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Daily Trading Coach 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist

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ISBN-10: 0470398566

ISBN-13: 9780470398562

Edition: 2009

Authors: Brett N. Steenbarger, Steenbarger

List price: $36.00
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Written in a practical and motivational style, The Daily Trading Coach highlights specific actions that readers can take for the coming market day. Each chapter (lesson) will be written in a blog post-sized segment (3-4 pages), but unlike blog posts or usual trading book fare, Steenbarger's lessons are designed as coaching interventions, highlighting techniques and homework assignments that traders can put to work immediately. The Daily Trading Coach is not only a cookbook for self-monitoring, but it also provides inspiration and motivation to help developing traders kick-start each day with a positive perspective. Explicitly designed as a self-help resource that stresses the skills and…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.10" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Brett N. Steenbarger received a BS from Duke University and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. He is an active trader and author of the popular TraderFeed blog. He has also written numerous books about trading including Enhancing Trader Performance, The Psychology of Trading, and The Daily Trading Coach. He is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Change: The Process and the Practice
Draw on Emotion to Become a Change Agent
Psychological Visibility and Your Relationship with Your Trading Coach
Make Friends with Your Weakness
Change Your Environment, Change Yourself
Transform Emotion by Trace-Formation
Find the Right Mirrors
Change Our Focus
Create Scripts for Life Change
How to Build Your Self-Confidence
Five Best Practices for Effecting and Sustaining Change
Resources
Stress and Distress: Creative Coping for Traders
Understanding Stress
Antidotes for Toxic Trading Assumptions
What Causes the Distress That Interferes with Trading Decisions?
Keep a Psychological Journal
Pressing: When You Try Too Hard to Make Money
When You're Ready to Hang It Up
What to Do When Fear Takes Over
Performance Anxiety: The Most Common Trading Problem
Square Pegs and Round Holes
Volatility of Markets and Volatility of Mood
Resources
Psychological Well-Being: Enhancing Trading Experience
The Importance of Feeling Good
Build Your Happiness
Get into the Zone
Trade with Energy
Intention and Greatness: Exercise the Brain through Play
Cultivate the Quiet Mind
Build Emotional Resilience
Integrity and Doing the Right Thing
Maximize Confidence and Stay with Your Trades
Coping-Turn Stress into Well-Being
Resources
Steps toward Self-Improvement: The Coaching Process
Self-Monitor by Keeping a Trading Journal
Recognize Your Patterns
Establish Costs and Benefits to Patterns
Set Effective Goals
Build on Your Best: Maintain a Solution Focus
Disrupt Old Problem Patterns
Build Your Consistency by Becoming Rule-Governed
Relapse and Repetition
Create a Safe Environment for Change
Use Imagery to Advance the Change Process
Resources
Breaking Old Patterns: Psychodynamic Frameworks for Self-Coaching
Psychodynamics: Escape the Gravity of Past Relationships
Crystallize Our Repetitive Patterns
Challenge Our Defenses
Once Again, with Feeling: Get Distance from Your Problem Patterns
Make the Most Out of Your Coaching Relationship
Find Positive Trading Relationships
Tolerate Discomfort
Master Transference
The Power of Discrepancy
Working Through
Resources
Remapping the Mind: Cognitive Approaches to Self-Coaching
Schemas of the Mind
Use Feeling to Understand Your Thinking
Learn from Your Worst Trades
Use a Journal to Restructure Our Thinking
Disrupt Negative Thought Patterns
Reframe Negative Thought Patterns
Use Intensive Guided Imagery to Change Thought Patterns
Challenge Negative Thought Patterns with the Cognitive Journal
Conduct Cognitive Experiments to Create Change
Build Positive Thinking
Resources
Learning New Action Patterns: Behavioral Approaches to Self-Coaching
Understand Your Contingencies
Identify Subtle Contingencies
Harness the Power of Social Learning
Shape Your Trading Behaviors
The Conditioning of Markets
The Power of Incompatibility
Build on Positive Associations
Exposure: A Powerful and Flexible Behavioral Method
Extend Exposure Work to Build Skills
A Behavioral Framework for Dealing with Worry
Resources
Coaching Your Trading Business
The Importance of Startup Capital
Plan Your Trading Business
Diversify Your Trading Business
Track Your Trading Results
Advanced Scorekeeping for Your Trading Business
Track the Correlations of Your Returns
Calibrate Your Risk and Reward
The Importance of Execution in Trading
Think in Themes-Generating Good Trading Ideas
Manage the Trade
Resources
Lessons from Trading Professionals: Resources and Perspectives on Self-Coaching
Leverage Core Competencies and Cultivate Creativity
I Alone Am Responsible
Cultivate Self-Awareness
Mentor Yourself for Success
Keep Detailed Records
Learn to Be Fallible
The Power of Research
Attitudes and Goals, the Building Blocks of Success
A View from the Trading Firms
Use Data to Improve Trading Performance
Resources
Looking for the Edge: Finding Historical Patterns in Markets
Use Historical Patterns in Trading
Frame Good Hypotheses with the Right Data
Excel Basics
Visualize Your Data
Create Your Independent and Dependent Variables
Conduct Your Historical Investigations
Code the Data
Examine Context
Filter Data
Make Use of Your Findings
Resources
Conclusion
Find Your Path
For More on Self-Coaching
About the Author
Index