Parallels Between Golf and Trading

Published on
August 27th, 2019
8 minutes

Parallels Between Golf and Trading

Mental Game of Trading ·
Featuring Dr. Gio Valiante

Published on: August 27th, 2019 • Duration: 8 minutes

Dr. Gio Valiante, founder of Fearless Golf and head performance coach at Point72 Asset Management, coaches individuals at the highest levels of sports and finance. In the first episode of this special series, Dr. Valiante starts with the premise that no person is a perfect trader or golfer. He goes on to explain that the highest performing individuals succeed by recognizing and compensating for their weaknesses β€” providing examples of that dynamic, and using philosophical metaphors to emphasize the idea.



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    Matthew S.
    8 September 2019 @ 07:56
    Really great points here. It's a relief to know that there's a professional out there doing a better job at telling people about the parallels between golf and trading than me whenever I'm near a golf course lol
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    Johnny O.
    3 September 2019 @ 09:36
    Some immediate parallels: There are different styles of hitting it right, but more ways of hitting it wrong Every shot counts to your score; there are no restarts or do-overs You can recover from a bad streak but not erase it Just working harder and doing more of the same won't improve results Positive imaging and putting (no pun intended) mistakes behind you are key The great thing about golf is that you can enjoy it despite being crap at it. Not sure that applies if you're losing money. On the plus side, unlike other sports, you can play on the same courses as the top pros and occasionally execute exactly the perfect shot that Tiger Woods would be happy to have achieved from the same spot. Whereas you are not going to get onto centre court at Wimbledon or ever hit a topspin backhand like Andre Agassi. Occasionally you'll execute a trade perfectly too.
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    Richard M.
    27 August 2019 @ 14:00
    Just curious, but I noticed with Denise Shull and her short segments, that they were really all part of one long session which you finally did release as an hour long segment (which was awesome by the way!). If you did the same thing with Dr Valiante (made a nice hour long segment and are now chopping it up to dole out over a couple of months) may I suggest you just go ahead and release the whole segment and let us enjoy that (instead of Chinese water torturing us). I really liked this little segment but would love to see the whole thing so I can really focus and concentrate on what he has to share. Many thanks!
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      Robert M.
      27 August 2019 @ 14:32
      I am with you on this, but understand what RV is doing. They have a schedule to release a couple of videos per day. Producing original content is time consuming and expensive. So by distributing the shorter segments, they meet their distribution schedule of 2 vids per day, hope to keep the subscriber happy with new content, and give people shorter segments to watch which may be easier for some. But from a viewer perspective, if you have time to watch the whole video, seeing the full discussion may be more informative.
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      Melanie A.
      27 August 2019 @ 22:27
      I agree. Publish the long version first please!
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      andrew s.
      1 September 2019 @ 13:10
      RV fail, quantity rather than quality , i only find 1 in 15 vids worthwhile now and am less interested in finding the good through all the dross
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    henrik j.
    1 September 2019 @ 08:55
    would be nice with a full interview 45-60 min
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    Nicholas L.
    29 August 2019 @ 06:58
    This was very interesting and I'd really like to see more from this guy.
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    CC W.
    29 August 2019 @ 05:44
    Good intro. They should make this 16 min so there are some meat to this.
  • AR
    Anthony R.
    27 August 2019 @ 14:44
    Great talk/topic, but grossly disappointing (simplistic/inaccurate) characterization of Catholicism with respect to human 'wants'. For a well formed Catholic, the issue is not whether humans can/should have 'wants'. The question is whether those wants get in the way of ones properly understood relationship with their creator. The guest is clearly ignorant on the topic. On an outlet of this quality, guests should really know their stuff when opining on topics that are clearly outside their core wheel house.
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      Urska S.
      27 August 2019 @ 15:25
      He simplified it too much, I agree, accurately, this is what Buddhism teaches - exactly what he thinks catholicism does... Guilt, however, is mainly Catholic domain. All religions teach to want less though. They also answer questions that were posed by humanity at the time of their inception. Spirituality is the new way to go - especially if you want abundance, which is why we are here.
    • PP
      Patrick P.
      28 August 2019 @ 11:45
      Anthony... Breath deep ..lighten up. CHILL !
  • ET
    Eduard T.
    28 August 2019 @ 06:09
    golf sucks...
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    Frank C. | Contributor
    28 August 2019 @ 00:15
    Loved it. Great book, too!
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    Michael P.
    27 August 2019 @ 22:47
    wow.. I wish that was longer
  • JF
    Joseph F.
    27 August 2019 @ 21:07
    You are free to do what you want, but you are not free to want what you want. Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Leighan M.
    27 August 2019 @ 12:17
    This guy really knows what he’s talking about in the psychology world - please have him back for a longer vid. MORE!!
  • JV
    Jens V.
    27 August 2019 @ 12:17
    Great appetizer. More please. I WAANT MOOORRREE
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    M F.
    27 August 2019 @ 12:17
    need to be longer-video...just getting started..thx
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    27 August 2019 @ 11:56
    Interesting for sure. Please bring Mr. Valiante back for a long-form interview.
  • SG
    Sven G.
    27 August 2019 @ 10:14
    that was interesting but too short... that should have been 30-60mins