High Performance Trading [Paperback]
35 Practical Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performanceby Steve Ward
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Description of High Performance TradingHigh Performance Trading provides proven practical techniques and strategies to help traders of all abilities, experience levels and styles to enhance their trading performance and psychology.
Based on practical coaching and training interventions, personal experiences, the latest research and feedback, and advice from leading traders, trading coaches and trading psychologists, this book offers something for everyone who wants to become a better trader.
- Discover how to avoid the common pitfalls of trading and how to take the practical steps that can set you up for trading success.
- Strengthen your trading discipline as you discover the art of flawless execution.
- Develop and hone your mental edge through learning to think like a successful trader.
- Programme yourself for trading success with powerful mental conditioning techniques.
- Develop unshakeable focus and concentration and learn how to get into the trading zone.
- Understand how to achieve and sustain a core of trading confidence.
- Learn how to utilise simple techniques to manage your emotional states.
- Build resilience to cope with trading stresses, and pressures and manage losses, setbacks and errors.
- Move towards greater consistency and success in your trading performance.
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Press and Industry Reviews"There is more to trading than blindly following a set of rules. 'High Performance Trading' is a very important book as it recognises the similarities between top athletes and top traders and what to do to achieve winning trading strategies, especially from a mental perspective. I would wholly recommend this book in the library of any trader, both novice as well as advanced."
- Lex Van Dam, Hedge Fund Manager
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About Steve WardSteve Ward is a trader performance coach and FX trader. He provides specialised trader performance and psychology coaching and training programmes for traders in the retail, proprietary and institutional sectors and provides consultancy to trading and financial institutions across the globe working in the areas of trader recruitment, selection, assessment, training and development. He also co-manages a large team of professional traders in London and is a regular training provider for the London Stock Exchange.
Steve has a history of working with elite level performers including athletes and sports teams at world championship and Olympic level. His work utilises techniques and strategies from sports and performance psychology, cognitive behavioural and performance coaching, and behavioural finance, to help traders to develop the success skills and winning mindset required to achieve their trading goals.
Contents of High Performance TradingAbout the Author
Part One - Planning and Preparing for Trading Success
STRATEGY 1: Set Yourself Up for Success
STRATEGY 2: It's Down to You
STRATEGY 3: Fuelling Success - Motivation and Commitment
STRATEGY 4: Develop a Compelling Vision of Trading Success
STRATEGY 5: T.R.A.D.E. to Success - Goal Achievement Strategies
STRATEGY 6: Know Who You Need to Become
STRATEGY 7: Find Your Magic - Developing Your Trading Strategy
STRATEGY 8: Identify Your Critical Performance Factors
STRATEGY 9: Be P.R.E.Pared!
STRATEGY 10: Create a High-Performance Environment
Part Two - Decision-Making, Discipline and Flawless Execution
STRATEGY 11: Discipline and Your Ideal Trading State
STRATEGY 12: Deal With Distraction: Refocussing Strategies
STRATEGY 13: Stay Calm When the Pressure is On
STRATEGY 14: Get Energised - Manage Your Energy Levels
STRATEGY 15: Run Your Profits, Cut Your Losses
STRATEGY 16: Handle Losses Like a Winner
STRATEGY 17: Parking Errors - Dealing Effectively With Mistakes
STRATEGY 18: Be Wary of Overconfidence
STRATEGY 19: Deal With Negative Emotions Positively
STRATEGY 20: Embrace Risk and Uncertainty
STRATEGY 21: Pull the Trigger - Overcome Hesitation and Fear
STRATEGY 22: Understand That More is Not Always More
STRATEGY 23: Transform Adversity Into Challenge
STRATEGY 24: When Times Are Great, Keep Them Great
Part Three - Evaluation, Analysis and Improving and Sustaining Performance
STRATEGY 25: Learn More - Keep Getting Better
STRATEGY 26: Know Your Score - Measuring Trading Performance
STRATEGY 27: Develop Winning Routines and Rituals
STRATEGY 28: Build Resilience
STRATEGY 29: Manage Stress
STRATEGY 30: Achieve Balance
STRATEGY 31: Plan Your Growth
STRATEGY 32: Generate New Trading Behaviours
STRATEGY 33: Utilise Your Strengths and Successes
STRATEGY 34: Mind Your Language
STRATEGY 35: Be Persistent!
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