Catch a Falling Knife…

“How to buy bottoms and sell tops with confidence.”By Jason Alan Jankovsky, FOREX Analyst & Trader Almost any trader with some experience has heard the trading maxim (or rule) “Don’t try to catch a falling knife…” It usually refers to buying a market falling in price and alludes to how dangerous it can be to … Read more

Overcoming the emotional barriers to day trading success

There is a rather common saying in financial circles, that the markets are primarily driven by two opposing forces namely, fear and greed. This is, perhaps, an over-simplification. There are, however, some psychological barriers that a trader should seek to understand and conquer

Trading Psychology: A Checklist Approach

The S&P 500 made significant gains in the first days of 2011, yet many market analysts and traders are bearish. The reasons vary and include worries about earnings or the economy but many feel that the market is headed for a fall. These bearish pronouncements seem to be business as usual. Last summer many of … Read more

The Brain on Trading: Emotional Intelligence and the Trader’s Mind

By Rande Howell MEd, LPC www.tradersstateofmind.com An Emotional Braking System Failure “I left money on the table yesterday, and I’m not going to leave money on the table this time!” Harry silently declared, “I’ve missed out too many times – I’m going to ride this one and clean up.” Harry could feel the excitement pulsing … Read more

Trading Psychology

The role of psychology in the world of trading is of tremendous importance. Here is a collection of articles from leading traders and educators covering the topic. The Mental Aspect of Trading by Linda Bradford Raschke The Best Psychological Test of All By Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. Psychology of Trading by Jason Alan Jankovsky How … Read more

The Technical Aspects of Trading Emotions

By Martha Stokes, C.M.T. © copyright 2007 all rights reserved. Every seminar and book will tell you that controlling your emotions and having discipline in you’re trading are essential to your success. But no one tells you how to achieve emotional control and personal discipline while trading the market. Every trader sees the market differently … Read more