Trader Quote #28Posted: April 1, 2013
Trader Quote #28
“The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary.” – Alexander Elder
==== Money is secondary? What the hell? Is Alexander joking?
Well, if we take some time and analyse this quote, Mr Elder has a very important point to make. How can good trades be better than money ? Why are we indoctrinated to think that money is the primary goal?
Don’t worry I was subject to this way of thinking for a long time but realized it has huge fundamental issues. The problem is that anyone can have a great trade, a lucky trade, a momentum trade, but the question is, can you replicate this performance in the future in the long term?
I repeat, can you replicate this trade in 10 years time?
Lets think soccer, is it more important to score a goal every match or to have a system of playing the game to have high probability of scoring opportunities?
Do you prefer to have one perfect trade or many high probability trades?
If you are in this for the long term, focusing on making the highest probability trades possible is a more sustainable way for a future success. If you spend time in analyzing your entries, exits, risk management on a consistent level, you have a higher probability of achieving your goal.
Its not about the the Result, its about the process. Good Luck Trading! Dimitri Feria ====