Be No Ego By Sam Eder

11 points on being no ego. Some of these are quotes are from the notes I have on the Market Wizards books, but I can’t remember who specifically. It’s something that is common across great traders.

  • Don’t be a hero, don’t have an ego.
  • The people that want to be recognised as being good traders let ego get in the way.
  • Give up your ego and listen to what the market tells you and you will have a tremendous source of information.
  • What counts is not how often you are right but how much profit you make on your winning trade’s vs your losing ones.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Your ego is not a good trader.
  • Let go of your fears. Let go of you hopes. Just sit quietly in the moment and experience it fully.
  • Don’t talk about your trading – except if someone is genuinely curious.
  • Ask questions and listen. Don’t be in a rush to have your point of view heard.
  • Be humble, gracious and thankful, otherwise you will get cocky and the market will humble you.
  • To be a winning trader let go of your ego.

About the Author

Sam Eder is a currency trader and author of the Definitive Guide to Developing a Winning Forex Trading System and the Advanced Forex Course for Smart Traders (get free access). He is a co-owner of Forex Signal Provider If you like Sam’s writing you can subscribe to his newsletter.


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