The markets giveth and the markets taketh away.
Days like today can be demoralizing to traders who see profits disintegrate, stops hit and stocks under distribution. It is precisely at these times that we must "steel" ourselves, and not give up in disgust and self-loathing. Your emotions are your greatest enemy on days like today.
The markets giveth and the markets taketh away. The markets don't care who we are, what we own, how much we need the money to put food on the table or anything else about us. The only thing that matters in such situations as we are now experiencing is that you do not quit. Do not quit.
Things always look terrible when we are near a tradeable bottom. It is those who do not panic, stay the course and continue to believe in themselves who will survive to play another day.
Be strong, persevere, never give up, and you will be rewarded. Continue to see opportunity where others see only chaos and panic.
A excerpt from "Fifty Years in Wall Street" by Henry Clews:
"Mr. John D. Rockefeller attributes his success to early training and perseverance. That is, like other men who have stamped their individuality upon the affairs of mankind, he is what is termed a causationist; in other words, he believes that nothing is got for nothing, that effects proceed from causes, and the cause of success he believes to be largely perseverance. He believes that perseverance overcomes almost everything, even nature itself, and in that opinion this ordinary business man is at one with the philosophers of antiquity."
Janice Dorn, MD, PhD
Neuropsychological Trading Coach
Dr. Janice Dorn is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received her Ph.D. in Neuroanatomy. She did her postdoctoral work in Neurophysiology at the New York Medical College. She received her M.D. from La Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, did one year of clinical clerkships in Phoenix, Arizona. and then completed a Neurology Internship at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
She trained in Anesthesiology at UCLA, where she also did a Fellowship in Cancer Pain Management. She completed a Psychiatric Residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. She has been a faculty member to the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, The University of Missouri Medical Center at Columbia and the Chicago Medical School, where she won numerous awards for outstanding teaching. She also held the position of Director, International Clinical Research for a major pharmaceutical company, in which capacity she traveled internationally for nine years, and has visited almost every country in the world, including living in Scotland, Germany and South Africa. Dr. Dorn began a private boutique practice of Biological Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychoneuroendocrinolgy in Phoenix in 1987.
Dr. Dorn holds the following Board Certifications:
Diplomate, General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Society of Addiction Medicine
For the past twelve years, Dr. Dorn has focused her attention on trading, mentoring and commentary in the financial markets, with emphasis on Behavioral NeuroFinance, Mass Psychology and Trading Neuropsychology. A graduate of Coach University, she is an active trader, trading coach, and the author of 300 publications, relating to trading and investing neuropsychology, market mass psychology, psychoneuroeconomics, behavioral neurofinance and holistic wellness. Dr. Dorn is a sought-after media personality, lecturer and trading mentor who has provided real-time, web-based personal coaching for more than 600 traders and investors.