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Denise talks Trading & Golf Psych on CNBC’s Squawk Box

to discuss her recent book
Market Mind Games

By |September 27th, 2012|Risk Decisions, Worth Reading|0 Comments

Trader Diagnosis’ Latest Thoughts

Here are some of the things I’ve been thinking about:

The two areas in trading that separate the men from the boys (so to speak) are:

1.) The ability to divide environmental perceptions in half and process them separately. First I ask myself what I am feeling and in doing so I acknowledge and honor the feelings […]

My Journey to Self-awareness, by JON

I knew I needed emotional help the day I became so angry that I punched my bedroom door, stomped down the stairs, and kicked over a living room end table—shocking my wife and two boys, and, most of all, myself. I’ve always been known as the “laid back, non-emotional German from Minnesota.” I was […]

By |June 7th, 2010|Learning Psych Cap, Trading Education, Worth Reading|1 Comment

“Emotional arousal” is not something to avoid, but to master. By Elise Payzan Le Nestour

All this suggests that emotions are key information providers when deciding under uncertainty. They make us tuned to our environment. Actually, in some contexts of fast and intuitive decision-making in the face of unstable (high vol) conditions, one expects that the stronger the emotional uncertainty signals of the day-trader, the higher the performance.

By |October 20th, 2009|Emotions & Decisions, French PhD Chick, Risk Decisions, Worth Reading|2 Comments

New York Magazine “Professional” Traders

Every now and then someone calls me and asks me to recommend a “prop” firm and now I can just send them to this article –

Surfing the Tsunami, New York Mag, Feb 2 issue

Evidently this is news to the magazine but from my vantage point, this is no different than the desk I ran or […]

By |January 29th, 2009|“Locals”, Markets, Worth Reading|4 Comments

The Ascent of Money by Ferguson

This is a book everyone should read (even if this Economist link isn’t exactly flattering). My virtual sister-in-law gave it to us for Christmas (trader/market shrink and economist/options trader in the house after all) and I am very glad she did. In these days of blaming the bankers and even capitalism for the economic descent […]

By |January 3rd, 2009|Markets, Worth Reading|2 Comments