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MY ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

 

Articles on Trading Psychology

A Lesson in Trading Psychology  

A Personality Questionnaire for Traders - Parts 1-3 

A Trader's Self-Evaluation Checklist  

Accepting the Obvious 

Addictive Trading  

Approaching Trading With an Empty Mind  

Assessing Your Personal Strengths -New

Attribution and Bias Among Traders - New

Becoming the Person You Can Be  

Becoming Your Own Trading Coach  

Behavioral Patterns that Sabotage Traders - Part One  

Behavioral Patterns that Sabotage Traders - Part Two  

Brief Therapy For Traders (Parts 1-4) 

Changing How We Cope  

Changing Your Self-Talk By Talking to Yourself  

Controlling Emotions is Not the Goal of Trading Psychology  

Coping With Risk and Uncertainty  

Dead But Dreaming  

Destructive Patterns in Trading  

Disgust Yourself: A Framework for Rapid Behavior Change -New

Evaluating Your Money Manager  

Explaining Market Success  

Experts, Novices, and Trading Performance  

Expose Yourself

Finding the Zone: New Perspectives on the Mental Game of Trading

Finding Solutions: How Traders Can Become Their Own Therapists

Five Guiding Principles of Trading Psychology - New

Half of What You See in the Market Isn't Real  

Hot Risks, Frozen Trader  

How Expert Traders Make Decisions - Part One

How Expert Traders Make Decisions - Part Two 

How to Manage the Psychological Risks of Trading  

How to Regain Your Trading Consistency - New

How to Take a Loss  

Improving Your Trading Performance  

Information Processing and Trading  

Last Exit for the Lost  

Learning to Trade

Letting Profits Run: Becoming Your Own Trading Coach  

Making Friends With Market Emotions  

Marc Greenspoon: A Visit With a World Class Trader - New

Market Psychology Personality Questionnaire  

Microspsychology of the Markets

Overcoming Market Panic  

Performance Coaching: When It Works, When It Doesn't - New

Personality and Trend Following

Picking Bottoms  

Planning Your Losses

Priming for Profits  

Quantifying Mind: The Neuropsychology of Trading

Reasoning and Trading  

Remapping the Mind: Cognitive Therapy for Traders

Responding to Adversity -

Reversals in Minds and Markets

Risk and Success  

Seeking the Path of Least Comfort  

Techniques for Overcoming Performance Anxiety in Trading - New

The Greatest Emotional Problem Facing Traders  

That Which Cannot Be Said  

The Devon Principle  

The Dream  

The Habit of Mindfulness  

The Morality of Trading  

The Most Common Problem Traders Face  

The Most Important Question to Ask When You're in a Slump  

The Personality of the Trader: How It Affects Performance  

The Rarest of Trading Virtues - New

The Role of Somatic Markers in Trading Decisions  

The Spouse of a Trader: What Makes Marriage Work - New

The Three Vices of Trading  

There Are Two Kinds of Traders  

Three Dimensions of Trading Questionnaire

  Three Market Idiots  

Three Pervasive Myths of Trading Psychology  

Three Pillars of Expertise  

Three Relentless Steps Toward Becoming a Better Trader  

Three Thoughts on Freud and Markets  

Trader Development  

Trader Performance and Epistemology  

Trading and Information Processing: Why Traders Sabotage Themselves  

Trading as Mental Warfare

Trading as a Performance Sport

Trading by Rules: A Psychological Perspective

Trading the Ranger Way  

Trading to Win vs. Trading to Not Lose  

Training for Expertise - Chat Session for LBR's Traders  

Training for Trading Success 

Training New Traders: What Makes for Success  

Trusting the Rally

Turning Your Trading Around - Part One  

Turning Your Trading Around - Part Two  

Turning Your Trading Around - Part Three

What to Look for in a Trading Firm  

What Trading Teaches Us About Life  

What We Can Learn From Trading and Poker  

When The Coaching of Traders Doesn't Work  

When to Play  

When to Stop Trading - Part One  

When to Stop Trading - Part Two  

When to Stop Trading - Part Three  

Why Do We Trade?  

Why Traders Lose Their Discipline  

Why Traders Plan Trades But Don't Trade Their Plans  

Will Your Portfolio Become a Prisoner of War?

