It's funny how skewed someties our perceptions of money can be. When I'm trading, a trade can sometimes require tens of thousands worth of capital, and result in profits and losses in the thousands and we don't think too much of it (well, losing a couple grand doesn't make me happy, but I move on to the next trade).
But when I'm playing Blackjack, losing a couple hundred bucks seems like a big deal. It's kind of silly, but it's true! Sometimes I think it's because investing in the markets somehow feel like calculated risks, whereas you don't really have much control over things such as Blackjack, Roulette or Craps, where the odds are stacked against you the moment you place the bet. Anyway, last night was not so good at the tables for me. Good thing regiatration was free for this Expo.
Day Two was almost all about options. I'm not going to cover the play by play for each seminar, as that would test my patience. In a nutshell, I went to a TradeStation workshop for "Next Generation Options Analysis", followed by a couple that talk about Trading for a Living. Then there were two amazing seminars on Volatility, which I will talk about more. I also went to a Forex seminar because one of the brochures caught my eye, and I always wanted to learn more about Forex.
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