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Palo Alto - I have a Master’s in Theology/Philosophy and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. After my business career I taught at San Jose State and San Francisco State Universities for a couple of years in the business department. My early psychological training was primarily in Gestalt Therapy and have worked as an individual therapist with families and individuals. I am a Licensed Therapist in the State of California and have been trading for the past 12 years. [Although his friends call him "Doc" for his erudite-style and training, Mr. Martindale would like it clear that he is not a licensed physician.]

Partners Can Hold Us Accountable: Part 4

Posted on November 9th, 2010

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” – Sir Josiah Stamp As discussed in previous posts, there is a significant difference between working for a company and working as an independent trader. For example, as independent traders, there are no managers to evaluate our performance, no [...]

Self-Awareness – Managing Weaknesses: Part 3

Posted on October 18th, 2010

“History’s great achievers – a Napoleon, a da Vinci, a Mozart – have always managed themselves. That, in large measure, is what makes them great achievers.” – Peter Drucker In Part 1 of this series we looked at having Structure as an essential element to our trading success. Successful businesses have a defined and comprehensive [...]

Integrity – A Second Crucial Element: Part 2

Posted on September 20th, 2010

“For most of us, the task of beating the market is not difficult, it is the job of beating ourselves that proves to be overwhelming….” – Martin J. Pring In Part 1 of this series, I discussed Structure as being an essential applied element of being a successful independent trader.  Like any successful business, having [...]

Structure – An Important Aspect of Trading: Part 1

Posted on September 1st, 2010

Significant dilemmas can be posed when one decides to work for themselves in a trading career.  For example, structuring your time, creating achievable goals and objectives, self-managing the rules you create, and a host of additional tasks. These concerns are compounded when considering that the independent trader is going up against some of the sharpest [...]