Curb Your Expectations – Summer Has Arrived

I’ll make this short and sweet.

Just because you’ve got your fancy new monitors set up, and all your charts / bells / whistles / lights ‘a flashing – doesn’t mean you’re gonna find a trade. Human nature would have it that you “expect” amazing things to happen. You’ve got all the tools, you’ve even gone a little overboard on that “extra screen” and you’re hell-bent on sitting down every morning at your trade terminal, and conquering the world.

Sorry buddy…ain’t gonna happen.

I can’t tell you how many times in the distant past I was 100% completely “jacked” to jump on into markets based on some over night news release, or some new article I’d found. Like a kid on Christmas morning I’d be up well before the crack of dawn, hardly able to contain myself sitting there in dark waiting……waiting…waiting for that opening bell.

Then summer came along and spoiled the party.

Hours on end sitting there staring at charts now frozen. Pacing the floor in anticipation of “hitting my exit” only to find the trade moving sideways for days……then days ‘n days more. Finally one year it got so bad that I almost gave up. I just couldn’t understand. There it all was right in front of my face…lights flashing, news running, bing bing – bam bam! Let’s do this!!

ZZZ zzzz zzzz…….zip… – nothin.

You can’t make markets move, and as much as it’s a difficult thing to do when you’re just so excited to just get in there and kick ass…you’ve got to understand.

There is a time to step on the gas, and there are times to pump the brakes. Summer has arrived baby.

Get ready for whole lot o’ nothin.

empty trade terminal

                                                                     empty trade terminal


6 Responses

  1. Tas May 25, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Holy shit is that your setup?

    • Forex Kong May 25, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      No! No that’s just a photo to illustrate the point.

      A trade terminal with no gorilla sitting at it….summer has arrived!

  2. Peter May 26, 2017 / 2:59 am

    What u mean by summer arriving?

  3. tas May 26, 2017 / 5:09 am

    haha okay got you

  4. Peter May 27, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Will the audjpy follow the usdjpy going higher?

    • Forex Kong May 27, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      I wouldn’t get “too excited” about AUDJPY in this instance Peter as….

      Summe could just as easily see many currency pairs tread water / trade “relatively flat” but..

      If “risk is on” and people are buying stocks / risk then..AUD / JPY will also move higher.

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