market psychology

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 […]

New Risk Psych from Academia Pt. 2 – Social & Affective Neuroscience Conference

If you have tried reappraisal or what most call reframing or even reprogramming and it didn't work for you, don't waste one second wondering or worrying about why. The Darwinian nature of trading and the meaning of a red P&L is almost certainly a "bottom-up" emotion and behavioral & brain picture evidence says that strategy worsens the situation.

Risk Psychology & Neuroeconomics Society 2009

Back and rested from a weekend trip to academia –

The annual Society for Neuroeconomics meeting, held in Evanston this year, reviews a cornucopia of pre-publication research papers centered on the topic of decision making under risk and ambiguity. With everything from electrodes being implanted into patients who were having brain surgery for intractable epilepsy to […]

By |September 28th, 2009|Emotion Analytics, French PhD Chick|0 Comments

The Six-Step Antidote to The Black Swan

Figure out how to differentiate implicit learning from impulse.

By |August 19th, 2009|Definitions, Learning Psych Cap|0 Comments

Fear, Facts & Fundamentals

It also brings up some thoughts about the markets really do work - or the infinite loop between fundamentals, facts and fear

By |August 18th, 2009|Definitions, Markets|0 Comments

Twice Stopped and One Preceding Cocky Feeling

object lesson in double-checking the exact state of one's psychological capital before they take a trade. In my case, the bucket was TOO full and almost more importantly I didn't realize that I was wanting something in particular - something having nothing to do with trading.

By |July 8th, 2009|Emotion Analytics|0 Comments

Echoes, Emotional Architectures & Performance Patterns

The arguably most famous and respected trading psychologist on the planet makes a point that we are not and should not be trading for personal development. I respectfully disagree.

Playing the game wherein the object is to take money out of the hands of very many other smart people who are also pouring enormous resources […]

By |July 2nd, 2009|Emotion Analytics, Markets|0 Comments

Irritation, Annoyance, Frustration or Fury

Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. The markets conspire to converge in a way that fits your optimal trading strategy. You see it, you know it and then at the same moment, the phone rings, or the boss yells or the ….. Something happens that interrupts your ability to execute as you planned […]

By |July 1st, 2009|Emotion Analytics, Markets|2 Comments

Trading the Market’s Profile – 6/10/09

When actually I finally listened to someone who understood auction market theory I realized that every thing I more or less knew about TA was encapsulated in a market profile chart.

By |June 11th, 2009|“Locals”, Definitions, Markets|0 Comments

Confidence – Brain or Body

When you feel confident, presuming you do sometimes feel confident, where do you feel it? Can you feel it in your brain or is it in your thorax (i.e. middle part of your body)? Better yet, why do I ask?

Well if you think about it, part of our mission here at Trader Psyches is to […]

By |June 8th, 2009|Emotion Analytics|6 Comments