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.