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Tackle Today: The 7 Rules of Solon

May 7, 2019

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Tackle Today: The 7 Rules of Solon

≈ Ignore them at your own peril. ≈

All of us Coaches at Tackle Trading were, at some point in our lives, newbies. Greenhorns. Rookies. Freshmen. It is the battlefield of the financial markets that turned us into veterans. The thick layer comes with experience. Comes with errors, thousands of them. We know our limits because we’ve got to the edge of chaos so many times. We dominated our fear, greed, hope, and despair although many times we felt overpowered and overwhelmed by them. However, we are Navy SEALs in our own craft: if it doesn’t suck, it’s not worth doing. This is our mantra.

At Tackle, we cultivate not only great respect towards the veterans that came way before us but also great respect for the newbies that came and are still coming after us.

A while ago, Solon Stephanou, one of our beloved Coaches, published an article narrating the story of his first year as a trader. In that article, Solon compiled his first year as a trader in 7 basic rules. Here are they:

  • Rule #1: Protect capital
  • Rule #2: Keep position sizes consistent
  • Rule #3: Take profit when available
  • Rule #4: Never ride trades to expiration
  • Rule #5: Less is more
  • Rule #6: Always leave room to hedge
  • Rule #7: Think risk before profit

Further explanation of each topic is laid out in the Chart of the Day.

Use them as a source of inspiration, guidance, support or as a base for your business’ strategic planning. Ignore them at your own peril.

Newbies help newbies. Veterans help newbies. Veterans help veterans. This is what our community is all about.


Chart of the Day

The 7 Rules of Solon

Chart of the Day: The 7 Rules of Solon

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