Shorting the Market Like a Poker Pro

During my senior year in college, I took a year off to go play professional poker in Las Vegas. Although the decision did not exactly thrill my parents, it was a great learning experience.

Playing professional poker is a great laboratory for developing the same skills needed to be a successful trader. There is a reason there always seems to a few traders or hedge fund managers in the last 100 players in the World Series of Poker every year. Patience, discipline, focus and the ability to calculate probability/win percentages on the fly are all traits I developed more fully while sitting at the poker tables in Sin City....666 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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