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40 Years of My Market Mistakes in 1 Lesson

by | Jan 11, 2024

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Spoiler alert: It’s time to come clean… Some of my best signals come from other people.

Back in the ’80s during college, I was bound and determined to become a stock market guru.

“I am woman! Hear me roar!”

Oh, I was so proud.

There was only one problem…  I failed my college investment class. That’s right. I was awarded an… F.

I packed my bags and returned home (read about how “C” students perform in the real world).

There’s more to the story, but failing in my dream was a big obstacle to overcome.

It was not easy. Maybe you can relate with your own story.

I went on to complete my education in the school of hard knocks. Many of those lessons occurred after I landed that dream job on Wall Street in New York City. Oh yeah!

There were books I was told to read, but I didn’t…

There were proven ways to follow, but I didn’t…

There were sound leaders I should have listened to, but I didn’t…

What I didn’t realize is that I was following a pattern.

How do I know this now? Because you nodded in agreement to at least a couple of the things I listed. And I cannot read your mind — though, I have been told by some that I have eyes in the back of my head, and I let them believe it was true.

Early on in my trading career, I continued following my typical human patterns like:

  • Getting out of a good trade too soon.
  • Staying in a bad trade too long.
  • Letting my emotions control my decision-making.
  • And failing to take action.

The world was also following a pattern.

By the time I was in my 30s and began to raise a family, I noticed the world around me was not performing in the fairy-tale fashion I anticipated.

“This isn’t normal,” I thought. “The way things are unraveling is new.”

Wars, dot-com bubbles, high interest rates, layoffs, bankruptcies, suicides, scandals, attacks on U.S. soil — I’m talking about the World Trade Center where I started my career! — were all making headlines.

Here’s a Big Lesson I Learned

Many of you know it already. John Templeton said it best:

“The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’”

All that we’re experiencing right now is normal. History repeats itself. Just like I did in my own tendencies and just like the world did above.

I may not like it, but it has been happening since the early recordings of man… Humans living together in a constant state of fear and greed.

Even pandemics like we experienced with COVID-19… that’s normal.

Don’t believe me? Here’s what a world champion and trainer of multiple world champions wrote in March 2020, just after that devastating drop. Was he right? Yes, he was.

Larry Williams is almost always right in my book! Google him.

Excerpt from Larry Williams’ presentation, March 2020:


Here’s how to apply lessons learned.

If we can agree that history repeats itself, or at least rhymes, then we can monetize it.

It can be as simple as following short-term patterns, like this gap fill on Bitcoin futures (/BTC on Thinkorswim).


It can also be applied to longer-term trades… like those that set up during and after the financial crisis of 2008. What would have happened if I thought “this time it’s different” for a stock like Google?


There is another pattern setting up on Google which has my eye at this very moment.

Maybe you see it already. That’s not for this newsletter, but if you want to research double tops, that’s an idea.

A Mistake I Won’t Make This Time

This time, I will listen.

I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. I’ve learned to listen to some key players. In fact, I share this platform with them. You know them — and I’m on all their Telegram channels!

They possess a few key qualities.

  • Humility.
  • The right knowledge.
  • Honesty.
  • Success.

Larry Williams also possesses these qualities, and so does my son, Graham.

I listened to Larry during the pandemic, and I’m glad I did.

I’m listening to Graham right now, because Bitcoin is not going away. It isn’t. Ask Tony Saliba.

Graham has the right insight for the right time.

It’s time to come clean…

Some of my best signals come from other people.

Think and win!

Celeste Lindman
Celeste Lindman Trading

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*This is for informational and educational purposes only. There is an inherent risk in trading, so trade at your own risk.

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