Monday, October 11, 2021

BRETT STEENBARGER'S TRADING PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER


Contact For Trading Firms and Media:  steenbab at aol dot com

My Twitter Feed:  @steenbab

RADICAL RENEWAL - Free blog book on trading, psychology, spirituality, and leading a fulfilling life

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The Three Minute Trading Coach Videos

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Forbes Articles:


My coaching work applies evidence-based psychological techniques (see my background and my book on the topic) to the improvement of productivity, quality of life, teamwork, leadership, hiring best practices, and creativity/idea generation.  Trading firms, teams, and portfolio managers interested in performance coaching and help with hiring processes can email me at steenbab at aol dot com.  Please note that my work is limited to trading and investment firms, so I cannot provide online advice or coaching services to individual, independent traders


FURTHER RESOURCES




I wish you the best of luck in your development as a trader and in your personal evolution.  In the end, those are one and the same:  paths to becoming who we already are when we are at our best.

Brett
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Taking A Break From Blogging And Social Media

 
Thanks for all the interest in TraderFeed, my books, and the Three Minute Trading Coach videos.  There's quite a library of material available there, and a lot more on performance psychology through the Forbes articles and the spirituality of trading, via the online book Radical Renewal.  

I'm working on a big new book project and have decided to focus all my efforts there.  I'll continue to Tweet every so often, but will be taking time off from writing about markets and trading psychology otherwise.  

I appreciate all the support and look forward to very interesting markets going forward!

Brett

Monday, October 04, 2021

Stages In A Trader's Development

 
A beginning trader starts with eagerness and passion and focuses on winning.  The beginner's great fear is to miss opportunity and so the beginner overtrades and eventually takes significant losses.  Many traders never move beyond this stage.

With experience, the beginning trader recognizes that the goal is not simply making money, but making more money on winning trades than losing ones.  Instead of focusing solely on winning, the more experienced trader also focuses on not losing and containing risk.  The goal is thus consistency of trading and profitability and, above all, staying in the game.  This is when the beginning trader becomes a good trader.

Now, however, the good trader faces a new stage of development:  growing that consistency of trading.  The good trader grows laterally, expanding their expertise and skills and finding a broader range of opportunity.  The good trader also develops depth in their trading, finding superior ways to manage positions and their ever-evolving risk/reward.  The good trader becomes a great trader by exercising skills and experience in different market environments and finding a balance between assertively seeking opportunity and mindfully managing risk.

Good traders become better and better at playing the game.  Great traders find new and promising games to play.  

I recently spent an intensive period of time studying the stock market on a daily basis from 2014 to present.  I tracked cycles in a new way and explored ways of taking best advantage of phases of those cycles.  Instead of regularity of time, I looked for regularity of structure in defining the cycles.  That has led to new trade ideas.  Early days, early days.  But we always have the power to innovate and develop what is good into what is great.

Further Reading:

Trading Psychology 2.0 and the role of creativity in our development as traders

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