Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2001 - 240 pages
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Douglas uncovers the underlying reasons for lack of consistency and helps traders overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost them money.  He takes on the myths of the market and exposes them one by one teaching traders to look beyond random outcomes, to understand the true realities of risk, and to be comfortable with the "probabilities" of market movement that governs all market speculation.
 

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Review: Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude

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This instantly became one of my favorite trading books, focusing on the psychology needed for trading as opposed to one's actual trading methodology and systems. (as a caveat, I am an at home trader ... Read full review

Review: Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline, and a Winning Attitude

User Review  - Armilat - Goodreads

This book is one of the favourites for traders. I have heard enough stories about how this book has helped traders make the necessary mental shift to become profitable traders. Instead of believing in ... Read full review

Contents

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS
THE SHIFT TO TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
THE SHIFT TO MENTAL ANALYSIS
THE ATTRACTION
THE DANGERS
THE SAFEGUARDS
SHAPING YOUR MENTAL ENVIRONMENT
REACTING TO LOSS
DEFINING THE TERMS
HOW THE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS RELATE TO THE SKILLS
MOVING TOWARD THE ZONE
THE ORIGINS OF A BELIEF
BELIEFS AND THEIR IMPACT ON OUR LIVES
BELIEFS VS THE TRUTH
THE PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS OF A BELIEF
SELFVALUATION AND TRADING

WINNERS LOSERS BOOMERS AND BUSTERS
THINKING ABOUT TRADING
REALLYUNDERSTANDING RISK
ALIGNING YOUR MENTAL ENVIRONMENT
DEBUGGING YOUR MENTAL SOFTWARE
PERCEPTION AND LEARNING
PERCEPTION AND RISK
THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION
THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
THE MARKETS MOST FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTIC
RANDOM OUTCOME CONSISTENT RESULTS
TRADING IN THE MOMENT
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
ELIMINATING THE EMOTIONAL RISK
DEFINING THE PROBLEM
THE MECHANICAL STAGE
THE ROLE OF SELFDISCIPLINE
CREATING A BELIEF IN CONSISTENCY
EXERCISE
A FINAL NOTE
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Mark Douglas is also author of "The Disciplined Trader™:Developing Winning Attitudes" published in 1990 and considered an industry classic--and one of the first books to introduce the investment industry to the concept of trading psychology. Mark began coaching traders in 1982, and has continued to develop seminar and training programs on trading psychology for the investment industry, as well as individual traders.  He has been a frequent speaker at seminars across the world, as well as in the U.S., teaching traders how to become consistently successful.  He is currently working on his third book, and can be reached through his website markdouglas.com.

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