Mastering Trading Stress: Strategies for Maximizing Performance [NOOK Book]

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"Ari Kiev helps traders master the internal pressures that skew perception and decision making. A concise and readable guide, this book effectively utilizes case studies to illustrate the varied manifestations of stress and what to do about them."
Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD, author, The Psychology of Trading and Enhancing Trader Performance

"In this groundbreaking book, Kiev undertakes a unique exploration of the impact of emotion and ...

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Overview

Praise for Mastering Trading Stress

"Ari Kiev helps traders master the internal pressures that skew perception and decision making. A concise and readable guide, this book effectively utilizes case studies to illustrate the varied manifestations of stress and what to do about them."
Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD, author, The Psychology of Trading and Enhancing Trader Performance

"In this groundbreaking book, Kiev undertakes a unique exploration of the impact of emotion and psychology on the trader and his or her investment strategy. The lessons of this book—supported with hallmark Kiev case studies—will resonate with any market participant."
Matthew S. Grossman, Chief Investment Officer, CR Intrinsic Investors LLC, a division of SAC Capital

"Ari Kiev has a tremendous ability to deliver solutions for managing trading stress. This book will benefit aspiring and established traders much as they have benefited me and others who have learned from him directly. I highly recommend this book."
Wayne Holman, founder and CEO, Ridgeback Capital Management LLC

"Put me in, coach! Kiev tells real-life stories from the front line—peeling back the cover on the role of psychology and emotion in trading. His insights and paradigmatic narratives are practical and powerful—enough to get any trader off the sidelines and back in the game."
Ciaran O'Kelley, Co-Head of Global Equities, Bank of America

"Ari Kiev has researched the biggest impediment to trading success: human psychology. His readers will learn to transcend their current boundaries and achieve greater success. Demanding and forthright, Ari's insights challenge us to raise our game in an original and compelling way."
Quintin Price, CIO, EMEA Pacific Equities, BlackRock

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470222652
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Series: Wiley Trading , #330
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 693,205
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Ari Kiev is a psychiatrist who specializes in organizational psychology, stress management, and performance enhancement. He is President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute and is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in transcultural psychiatry, suicidology, and psychopharmacology. Kiev is the author of four trading books: Trading to Win, Trading in the Zone, The Psychology of Risk, and Hedge Fund Masters. In recent years, he has developed The Trading To Win training programs for dealing with trading stress, portfolio management, risk control, and leadership as they relate to peak performance in the trading arena.
For more information, visit www.arikiev.com

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Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
The Nature of Stress: What Is Stress and Why Is It a Problem?     1
The Fight-or-Flight Alarm     2
Differences in Stress Responses     5
Personality Factors     7
The Stages of Stress     8
Taking It Step-by-Step     10
The Emotions of Stress: What Negative Emotions Are Experienced as a Result of Stress?     13
Fear and Greed     14
Guilt     21
Worry     23
Anger     24
Euphoria     27
The Dangers of Trading under Stress: How Do Attempts to Handle Stress Create Problems for the Trader?     29
Trading Despite Stress     30
Avoiding the Stress     34
Creating a Social Persona     39
Competing to Win     44
Being Indecisive     51
How Fear Inhibits Mastery: Can You Learn to Lessen the Central Emotion of Fear?     53
Responding to Fear     54
Disciplining for Success     55
Relinquishing the Need to Be Perfect     57
Maintaining Psychological Energy     59
Starting with a Clean Slate     62
The Consequences of Negative Emotions     63
Greed and Risk Management Errors     64
The Difference between Confidence and Arrogance     70
Mistakes of Insecurity     71
Why Not to Avoid Negative Feelings     78
How Negative Emotions Lead to Impulsive Behavior     30
Personalities and Stress     87
List Makers (Analytical Thinkers)     89
Intuitive Thinkers     92
Optimist/Pessimist/Realist     94
Are You Confident or Insecure?     96
Make the Most of Your Personality     97
A Winning Personality     98
Ego and Obstinacy     101
A Stubborn Nature     102
Refusal to Accept Commands     105
Difficulty with Management     106
Fear and Failure     111
Afraid to Win     112
Failing to Commit     115
Moving Forward     119
Perfectionism and Paralysis     123
The Problem     124
Finding a Solution     124
What about You?     128
Failing to Manage Risk     131
Risk Management for a Vision     132
The Psychology of Risk     136
The Importance of Self-Analysis     137
Asking the Right Questions     139
Assessing Your Attitude toward Risk     140
Looking for the Positive     142
Relaxation and Risk     143
Taking Responsibility     144
Failure to Dig Deeper     147
Discerning the Importance of Data Analysis     149
Too Much or Not Enough?     151
Gathering the Information     152
Reducing Stress     155
Failures in Shorting     159
Reluctance to Short Stocks     160
Stress and the Short Squeeze     162
Steps of a Good Short Seller     164
Learning to Live with Stress     171
Learning to Observe     172
Creating New Life Principles     178
Reframing Negative Thoughts     179
Choosing an Objective     182
Defining New Priorities     183
Exercises and Practical Applications     185
The Most Basic Stress Busters     187
What to Do When You Have a Breakdown     188
Importance of Commitment     196
Index     199
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