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

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

Dr. Van K. Tharp

Dr. Van K. Tharp is a specialist in the area of trading psychology. He is the author of Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading. He is featured in Jack Schwager’s classic Market Wizard’s: Interviews with Great Traders.

The Delusional Trader

By Adrienne Toghraie ©2009, Reprinted with permission of Traders World Magazine (www.tradersworld.com) Psychologists would tell you that being in a delusional state means that you are psychotic – obviously not a good thing, especially when you need to know what is really going on in the world. But, strangely enough, sometimes it can work for … Read more

The Mental Aspect of Trading

Many traders quickly come to acknowledge that despite being familiar with winning strategies, systems, and money management techniques, trading success is dependent on your psychological state of mind. If you’re a trader just starting out, where do you find the initial confidence to pull the trigger? How do you deal with the down times without … Read more

Nuggets of Wisdom from Jesse Livermore, Greatest Trader Ever

In the early part of the 20th century, Jesse Livermore was the most successful (and most feared) stock trader on Wall Street. He called the stock market crash of 1907 and once made $3 million in a single day. In 1929, Livermore went short several stocks and made $100 million. He was blamed for the … Read more