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Trading in the Zone: Maximizing Performance with Focus and Discipline

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PRAISE FOR Trading in the Zone

"Ari Kiev takes us inside the most successful trading firms of our time and shows us how those firms seek to improve performance through disciplined self analysis and structured goal management. His application of psychiatric tools to the short-term trading aspects of behavioral finance can give readers a competitive edge."-Charles A. Leeds Jr., CFA, Managing Member, Hermit Capital Management, LLC

"Kiev uses the powerful combination of his professional training as well as a unique ...

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Overview

PRAISE FOR Trading in the Zone

"Ari Kiev takes us inside the most successful trading firms of our time and shows us how those firms seek to improve performance through disciplined self analysis and structured goal management. His application of psychiatric tools to the short-term trading aspects of behavioral finance can give readers a competitive edge."-Charles A. Leeds Jr., CFA, Managing Member, Hermit Capital Management, LLC

"Kiev uses the powerful combination of his professional training as well as a unique vantage point inside the ropes at a market-moving, high-rolling hedge fund to deliver a fascinating analysis of a trader's psyche. Although trading is widely acknowledged as an art, one that requires incredible innate intuition and feel for the markets, Kiev prescribes 'getting into the zone'- a psychological state that one can create - for those aiming to achieve a higher level of performance. His anecdotes, case studies, interviews and tales of the 'Master Trader' are both instructive and tremendously insightful. A compelling read."-Ciaran T. O'Kelly, Head of Equity Trading, Salomon Smith Barney

"Trading in the Zone discusses the psychological considerations that serve to distinguish the most successful traders and portfolio managers from the majority of traders who are doomed to failure. Trading is so greatly influenced by emotions and discipline that not to have Ari's insight and advice is a serious mistake."-Tom DeMark, author of The New Science of Technical Analysis

"I have been managing money for more than twenty years and I am happy to endorse Dr. Kiev's principles, which have enhanced my performance and that of my traders over the past three years. Trading in the Zone will propel readers to the next level of trading success."-Jay Goldman, Hedge Fund Manager, J. Goldman & Co., L.P.

"Ari Kiev's Trading in the Zone clearly and forcefully illustrates the mental discipline that will enable a stock trader to improve his performance."-Allan R. Tessler, Chairman and CEO, Jnet Enterprises

"Dr. Kiev works with professional traders, including some of the best traders in the country. In Trading in the Zone, he provides numerous case studies based on the market experiences of these traders, told both through narratives and their own words, in order to distill insights and lessons that should prove invaluable to professional and aspiring traders alike."-Jack Schwager, author of The Market Wizards and Stock Market Wizards

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In this expanded version of his 1998 , Kiev describes how stock market traders often let internal obstacles, such as anxiety, fear of failure, negative self-image, and greed, prevent them from succeeding in their field. Kiev, a psychiatrist who specializes in stress management and performance enhancement, provides traders with step-by-step guidance, supplemented with many case studies, on how to overcome internal obstacles and become consistently focused, productive and effective. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471379089
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/2/2001
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series , #103
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

ARI KIEV, MD, is a psychiatrist who specializes in stress management and performance enhancement. He is also President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute and is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in transcultural psychiatry, suicidology, and psychopharmacology. His other books include the acclaimed Trading to Win: The Psychology of Mastering the Markets; Transcultural Psychiatry; A Strategy for Daily Living; and The Courage to Live.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

GETTING IN THE ZONE.

Defining the Zone.

Overcoming the Past.

Using a Goal.

PREPARING FOR THE TRADE.

Gathering Information.

Understanding the Analysis.

Learning More.

CONTROLLING THE RISK.

Managing the Risk.

Tolerating the Pain.

TRADING CONSISTENTLY.

Learning from Your Mistakes.

Overcoming Psychological Obstacles.

Stepping Up to the Challenge.

USING ADVANCED STRATEGIES.

Taking Advantage of Capitulation.

Short-Selling.

Conclusion.

Index.

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