Trading Psychology

February 27, 2018 by

Recently I have re-read German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche‘s “Thus spoke Zarathustra” – and I have nodded and smiled, and even laughed on several occasions. What a book! What a celebration of living to the fullest, and of living courageously. In the book Nietzsche unfolds an existentialist development theory, similar to e.g. French Philosopher Simone de Beauvoir‘s […]

February 7, 2018 by

Trading the financial markets is a profession desired by huge numbers of people. In order to better understand why people want it so badly and how people often motivate themselves to pursue it, let’s have a look at the field of hypnotherapy. When removing the supposed reasons for a person’s behaviour during hypnotherapy sessions, like […]

November 3, 2017 by

Danger is real, fear is not. Avoid danger, confront fear. Despite the reality of the previous statement, most people allow their fears to limit what they do and who they become by reigniting feelings of fear, typically associated with certain activities, situations, people, places and circumstances. Dealing with our fears is no trivial task, as […]

April 28, 2013 by

Trading psychology should not be under estimated with regards to making trading decisions. As traders, we often find ourselves making very difficult decisions, such is the life of the trader. Making decisions can typically end in one of three scenarios, good, bad or neutral. Good if the decision resulted in a positive outcome, bad if the decision […]

August 18, 2012 by

Would you risk five dollars on a coin flip that rewarded you one dollar if won? Why are some traders repeatedly willing to take on huge risks for minimal rewards? It’s all about trading psychology in this post so let’s have a look at the reasoning behind such decisions. What is the risk-to-reward rule? The risk-to-reward […]

July 13, 2012 by

Knowing when and when not to be making trading decisions by being honest with yourself when it counts, can present some huge challenges. Let’s have a look at trading psychology and the psychology of motivation, and how it can potentially expose you to additional, unnecessary risk. Our motivation either to enter or exit a trade can vary […]