Trading Athlete

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"The best traders in the world know that being mentally prepared is absolutely essential to compete in today's markets. Without a firm understanding of the psychology of trading, even the best stock picker will fail. The Trading Athlete gives specific instruction on how new and seasoned traders can keep themselves at the top of their mental game."-Tim Bourquin, Cofounder, TraderInterivews.com and The Online Trading Expo

"This book is a great training camp for online traders. Doug and Shane will provide the knowledge and motivation to help you

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Overview

"The best traders in the world know that being mentally prepared is absolutely essential to compete in today's markets. Without a firm understanding of the psychology of trading, even the best stock picker will fail. The Trading Athlete gives specific instruction on how new and seasoned traders can keep themselves at the top of their mental game."-Tim Bourquin, Cofounder, TraderInterivews.com and The Online Trading Expo

"This book is a great training camp for online traders. Doug and Shane will provide the knowledge and motivation to help you become a successful trader."-Jonathan Markowitz, Partner, SMW Trading Co., Inc.

Traders, just like athletes, face tremendous pressure, stress, and expectations that would crush the ordinary, unprepared individual. The Trading Athlete utilizes sport psychology strategies to provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and discipline needed to succeed and profit in the sink-or-swim world of online trading.

Using real-world examples of athletes and online traders, this book will help you reach the peak of your online trading performance with in-depth analysis of:
* Building confidence in good times and bad
* Handling losses by examining your methods
* Focusing and maintaining concentration
* Playing the game one trade at a time

Through sport psychology strategies exemplified by John Elway, Arthur Ashe, and other athletes, you will finally begin to trade and survive in the big leagues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471418702
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/2001
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series , #397
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

SHANE MURPHY, PhD, is one of the most prominent sport psychologists in the country today. As sport psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, he personally guided the mental preparation of five Olympic teams and has worked with thousands of athletes training for the Olympic Games. Currently a high-performance consultant, he works regularly with brokers and traders at such prominent companies as PaineWebber, Dreyfus, and J. & W. Seligman & Co. Murphy is also an assistant professor in psychology at Western Connecticut University. He is the author of The Achievement Zone and The Cheers and the Tears.
DOUG HIRSCHHORN, MS, worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade for several years and has been trading stocks online ever since. He has combined his knowledge of trading with his experience as a former Division I athlete and his expertise as a performance consultant to help traders prepare mentally for the trading game. Doug Hirschhorn became the Director of Trader Motivation & Performance at Schonfeld Securities, LLC in May 2001.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mental Game of Trading.

The Mental Keys to Becoming a Masterful Online Trading Athlete.

Setting and Achieving Your Goals.

Confidence: The Foundation of Success.

How Winners Handle Losing.

How to Energize, Not Catastrophize, in Pressure Situations.

Trading for Revenge: A Recipe for Disaster.

Recovery from Trading Injuries: Overcoming Fear.

Concentration: Tuning In to Success.

Enjoying the Moment: Playing the Game One Trade at a Time.

Postgame Wrap-Up.

Appendix A: Extra Innings.

Appendix B: Using What You Know.

Appendix C: Scenarios for the Trading Athlete.

About the Authors.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2001

    for traders who wish to succeed

    i recently finished Murphy and Hirschhorn's work, 'The Trading Athlete' and have found a vast improvement in my profiability and mental outlook since then. In very simple terms and guidelines this work helps traders of all levels conquer the psychological aspect of the trading game and continue to improve on their continuous and longstanding profiability as traders. I recommend it to traders no matter how many years they've been on 'the Street.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2001

    A Must Read for Online Traders

    I have been trading online for over 5 years, and had I had this book at my disposal 5 years ago, Murphy and Hirschhorn would have saved me bundles of money and even more in stress and aggravation. Their insightful and easy to implement approaches to concepts such as trading goals, slumps, focus, pressure, distractions, recovering from bad trades and just enjoying the challenge of trading will give any online trader the basic tools he or she needs to become successful at this game. And a game it is, as the authors skillfully compare trading to sports and athletics. Easy to follow, self-help worksheets, and clear, understandable analogies to the world of sports will keep you coming back to this book for a quick 'skill sharpening' and will also keep this book front and center on your trading desk. Read all the stock reports, and hands-on trading books you want. Until you master the mental part of the world of online trading, you won't get anywhere. This book will assure that you master the mental part of your careers and will undoubtedly be the key to a long and successful career in online trading.

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