I hope you are well.
I can safely say the battle I’ve faced over the years is making things too complicated and asking too many questions.
When I follow simple rules based on movements in price that even the most novice observer can see I do well. I usually have this approach after a period away from the markets.
When I try to out-smart a market and assume something will happen that isn’t happening then I do badly. This nearly always occurs after a period of intense trading.
As someone whose been educated to university level I’ve erroneously assumed in the past that market behaviour is better understood with complex systems when in fact the most simple of methods have worked best for me in the long run.
Maintaining that simplicity has been my single hardest challenge.
After years of fighting inner demons I’ve realised how important it is to follow the trend, keep it simple and stop asking too many questions about things I cannot predict.
Wise words. People can dig in here.