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10 Essential Songs for your Trading Playlist

Don't underestimate the power of listening to good music while trading. Studies have shown that listening to music influences peoples' decision-making and risk-taking processes. From personal experience, music that makes me feel confident plays a significant role in the quality of trades I enter. Below is a list of 10 songs that have had the most impact on my trading experience.

Mac Miller - Brand Name

Waking up to an alarm clock and hearing "fuck a 9 to 5 I'd rather end up dead or in jail" is the ideal way to start your trading sesh. High energy. Motivational. Just an all-around great song.

Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing

There's no better way to trade confidently than by listening to Kanye. Can't Tell Me Nothing is the epitome of this. It doesn't matter if you're on a winning streak or losing streak; throw this on and it'll put you in the right headspace for your next trade.

Kendrick Lamar - Money Trees

Money Trees is a masterpiece. Every trader should have this song on their playlist. My words won't do it justice so you'll have to listen and judge for yourself.

ScHoolboy Q - CrasH

CrasH is one of my favorite ScHoolboy Q tracks of all time. The struggles Q raps about are surprisingly relatable to the average crypto trader. It's both inspirational and motivational while still remaining a cool song. Good alpha is dropped here too.

James Brown - The Boss

James Brown has so much swagger you can feel it when listening to his music. You can't help but feel happy listening to an upbeat song like this. Calm + Confident is a dangerous combo.

Young Roc - Manifestation

I found this song last week and immediately added it to my trading playlist. It helps me remember to block out the outside noise and stick to my trading plan. This song is motivational as fuck. High-energy. Catchy. A real hidden gem.

Jay-Z - The Story of O.J.

No other rap song drops this much alpha. Jay-Z got a decent amount of criticism when this dropped because people thought he was giving too much financial advice instead of talking about <insert typical rap topic>. The song's TLDR is basically a reminder to invest your money on things that are worthwhile instead of perpetuating broke practices.

Confession: I use this song as motivation every time I'm about to blow an unreasonable amount of money on an NFT.

Mac Miller - Conversation Pt. 1

This is one of my all-time favorite songs and it's grotesquely underrated. For a song to listen to while trading, it has everything you could possibly want. A calming melody. Creative drums. A confident perspective. Rags to riches mentality.

"It ain't your money 'til you make it, otherwise it's just a conversation."

Rick Ross x Jay-Z - The Devil Is A Lie

I'm a believer that every trader should have a go-to song to celebrate big wins. Can't tell you how many times I've blown out my speakers playing this immediately after exiting a position. This is the champagne of music. Don't overuse it - but definitely pop the cork when necessary.

A$AP Rocky - Rich Nigga Problems

I'll leave y'all with this one. There are 2 things I love about Rich Nigga Problems. Firstly, it has those bluesy vibes that put a chip on your shoulder. Secondly, A$AP Rocky has an osmotic swagger that can put anyone in a confident mindset. Solid to throw on literally anytime of the day.


What are your favorite songs to listen to when trading? Leave a comment below or hit me up on twitter, I'm interested in finding more gems.

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