By: Steve Smith
Since trading went online, everything is in your face 24/7.
Yes, I know we could access all the financial news from around the world before the Internet, but today, the computer is like a screaming banshee working to get your attention every second of every day.
Personally, I’ve noticed in the past that when I shut the computer (including my smart phone) off for a few days I am WAY more focused and attentive when I get back.
Luckily, I can do that because of the lifestyle I live…
The trader’s lifestyle.
I haven’t been on a computer since close of business yesterday. In fact, after I finish writing this email I won’t be on until Sunday night when I check all of the positions in Options360, getting ready to trade on Monday.
For the rest of the weekend it’s mystery/crime novels and ocean swimming for me!
Ok, Ok I’ll probably stop by the tiki bar later tonight and have a drink or two with some locals.
But, I can do all this because my lifestyle allows me to factor in plenty of down time…
Which means when I get back to it on Monday I’ll be at 110% and you can expect some exciting things!
This is why I do it, not only do I want you to be a successful trader, I want you to be free as well.
Freedom, is the ultimate prize for putting in the hours to learn this skill.
It’s never too late to get on board with the excitement.
It’ll be the best money you ever spent!
Now off to the beach for me, have a great weekend!
Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.