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Ray Dalio – Principles – Review

I saw this piece of writing on a bookshelf and decided to give it a read. It’s not an investing book per se but a story of life and work principles written by one of the most successful hedge fund managers, billionaire Ray Dalio. Dalio writes about the principles he developed while running Bridgewater Associates. […]

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No pain, no gain

People often look for easy money in the markets. They are in for the reward without wanting to tolerate the pain. When I think systematically in quite efficient markets, the more gain you want the more pain you need to put up. Strategies with excessive returns need something that people are less willing to do. […]

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Every trading strategy has drawdowns

Not that I hadn’t learned about it before, but getting more practice day by day, living through the ups and downs makes me realize even better why trading is hard. Professionals don’t just rake in profits, they also need to take risks that often result in expected losses along the way. In fact, one’s trading […]

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Brent Penfold – The Universal Principles of Successful Trading – Review

I hadn’t come across Brent Penfold’s work until I heard him speak on a podcast. His content felt professional and was enjoyable to listen to. It felt I needed to get a hold of his book The Universal Principles of Successful Trading that was published in 2010. In the introduction Brent writes about the fact […]

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Richard L. Weissman – Trade Like a Casino – Review

I had this book in my reading list for a long time after seeing several recommendations online. The title looked interesting due to the fact I had read from different sources how poker and odds of many casino games also apply to trading. The summary revealed some good and original points that made the impression […]