Enhancing Trader Performance

Proven Strategies From the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology

Author: Brett N. Steenbarger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9148

Through his own trading experiences and those of individuals he has mentored, Dr. Brett Steenbarger is familiar with the challenges that traders face and the performance and psychological strategies that can meet those challenges. In Enhancing Trader Performance, Steenbarger shows you how to transform talent into trading skill through a structured process of expertise development and reveals how this approach can help you achieve market mastery.

High Performance Trading

35 Practical Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance

Author: Steve Ward

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1906659907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 6590

High Performance Trading provides proven practical techniques and strategies to help traders of all abilities, experience levels and styles to enhance their trading performance and psychology. Based on practical coaching and training interventions, personal experiences, the latest research and feedback, and advice from leading traders, trading coaches and trading psychologists, this book offers something for everyone who wants to become a better trader. - Discover how to avoid the common pitfalls of trading and how to take the practical steps that can set you up for trading success. - Strengthen your trading discipline as you discover the art of flawless execution. - Develop and hone your mental edge through learning to think like a successful trader. - Programme yourself for trading success with powerful mental conditioning techniques. - Develop unshakeable focus and concentration and learn how to get into the trading zone. - Understand how to achieve and sustain a core of trading confidence. - Learn how to utilise simple techniques to manage your emotional states. - Build resilience to cope with trading stresses, and pressures and manage losses, setbacks and errors. - Move towards greater consistency and success in your trading performance.

Trading Psychology 2.0

From Best Practices to Best Processes

Author: Brett N. Steenbarger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118936825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6082

Practical trading psychology insight that can be put to work today Trading Psychology 2.0 is a comprehensive guide to applying the science of psychology to the art of trading. Veteran trading psychologist and bestselling author Brett Steenbarger offers critical advice and proven techniques to help interested traders better understand the markets, with practical takeaways that can be implemented immediately. Academic research is presented in an accessible, understandable, engaging way that makes it relevant for practical traders, and examples, illustrations, and case studies bring the ideas and techniques to life. Interactive features keep readers engaged and involved, including a blog offering ever-expanding content, and a Twitter feed for quick tips. Contributions from market bloggers, authors, and experts bring fresh perspectives to the topic, and Steenbarger draws upon his own experience in psychology and statistical modeling as an active trader to offer insight into the practical aspect of trading psychology. Trading psychology is one of the few topics that are equally relevant to day traders and active investors, market makers and portfolio managers, and traders in different markets around the globe. Many firms hire trading coaches, but this book provides a coach in print, accessible 24/7 no matter what the market is doing. Understand the research at the core of trading psychology Examine the ways in which psychology is applied in real-world trading Implement practical tips immediately to see first-hand results Gain the perspective and insight of veteran traders who apply these techniques daily While markets may differ in scale, scope, and activity, humans remain human, with all the inherent behavioral tendencies. Studying the market from the human perspective gives traders insight into how human behavior drives market behavior. Trading Psychology 2.0 gives traders an edge, with expert guidance and practical advice.

Trading to Win

The Psychology of Mastering the Markets

Author: Ari Kiev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471248422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 9097

Even the best trading system can prove disastrous if the trader doesn't have the ability to stick to their strategy. Featuring real-life case studies, The Psychology of Trading presents a step-by-step, goal-oriented approach to trading that emphasizes ways to keep emotions in check, overcome self-doubt, and focus clearly on a winning strategy.

