I have one of the most colorful (and loud!) D.R. Unfiltered videos that I’ve ever shot for you to watch below. It’s a mere 1:57 long, but it captures just a small part of the festival atmosphere that has overwhelmed the little island of Isla Mujeres. With a population estimated at just 19,000 people, this little speck of land off the coast of Cancun, Mexico has been celebrating Carnival – the time leading up to the Christian season of Lent.
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Christian tradition. It marks the beginning of 40 days of reflection on the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Not all Christian denominations observe Ash Wednesday and Lent, but it’s a beautiful tradition dating back to apostolic times.
Many spiritual traditions set aside a time for atonement and/or reflection:
- Yom Kippur in Judaism
- Vassa or Rains Retreat for some in Buddhism
- Ramadan in Islam
And whatever your spiritual practices are, I believe there are some key learnings about celebration and reflection for us as traders and investors.
Reflection is a useful frame of mind for looking back on any set of trades. It allows us to understand what we did well (our execution) and how our system matched up with the stock, sector or market at the time.
Celebration is a great way to respond to a winning trade or a winning season of trades. It gives us positive mental reinforcement to “stay the course”. Our 10-Minute Millionaire insiders were having this type of celebration this week after a 101% partial win on LRCX, and Stealth Profits Traders were even a little more jubilant with a 273% win on XRAY – and part of that trade is still open.
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Without any further ado, here is my latest “D.R Unfiltered,” coming to you from Carnival in Isla Mujeres.
Great Trading and God bless you,
D.R. Barton, Jr.