If you are a discretionary trader and some "life event" happens...

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by garchbrooks, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. How do you keep your PnL? If you're running the show and not a robot, how can you avoid getting dragged down by life-drama? Wouldn't this imply it's best to be alone and avoid outside interaction at all to the best of your ability if your livelihood depends on your intense focus everyday?
  2. take a little time off till your head is fairly clear.

  3. +1. Ostracizing negative people/relationships helps, as well.
  4. i dunno life never seems to bother my trading- but then again my discretion didn't keep me from getting steamrolled by todays flattening in the bond market. each and every day in the market is a game, play it for what it is.
  5. Go to cash and then take some time off - maybe spend 2 weeks in the caribbean carousing with champagne, blow and sluts, Rearden Metal-style?