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Tackle Today: How to deal with indifference

September 17, 2019

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UV photograph (AS15-99-13488) shot by Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden of a crescent Earth seen during the return home from the Moon - Apollo 15 Mission, August 4th, 1971
UV photograph (AS15-99-13488) shot by Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden of a crescent Earth seen during the return home from the Moon – Apollo 15 Mission, August 4th, 1971

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“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

Stanley Kubrick —

The stock market is indifferent to us. Prospering in it is an exercise of humility, balance, patience, and moderation. How can we come to terms with such indifference? Here are four tips:


Have patience and free cash. You don’t move the markets but follow them, so, be patient and wait for the right time. Sooner than later, the market will grant you access to a nice setup. Free cash is your ammo.


In order to jump into a nice opportunity, you’ve got to be prepared. That means less ego and more discipline. Ego obfuscates reason which leads to bad decision making. Replace it for discipline.


Don’t be a dog chasing cars. If a stock is up too much like a rocket or down too much like a falling knife, chasing it can lead you to a disaster.


Work on a balanced and flexible portfolio. The portfolio design should reflect your financial goals, personality, trading skills and, above all, it should match the market conditions.

The good thing about being a trader is that there is a market for everyone out there. Including you. If you can deal with its indifference.

“Now I will tell you what I’ve done for you
Fifty-thousand tears I’ve cried
Screaming, deceiving and bleeding for you
And you still won’t hear me”

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