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 […]

How to Leverage Emotion in Market Judgments

The thing is - all of this requires both a change in perspective and more importantly, putting the same effort into understanding your internal signals as you put into the ones the market is providing!

By |May 17th, 2009|Markets|8 Comments

Consistently Good Decisions and Losers

The simple (but not easy answer) is all you need to do is understand the feelings - preferably both macro level (what you expect of yourself and echoes from your past) and micro or in the moment reactions to the result of a trade or price movement.

By |May 2nd, 2009|Markets|2 Comments

Trader W Strikes Again!

Reading your work, applying it, monitoring myself, writing down my feelings, is really paying off. I am trading less, and making more money. This week and last week have been incredible.

By |April 8th, 2009|Emotion Analytics, Learning Psych Cap|6 Comments

Human Market Makers

After Sept. 11th when the markets were closed for a week I pointed out to a WSJ reporter I know that this makes it clear that we should never have all electronic markets – the risk is too great. People have to be able to meet and make trades.

This market sell-off is bolstering that viewpoint. […]

By |October 9th, 2008|“Locals”, Markets|0 Comments

What is Psychological Capital?

We've all heard of human capital and the importance of the human element. The concept of psychological capital takes that discussion to another level - a level where we can begin to further understand, analyze and actually build on our most significant asset.

By |September 7th, 2008|Definitions|0 Comments