Not only am I a big tennis fan, but I am also an avid tennis player who loves to play as much as possible. I thoroughly enjoy the exercise and the competitive nature of the game. I've been lucky enough to see or visit most of the Grand Slam tennis venues around the world, like the Rod Laver Arena, home of the Australian Open, Wimbledon in England, and Roland Garros, home of the French Open. But for sheer excitement and crazy crowds, nothing comes close to the U.S. Open played at Flushing Meadows. The good news is that is the U.S. Tennis Open is underway right now.
I mention this not to impress you with my travels, but to point out an amazing tennis player and why he is like a good trader.
I am referring to Rafael Nadal who is having one amazing year thus far. Not long ago, he was considered practically washed up for a tennis player. His body was wrecked and his knees were giving him a fit. So, he took a break from tennis, rested up and worked out a little. When he came back for the 2013 season, it was a shock to the other pro players that Rafael had gotten even better. He went from great to having what I believe is his best year ever! He's won 19 straight matches and a bunch of major tournaments. He may even win the U.S. Open. If I were a betting man, I would wager on him in the finals at Flushing Meadows.
So, why is he so good and so much better than most of the other players? I can sum it up in one word; he is FOCUSED with a capital "F". When Nadal is on the court, he is all business until the match is over. He has the greatest focus and resolve of any tennis player I have ever seen past or present.
He also has the ability to dig down deep and lift his game to another level that most players will never reach. To win a point against Nadal you practically have to kill yourself first… he is that good.
I reason I bring this to your attention is that this is a great comparison to how great traders act. During my time trading in the pits of Chicago, I witnessed world-class traders just like Nadal. These were individuals that were totally focused on what they were doing and blocked everything else out of their minds during the trading session. Their focus was on being a successful trader that day.
I realize not everyone has the time or the skills to achieve this level of excellence. I realized a long time ago that I would never be a great tennis player, but I could be a good tennis player. Same with trading, I am a very good trader, but I would never become a legendary investor like Warren Buffet. The reality is, most investors and traders could be good, very good, if they paid enough attention or had any kind of game plan when they're making a trade. That is why it is important to have a game plan to manage your trades. Once you write down what you want to do in a particular market, focus on what you've written. It's very important to do so if you going to be successful. That is why I created a workbook to share 5 essential rules that every trader needs to learn to be successful. I know many traders who apply these very same rules in their everyday trading. I can't promise it will make you the next Nadal of trading, but I can say that it will put you on the right path to being a very good trader.
One of the unexpected joys that I'm enjoying right now is helping other traders. Whether they're newbie traders or experienced traders going through a difficult patch, it has always been a joy for me to give back to those in this business (make no mistake about it, trading is a business and one that has been so good to me and my family).
So in the spirit of giving back, here's what I would like to do today - I want to offer you a 2-week, no-strings-attached, no credit cards asked for, free trial to MarketClub. You will have complete access to every part of this service, including access to our 3 no-brainer portfolios. Plus, when you call, I will also include my Traders Game Plan workbook.
I can't promise you a tennis game like Nadal, or that MarketClub will make you a legendary investor like Warren Buffett. What I can tell you is this… you can become a good trader/investor using MarketClub's advanced Trade Triangle technology.
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