«  Blog
«  From Shakespeare’s Prophecy to Day Trading Strategies and Mental Resilience
blog thumb

From Shakespeare’s Prophecy to Day Trading Strategies and Mental Resilience

By Andrew Aziz  |  
Andrew's Newsletter  |  
Dec 11, 2023

Dear Traders,

In Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth and his army’s general, Banquo, encounter three witches who promise them a prophecy of Macbeth becoming the King of England. Banquo, the loyal general, challenges the witches by saying, ‘If you can look into the seeds of time and tell which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.’

At that time, Macbeth, only a Scottish warlord, could never have imagined becoming a king. As the story unfolds, the prophecy comes true, Macbeth ascends to the throne, and he ultimately kills Banquo while going into the realms of madness and tyranny. This masterpiece by Shakespeare shows the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.

Just as Banquo questions the uncertainty of the witches’ predictions, traders also struggle with the challenge of navigating the volatile and often unpredictable markets. In the world of day trading, where even the most tried-and-true A+ TradeBook strategies can fail. Today, I had an amazing trading opportunity right in front of me: a 1-minute Opening Range Breakout (ORB) with a strong ‘A+’ signal on AMD. All the elements were in place for a substantial trade:

  • The stock was in play, particularly strong AMD.
  • It was trading above VWAP.
  • There was a significant big ask on Level 2 as shown below.

I took the trade strongly, only to witness it quickly turn into a heavy loss. I took another one and took another heavy loss. The learning process was amazing in the chatroom and I like everyone to watch my recap today.

Today’s recap serves as a reminder of the vital importance of robust risk and trade management and psychological resilience. The financial markets, much like the ‘seeds of time’ in Shakespeare’s story, contain numerous possibilities, each with the potential to succeed or fail. It’s a poignant reminder that in the world of trading, as in Macbeth’s narrative, the ability to adapt to the unknown and effectively manage risks is paramount for sustained success.

Members in the chatroom appreciated it when I shared my experiences and lessons about dealing with losses and trade management in real time.

I am also thrilled to share some fantastic news with our Bear Bull Traders community! We are welcoming an exceptional new member to our team – Jared Tendler, a renowned figure in the trading world, is joining us as a coach and performance mentor.

For those who might not be familiar, Jared Tendler is the acclaimed author of the bestseller, “The Mental Game of Trading.” This book is a treasure trove of insights and strategies for mastering the psychological challenges of trading. It delves into the mental hurdles that traders face and offers practical, experience-based advice on how to overcome them.

I recently started listening to the audio version of “The Mental Game of Trading,” and I must say, it’s been an enlightening experience. The audiobook, narrated by Jared himself, brings an extra layer of personal touch and authenticity to his insights. It’s been a great companion during my recovery in Colombia, offering both motivation and deep reflections on the mental aspects of trading.

Jared’s expertise in the psychological dynamics of trading is unparalleled, and his ability to articulate complex concepts in an engaging and accessible manner is truly admirable. We believe his presence and guidance will be immensely beneficial to all members of our community, from seasoned traders to those just starting their journey.

Stay tuned for more updates, and let’s look forward to the incredible value and insights Jared Tendler will bring to our Bear Bull Traders community starting next week!

Celebrating the Success of Our 10th Bootcamp with Peak Capital

I’m also excited to share some fantastic news from our recent bootcamp! We’ve just wrapped up the 10th bootcamp with Peak Capital, and it’s been an extraordinary journey! I am proud to announce that many of our traders have seen remarkable profitability, particularly with trades on AMD. In fact, several traders have booked over $2,000 in profit in just a single day — a testament to the skills and strategies honed during the bootcamp. No one reached the $10,000 profit in this bootcamp but we had a few close! I am looking forward to the next bootcamp starting on January 7, 2024, with a $50,000 funded trading account with 100% profit to bootcamp mentees!

For those talented traders who have turned a profit in this bootcamp — and there are dozens of you — I have some great news. I will be reaching out directly via email to arrange the transfer of your well-earned profits to your PayPal addresses. It’s not just about celebrating these wins; it’s about rewarding the hard work, dedication, and savvy trading strategies you’ve all demonstrated.

The success of this bootcamp has been nothing short of amazing, and it fuels my excitement to kick off the next one. To those who have participated and reaped the rewards: your achievements are a powerful reminder of what we can accomplish with the right training and mindset. And to those gearing up for the next round: get ready to dive into an experience that not only sharpens your trading skills but also offers the potential for real financial rewards.

Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming bootcamp. Let’s continue to grow, learn, and succeed together in this exciting world of trading.

To your continued success,