This morning I was a bit frazzled — I spent much of the morning “watching the markets”, worried about the sugar trade, fretted that my open positions are taking a pause and not running in my favour, and consequently, missed a good opportunity to get into a short EUR/JPY trade while actually going into a long sugar trade with weak technical support. Spot the hopeless loser.

However, I recognised the feeling of living every tick, put aside the urge to stay glued to the screen and went for a swim. This shows that I am learning! There are many counter-intuitive things about trading, and one of them is that doing more “work” is not always helpful.

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