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   You are a Peregrine Falcon!

You are careful about what you do.  The details matter to you.  If someone asked you what you had for dinner last night, you could tell them.  You tend to carefully balance risk and reward.  You like to study things out and understand how you will accomplish your designs before you start the project.  You believe that knowing as much as possible about a topic gives you mastery of that topic and will work diligently to know as many details and get as much information as you can before you make a move.  You like doing work, especially as it relates to researching the market.  You are great at understanding and controlling your risk though you might struggle with paralysis by analysis since it’s impossible to know everything about what the stock will do tomorrow.

Risk Characteristics:
Take calculated risks that have a better-than-even chance of winning.

Profit expectations:
A good balance between risk and reward.

Win rate:
45% to 65%

Typical preferred trading time frame:
Intermediate (usually two weeks to two months in stock market trades, though this can vary).

Probability of success:
Medium to high, assuming enough research and confidence to enter trades.

Defining Characteristics:
Studious, analytical, voracious reader, detail oriented, good short-term memory.

Additional Characteristics:
Enjoys reading for information, but not so much in reading for pleasure.  Has excellent research skills and is conscientious about using valid data and high-quality reports.  Prefers active leisure.  Highly focused, determined, and not easily dissuaded or distracted from a goal.  Enjoys nature and knows a lot about outdoor-related activities they pursue.   Has many casual friends but only a few close friends. As a result of their knowledge and research, they must work to not be overbearing to those closest to them, but they manage to do so in a satisfactory way.  Is generous with others, but not wasteful.  Task-oriented.

Best Bullish Strategies in a normal or rising volatility market:
Call Options
Swing Trading
Vertical Credits

NOTE:  It’s possible to use the same strategy across all three Natural Trading Styles, though each strategy would be implemented in unique ways which are more congruent to the natural trading style.


You bring a rich background of experience to your trading which can support or sabotage your efforts to be consistently profitable. Understanding the statistical probabilities of your Natural Trading Style gives you a basic plan for trading the markets in a consistently profitable and repeatable way. Your Natural Trading Style gives you an expectation about your base winning percentage and suggests strategies and tactics you can employ to improve your results and profits. Because your base winning percentage is based on mathematical probabilities, you can remain confident in your market approach regardless of individual trade outcomes.
In his article, Why Talent Is Over Rated, Geoff Colvin writes, “The best performers set goals that are not about the outcome but rather about the process of reaching the outcome.”  As traders, our goal is profit. Poor traders focus on the outcome of individual trades despite knowing they can’t win every trade nor capture the entire move. Traders who make consistent profits focus instead on the process of trading. They have a trade plan which they carefully follow for every trade. They keep their eyes focused on the expected annual rate of return. And they don’t let the emotions of fear or greed whipsaw them into or out of trades at the exact wrong time.
Developing your skills as a trader, similar to developing your skills in your profession takes time, effort, and a serious commitment to achieving the highest level of success you can so as to achieve the richest returns.  Other areas of learning and focus in our additional Natural Trading Styles: Foundations course are:
  1. Natural Trading Styles: Comprehensive explanation
  2. Finding Your Edge:  Simple tactics to improve your base winning percentage
  3. Opportunities with Options:  Using options to make money in all market conditions
  4. Creating Your Trade Plan:  Tracking results to improve profits
  5. Trading Real Money Part 1:  Making the transition from paper trading to real money trading
  6. Trading Real Money Part 2:  Following your plan as a routine process to improve consistency of profits