My Upcoming Poker Experiment

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If you’re into poker, you’ve probably read this question a thousand times..

Whether it be trading financial markets, playing poker or learning the bassoon, this question is of course completely the wrong thing to be asking yourself as you start something new.

That said, we can’t help it. It’s human nature. We are terrible at dealing with uncertainty, which is irronic given that both trading and playing poker are environments that are hugely subject to uncertainty. So rather than asking a terrible question, I’m going to reframe it and ask…


A trader returns

The Unlikely Trader

What a weird year…

Firstly, thanks for reading — I wont keep you long! Earlier this year, right about when the pandamenic started to get underway, I decided to take a break from a few things. Writing on Medium was one of them, so was trading.

Now though, with 2020 thankfully coming to a close I’m excited to be returning to trading. When our second daughter arrived in August it naturally made me re-evaluate how I wanted the future to look.

One of the things I couldn’t get out of my head is that I wanted to set an example…


What a weird year…

Firstly, thanks for reading — I wont keep you long! Earlier this year, right about when the pandamenic started to get underway, I decided to take a break from a few things. Writing on Medium was one of them, so was trading.

Now though, with 2020 thankfully coming to a close I’m excited to be returning to trading. When our second daughter arrived in August it naturally made me re-evaluate how I wanted the future to look.

One of the things I couldn’t get out of my head is that I wanted to set an example…


How they aren’t the same thing, and the resources that showed me why

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We all want to write compelling and successful stories that nudge us towards achieving our writing goals. Outlining is a critical part of the process, but I recently learned that outlining and plotting aren’t necessarily the same thing.

Why plotting appeals

I always had a feeling I was probably going to be a plotter, and when I hit a road block after 20,000 words that feeling became a certainty. I wouldn’t say those 20,000 words were seat of the pants writing, more like desperate attempts to hit word count during my first NaNoWriMo. …


BOOK REVIEW

36 quotes of inspiration from Paulo Coelho’s classic

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The Alchemist is a book who’s pages seem to punch out at you with a simple yet meaningful wisdom that compels you to drain highlighters over it’s pages. Here’s a list of the 36 most inspirational quotes from this wonderful classic.

Recently, I finally joined the ranks of those who had read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Now when it comes to reading I wouldn’t say I’m a self help addict, but I’m close. …


Officer training, running, and my three rules for destroying “The Wall”

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Writer’s Block needs no introduction. It can be crippling and has caused many a writer to hang up their quill in defeat, but with the help of a few life lessons and a robust philosophy — you too can break the block.

Back when I joined the Navy we did a lot of running, and as a short dude amongst a class of giants — I hated it.

It didn’t matter if it was grid sprints, relay races or a cross country run, my lungs burned right from the get go. I’d start off trying to keep pace, but a…


Balance, and the importance of trading as part of a healthy lifestyle

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The trader’s journey can take its toll, stories of burnout and broken trading accounts are ten a penny. Here are some things to consider if you’re struggling to maintain perspective with your trading.

Balance — It’s important

As much as it flies in the face of hustle culture, obsessive work ethic and the idea that if you put all your time into one thing it has to pay off — this just isn’t true with trading.

Yes it takes time, yes you need to commit to the process, but…


And how to decide if you should do something else instead

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Day Trading can be a tremendously profitable endeavor, but it can also be a highly stressful one too. Whilst a high percentage of day traders fail to find success in the markets, there are things you can do to better your chances. Here are five things you should stop to consider before getting started in the markets.

These past few weeks the markets have been crazy, the financial media has been talking endlessly about Coronavirus, about contagion in the markets and the potential knock on to worldwide growth.

Today, as the federal reserve steps in to try and restore stability…


How to use overpayments to eradicate mortgage debt

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Paying off your mortgage early is one of the most powerful steps you can take towards financial freedom, but when it comes to overpayments— here’s why it pays to be the Tortoise, not the Hare.

There is a lot of talk about mortgages. A lot of talk about how much you should borrow, what term is most appropriate and how not to overstretch yourself. …


The power of patience and building foundations

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If you’ve had your ear to the ground this week you’ll no doubt be sick of hearing how the Coronavirus is spreading fear amongst financial markets. Whilst many are busy trying to safeguard investment accounts and others are trying to make a quick profit, if you are early in your financial journey I urge you to take a step back, breathe out and forget about investing — at least for now.

Scary stuff right? The current financial landscape is genuinely…

Jamie Murray

Rescue Pilot, Retail Trader & Writer. Family man writing about his quest for inner prosperity and personal growth.

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