Michel Pireu Columnist

A frightened trader with sweaty palms and a pounding heart feels the same whether he grew up in New York or Hong Kong and whether he had two years or twenty years of schooling. — Alexander Elder

In order to effectively manage your emotions it probably helps to be able to understand what causes them. Unfortunately, all some of us come to know is that lurking below our rational consciousness is a vast selection of mood-altering thingamajigs that are impossible to suppress and at times difficult to cope with. In fact, the harder we try the more our performance seems to suffer. — WD Gann

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