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Beginner traders are generally driven by always wanting to know more.

Wanting to understand the intricate details of every single aspect of trading is part of their DNA.

From understanding how the software works to the fundamental forces behind the markets… they want to know it ALL.

And overall that’s a very good trait to have.

Continuous learning is part of being a successful trader.

But at a certain point in your trading career, if you truly want to become successful, you need to embrace the “unknown”.

That’s why today I’m sharing why this is so important.

Here’s what you’ll find in today’s video:

  • The different forces that drive each market that you can’t ever predict,

  • How you’re postponing becoming a consistently successful trader by looking for what you can’t learn,

  • How you may be “losing money” by focusing too much on the “know-how only” type of trading,

  • And how you can balance this yin-yang of knowing and not knowing to truly accelerate your trading journey.

Remember, embracing the “unknown” may be just what your trading needs!

Happy trading,


This article was originally published on the Better Trader Academy blog.

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