Addicted to trading?

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by estrader, May 22, 2003.

  1. I think I am addicted to trading and to following the daily market action. When it is weekend or I am away on vacation, I cant wait for it to end so I can go back to trading. I feel like when the markets are closed my time is not being used productively.

    Anybody experience the same feeling?
  2. nitro


    I always feel this way when I am in my daily routine. However, I know what happens when I go somewhere beautiful, where I can read all day, or play in the ocean, have a nice dinner with my wife, or horse around with my daughter in a pool.

    Give me five days of that and I begin to forget everything else...

  3. We're all just creatures of habit, that's all.

  4. Yup. I have. Very addictive.

    The motivation for all personal behavior is to produce a sense
    of "FEEL GOOD," a sense of inner peace and well being. To
    expect a person to go against his desire to feel good or as good
    as he can feel under any momentary condition is illogical and
    irrational. In the observation of human behavior, one will notice
    every human act is a response to a personal need. This is true
    whether one signs a million dollar contract, scratches one's
    nose, rolls over in bed, or just day dreams his life away. People
    will do things which seem contrary to this concept, but the
    bottom line is they perceive some kind of payoff which will
    make them feel good. And the payoff is almost always
    emotional. When you ask people why they want to be financially
    independent, they might say that they could buy things without
    having to worry about where the money will come from. And
    when they worry, they don't FEEL GOOD. A drug addict, a
    compulsive eater, an alcoholic and anyone with a compulsive
    habit will continue with their habits because at the moment of
    action they believe and feel it will make them feel good. That is
    why breaking compulsive habits are so difficult.
    Sidney Madwed
  5. In the past I have felt "addicted" to trading. But once I came to realize that this was the way I wanted to make a living for the rest of my life it didn't seem that way. Trading is a passion, lifestyle and an attitude.
  6. Trading defines me...
  7. I have to edit this is 3:59pm on friday of memorial day weekend and I am writing syntax for a new real-time alert in my charts application. Maybe I am addicted! :D Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!
  8. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    it is 4:23pm on friday of memorial day weekend and I am running my application at work. Maybe I am addicted!
  9. funky


    well, its 2pm here in cali, and i'm backtesting some new strategies instead of going for a walk on a beautiful sunny day.....

  10. The million dollar traders on the floor of the merc hit the road at 12 noon today (if they came in at all) and left their work at work.
    #10     May 23, 2003