I understood the point, it was just that it was not very realistic for me and wanted to make sure there wasn't an error in the example so as to make my brain struggle unnecessarily.
So now I must ask myself a simple question, "How do I make it realistic for me?"
Less risk, no sudden spikes, spreads are not as significant, fewer losses, & SAME PROFIT in dollars...but everyone wants sextillions.
I do not value sextillions. I have lived the "luxury lifestyle" (grew up in a wealthy family) and it only created more problems and unhappiness. I think it is much better to have millions, stay under the radar, have a simple place to stay and use your de-valued currency to have and do extraordinary life experiences of which many in this world cost very little. I'm not saying I won't aim for extremely high returns. If I make enough money to carry me for awhile and there is enough of a buffer to handle unexpected events than I will take time off and not trade. We might reach a point in our lives where we look backward and realize that we wasted a lot of precious time trying to make money unnecessarily. Whether you believe in life after death or not (your various religious/spiritual views), the one thing we can all be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN about is THIS CURRENT LIFE. The future is not knowable thus the only thing we can be sure about is THIS VERY MOMENT. I'm just saying, make your moments matter!