BarroMetrics Views: Trends
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with a fellow trader:
I said: “How has it been going?”
The replied: “The FX Markets have been trending, so I have been doing well!”
Coming from the mouth of a competent-successful trader, I’d accept the words at face value; but, if the words come from a novice-less successful trader, […]
BarroMetrics Views: Trends
BarroMetrics Views: A Review
I have been locked out of my office since Friday afternoon when there was an overflow on the 9th floor that flooded the lifts. So far, no repairs yet. Only in HK. Of course, I could take the stairs; but I’ll give a miss to walking up and down to my 21st floor.
BarroMetrics Views: The Upside of Your Dark Side
I just finished a book, “The Upside of Your Dark Side“, by Kasjdan and Biswas-Diener. The authors argue that in our quest for happiness, our negative emotions have a role to play. If we suppress, ignore or bypass most of our negative emotions we are unlikely to achieve our […]
BarroMetrics Views: S&P - Topping?
Back from Switzerland - in time to see the S&P breakout to new highs accompanied by below average volume and range - a condition that, until QE, I’d be calling for a change in trend, from up to down. In this QE era, you may hazard a guess - you may suggest […]
BarroMetrics Views: Geneva, S&P & USD
What does Geneva have to do with the S&P and USD?
Absolutely nothing! Just happens that I am writing this in Geneva. I must say I prefer the trading hours to those in HK. Awaking at 6:00 or 7:00 am means I have missed the Asian time zone’s trading ( or at […]
BarroMetrics Views: QE Ended?
Probably not because the markets know that while the US$85B per month has stopped, the funds created by QE are being reinvested and that is still being made available. In addition, judging from what the Yellen has said, it may be end 2015, before we will see a rate rise.
In addition, for FX […]
BarroMetrics Views: Single Most Important Reasons for Success III
A reader took me to task for my grammatically incorrect English. True enough - strictly speaking you can’t have ’single most important reasons….”. But, on this occasion, allow me some latitude. There are two reasons; but both are so joined at the hip that they form a […]
BarroMetrics Views: Single Most Important Reasons for Success II
There are two ’single’ most important reasons……the first is an unwavering commitment to do whatever we need to succeed. Some call this ‘drive’, others call it ‘persistence’ ….whatever we call it, it means:
Never giving up the goal (i.e. the end remains constant); and
Taking the necessary consistent action that leads […]
BarroMetrics Views: S&P - At Crossroads II
A short notice: I’ll be away in Switzerland until Nov 12 so I expect my blogs and newsletter to be affected. My apologies for the intermittent publication till then.
This was written prior to the price action of Oct 31, so it will be interesting to see how the S&P behaves tonight. But, based on the response […]
BarroMetrics Views: Single Most Important Reasons for Success
The other day, I was reflecting on why so many fail at trading (i.e. fail to make money) and why some succeed (i.e. consistently make money). If you think about it, we have seen massive strides:
In learning theory (e.g. Deliberative Practice)
In human understanding (e.g. science of Neurology)
In probability […]
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