Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies from the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology

by Brett N. Steenbarger

in Books / Market Psychology, Trading

Through his own trading experiences and those of individuals he has mentored, Dr. Brett Steenbarger is familiar with the challenges that traders face and the performance and psychological strategies that can meet those challenges. In Enhancing Trader Performance, Steenbarger shows you how to transform talent into trading skill through a structured process of expertise development and reveals how this approach can help you achieve market mastery.

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Trading is a performance discipline, and like Olympic athletes, elite military troops, and performing artists, traders can structure their development to achieve competence and expertise. Through his own trading experiences and those of individuals he has mentored, Dr. Brett Steenbarger is familiar with the challenges thattraders face and the performance and psychological strategies that can meet those challenges.

In his first book, The Psychology of Trading, Dr. Steenbarger provided a framework for understanding and overcoming the mental obstacles to successful trading. Now, in Enhancing Trader Performance, he goes a step further and shows you how to transform talent into trading skill through a structured process of expertise development.

Straightforward and accessible, this comprehensive guide:

Discusses the importance of finding an optimal fit between your trading talents and interests; the markets you trade; and the ways you trade those markets
Explores how you can enter into a learning process that will cultivate your tradingcompetence and expertise
Introduces the concept of learning loops, which enable you to make progressive improvements in your trading methods
Breaks down performance into three components—mechanics, tactics, and strategy—and examines the role of each in generating trading success
Illustrates how you can coach yourself with practical cognitive and behavioral techniques that rapidly change problem patterns and build new, positive ways of thinking and behaving
When you enhance your performance as a trader, you replace a small piece of randomness with intention. This enables you to make more informed trading decisions as you make your way through today′s dynamic markets. Filled with in–depth insights, practical advice, solid research, and detailed examples, Enhancing Trader Performance offers an innovative approach to market mastery.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publish date: 2006-12-08

Format: Hardback

Pages: 304

Isbn: 0470038667

Ranked #82 of 172 Books

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