The AlphaMind Podcast

The Trauma of Trading: A Personal Reflection on How Trading Can Suck Every Ounce of Self-Esteem From You.

November 16, 2019 Steven Goldstein & Mark Randall Season 1 Episode 23
The AlphaMind Podcast
The Trauma of Trading: A Personal Reflection on How Trading Can Suck Every Ounce of Self-Esteem From You.
Show Notes

This episode was sparked by an overwhelming response to a tweet posted this week by podcast host Steven Goldstein on the AlphaMind twitter handle  
https://twitter.com/AlphaMind101.

The Tweet:
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For almost 25 years I earned my living as a professional trader, it was a fascinating job that I loved. 

But there were times too when it wrenched the very living soul and every ounce of self-esteem from me. - The advertisers and gurus won’t tell you that. 🤔🤔🤔
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In the space of 23 hours this tweet received over 1000 likes, over a hundred retweets, many comments and several Direct Messages, making it by far the most responded tweet on the Alphamind101 handle by a huge magnitude, let alone in the space of 24 hours. 

This tweet touched a raw nerve with many who trade and invest actively in the markets, whether private, retail or professional.
 
Trading is a highly traumatic activity which challenges each and every person who tries their hand at it, in ways they never anticipate or expect. 

The trauma of trading is a topic rarely talked about or discussed, yet it gets to the very core of trading success and the human toll it takes on each and every trader. 

In this podcast episode, show hosts Steven and Mark discuss this rarely addressed issue, reflecting on their own careers in Financial Markets, as professional traders and brokers for leading Investment banks. 

To know about Mark and Steven and the AlphaMind project visit https://alpha-mind.net.