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Tackle Today: Advices for 2019

January 2, 2019

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≈ Let’s have some good steak. ≈

“I hate reality but it’s still the best place to get a good steak.”

― Woody Allen

Reality insists on teaching us. 2018 turned out to be a hell of a year for cautious traders and a year of hell for the impatient, undisciplined ones.

If I were to give Tackle Traders some advice for 2019, this is what I’d say:

– Fail fast and fail often. Errors become a source of information of what does not work, increasing your chances of success over the long run.

– Leave your emotions out of the game. Become a robot.

– Trade within a system and adopt the System-Thinking approach (Start Systems 101 at Tackle).

– Shoot for convexity, i.e., make sure that if you lose, lose small and if you win, win big.

– Safe sex or no sex at all. Always carry protection, including protection against your own convictions.

– Start from the tail, i.e., design your portfolio and qualify each trade from the point where everything goes wrong and you get the max loss.

– Learn basic cash flow strategies like the Covered Call and the Naked Put. They reigned absolute in 2018 and will never get obsolete.

– Grab the latest Tackle 25 (to be released today, for PROs only)

– Journal every trade, even when back and forward testing.

– A bad trade will always be a bad trade even if you sit on it waiting for a profit. Don’t get attached to it, a sunk cost is always a sunk cost, move on.

– The financial markets are divided by those who don’t know and those who think they know. Choose to be part of the first group.

– If we are indeed in a bear market, buy the Bear Market Survival Guide at our (brand new) Tackle Store.

– Whether the market tanks or not, precious metals are precious metals. Stay tuned to Tackle’s Personal Gold System, to be released soon.

– Money management is still the most relevant topic you’ve got to learn as a trader.

Happy New Year #TeamTackle!

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