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Trading from Your Gut: How to Use Right Brain Instinct & Left Brain Smarts to Become a Master Trader

By Curtis Faith

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Dec 2, 2009

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In Trading from Your Gut, original Turtle Trader and bestselling author Curtis Faith shows active traders how to profit from combining right brain skills (i.e., instinct) with left brain analysis. Drawing from his expertise in trading psychology and the Turtle trading method, Faith gives readers the tools to become a master trader. Master traders are able to harness their intuition in order to react quickly to market changes, are aware of behavioral biases, and are skilled analysts. Simply put, they combine the best of their right and left brain attributes and experience greater, more sustainable profitability.

Many investors either rely solely on “system trading” based on rigid, predefined criteria, or use “discretionary” techniques based primarily on gut instincts. In this book, Faith shows how to combine the best of both approaches. You’ll discover why your human instincts are a more powerful trading tool than you ever realized, capable of processing thousands of inputs almost instantaneously... how to harness, control, and sharpen your instincts, and overcome the emotional and psychological factors that cloud them... when not to trust your gut, and to rely on a dedicated trading system instead... how to hone your edge by recognizing the market behaviors that signal major profit opportunities... how to manage risks by sizing your trades appropriately... handle changing markets... and make the most of today’s automated, Internet-based tools.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi

Foreword     xiii

 

Preface           Zen and the Smooth Stroke     1

Chapter 1        The Power of the Gut     7

Chapter 2        The Purpose of Gut Intuition     19

Chapter 3        Wrong Brain Thinking     33

Chapter 4        The Structure of the Markets     53

Chapter 5        Training and Trusting Your Gut     79

Chapter 6        Trading Smarts     97

Chapter 7        Simplicity and Speed: Training to Be a Master     119

Chapter 8        Techno Traders     139

Chapter 9        A Careful Balancing Act     151

Conclusion     159

Afterword     169

Bibliography     187

About the Author     191

The Art of the Trade Trilogy     193

Index     197

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ISBN-10: 0-13-264347-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-264347-4

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