Winning the Race for Trading Profits  

 

Article and Book Excerpts on Trading Psychology

Anticipating Market Turns

Autobiography

Changing Your Mind

Perspectives From Dr. Brett

Preparation in Trading

Repetition and Greatness

Shifts in the Market

Tacit Knowledge and Trading

The Challenge of Changing Yourself

The Mindset of the Successful Trader

The Heroic Dimensions of Trading - New

The Most Important Step in Becoming Your Own Trading Coach - New

The Trader as Psychologist

What It Takes to Win in the Markets

 

Psychology Articles

Introduction to Brief Therapy

Recommended Readings in Psychology  

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Doing What Works

 

Articles on Trading Techniques

A Favorite Trading Pattern - New

A Texbook Pattern: Catching Market Turns  

Anatomy of a Trade  

Assessing Intraday Trends  

Assessing Trader Personality: The Role of Trader Psychometrics - New

Bursting Bubble or Rising Rocket?  

Characteristics of Professional Traders  

Composite Trend Index  

Do Opening Gaps Tend to Fill?  

Developing Your Trading Ideas With Web 2.0 Tools  

Euro Trading with Weblog Indicators  

Filtering Market Signal From Noise  

Finding a Framework for Trading  

Finding Opportunities in New Markets  

Five Guiding Principles of Short-Term Trading - New

Four Keys to Successful Trading  

Fundamentals of Short-Term Trading - Part One  

Fundamentals of Short-Term Trading - Part Two  

Glossary of Indicators Followed on the Trading Psychology Weblog  

Google and Gold as Market Bellwethers  

Gurdjieff, Turtles, and Trading  

How Can I Learn Trading? - New

How I Trade: Handicapping the Odds of Hitting Pivot Points  

How I Trade With the Trading Psychology Weblog

How Large an Edge Do You Need for Daytrading?  - New

How to Prepare for the Day's Trading  

How You Can Track the Stock Market's Large Traders  

Hybrid Trading: How Discretionary Traders Can Become More Systematic - New

Identifying Breakout Moves  

Institutional Sentiment Measure - download chart

Market Psychology - An Intraday Analysis  

Market Volatility and Prospective Price Change  

Measuring Trends and Trendiness  

Measuring Trends and Trendiness - II  

Micropsychology Modeler - Part One  

Micropsychology Modeler - Part Two  

Micropsychology Modeler - Part Three  

Money Flows in the Stock Market - New

My Short-Term Trading System - A Brief Summary

My Swing Trading System  

Natural Profits From Synthetic Indices  

On Becoming a Swing Trader

Option Volume: Profiting From the Volatility Trade  

Overview of the Relative Dollar Volume Flow Indicator - New

Pattern Recognition  

Playing Defense in the Markets  

Profiting From the Lead Fish  

Programmed for Selling  

Protracted Buying in the NYSE TICK:  What Comes Next? - New

Psychoanalyzing the Market  

Relative Range

Resources for Trading  

Searching for the Edge  

So You Want to Write a Market Blog  

SOX to Stocks Ratio  

Stages of Change in the Coaching of Traders  

Stationarity: One of the Most Important Trading Concepts  

Statistical Analysis for Intuitive Traders  

 Stock Market Psychology: What You See is Not What You Get  

Taking What the Market Gives You  

The Changing Face of Market Information   

The Cost of Common Market Wisdom  

The Cumulative DSI - download chart here

The Importance of Stock Selection  

The Trend is Your End -

The Value of Market Blogs  

Thinking Like a Peak Performance Trader  

Three Creative Approaches to Market Analysis  

Three Pieces of Trading Wisdom  

Three Ways to Develop Your Trading  

Time as a Market Indicator  

Tracking Sector Performance  

Trading by Regimes - New

Trading by the Traffic Lights  

Trading Journals that Work  

Trade Like a Scientist - Three-Part Series - New

Two Perspectives on a Market Breakout  

Using the Trading Psychology Weblog  

What a Difference Four Months Make  

What Can We Expect From Low Volatility Markets?  

What Happened to NASDAQ Trading?  

What Short-Term Traders Need to Know  

What You Can Learn From the Opening Minutes of Trading  

When Does the Market Offer Opportunity?  

When Stocks Make Highs, Should You Buy?  

Who is in the Market?  

Why It Has Been So Hard to Make Money in This Market  

Why It Is Valuable to Track the Market Herd  

Why the Market Seems to Go Nowhere  

Why This Market is So Difficult to Trade: The Long-Term Picture  

Will We Ever Break Out of This Range?  

