Cognitive Perspective: Think Differently For Better Results

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What you believe shapes your perception of the world;
Your perception of the world determines how you think about it;
How you think about it determines the paths you choose to take.

In this way, everything we do, and everything we don’t do, is distilled from our thoughts. Understanding this is simultaneously liberating and empowering.

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You Need To Know This Key Difference Between Bulls & Bears

Markets are not very smart they are not driven by rational thought but by emotion and herd behavior
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Understanding that the human reaction to data and headlines, that is emotion, is more important a driver of market prices than economic conditions, gives traders an extremely valuable perspective.

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A Simple Way To Identify Fear & FOMO In The Markets

fear and fomo drive market price action

Blood on the streets! Panic in the air!

After watching markets print nothing but losses for weeks, bears seem to have exhausted themselves, with enough buyers coming in for the first up day in a long time.

You find yourself wondering if you should dip your toes in and put on a long…the best time to buy is when everyone is fearful after all, no?

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Why Not Knowing Can Help You Become Better At Investing

Quote The more you learn the less you know anonymous wise person

People like to know “things”. More specifically, people like to be seen as “knowing things”. The more knowledgeable, the better.

It’s even become a point of pride and a yardstick for measurement in society, where people who are deemed to be “intelligent”, or “smart”, are held up to have the highest chances of success (in this case, success is almost always narrowly defined as making a lot of money).

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Einstein Shows Us Why Perspective Is Important For Investors

Quote Salman Rushdie Reality is a question of perspective

Thought and knowledge are nothing more than a matter of perspective, subject to constant revision through the passage of time. What is taken to be “true” today can very easily be disproven tomorrow, likewise what is believed to be “false” today can be proven to be plausible tomorrow.

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You Need To Think In Relatives When Investing

two sided thinking in relatives

One of the first things new currency traders learn is that theirs is a market of relatives. Every currency is always quoted against another, hence a currency has to go up or down relative to another one.

Saying the EUR went up is a meaningless statement; because – relative to what?

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