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Are You Suffering From This Deadly Trading Disease?

Fuckarounditis is a behavioral disorder characterized by mediocre investment returns and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent on your trading platform.

Fuckarounditis most commonly manifests itself as an intense preoccupation with forex robots, macro newsletters, permabears,  magical technical analysis, permabulls and poor risk management. Fear of taking losses and being wrong is another distinguishing trait. Mental discipline is either completely lacking or misapplied (towards questionable or unproductive trading practices).

Environment and social networks are crucial factors for triggering the disease. It has been proposed that the roots of the disease stems from misinformation and counterproductive training advice found in popular media and information hubs on the Internet.

Human nature and the so-called "laziness", "magic bullet" and "complacency" genes plays a permissive role for allowing the disease to take hold.

The disease spreads rapidly, as carriers of the disease communicate with other individuals at conferences, investment clubs, Internet discussion forums and other arenas of interaction and information exchange in real life or otherwise.

The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood and may go undiagnosed for a lifetime. Diagnosis is set by a professional and based on observed behaviors and account gains.

Adapted from Martin's Post


by Steven Place

Steven Place is the founder and head trader at