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  • Studying Risk Behavior by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Studying Risk Behavior Taking risk and taking losses are two different parts of trading. Here's how to manage the emotional side of risktaking. by Ari Kiev, M.D. If you think about it, the markets are a natural laboratory for studying risktaking behavior, especially decisionmaking in a volatile, unpredictable, and uncertain environment. It is the given task of the trader to reduce risk by identifying patterns in sectors, companies in specific as well as the marketplace in general. This can be an extremely difficult task for even the most sophisticated of traders as we have seen in the past ye...

  • The Trader's Commitment by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you willing to explore the ramifications of your trading? Trading in terms of your objectives is a key to enhancing your success as a trader. Here's how to use your goals to develop powerful trading strategies. By Ari Kiev, M.D. The dictionary defines commitment as a decisive choice that involves a definite course of action. In trading, this refers to a proactive approach in which you promise a result and then conform your trading to that result. The promise creates a discrepancy or gap between where you are and where you have promised you would be. The discrepancy becomes a source of ten...

  • Sustaining The Trader's Momentum by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This psychiatrist, who teaches strategies for successful trading, explores various strategies for overcoming obstacles to continued success. by Ari Kiev, M.D. It's not uncommon for traders to blow up after successful runs just as they're about to reach their financial targets. This phenomenon seems to be related to the increase in tension and anxiety as a goal is approached. This occurs because success represents entering into the realm of the unknown and activates fears about failing and about the impossibility of success. As a consequence, the increased anxiety may result in self-destructiv...

  • Recovery and Preparing to Trade by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V.14:1 (34-36): Recovery and Preparing to Trade by Ari Kiev, M.D. Keeping a level head is key to enhancing your success as a trader. In this article, this consultant, who teaches psychological breakthrough strategies, discusses how to relinquish the emotional impact of trading failures and successes and staying focused on the upcoming trades. Trading is a complex activity that requires unceasing self correction in the face of never-ending and ever-changing market conditions. To reach trading mastery, the trader must learn how to recover from previous trades, whether profitable or not, to rel...

  • Fear of Success by Ari Kiev, MD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fear Of Success by Ari Kiev, MD This psychiatrist, who teaches strategies for successful trading, discusses the identification and management of the fear of success. Success takes conscious commitment to a future result without any certainty or guarantee about the outcome. This requires a willingness to relinquish the certainty of past habits and beliefs and enter into the uncertainty of the unknown, guided only by a larger inner vision. Even when successful, few people are able to sustain repeated successes; few have ever won gold medals in successive Olympic Games competitions and fewer fo...

  • Promising The Result by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Promising The Result by Ari Kiev, M.D. Overcome psychological impediments to your trading. This psychiatrist discusses how to maximize trading performance by committing to specific financial results. The greatest resistance I run into when working with traders concerns commitment to specific financial objectives. Most traders seem to prefer pursuing vague goals such as ""doing the best possible."" Like most people, traders are reluctant to commit themselves to an uncertain future without guarantees. It takes a while, if ever, for them to see that promising the future will raise their level o...

  • Centered Trading by Ari Kiev, MD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Centered Trading by Ari Kiev, MD Successful trading requires the willingness to commit to specific objectives. Here, psychiatrist Ari Kiev explains how to center your state of mind to optimize your trading. Successful trading requires the willingness to commit to specific objectives, the skill to manage emotion and fear and the discipline to adhere to your trading strategy. The successful trader can juggle these complex tasks by making use of psychological skills to reduce anxiety and tension and decrease the impact of distracting internal and external stimuli. One of the most critical skil...

  • Stopping Points in Trading by Ari Kiev, MD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V.13:08 (342-344): Stopping Points in Trading by Ari Kiev, MD This psychiatrist, who teaches strategies for trading success, discusses the identification and management of psychological stopping points that can limit your success as a trader. It happens to everyone sooner or later: Disaster strikes. When the market goes against you, automatic physical and emotional stress responses may manifest themselves as unplanned withdrawal or overtrading. When this occurs, a cycle of misinterpretation and overreaction to the marketplace remains alive until the trader can learn to deal with the advers...

  • Using Visual Imagery in Trading by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using Visual Imagery in Trading by Ari Kiev, M.D. This psychiatrist, who conducts seminars on the psychology of trading, discusses the use of visual imagery to maximize trading results. Experience is governed by thoughts, especially those that occur with strong visual images. If you relax and close your eyes, thoughts and images will arise continually and naturally in your mind. Listen to the sounds from the machines and people in your environment. Now listen to the sounds beyond the room. Now listen to the sound of your breathing. Try to picture the source of the sounds. As you do this, not...

  • Stress and Trading Success by Ari Kiev, M.D., J.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stress and Trading Success by Ari Kiev, M.D., J.D. First-time STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Ari Kiev, who is president of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, discusses the role that stress plays in trading success and failure. Stress is a natural response to an event with uncertain results. The response to stress increases alertness to stimuli and enhances performance when associated with an increased flow of adrenaline. The stress response prepares you physically and psychologically for trading by increasing the blood flow to the brain and increasing your capacity for memory retrie...







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