 

Book and Music Reviews 

Review of Stock Trader's Almanac and The Almanac Investor - by Jeffrey Hirsch et al.

Preface to The Essentials of Trading by John Forman 

Review of The Essentials of Trading by John Forman

Review of Practical Speculation by Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner

Review of Swing Trading by Jon D. Markman

Review of Intermarket Analysis by John J. Murphy

Review of Trade Like a Hedge Fund by James Altucher

Review of Trading Risk by Kenneth Grant 

Review of King of an Empire to the Shoes of a Misfit by Myke Hideous

Review of Say Your Prayers by Empire Hideous

 

Recent Articles

 

Also see my archive of blog entries at TraderFeed and my archived articles at Seeking Alpha.

Favorite TraderFeed Posts From 2006:  Volume One; Volume Two; Volume Three

TraderFeed Best Practices

TraderFeed Articles on Trading Techniques

TraderFeed Articles on Coaching Traders

 

July 7, 2007 - How to Regain Your Trading Consistency

July 7, 2007 - Assessing Your Personal Strengths

June 30, 2007 - How Can I Learn Trading?

June 30, 2007 - Trading by Regimes

June 30, 2007 - The Rarest of Trading Virtues

June 23, 2007 - The Spouse of a Trader: What Makes Marriage Work

June 23, 2007 - Trade Like a Scientist - Three-Part Series

June 16, 2007 - Protracted Buying in the NYSE TICK:  What Comes Next?

June 9, 2007 - Attribution and Bias Among Traders

June 2, 2007 - The Heroic Dimensions of Trading

June 2, 2007 - The Most Important Step in Becoming Your Own Trading Coach

May 26, 2007 - Assessing Trader Personality: The Role of Trader Psychometrics

May 26, 2007 - Hybrid Trading: How Discretionary Traders Can Become More Systematic

May 19, 2007 - Stages of Change in the Coaching of Traders

May 19, 2007 - When The Coaching of Traders Doesn't Work

May 19, 2007 - A Favorite Trading Pattern

May 12, 2007 - Characteristics of Professional Traders

May 12, 2007 - Three Thoughts on Freud and Markets

May 5, 2007 - Overview of the Relative Dollar Volume Flow Indicator

May 5, 2007 - Techniques for Overcoming Performance Anxiety in Trading

April 28, 2007 - The Most Important Question to Ask When You're in a Slump

April 28, 2007 - The Most Common Problem Traders Face

April 21, 2007 - Money Flows in the Stock Market

April 21, 2007 - Changing Your Self-Talk By Talking to Yourself

April 14, 2007 - What We Can Learn From Trading and Poker

April 14, 2007 - Performance Coaching: When It Works, When It Doesn't

April 7, 2007 - Marc Greenspoon: A Visit With a World Class Trader

March 31, 2007 - Why Traders Plan Trades But Don't Trade Their Plans

March 31, 2007 - Trading and Information Processing: Why Traders Sabotage Themselves

March 24, 2007 - Disgust Yourself: A Framework for Rapid Behavior Change

March 17, 2007 - Five Guiding Principles of Short-Term Trading

March 17, 2007 - Five Guiding Principles of Trading Psychology

March 10, 2007 - The Role of Somatic Markers in Trading Decisions

March 3, 2007 - How You Can Track the Stock Market's Large Traders

February 24, 2007 - Six Keys to Trading Success: Lessons from a Successful Trader

February 17, 2007 - How Large an Edge Do You Need for Daytrading?

February 10, 2007 - A Personality Questionnaire for Traders - Parts 1-3

February 3, 2007 - The Personality of the Trader: How It Affects Performance

January 27, 2007 - How I Trade: Handicapping the Odds of Hitting Pivot Points

January 20, 2007 - Brief Therapy For Traders (Parts 1-4)

January 13, 2007 - Letting Profits Run: Becoming Your Own Trading Coach

January 6, 2007 - Three Pervasive Myths of Trading Psychology

December 31, 2006 - Three Pieces of Trading Wisdom

December 30, 2006 - Stock Market Psychology: What You See is Not What You Get

December 24, 2006 - Controlling Emotions is Not the Goal of Trading Psychology

December 23, 2006 - Gurdjieff, Turtles, and Trading

December 16, 2006 - What You Can Learn From the Opening Minutes of Trading

December 10, 2006 - Three Relentless Steps Toward Becoming a Better Trader

December 9, 2006 - The Devon Principle

December 2, 2006 - Three Market Idiots

November 25, 2006 - Do Opening Gaps Tend to Fill?

