How does Bernard Oppetit understand the nature of trading?

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"I think scientific training is a positive thing, although sometimes it can also cause hindrance because there are no truths like physics and mathematics in the financial markets."

"But, in terms of the logical structure of thinking, scientific training still has positive benefits. Scientists must be honest with themselves. There is no room for messing around in this field. If the result of an experiment is not good, then it is not good, you can't fool yourself. Facts are facts, you can't make them up."

"But, even if you try to maintain objectivity, trading is not a mechanical behavior, there is a lot of room for skill development. Swiss people are good at making beautiful watches, aren't they?"

"Trading is more art than science. When a trader makes a decision, he can never fully understand the reasoning behind it. You have to think day and night about the possible development of the market and the trading strategy, but at a certain point, you have to pull the trigger."

"Before making a trading decision, you may consider hundreds of details, if I ask you a question: 'Why do you buy this and sell that?' You probably can't give a clear answer. Of course, you can give some reasons, but not a complete answer."

"Your decision may be based on the comprehensive thinking of the last three days, so it takes three days to explain it clearly. Many factors exist at the subconscious level. You are not sure which factor makes you pull the trigger."

"From this perspective, art is more than science, because you can't fully explain the motivation of your behavior. Options trading involves a lot of scientific elements, you have to have both scientific training and artistic cultivation. This is also why it is hard to find excellent derivative product traders."

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