How Is A Great Trader Made? Nature vs. Nurture

I have often talked to our TradersBlog visitors about one of my favorite authors, Linda Raschke. However, I just finished watching a seminar by a gentleman that was in an experimental trading group. I was so interested in the idea of this experiment that I had to watch the whole thing.

In the early 80s, two men were in a debate about how great traders are made. Is it nature or nurture? Are great traders born with a natural intuition for economics, human psychology and self-discipline, or are great traders a product of intense education and practice? Out of this question emerged an experimental trading group called the "Turtles". These people, with little to no trading experience were put through a vigorous training in trend following and then were provided funded accounts.

Out of this experimental group, Russell Sands was one of the first trainees. In this INO TV presentation, "I Am A Turtle," Sands shares the lessons and methodologies that his professional trainers taught him. Sands was just one of the trainees that within a four year period aggregated a sum of over $100 million dollars.

It's a great seminar and I hope you check it out. Send me any feedback you may have and stay tuned to INO TV for our next set of complimentary videos.


Lindsay Thompson
Director of New Business Development