Trading Emotions – the Latest Research

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 the fastest route to calming or changing them. "Tapping into more [emphasis mine] emotions improves…

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Should I Trade in Simulation?

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 I added coaching, I got the question all of the time. This week a client…

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The Secret Ingredient to Success in The NYTimes

Last Sunday, the most successful trader I knew from the Chicago Options pits texted me this - "Self-examination is the key to noodle making and other accomplishments." Now you should know two things - 1) this guy NEVER texts - we have been friends for going on 20 years and…

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All About Alpha & Psychology Today

Here are the links to my thoughts on the needed new paradigm in risk management (All About Alpha) and the three things anyone can do to be more successful in the financial markets. What were they thinking? From MF to LTCM 3 Things anyone can do better to understand the…

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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…

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