You need to acknowledge that you’re frozen.
Without that, the next step won’t come.
It’s normal to freeze sometimes. Just acknowledge it. Then learn.
For example, I acknowledge that I’m currently frozen wrt to the USDINR short trade. Missed entry. Next opportunity to enter never developed for me, and the underlying is currently in free fall. Don’t have the guts to short it at this level. Yeah, I’m frozen all right.
However, the fact that I’m acknowledging it opens up the learning window.
Why did I miss entry?
I know why I froze. Fear. What I need to understand is why I allowed a situation to develop that would lead to fear.
Was running super busy.
Neglected the underlying.
Kept postponing entry…
… till free-fall started.
It’s good to be busy.
Hmmm, so this can happen again.
How do I stop this from happening again?
If I ID a setup, I need to take it.
What about strategy?
Meaning, am I going with a short strategy for USDINR? Or am I keeping the window open for a long strategy?
See, that’s it.
Keeping short and long windows open makes me second-guess all the time.
So can I go in one-direction wrt USDINR all the time?
What speaks for it?
Underlying is falling from a height. Good.
Short only means no second-guessing. You just go short, period.
Stoploss will save ruin.
Not nipping profits in the bud will amass fortunes.
Can the underlying keep falling over the next few years?
Why not? Modi’s looking set for 2019.
Hmmm, so a short only strategy has a lot going for itself.
There’s more. Future month contracts are quoted at a premium. The premium evaporates over the current month. This move is in your favour if you’re short.
Yeah, there’s enough on the table to warrant a short only strategy for USDINR.
Why did it happen?
Because I acknowledged that I had frozen.
Now, my strategy is more fine-tuned and I’m probably less prone to second-guessing.
You need to pull off such stuff when you freeze.
Use the freeze to evolve.