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  • Trader Equilibrium by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V. 22:6 (78-79): Trader Equilibrium by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt To handle the volatility in the markets, you must maintain balance within yourself. Like life itself, trading is about balance. The markets are in constant motion, and in order to handle the volatile forces appropriately, you need to have equilibrium within yourself. This balance will enable you to be on an even keel as you handle any situation. With equilibrium, your emotional inclinations are equalized and stabilized over time. FEAR AND GREED As a trader, it is important for you to balance your fear with your greed, and vice v...

  • Questions Are The Heart Of The Matter by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Questions Are The Heart Of The Matter by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt Questions can confound you or they can enlighten you. How can they help you in your trading? If you're not making money through your trading, you are probably not asking the right questions. The reason questions are so important is that they direct your thinking and your energy and, ultimately, your actions. Answers give you an assemblage of facts, but questions set up the groundwork for those facts. Questions create the architecture of your thinking and establish your direction. They direct the focus of your mind. Some questio...

  • Anxiety Cure by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Anxiety Cure Here are some tips on not letting those feelings of anxiety affect your trading. ""Hope is not a strategy; it's a simple emotion," a retired army general remarked. He was talking about a war, but his comment reminded me of trading. I remembered trading situations when hope was the only strategy I had. That could be said about almost any emotion and trading. Greed is not a strategy; it's a simple emotion. Fear is not a strategy; it's a simple emotion. Sometimes, unfortunately, fear, or greed, or hope, or determination does become a trader's basic strategy. Trading becomes dictate...

  • Metaphors For Trading by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Metaphors For Trading by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt The metaphors we use in our lives can be powerful emotional symbols, and how we view the market is reflected in those metaphors. Change those metaphors and develop a more successful attitude. Here's how. The creation of metaphors that empower is one more tool you can use to enhance your trading. The metaphors you use regarding your trading have a direct impact on your approach to trading and consequently on your profitability. Usually, we don't choose metaphors consciously, and yet they're in the back of our minds guiding our interpretation o...

  • V.15:3 (122-124) Scenario Trading by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Scenario Trading by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt Traders can get caught up in a scenario in which they believe the market will unfold. Becoming a neutral observer may be the best strategy. Scenario trading is trading in accordance with a dominant idea or story. It can be very dangerous-- or it can make you a fortune. The scenario acts as an integrating theme and it can dominate your thinking. That theme could be fundamental, technical or personal in nature, and it colors your thought processes. And it definitely affects your trading. Scenarios are seductive. We are mesmerized by stories. We live ...

  • Trading Hesitation by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Hesitation by Ruth Roosevelt At one time or another, traders may second-guess their own methods and fail to follow their strategies to disastrous results. The founder of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center explains how to return to consistent performance. Let me tell you about two traders. The first trader would hesitate whenever he would get a signal from his methodology. He would wait for confirmation. He'd go over all the reasons the trade wouldn't work. He'd get confused and start to feel clammy. When confirmation finally did come, he would throw himself headlong into the trade, whi...

  • Trading And Gambling by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading And Gambling by Ruth Roosevelt Gambling is an ancient behavior. Humans have wagered on the outcomes of chance events since prehistoric times. Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explains how trading and gambling have certain characteristics in common and how not to let them become examples of problem behavior. Gambling is an old and universal behavior, and with it comes problem gambling. History abounds with examples of problem gambling. The inability to control the impulse to gamble and to continue to do so despite the amount of money won or lost has existe...

  • Overcoming Trading Trauma by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Overcoming Trading Trauma by Ruth Roosevelt Bad experiences can easily become imprinted in our memories. Because we act according to past experience, we tend to repeat our reactions to situations unless we alter our memory of that experience, thus creating a new map for our future actions. Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explains how to overcome a difficult trading experience and ensure that the same mistakes will not be inadvertently repeated. Traders often ask me to help them get over an overwhelmingly difficult trading experience. The impression of their exper...

  • Beliefs And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Beliefs And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt You are what you believe--and that includes your trading beliefs. Your unconscious mind is the final arbiter of whether you will succeed as a trader. Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explains how to understand your unspoken beliefs and use them to achieve trading success. The beliefs that you hold, whether conscious or unconscious, have the power to affect your trading. Some are ingrained in your character, and you react to everyday life with them at every turn. On the other hand, there are other beliefs that you know you hold:...

  • Changing Your Negative Trading Beliefs by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Changing Your Negative Trading Beliefs by Ruth Roosevelt Negative thinking gives you negative results and that holds true for your trading beliefs. Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explains how to take your negative and limiting trading beliefs and convert them to positive and profitable ones. If you find yourself repeatedly doing something that is negatively affecting your trading results, ask yourself: ""What is it that I believe that is causing me to limit my trading profits like this?"" Behind limiting behavior is limiting belief. Your beliefs affect your beh...

  • Fear And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fear And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt Fear limits your focus, and this is particularly true in trading. In this, her third article for Stocks & Commodities on trading psychology, Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explores fear in trading and how to overcome it. One of the great ironies of fear is that we tend to bring the very thing we fear upon ourselves. Thought can create reality; thought charged with an emotion such as fear can realize the dreaded possibility with an amazing speed and effectiveness. This is also true in the activity of trading. What happens if yo...

  • Physiology And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Physiology And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt Developing a winning attitude for trading may be easier than you think if you start with some basic physical adjustments to the way you relate to your workstation. In this month's article on trading psychology, Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, examines how to correct habits that may be inhibiting your ability to achieve. The three basic ways to change your mental state are through changing your beliefs, changing your mental focus or changing your physiology. The simplest and most immediate of these is to change your physiol...






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