Below is an excerpt from Investing and the Irrational Mind, where the author highlights a list of words that best characterize a successful trader/investor.
The following is a list of words generated in my work with hundreds of major fund manager as well as proprietary and independent traders. I asked them to write down the three words that best characterized “market wizards”, and the words that appeared most often were: confident, disciplined, analytical, self-reliant, motivated, competent, self-aware, optimistic, intuitive, strategic, patient, hard-working, high-achieving, energetic, objective, proactive, organized, goal-oriented, self-contained, knowledgeable, open-minded, determined, enjoys investing and risk-managing, focused, independent, ambitious, committed.
From day one, up until the very end, this year’s edition of the US open, has been full of tennis trading opportunities.
In this post, I’ll try to go over some of the things that took place during this tournament and also look at how the two finals unfolded.
For most sports traders, Betfair is the only option for sports trading.
Obviously, that is not the case.
The last grand slam of the year started yesterday.
As you probably already know, the four grand slams have a very important place in a tennis trader’s calendar.
One of the reasons I like trading grand slam matches, is that, beyond the importance they have, the matches are best of five sets (on the mens side).
This in itself raises opportunities.
And some of the trading opportunities that arise, are the comebacks from two sets down.
Wimbledon starts today. I’m looking forward to another two weeks of tennis trading on the grass, full of trading opportunities, similar to what we’ve seen in the pre-Wimbledon tournaments.
But this post is inspired by what took place last night at the EURO Cup when Italy overtook England at a penalty shootout. A victory that can largely be attributed to Pirlo. Why Pirlo?
Here’s why. [continue reading…]