On this thanksgiving day let us be thankful for what we have as traders. Most of the world lives in poverty with out the opportunities we enjoy in capitalist markets. Let us count our blessings.

  1. We live in a country where we can trade.
  2. Entrepreneurs have created stocks and markets for us to trade.
  3. We have had the good fortune to build trading accounts.
  4. We live is a time where we get a vast amount of trading information for free.
  5. Successful traders freely share through facebook, twitter, blogs, and websites in this day and age.
  6. Rich traders like Jesse Livermore, Nicolas Darvas, and Willaim O’Neil blazed a way for us to follow to success.
  7. We have discount brokers online to choose from in this day and age for great commission prices traders of old could only dream of.
  8. We can now trade ETFs with ease and leverage, no need for margin, go short with inverse ETFs, no need to trade futures we can trade commodity ETFs.
  9. Fast speed internet allows us to run with the big dogs at the exchanges with almost instant trades executed from anywhere.
  10. Modern day technology allows us to trade from our phones with ease and the push of a few buttons with the right smart phone application.

We truly live in the golden age for traders let us count or blessings:)


By Steve Burns

After a lifelong fascination with financial markets, Steve began investing in 1993 and trading his accounts in 1995. It was love at first trade. After more than 30 successful years in the markets, Steve now dedicates his time to helping traders improve their psychology and profitability. New Trader U offers an extensive blog resource with more than 4,000 original articles, online courses, and best-selling books covering various topics.