Ever since I was a kid I always loved figuring out puzzles. I think it was the mystery of it all that I loved so much. I just couldn’t be ok knowing that there was something that needed to be figured out and I hadn’t done so yet.
I remember when I was younger and I first watched David Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear among the many incredible illusions he performed. I used to say to myself “one day when I am older I will figure out how he did that”. And so the journey of discovering magical secrets and mysteries of the unknown began.
I spent many days in libraries reading magic books, books on mysteries of all kinds from UFO’s to Bigfoot, you name it I read it. It took many years but eventually I began to understand how these illusions were performed and I remember feeling like I special part of my heart was saddened because they were no longer mysteries that made me feel a sense of awe. So eventually I quit researching magical secrets and devoted my time to learning about the world we live in and discovering it’s many secrets.
Among the many interests I had was solving puzzles. Something about them was so fascinating. Thinking about the work that was put into them for instance. The mind that was required to work out the puzzle when creating it must have been fascinating.
Eventually my love of figuring out puzzles lead me to the financial markets. I have memories of speaking with the parents and learning about the markets and how someone could buy something at a low price and do nothing except wait and then sell it later when the value went up and make money. Seemed really simple. The more I looked into it the more I realized it was all about knowing that price would increase after you bought it.
But how was someone supposed to know that!?
I didn’t do much with my fascination with the markets at that time until many years later when I came right back to where I left off. This time I was older and more mature and had learned a thing or two about life. So when I dove into learn and began to realize that the markets were the ultimate puzzle I was hooked.
Ever since that day I have been obsessed with discovering the markets secrets. To know where the markets will go before it goes there is to me the ultimate prize for solving the puzzle.
Why is it a puzzle to me?
I look at the markets like how you put together a puzzle. Piece by piece the picture starts to become clearer but the more pieces you have to put together before you solve it the less chance you have to make a profit. So to me the earlier you solve it the better.
I have to say that the markets are definitely the most difficult puzzle I have ever tried to solve and the amazing thing is the puzzle is always shifting and creating new formations that have to be solved so it is an ever changing mystery with endless opportunities to solve them.
One thing I can say for sure is that trading keeps my mind working and considering I plan to trade for the rest of my life I am glad I am doing something that will help my mind stay alert and healthy!