Mark Douglas – Trading in the Zone [1 CD (11 MP3) + 1 eBook (11 TXT)]
From Publishers Weekly
Douglas, president of the seminar firm Trading Behavior Dynamics, focuses on the psychology of successful traders. Instead of offering specific strategies, he advises readers, “The first step on the road…is to understand and completely accept the psychological realities of trading.” It may be too abstract for some, but given trading’s risks, this book could assist experienced investors willing to engage in self-reflection. (Jan.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Maximizing the trader’s state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well grounded trader. Mark Douglas, a trader, personal trading coach, and industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that “thinking strategy” will profoundly influence a trader’s success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market.
Trading In The Zone offers specific solutions to the “people factor” of commodity price movement. It uncovers the true culprit for lack of consistency when it comes to stock picking: lack of focus and self-confidence. Through simple exercises, traders will learn how to think in terms of probabilities, and adopt the specific beliefs necessary to developing a winner’s mindset. Along the way, they’ll gain valuable insights into their own entrenched misconceptions about the market.
Backed by compelling examples, Trading In The Zone adds a new dimension to getting an edge on the market. Through a better understanding of themselves, as well as of Wall Street’s realities, traders will come to leverage the power of their psyche for unprecedented profitability.
About the Author
Mark Douglas is the author of NYIF’s The Disciplined Trader. He is president of Trading Behavior Dynamics, which develops seminars on trading psychology for brokerage houses, clearing firms, and banks, among a wide range of professional organizations. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Thom Hartle wrote the foreward for Trading in the Zone. He is vice president of Wizard on Wall Street, Inc., publishers of professional level study courses for traders, and editor of eCharts.com, an educational website for traders and investors interested in technical tahlil. For nine years, he was the editor of Technical tahlil of Stocks and Commodities.