The Psychology of Trading

Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets

Author: Brett N. Steenbarger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471420231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2327

"The one, only, and by far the best book synthesizing psychology and investing. In addition to providing modern, scientific knowledge about psychology, this book provides a mirror into the mind and wide breadth of knowledge of one of the leading practitioners of brief and effectual cures. Will help to cure your trading and your life." -Victor Niederhoffer, Chief Speculator, Manchester Investments Author, The Education of a Speculator and Practical Speculation "How refreshing! A book that rises above the old NLP model of the 80's and provides insights on how our relationship with the market is indeed a very personal one. Not only has Steenbarger provided some fantastic tools for the trader to transform his mindset, but he has contributed unique trading ideas as well. Brilliant!" -Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc. "'Investigate, before you invest' was for many years the slogan of the New York Stock Exchange. I always thought a better one would be, 'Investigate YOURSELF, before you invest.' The Psychology of Trading should help you increase your annual investment rate of return. Mandatory reading for anyone intending to earn a livelihood through trading. " -Yale Hirsch, The Hirsch Organization Inc., Editor, The Stock Trader's Almanac "This highly readable, highly educational, and highly entertaining book will teach you as much about yourself as about trading. It's Oliver Sacks meets Mr. Market-extraordinary tales of ordinary professionals and individuals with investment disorders, and how they successfully overcame them. It is a must-read both for private investors who have been shell-shocked in the bear market and want to learn how to start again, as well as for pros who seek an extra edge from extra inner knowledge. Steenbarger's personal voyage into the mind of the market is destined to become a classic." -Jon Markman, Managing Editor, CNBC on MSN Money Author, Online Investing and Swing Trading "Dr. Steenbarger's fascinating, highly readable blend of practical insights from his dual careers as a brilliant psychologist and trader will benefit every investor; knowing oneself is as important as knowing the market." -Laurel Kenner, CNBC.com Columnist, Author, Practical Speculation

The Daily Trading Coach

101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist

Author: Brett N. Steenbarger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470456675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3323

Praise for The Daily Trading Coach "A great book! Simply written, motivational with unique content that leads any trader, novice or experienced, along the path of self-coaching. This is by far Dr. Steenbarger's best book and a must-have addition to any trader's bookshelf. I'll certainly be recommending it to all my friends." —Ray BarrosCEO, Ray Barros Trading Group "Dr. Steenbarger has been helping traders help themselves for many years. Simply put, this book is a must-read for anyone who desires to achieve great success in the market." —Charles E. KirkThe Kirk Report "'Dr. Brett', as he is affectionately known by his blog readers, has assembled a practical guide to self coaching in this excellent book. The strategies he outlines are further enhanced with numerous resources and exercises for the reader to refer to and keep the principles fresh. I enthusiastically encourage anyone interested in bettering their trading and investing to read this book and keep it on their desk as a constant source of learning." —Brian Shannon, www.alphatrends.netauthor of Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes "Dr. Brett has distilled his years of experience, as both a trader and a psychologist/coach, into the 101 practical lessons found in The Daily Trading Coach. Those lessons provide effective strategies for coping with the stumbling blocks that traders often face. This book should be a cornerstone of any serious trader's library." —Michael Seneadzaequities trader and blogger at TraderMike.net

The Education of a Speculator

Author: Victor Niederhoffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471249481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 7925

The commodity trader describes how his personal life influenced his career in finance, and promotes strategic thinking as a way to successfully speculate in stocks, bonds, currencies, and futures

Trading Beyond the Matrix

The Red Pill for Traders and Investors

Author: Van K. Tharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 6118

How to transform your trading results by transforming yourself In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expert at helping others become the best traders they can be. In Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors, Tharp leads readers to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He takes the reader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, from incorporating "Tharp Think"—ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders—making changes in yourself so that you can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when you stop making mistakes and avoid methods that don't work. You'll change your level of consciousness so that you can avoiding trading out of fear and greed and move toward higher levels such as acceptance or joy. A leading trader offers unique learning strategies for turning yourself into a great trader Goes beyond trading systems to help readers develop more effective trading psychology Trains the reader to overcome self-sabotage that obstructs trading success Presented through real transformations made by other traders Advocating an unconventional approach to evaluating trading systems and beliefs, trading expert Van K. Tharp has produced a powerful manual every trader can use to make the best trades and optimize their success.

