Trading and Poker – they are similar?

Every trader wants to be a pro. Every new trader must learn, because there is no other way to become a professional. And sooner or later, every trader starts trading compare with other companies to find some valuable ideas or techniques. Poker is often compared to trading. Many people say that poker is similar to trading. I have experience in both areas. And I want to write my opinion on this issue.
Trading is a serious business. And to help you decide whether it is similar to poker or not, we need to compare trade in poker is. What is similar and what is different?
The first and the biggest similarity is that in poker and in the trade, our income is not guaranteed. It is quite difficult to get money for a beginner. Trading and poker are serious business. But many people believe that these companies they can give a quick buck. Many people do not understand, not techniques, or rules of these areas. I know many people who started trading and losing money in a few weeks. I know many people who started playing poker and also lose all the money. They thought that they would become rich in a few months. And such thoughts will not make you successful trader or player. In this regard, poker and trading are very similar.
In trade and in poker, we have to deal with probabilities. But probabilities in poker can be counted. Although your assessment of the poker probabilities on the basis of inadequate information, decide whether your actions are profitable or not. It is difficult, but it is possible.
It is difficult to estimate probabilities in the trade. You need to understand trends and to identify trends correctly; You need to understand movements of the market. And you do not have any numbers. You can not say that you are to win, for example, 56% of money in electricity trading. In each trader believes that the market differently. A dealer may say that the current market is good, but other dealers may say that the same market at the same time is bad for him. And both can be right, because they have different trading strategies.
The biggest difference between trading and poker is that when you play poker a certain amount to take to the table. You know that if you have at the table $ 1000 you never lose more than this $ 1000. You can make more money than you do not lose at the table. In trading, you can lose all your money during a trade. You need to cut your loses itself. And it’s the most difficult thing in the trade for many people.
The greatest traders of all time Jesse Lauriston Livermore played poker. We can read about this fact in “Memories of a Stock Operator” by Edwin Lefevre. Richard Smitten is another famous author who wrote about Livermore. Both authors wrote that Jesse Lauriston Livermore like to play poker with his friends. And he played well Poker.
After reading this, many dealers can say, “Hmmm If Livermore was playing poker and was the largest trader should I start playing and will become the largest trader as well.” But I think, there is no direct correlation between trading and poker skills.
Poker and trading have similar laws. But it does not mean that you are after good trader success in poker or a good poker player after the success in trading. Yes, these areas similar, but they require different skills. Anyway, if you can always try is to play poker and to decide dealer, it is comparable with the trade or not. Your own opinion will be more valuable for you.