Winsor Hoang in the Wall Street Journal 2011
While there may be opportunities to make money in those overnight hours, there's also the potential to make mistakes if you're groggy and not fully focused on the task at hand. It's why Winsor Hoang, a full-time foreign-exchange trader who offers strategies to investors through Currensee.com, has gone fully automated. When he started trading currencies five years ago, he found he was up at all hours and 'walking around like a zombie.' In short, he lacked discipline with his trading, he says.
Mr. Winsor Hoang, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, switched to automated trading about three years ago and says he was up about 20% last year. His health and social life have improved, too, and he says he doesn’t miss the action that so many foreign-exchange night owls seek. “Trading should be monotonous,” he says.
Average hours of sleep a night: 5 before automated trading, 8 since
Alarm clock: two standard digital models: one on nightstand, the other five feet away. If the first fails to rouse, the second will force out of bed.
Preferred wake-up potion: tea, steeped extra long for added strength.
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