psychologically easier poker or trading?

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by tradingcards, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. I am a semi pro poker player and a stock trader. I know there must be other serious poker players here.
     
  2. There is absolutely no comparison.

    Live poker on the pro level is, ultimately, a psychological battle...
    And requires world class mental toughness...
    Roughly comparable to what Michael Jordan or Tom Brady developed...
    Something that most people simply do not have.

    Trading on the other hand...
    Can be very much a mathematical execise...
    With computers doing a lot of the work...
    With much lower variance...
    And a very limited psychological dimension.
    (My biggest problem is the ** boredom ** of grinding out money day after day).
     
  3. Trading is easier because you are in total control of your money, as where in poker, you're not.
     
  4. Yes you are...
     
  5. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    since every time i play poker i get my ass handed too me, and it happens much less frequently in the stock market, my vote would be for poker being harder.
     
  6. Multi-tabling reduces the variance...

    Personally I play a TAG style and multi-table 6 tables...

    My stats are a VP$IP of only 16 and a PFR% of 14... in other words tight aggressive...

    I am averaging 550 hands an hour...
     
  7. How is poker not in your hands? You get the cards and accordingly you play them. There is not as much luck as people believe there is..
     
  8. As I said on the other thread, in poker you can bluff.. Thats what makes it easier. You cantbluff the market!!
     
  9. you can always fold... :D

    p.s. you are assuming one plays with his entire bankroll....
     
  10. wow....:eek:
     
    #10     Jul 31, 2007