In my top 3 books about trading rests Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas. I found this book to be the most helpful trading book in my earlier days of learning to trade. I find it interesting that one of my favorite books on trading doesn’t have 1 chart, indicator, setup, or any full methodology within its pages. It is almost entirely about individual trader psychology, and I have learned that this is the crux of the trader’s issue. The traders mind, both friend and enemy, both roadblock and engine.
Mark Douglas, in this book, was the first to introduce me to trading in samples. I had heard about it in passing, but never paid any real attention to it as it seemed to me an obscure way to deal with trader psychology. Why not just focus on one trade at a time? For those of you who are not familiar with trading in samples it is a method outlined in the book whereby the trader gives himself a set amount of trades to conduct before he examines the results in depth. The...
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