November 18, 2006 - Developing Your Trading Ideas With Web 2.0 Tools

November 11, 2006 - What to Look for in a Trading Firm

November 4, 2006 - Addictive Trading

October 29, 2006 - Three Ways to Develop Your Trading

October 29, 2006 - What Can We Expect From Low Volatility Markets?

October 22, 2006 - When Stocks Make Highs, Should You Buy?

October 15, 2006 - Evaluating Your Money Manager

October 15, 2006 - Filtering Market Signal From Noise

October 8, 2006 - Half of What You See in the Market Isn't Real

October 8, 2006 - The Cost of Common Market Wisdom

October 1, 2006 - Becoming Your Own Trading Coach

September 17, 2006 - The Value of Market Blogs

September 10, 2006 - What a Difference Four Months Make

September 3, 2006 - Three Creative Approaches to Market Analysis

August 26, 2006 - The Changing Face of Market Information

August 26, 2006 - Finding a Framework for Trading

August 19, 2006 - The Trend is Your End

August 19, 2006 - What Trading Teaches Us About Life

August 12, 2006 - Approaching Trading With an Empty Mind

August 5, 2006 - What Short-Term Traders Need to Know

July 29, 2006 - A Lesson in Trading Psychology

July 22, 2006 - There Are Two Kinds of Traders

July 22, 2006 - Making Friends With Market Emotions

July 15, 2006 - How to Prepare for the Day's Trading

July 8, 2006 - Time as a Market Indicator

July 4, 2006 - So You Want to Write a Market Blog

June 30, 2006 - Why Traders Lose Their Discipline

June 30, 2006 - Why It Is Valuable to Track the Market Herd

June 23, 2006 - A Textbook Pattern: Catching Market Turns

June 22, 2006 - The Importance of Stock Selection

June 16, 2006 - Three Pillars of Expertise

June 15, 2006 - Four Keys to Successful Trading

June 8, 2006 - Finding Opportunities in New Markets

May 28, 2006 - The Greatest Emotional Problem Facing Traders

May 20, 2006 - Relative Range

May 6, 2006 - Psychoanalyzing the Market

May 6, 2006 - Anatomy of a Trade

May 6, 2006 - Option Volume: Profiting From the Volatility Trade

April 23, 2006 - Review of The Essentials of Trading by John Forman

April 23, 2006 - Trading to Win vs. Trading to Not Lose

April 23, 2006 - How to Manage the Psychological Risks of Trading

April 9, 2006 - When Does the Market Offer Opportunity?

March 26, 2006 - Priming for Profits

March 25, 2006 - Why This Market is So Difficult to Trade: The Long-Term Picture

March 25, 2006 - Why It Has Been So Hard to Make Money in This Market

March 11, 2006 - Why the Market Seems to Go Nowhere

February 26, 2006 - Winning the Race for Trading Profits

February 10, 2006 - Statistical Analysis for Intuitive Traders

February 3, 2006 - That Which Cannot Be Said

January 29, 2006 - Google and Gold as Market Bellwethers

January 21, 2006 - Master the Language of the Market! (Humor)

January 9, 2006 - Turning Your Trading Around - Part Two

January 8, 2006 - Turning Your Trading Around - Part One

January 2, 2006 - Will We Ever Break Out of This Range?

December 10, 2005 - What Happened to NASDAQ Trading?

December 3, 2005 - Improving Your Trading Performance

November 25, 2005 - Natural Profits From Synthetic Indices

November 25, 2005 - Profiting From the Lead Fish

November 23, 2005 - Bursting Bubble or Rising Rocket?

November 20, 2005 - Thinking Like a Peak Performance Trader

November 19, 2005 - Taking What the Market Gives You

November 12, 2005 - Experts, Novices, and Trading Performance

November 11, 2005 - Trader Development

November 4, 2005 - Trader Performance and Epistemology

October 30, 2005 - Pattern Recognition

October 23, 2005 - Coping With Risk and Uncertainty

October 23, 2005 - Changing How We Cope 

October 16, 2005 - Preface to The Essentials of Trading

October 15, 2005 - The Habit of Mindfulness

October 11, 2005 - Picking Bottoms

October 10, 2005 - Hot Risks, Frozen Trader

October 9, 2005 - Training for Trading Success

October 8, 2005 - Becoming the Person You Can Be

October 1, 2005 - Programmed for Selling

September 24, 2005 - My Interview With Trading Markets

September 18, 2005 - Trading by the Traffic Lights

September 11, 2005 - Who Is In the Market?

