In today’s episode, special guest Jason Apollo Voss joins co-hosts Tim Bohen, Kim Ann Curtin, and Stephen Johnson. 

One big topic for today: intuition in the markets. Weird, right? Executing trades based on gut instinct alone is generally a really bad idea … However, that doesn’t mean that personal intuition shouldn’t play a role in your trading. 

Enter Jason Apollo Voss. He’s a successful investor, author, and overall interesting figure in the world of trading. 

Kim met Jason in the early 2010s when he’d first moved to New York City. She subsequently featured him in her book, “Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future.”

You won’t want to miss this incredible interview. The crew talks about the important role that intuition can play in trading success (really!) and so much more. 

About Jason Apollo Voss

Before retiring at age 35, Jason was a major player in the financial markets. Among his career highlights? He was the portfolio manager for the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. That’s one of the nation’s largest money-management firms, as well as one of the largest shareholders for several familiar brands.

During his fund years, Jason beat the Nasdaq, S&P 500, and DJIA by impressive percentages. He was also a regular Morningstar Analyst Pick — they even assigned him a Stewardship Grade A. 

He credits much of his success on being able to rely on his personal intuition. In fact, he literally wrote the book on intuitive trading: “The Intuitive Investor: A Radical Guide for Manifesting Wealth.” 

Tuning in … to the Temperature!?

In the podcast, Jason leads with what might seem like an unusual exercise … Take a few moments to tune into the temperature of the location you’re in at this very moment. 

Believe it or not, Jason makes a case that this exercise can “change your life dramatically.” 

Give it a try! It could be the starting point to tuning in with the big, wide world out there. Once you begin to shift your perception about experiences, you can begin to take some interesting data from the world and from yourself. 

Letting Go of Your Inner Judge 

According to Jason, about half of investment success is all about the soft skills — including intuition. However, many traders try to remain in a purely analytical state. They train their minds to buzz by “a lot of rich content.” 

How can you untrain these tendencies, gain control of your mind, and let go of the “inner judge?”

Stephen offers his thoughts on how greed makes traders chase stocks and fear makes them sell when they shouldn’t … Trading can be very counterintuitive. It’s all about resetting the mind, getting into a higher level of consciousness, and being attuned to what’s playing into your trading decisions.

Sharpen Your Consciousness 

Data, analytical stuff — they matter a lot in trading. But according to Jason, there’s also a lot of value “where you’re not looking.” 

Few traders take the time to connect with intuition. For this reason, he argues, traders who engage in personal work often find a lot more opportunities — because there’s less competition. 

Jason believes that the market is “a beautiful way of sharpening your consciousness.” He argues that “most people approach investing by conducting autopsies.” What if you could look at investing as a physical instead? This means looking at a stock’s habits, plans for the future, and so on. 

Learn why he believes that investing is a “spiritual pathway.” He talks about how he retired at age 35 … including what that means and how he did it. Plus, listen to the incredible and true story of how intuition helped him predict the financial crash of 2007–2008 before it happened! 

Skills for Traders to Develop Intuition 

Do you ever feel like you get your best ideas when you’re working out, in the shower, or driving? That’s not an accident. 

Jason discusses the meditative state and meditation for traders. He also offers specific steps traders can take to develop a greater sense of intuition … This could revolutionize your trading! 

Connect With Jason Apollo Voss! 

Here’s where you can find Jason online and in the world:

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