I’ve spent some time poking around the forex / financial blogosphere this morning, eyeing up the competition, looking to see what “everybody else” has got to say.
The one thing that jumped out at me immediately (aside from the completely boring and lifeless reiteration of the same levels / numbers/ line over and over again) was the ridiculous number of these fellows all dressed up in suits and ties!
Is it a credibility thing? Are successful forex traders all supposed to look like “carbon copy pencil pushers wearing radio shack suits?”
A forex “analyst” is most certainly not a forex “trader” and I think it’s important to draw the distinction as……until you’ve fallen into the belly of the beast and wrestled “your own” physcology….until you’ve conquered both greed and fear with your stomach in knots for days on end.Until you’ve contemplated “flipping burgers at McDonald’s” short of grinding out that next turn.
Until you’ve lost nearly “anything and everything” that was ever important to you – in the pursuit of greatness…..
You can keep your desk job bro. Pacing your cubicle working for pennies, drawing horizontal lines and charts for your boss…
You “are not” a trader.