We look for it in the markets too.
Our first instinct is to survive.
Our second instinct is to survive well.
In the markets, both these instincts are addressed by our definition and understanding of control.
Are we control-freaks?
There’s no harm in admitting it, it’ll save us from losses.
Well, if we are, we’re better off seeking another career where control-freaking is an asset.
In the markets, it’s not.
Yeah, surprise surprise, Mrs. Market is gonna keep hitting our stops again and again and again, till we get tired of second-guessing her and just sheer quit.
Or, if we’re adamant too, she’ll just drive us bankrupt.
Are we giving her complete leeway?
Well, then she’ll drive us bankrupt anyways, with no stops in place.
Mrs. Market works against us when we exhibit extreme behaviour wrt control.
Let’s fine-tune control.
We’ll find the median for stop-size.
Something that’s workable.
We then move with her.
If she moves in our direction of the trade, we keep raising our stop with her, from a distance, quietly.
Control, mild, unadvertised.
She’ll stop us out eventually, perhaps after some profit.
As in, workable.
When she goes berserk in our direction of the trade, we’ll ignore her and just let her do her thing.
No definition of targets.
Stop is far away. It’s deep in profits, and being raised quietly. She’ll need to stop us out with a big swing against us. Yeah, deep in profit, we’ve kept a large leeway between stop and CMP.
We’re not micromanaging her.
We wish to allow her to go even more berserk in our direction of the trade.
We’re daring her too, as in “come and get our stop, if you have the guts to fall this far”.
We’re controlling our environment, while simultaneously ignoring her.
We’ll live long in the markets.