Sunday, December 31, 2006

Trading Psychology and Trader Performance: Selected Posts From 2006, Volume One

It's been a great year, and I want to wish all readers a very happy and prosperous 2007. Below are links to TraderFeed posts from the first half of 2006 that capture a few of my New Year's thoughts--and resolutions! Tomorrow I'll post links to favorite psychology posts from the second half of the year.

* How I use volume flow information in trading to capture the market's psychology;

* Why I find historical analyses of the markets to be useful;

* Reflections on life and the markets;

* Why having odds in your favor doesn't assure success;

* How the S&P 500 Index behaves on a very short time frame;

* Some defining features of market pros I've worked with;

* VIX as a measure of daytrading opportunity;

* A psychology checklist for traders;

* Lessons that traders have taught me;

* Why scalping the stock indices has become so difficult;

* The opening range and market opportunity;

* A solution-focused framework for working on one's trading;

* How the markets confound human nature.

* The most common trading problem of all.

* Why traders lose their discipline.

* Diagnosing trading problems.

* Playing it safe avoids reward as well as risk. Even for investors.

* Living the heroic life: Part one, two, three, four, five

* What a bodybuilder teaches us about life success.


yinTrader said...

Hi Brett

Happy New Year from Singapore , 2.04am precisely....

You still have about 14 hours to go

Great links for revisions .....


Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Thanks; have a very happy new year!!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I have enjoyed reading your blog and books in 2006, thanks for sharing so many observations.

Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Thanks, Lauriston; I appreciate the feedback. Thanks also for the link to your diary/blog. Have a great New Year!


Michael said...

Happy New Year to you too & thanks for all the great articles.

Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Many thanks, Michael. Have a great 2007!


yinTrader said...


Just sharing the link to our counting down in Singapore:

and our PM's message
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\PRIME MINISTER'S NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2007.mht

Hope you will visit us, sometime in 2007

Hsien nian kwai le!

Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Thanks, Yin--Happy New Year! I do hope to visit before too long--


yinTrader said...


Sorry, countdown link was faulty . Here is it again:


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Brett
And thanks in advance for the 2007 articles :)

Ragards from Spain.

Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. said...

Thank you Rafitax; best wishes for a happy and successful New Year!