Goodfellas and trading


Karen Hill: “God forbid, what would happen if you had to go to prison? Mickey said that Jeannie’s husband…”

Henry Hill: “Do you know why Jeannie’s husband went to the can? Because he wanted to get away from her.

Let me tell you something. Nobody goes to jail unless they want to. Unless they make themselves get caught. They don’t have things organized.”

This conversation from the Goodfellas film reminds me of Ed Seykota’s famous saying, that ‘Win or lose, everybody gets what they want out of the stock market. Some people seem to like to lose, so they win by losing money’. I don’t believe in the literal interpretation of Seykota’s comment but I find the quote serves as a reminder to question the motives behind my trades.


2 responses to “Goodfellas and trading

  1. I believe wholeheartedly in Seykota’s comment. People often ask me why I trade? To get to the other side. You really get a sense of who you are as a person through trading. Your emotions and personality expose themselves completely through trading. We are addicted to our emotions. Some of us, however, are addicted to negative emotions. We acted out as kids cuz mommy didn’t hug us enough. So, we act out as adults in the same manner. It’s negative attention. But, it’s still the attention we’ve been looking for.

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