September 10, 2005 - Two Perspectives on a Market Breakout

September 4, 2005 - Overcoming Market Panic

September 3, 2005 - When to Stop Trading - Part Three

August 27, 2005 - When to Stop Trading - Part Two

August 20, 2005 - When to Stop Trading - Part One

August 13, 2005 - Micropsychology Modeler - Part Three

August 8, 2005 - Micropsychology Modeler - Part Two

July 31, 2005 - Micropsychology Modeler - Part One

July 30, 2005 - Trading Journals That Work

July 17, 2005 - The Morality of Trading

July 3, 2005 - Tracking Sector Performance

June 19, 2005 - Dead But Dreaming

June 12, 2005 - Micropsychology of the Markets

June 11, 2005 - Market Psychology - An Intraday Analysis

June 5, 2005 - What is Missing in Trading Psychology

April 24, 2005 - The Dream

April 17, 2005 - Composite Trend Index

April 10, 2005 - Last Exit for the Lost

March 27, 2005 - Responding to Adversity

March 20, 2005 - Recommended Readings in Psychology

March 11, 2005 - I Went Back to Ohio

February 27, 2005 - Accepting the Obvious

February 12, 2005 - Identifying Breakout Moves

February 6, 2005 - Information Processing and Trading

January 29, 2005 - Assessing Intraday Trends

January 22, 2005 - Training New Traders: What Makes for Success  

January 9, 2005 - Reasoning and Trading  

January 2, 2005 - On Time and Trading  

December 19, 2004 - Measuring Trends and Trendiness - II  

December 12, 2004 - Measuring Trends and Trendiness  

November 27, 2004 - Mind Over Markets: An Insight  

November 20, 2004 - Destructive Patterns in Trading  

November 13, 2004 - Cumulative Lines for NYSE TICK and Institutional Composite  

October 30, 2004 - Using the Weblog Indicators  

October 23, 2004 - Searching for the Edge

October 16, 2004 - Explaining Market Success

September 18, 2004 - Trading the Euro With a Synthetic Dollar Index

September 11, 2004 - How to Take a Loss

September 4, 2004 - Euro Trading with Weblog Indicators  

August 21, 2004 - Why Do We Trade?  

August 15, 2004 - A Trader's Self-Evaluation Checklist  

July 31, 2004 - Anatomy of a Swing Market Bottom  

July 25, 2004 - Revisiting Intermarket Relationships  

July 18, 2004 - Indicator Interrelationships  

July 4, 2004 - Intermarket Relationships  

June 27, 2004 - Seeking the Path of Least Comfort  

June 20, 2004 - Anomalies in New Highs and New Lows  

June 13, 2004 - The Three Vices of Trading  

June 6, 2004 - Behavioral Convergence  

May 30, 2004 - Market Balance: A Molecular Look at the Markets  

May 23, 2004 - Cross-Sectional Market Returns  

May 16, 2004 - Cumulative High/Low Index  

May 9, 2004 - Pictures of Market Weakness  

May 2, 2004 - Intermediate-Term Timing Measures  

April 25, 2004 - Short-Term Timing Measures  

April 18, 2004 - A Short-Term Version of the Institutional Composite  

April 11, 2004 - The Institutional Composite and Its Components  

April 4, 2004 - Volume Intensity Index  

March 28, 2004 - Market Turbulence and Relative Performance  

March 21, 2004 - A New Measure of Intermediate-Term Trending  

March 14, 2004 - NYSE Cumulative TICK Oscillator  

March 6, 2004 - Short-Term Volatility  

February 27, 2004 - SOX and Stocks Revisited  

February 20, 2004 - Putting the Measures Together  

February 14, 2004 - Sentiment and Efficiency  

February 7, 2004 - Efficiency and Trend Change  

January 31, 2004 - The Cumulative Trend Index- II  

January 24, 2004 - The Cumulative Trend Index  

January 18, 2004 - Intraday Highs and Lows