Real-Life Wendy Rhoades from Showtime’s ‘BILLIONS’ gives Real Life Tips on Employee Engagement

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

The ReThink Group is proud to announce that our CEO Denise Shull, the inspiration behind the #WendyRhoades character on Showtime’s #BILLIONS, is featured in Mediaplanet’s latest campaign launching today, November 14, 2018 in USA Today.

‘Employee […]

Using “Negative” Feelings to Get You What You Want

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Here’s an example of how leaning into all of your feelings – even the so-called “negative feelings” – works.

This morning I went to my usual, fairly challenging, workout class at Equinox. Between my own suspected […]

The Offense and Defense of Trading

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Trading is hard. This far-flung, never-ending electronic poker game serves up a mental challenge unlike any other. Anything can happen at any time. It looks like a numbers game but it’s really a people game. […]

Develop the Instincts for Trading

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

“I got them all wrong” exclaimed one private equity portfolio manager. “Ha! Right!” said another Chief Investment Officer when I suggested that the pattern recognition skills embedded in succeeding with the Bloomberg Tradebook Trader Brain Exercise (TBX > […]

Trading Emotions Echo the Past

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

A trader I coach predicted this as the best positioning for Brexit : Short the pound, short the S&Ps, long gold and short oil. This is John B. – a guy with 20+ years of […]

Solve that Cleveland Sports Curse

June 11th, 2016|0 Comments

UPDATE June 20, 2016: I am SO glad the Cavs won! Thrilled. Elated. Vindicated. Ecstatic. Relieved. Joyous. Shocked… not necessarily in that order. Maybe someday I will get to interview LeBron about the cycle of […]

Recover from a Trading Mistake through Writing

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual meeting of The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) – a seemingly unlikely place to figure out how to resolve a trading mistake! Those who follow me know […]

FOMO or Fear of Feeling Bad in the Future

January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

This morning I was talking to a coaching client and we jointly realized that to characterize one of the most powerful trading emotions as FOMO actually misses the most important point. FOMO – or fear […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

December 12th, 2015|0 Comments

We’ve all asked this question. Should I stay at the party a bit longer? Should I wait and see if the Cleveland Browns might possibly (by some miracle) pull this game out? (NO!)

But I bet […]

Why Advanced Trading Psychology is Your Best Bet

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

In the Annual Review of Psychology 2015, Lerner of Harvard points out that from 1970 to 1995 there were virtually NO scientific papers on the subject of emotions and judgment and decision making (JDM). From […]

Why Change Your Thinking about Your Emotions?

November 21st, 2015|0 Comments

John Netto, a very successful trader, is currently finishing his book The Global Macro Edge wherein he takes on what he sees as the myths of Wall St. One of the chapters will be titled […]

Gain Market Intuition with NinjaTrader’s Market Replay

October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Back in the ‘90s in Chicago when I just beginning to trade my mentor would say: “I’ve seen this movie before.” Mistaking the market for a math problem, I really didn’t get what he meant […]

Which Strategy for Trading Emotions Actually Wins?

September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Conventional wisdom still dictates that traders “control their emotions.” Yet somewhat conversely, the cutting edge of neuroeconomics research shows that “emotion determines how we perceive our world, organize our memory and make important decisions” (Brosh, […]

The Art of War and Monday Morning Sell-Offs

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

For many traders, me included, waking up to a big sell-off is very exciting. The feeling that there is money to be made reverberates in my gut. In fact, that feeling borders on fear of […]

Trading Emotions – the Latest Research

August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The latest research on preventing the behavioral risks of emotion overload once again turns out to be counter-intuitive. Instead of using your logic to change your feelings, it appears that embracing your emotions may be […]

Uncertainty – Reprinted from Psych Capital Tips and Tricks

June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Trading psychology advice permeates the world of traders. Yet, the majority of traders still experience a challenge that goes like this: “Why did I do that?” They have a plan, they swear they will not […]

Reading Fiction Might Improve Your Trading

May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Back in 2007, Cal-Tech ran what is turning out to be a revolutionary study on how the brain predicts price moves. The authors found that predicting other people is the key skill behind correctly predicting […]

“Negative” Feelings May Be A Positive

May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

In a world steeped in the mantra of “remain positive”, what is a trader or portfolio manager to do when frustration mounts? Winning in the game of markets is hard. It really is hard. Sometimes, […]

Really Simple Ways to Improve Trading Results

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

In a culture where it seems like hard work will be an edge, many traders mistake the type of work that will indeed create the best results. Trading is not only an intellectual exercise but […]

Nailing Better Trade Exits

February 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Do you realize that almost no matter where you exit a trade, you are going to feel bad? If the trade is a winner, you wonder if you could have gotten more out of it […]

Should I Trade in Simulation?

January 25th, 2015|0 Comments

In the course of my 20+ years in the trading world, the question of when or how to use ‘sim’ has come up dozens of times. When I traded full-time, I used to wonder. When […]

The 3 “Eyes” of Trading Using Your Feelings

October 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

It unfortunately remains the predominant and conventional wisdom that the best trading occurs from so-called purely rational (read: statistical) and non-emotional analysis. Alas, it’s just not true. In fact, it isn’t even possible for a […]

Empathy and Intuition, Two Key Trading Thinking Styles

August 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Two separate studies interviewing close to 200 successful portfolio managers and traders confirm what Jason Voss and Ravhee Mehta have reported in their books The Intuitive Investor and The Emotionally Intelligent Investor. Being able to […]

Brain Turns Statistics into Emotion!

July 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

In technical terms, the researchers call this projected emotion, “anticipatory affect”. In simple terms, the results of this meta-analysis of the brain’s reaction to probabilities in risk goes like this:

1. A trader or PM takes […]

A Simple Parsing for Emotion in Trading Psychology

July 14th, 2014|0 Comments

As we learn more about the importance of emotional information in trading decisions, it's challenging to switch to looking at feelings and emotions as data. It's doubly hard because there is so much misinformation still floating around! To that end, I was happy to see Psyblog publish