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.