The Empowered Trader by Mark Fechner

Learning to Respond to the Market, not just React

How Intuitive Are You?

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People that know me and my coaching know that I’m a big believer in intuition.  I’ve written about being in the moment as an important aspect of trading.  Some of the best traders rely on that unexplained something that puts their trading above everyone else.  One of my favorite stories is that of George Soros and his famous trade shorting the Bank of England.  Yes he had a lot of technical and fundamental evidence to back him, but to hear him tell the story, the final call was a gut feeling he had that helped him place nearly 100% of his fund on the bet the British Pound was going to take a dive.  He made over $1 billion for his trouble.

That’s the power of intuition.  The ability to see beyond the perceived.  So how intuitive are you?  Would you like to get an idea?  This article by Vishen Lakhiani from finerminds.com asks the question How Intuitive Are You?

I took the quiz and scored a 45.  There’s room for improvement but I’m pretty proud of my score.  What’s your score? Post your score in the comment section of the blog.  I’d be interested in knowing.

Mark
eTradingCoach

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Written by etradingcoach

April 24, 2012 at 7:00 am

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  1. Sounds like you might enjoy the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, which is all about intuition and what exact it is. I’m reading it right now and I’m finding it really interesting.

    maudlin

    April 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  2. Hi Mark, This is one of your students from Beacon. My score is 51 not bad can improve.

    Matthew Copper

    April 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    • Hey Matthew. That’s a pretty good score. Thanks for reading the blog and taking the quiz.

      etradingcoach

      April 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  3. Nice Article… 34 on the quiz…

    Jim

    April 25, 2012 at 5:29 am


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