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Psychology Of Trading Webinar

I’m presenting a psychology of trading webinar for free with the good folks at TradeKing. The webinar will be Tuesday, August 24th at 5pm ET If you’re interested, click the logo below to be taken to the page to register. I hope you’ll find the time to attend.

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Conscientiousness and Trading

One of the five factors the Market Awareness Profile (MAP) measures is conscientiousness– the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. Impulses are not inherently bad; occasionally time constraints require a snap decision, and acting on an initial impulse can be an effective response. Nonetheless, acting on impulse can lead to trouble

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Safeguarding Techniques

In Adlerian psychology there are what’s known as safeguarding behaviors and they have a place in trading as well. Basically, we as humans want to protect ourselves from three threats to the self. Physical harm – we might get sick, die, etc. Social threat – we might not look good in the eyes of others.

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Trading Journals

The image to the left should be recognizable by most of us as the American alphabet. It is from these 26 letters that billions of people are able to communicate on a daily basis. We learn the alphabet early on with rhymes and rote memorization so that we may contribute to society through our interactions.

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Trading Journals

The ability of pattern recognition isn’t anything new or even earth shattering. My 5 year old in kindergarten is an expert at basic patterns with letters, shapes and colors. We learn from a very young age to look for patterns in all walks of life.   We could begin to see patterns in the drawing to

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