Want to be a successful trader? It's not enough to master generic trading strategies: you must first know yourself. You must understand your own emotional predilections and psychological tendencies. You must learn how to match your strategies to your own personality. You must choose strategies that are sustainable over the long haul, that you can tolerate–and execute.
Michael Martin's The Inner Voice of Trading explains why deep self-knowledge is so crucial to successful trading, helps you gain that self-knowledge, and guides you in applying it. Drawing on interviews and discussions with great traders like Michael Marcus and Ed Seykota, he shows how to quiet your mind, develop an "inner voice" you can rely on, and make it your most important trading ally.
As seen in Barron's, Minyanville.com and HuffingtonPost.com
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Chapter 2: Surrender 17
Chapter 3: My Tuition 35
Chapter 4: Two Traders’ Paths 53
Chapter 5: Conventional Wisdom/Market Timing 71
Chapter 6: Emotional Blind Spots 91
Chapter 7: You Are the Black Box 105
Chapter 8: Relative Value Trades 119
Chapter 9: The Abundance of Losses 133
Chapter 10: Becoming an Emotional Specialist 143
Chapter 11: Listen to Your Inner Voice 155