Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truths, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. The revolt of individualism came because the tradition had become degraded, or rather because a spurious copy had been accepted in its stead.

[William Butler Yeats]


The work and practice is the art – it is learning the markets; then modeling the markets and oneself; then trading the markets.

The word, art, has not always described what we generally understand it to indicate today. It was not until the 1600’s that art increasingly and mostly began to allude to the “creative arts” or pertain to sculpture, painting, music, etc. Originally and for the greater part of history, art alluded to science, learning, or scholarship.

The “mix” is a mode of response, not a formula.

Mixed Market Artist, created by William Lee, is the most apropos description of Mr. Lee’s approach to understanding the markets. The approach he takes is multidisciplinary.

The artist does not make the art, but the art makes the artist. Come to understand this not in a moment but perpetually come to this understanding. The formation of the art and the artist is a symbiotic development.

Mixed Market Artist is a label to which no one should aspire. The label fits the approach. Anyone engaging the markets in an attempt to understand them should employ and create a model for one reason – because it fits.

The markets will perpetually challenge and defeat anyone’s thinking. Hard work, a mastery of oneself, and common sense comprise the art and give way to glimpses of “certain heroic and religious truths”.


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