Market index was 100 mark in 1978; 600 mark in 1988; 3,600 mark in 1998; 21,400 mark in 2008; 26,595 mark at the beginning of 2017 …
Carl William Brown

Markets trend only about 15 percent of the time; the rest of the time they move sideways.
Paul Tudor Jones

The stock market is never obvious. It is designed to fool most of the people, most of the time. Jesse Livermore

Risk is the uncertain possibility of loss. If you could quantify risk exactly, it would no longer be risk.
Ed Seykota

The elements of good trading are: (1) cutting losses, (2) cutting losses, and (3) cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance.
Ed Seykota

Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors.
William O’Neil

Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you. Larry Hite

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
David Hume

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823

It’s an extremely good thing that money sometimes changes hands.
Carl William Brown

My goal is to finish each day with more than I started.
Paul Tudor Jones

Trading and life philosophy, because man is a gaming animal.
Carl William Brown

As the statitics says: 95% of traders lose money; only 5% of traders can make a living at it, and only 1% of them really make money.
Carl William Brown

Trading and Life Philosophy. Taking small losses is part of the game. Taking large losses can take you out of the game.
Doug Kass




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About Carl William Brown

I'm Carl William Brown a holistic teacher, webmaster, trader, and writer of aphorisms and essays. I have written more than 10,000 original quotes and I'm working at my only novel, Fort Attack, which is also a wide and open blog project. At the moment I'm teaching English in a secondary school, but up to now I have done a lot of other things as well, both in business, education, sport and social fields. Some years ago, in 1997 following the examples of the Rotary and the Lyons I founded the Daimon Club Organization to promote every sort of social, artistic and financial creativity and to meet new friends with these kind of interests.
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