Trading Rules that Work

The 28 Essential Lessons Every Trader Must Master

Author: Jason Alan Jankovsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1366

Trading Rules that Work introduces you to twenty-eight essential rules that can be shaped to fit any trading approach—whether you’re dealing in stocks, commodities, or currencies. Engaging and informative, Trading Rules that Work outlines the deeper psychology behind each of these accepted trading rules and provides you with a better understanding of how to make those rules work for you.

Trading Full Circle

The Complete Underground Trader System For Timing and Profiting in All Financial Markets

Author: Jea Yu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118538129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5548

How to take total control of your trading and pull down the big payouts you want and deserve Profitable trading requires a judicious combination of strategy, analysis, psychology, and determination, and, until now, it took years to find the perfect balance of all those factors. Written by the charismatic Jea Yu, founder of UndergroundTrader.com, this book reveals how that trading superstar did it and how you can too. Offering rare insight into the mind of a true market wizard, it shares his first-hand knowledge of the markets, acquired through thousands of hours of successful (and unsuccessful) trading. Never before has a master outlined, in such detail, the evolution of his system, nor provided such a wealth of practical guidance on how to adapt it to your trading style. Includes master Jea Yu’s personal playbook of techniques for using his preferred tools to trade successfully in every market environment Covers all dimensions of trading, including the psychological, physical, and technical necessary for success Arms you with the mindset and skills to identify fertile trading environments, target big plays throughout the day, identify vital time and price points, avoid common traps and much more From harmonic trading to triggers, filters for profitable E-mini Trading to never-before-seen Rifle Charts, this book is packed with actionable trading tools, tips and techniques Uses numerous charts and real-life examples to illustrate how to combine the best chart patterns with candlesticks, Bollinger bands, stochastics, and other powerful techniques

The Mental Strategies of Top Traders

The Psychological Determinants of Trading Success

Author: Ari Kiev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470509538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5355

"Trading tends to be a winner-take-all activity where a small number of traders are very successful, while the majority either lose money or generate relatively small profits. In The Mental Strategies of Top Traders, author Ari Kiev identifies and analyzes the characteristics of successful traders and shows you how to cultivate these same characteristics. Successful trading, Kiev asserts, requires an unusual and sometimes contradictory blend of intellectual and psychological abilities, including the willingness to take risks, but in a very controlled manner; the discipline to develop high-conviction trading ideas in the face of unpredictable markets and incomplete information; as well as a strong drive to win, but also accept failure. Here, you'll discover how to achieve all this, and much more"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

The Complete Trading Course

Price Patterns, Strategies, Setups, and Execution Tactics

Author: Corey Rosenbloom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470947296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1106

A practical guide covering everything the serious trader needs to know While a variety of approaches can be used to analyze financial market behavior and identify potential trading/investing opportunities, no approach is completely accurate. The challenge for traders is to find a method that they feel comfortable with and are able to implement consistently, through the normal ups and downs of trading. The Trading Course provides you with a detailed description of the methods used to analyze markets, spot profitable trading opportunities, and properly execute trades. Page by page, this book references different trading methodologies, but focuses specifically on applying them when attempting to identify good trades. Discusses the principles of price behavior, trends, trade set ups, trade execution, and intermarket relationships Details different trading tools and techniques, including Japanese Candlesticks, Elliott Wave, Dow Theory, momentum indicators, and much more If you want to become a successful trader, you have to be prepared. This book will show you what it takes to make it in this field and how you can excel without getting overwhelmed.

