Trading discretionarily is an incredibly intense emotional exercise. In fact, mastering the “game” is very much a journey into self-control and discipline. Trading exposes us to who we truly are and it forces us to be better, lest we get crushed.
Some of the emotions are impossible to describe. The good ones and the painful ones often remain bottled up. Yet, those emotions sear into our memory the lessons that the markets taught us and with each new experience we grow.
People who have never traded will never truly understand what it is like. Most of our dear friends or even our spouses will never appreciate the intensity of those feelings. Art can express those emotions. A painting of a memorable trade is another way to express those emotions, share it with others, and make it unforgettable.
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