The Psychology of Trading: Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets
"The one, only, and by far the best book synthesizing psychologyand investing. In addition to providing modern, scientificknowledge about psychology, this book provides a mirror into themind and wide breadth of knowledge of one of the leadingpractitioners of brief and effectual cures. Will help to cure yourtrading and your life."
-Victor Niederhoffer, Chief Speculator, ManchesterInvestments
Author, The Education of a Speculator and PracticalSpeculation
"How refreshing! A book that rises above the old NLP model of the80's and provides insights on how our relationship with the marketis indeed a very personal one. Not only has Steenbarger providedsome fantastic tools for the trader to transform his mindset, buthe has contributed unique trading ideas as well. Brilliant!"
-Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc.
"'Investigate, before you invest' was for many years the slogan ofthe New York Stock Exchange. I always thought a better one wouldbe, 'Investigate YOURSELF, before you invest.' The Psychology ofTrading should help you increase your annual investment rate ofreturn. Mandatory reading for anyone intending to earn a livelihoodthrough trading. "
-Yale Hirsch, The Hirsch Organization Inc., Editor, The StockTrader's Almanac
"This highly readable, highly educational, and highly entertainingbook will teach you as much about yourself as about trading. It'sOliver Sacks meets Mr. Market-extraordinary tales of ordinaryprofessionals and individuals with investment disorders, and howthey successfully overcame them. It is a must-read both for privateinvestors who have been shell-shocked in the bear market and wantto learn how to start again, as well as for pros who seek an extraedge from extra inner knowledge. Steenbarger's personal voyage intothe mind of the market is destined to become a classic."
-Jon Markman, Managing Editor, CNBC on MSN Money
Author, Online Investing and Swing Trading
"Dr. Steenbarger's fascinating, highly readable blend of practicalinsights from his dual careers as a brilliant psychologist andtrader will benefit every investor; knowing oneself is as importantas knowing the market."
-Laurel Kenner, CNBC.com Columnist, Author, Practical Speculation
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Chapter One The Woman Who Could Not Love
Chapter Two The Student Who Wouldnt Study
Chapter Three The Woolworth Man
Chapter Four Traders Out of Their Minds
Chapter Five Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Chapter Six The Evil Spiders
Chapter Seven The Big Man beneath the Bed
Chapter Eight Buried Alive
Chapter Nine TranceForming the Mindscape
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