The Trader's Pendulum

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Traders

Author: Jody Samuels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118996445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6857

The new trader's guide to the business, psychology, and hype in trading The Trader's Pendulum + Website is the ultimate toolkit for realizing your trading potential. Written by one of North America's leading trading coaches, this guide is designed to show aspiring traders how to design and implement a successful trading strategy by learning the psychological tricks behind solid trading philosophies. New and experienced traders alike will find value in The 10 Habits of Successful Traders, and come away equipped to navigate the real-life emotional-psychological effects of market chaos. You'll learn to embrace change and risk, and use it to your benefit as you climb out of the technical trap and stop riding the Trader's Pendulum between fear and greed. Based on the author's Elliott Wave and Harmonics expertise, this invaluable guide brings you a top-down approach to the market to help you maximize profit and minimize poor choices. The companion website gives you access to an interactive Trader's Scorecard, models for your 'business' and trading plan, The Trading Blotter, and a video synopsis of the all-important 10 habits. Today's global economy has forced people to search for a second cash flow stream to replace or supplement a primary income. It is more important than ever to have a reliable guide at your side, and this book gives you guidance and so much more. Develop and follow a successful trading system Make more money while saving time and effort Treat trading like a business for lasting success Use change and risk to your benefit Stop chasing trends and listening to widely disseminated bad advice. The Trader's Pendulum + Website is more than a guide—it's advice, examples, models, and more, giving you a practical roadmap to your online trading success.

Mind Over Markets

Power Trading with Market Generated Information

Author: James F. Dalton,Eric Thomas Jones,Robert B. Dalton

Publisher: Wasendorf & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780934380539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 7872


The Inner Voice of Trading

Eliminate the Noise, and Profit from the System and Strategies that are Right for You

Author: Michael Robert Martin

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132616254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 8089

Want to be a successful trader? It's not enough to master generic trading strategies: you must first know yourself. You must understand your own emotional predilections and psychological tendencies. You must learn how to match your strategies to your own personality. You must choose strategies that are sustainable over the long haul, that you can tolerate–and execute. Michael Martin's The Inner Voice of Trading explains why deep self-knowledge is so crucial to successful trading, helps you gain that self-knowledge, and guides you in applying it. Drawing on interviews and discussions with great traders like Michael Marcus and Ed Seykota, he shows how to quiet your mind, develop an "inner voice" you can rely on, and make it your most important trading ally. As seen in Barron's, Minyanville.com and HuffingtonPost.com

Cybernetic Analysis for Stocks and Futures

Cutting-Edge DSP Technology to Improve Your Trading

Author: John F. Ehlers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7572

Cutting-edge insight from the leader in trading technology In Cybernetic Analysis for Stocks and Futures, noted technical analyst John Ehlers continues to enlighten readers on the art of predicting the market based on tested systems. With application of his engineering expertise, Ehlers explains the latest, most advanced techniques that help traders predict stock and futures markets with surgical precision. Unique new indicators and automatic trading systems are described in text as well as Easy Language and EFS code. The approaches are universal and robust enough to be applied to a full range of market conditions. John F. Ehlers (Santa Barbara, CA) is President of MESA Software (www.mesasoftware.com) and has also written Rocket Science for Traders (0-471-40567-1) as well as numerous articles for Futures and Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazines.

Financial Risk Taking

An Introduction to the Psychology of Trading and Behavioural Finance

Author: Mike Elvin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470020725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 6857

In Financial Risk Taking, trader and psychologist Mike Elvin explores the complex relationship between human behaviour patterns and the markets, offering the reader a context in which to assess their own strengths and weaknesses as investors. The book offers an apposite and uncomplicated system of skills development in the form of competences and competencies that can be applied anywhere along the continuum from casual investor to full-time day trader. Elvin presents a Comprehensive Model of Trading Competence (the MOT) as well as the concepts of analysis and refutation, the paramouncy principle, and self-sabotaging behaviours such as the Santa Claus syndrome and Bohica effect. Areas covered include: Emotions - are they functional or disabling? How do the mechanisms of fear, greed and panic work? Motivation and perception - how do belief paradigms affect perception and performance? What perceptual errors influence decisions to the trader's detriment? Information processing and risk assessment - how does information overload affect Stress How does stress affect investment decisions? Technological and mathematical anxiety - why do we avoid learning the skills we most need? What levels of ability are required? Can psychological and biological theories assist in our understanding of investors' performance?

Volatility Trading

Author: Euan Sinclair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2809

In Volatility Trading, Sinclair offers you a quantitative model for measuring volatility in order to gain an edge in your everyday option trading endeavors. With an accessible, straightforward approach. He guides traders through the basics of option pricing, volatility measurement, hedging, money management, and trade evaluation. In addition, Sinclair explains the often-overlooked psychological aspects of trading, revealing both how behavioral psychology can create market conditions traders can take advantage of-and how it can lead them astray. Psychological biases, he asserts, are probably the drivers behind most sources of edge available to a volatility trader. Your goal, Sinclair explains, must be clearly defined and easily expressed-if you cannot explain it in one sentence, you probably aren't completely clear about what it is. The same applies to your statistical edge. If you do not know exactly what your edge is, you shouldn't trade. He shows how, in addition to the numerical evaluation of a potential trade, you should be able to identify and evaluate the reason why implied volatility is priced where it is, that is, why an edge exists. This means it is also necessary to be on top of recent news stories, sector trends, and behavioral psychology. Finally, Sinclair underscores why trades need to be sized correctly, which means that each trade is evaluated according to its projected return and risk in the overall context of your goals. As the author concludes, while we also need to pay attention to seemingly mundane things like having good execution software, a comfortable office, and getting enough sleep, it is knowledge that is the ultimate source of edge. So, all else being equal, the trader with the greater knowledge will be the more successful. This book, and its companion CD-ROM, will provide that knowledge. The CD-ROM includes spreadsheets designed to help you forecast volatility and evaluate trades together with simulation engines.

Trade Mindfully

Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cutting Edge Psychology

Author: Gary Dayton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6544

Overcome psychological obstacles to increase trading success Successful traders need to be well-versed and skilled in a wide range of business and economic areas. But now, in addition to effective trading strategies and sound money management techniques, traders need to possess the know-how to handle the mental and emotional challenges of working in a highly volatile environment. Trade Mindfully is a unique resource that applies cutting-edge psychological techniques to trading skills, allowing readers to improve their mental outlooks and maximize the potential of their trading strategies. This book draws upon recent psychological research in behaviorism to teach new approaches that call for better focus, more confidence, and more positive perspectives and outcomes. One of the key concepts covered in the book is mindfulness, a state of mind traditionally touted in the East for its ability to reduce stress and increase perspective, useful qualities for traders looking to rise above emotional obstacles and the poor results they cause. The author also discusses the importance of High Value Trading Actions (HVAs), specific actions that are under a trader's control. With this guide, trading professionals will be able to form solid strategies based on a combination of these notions and practices, leading to higher levels of trading performance. Applies sound psychological practice and evidence-based research to the trading profession Covers the psychological perspectives and mental skills needed to succeed in today's trading world Focuses on key concepts that lead to deliberate practice, specific trading activities, and increased awareness and focus Designed to help traders deal with the emotional challenges that come with uncertainty and risk Trade Mindfully touches on the most essential concepts for anyone intrigued by what trading psychology has to offer, and delivers the best strategies for achieving the right mental skills for peak performance.

The Trend Following Bible

How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk

Author: Andrew Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1124

A proven approach to trading success based on the best commodity trading advisors Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. The Trend Following Bible shows individual traders and investors how to profit from this approach by trading like today's top commodity trading advisors. In this book, author Andrew Abraham stresses the importance of a disciplined, consistent methodology, with stringent risk controls, that allows you to catch big trends, while limiting losses on unprofitable trades. By trading in this manner, he shows you how to successfully achieve market-beating returns over the long term and multiple your trading capital along the way. Reveals exactly how top commodity trading advisors operate and how individuals can incorporate these methods into their everyday trading endeavors Addresses key issues like position sizing and risk control, which are critical to trading success, but often underemphasized in other trading literature Highlights how to effectively execute the trading strategies outlined Engaging and accessible, The Trend Following Bible will put you in a better position to profit as you make more informed trading decisions.