Trading in the Zone : Maximizing Performance with Focus and Discipline

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Overcome the obstacles that can prevent you from winning at thetrading game

A trader's emotional state is vital to being a successfulinvestor. There are many psychological factors that can affect thedecisions one makes in the course of a trading day. This bookfocuses on overcoming issues such as anxiety, fear, andover-ambition so that traders can become more focused and be moresuccessful-in other words, enter the zone-and stay in it as long aspossible.

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"Ari Kiev takes us inside the most successful trading firms of ourtime and shows us how those firms seek to improve performancethrough disciplined self analysis and structured goal management.His application of psychiatric tools to the short-term tradingaspects of behavioral finance can give readers a competitiveedge."-Charles A. Leeds Jr., CFA, Managing Member, Hermit CapitalManagement, LLC

"Kiev uses the powerful combination of his professional training aswell as a unique vantage point inside the ropes at a market-moving,high-rolling hedge fund to deliver a fascinating analysis of atrader's psyche. Although trading is widely acknowledged as an art,one that requires incredible innate intuition and feel for themarkets, Kiev prescribes 'getting into the zone'- a psychologicalstate that one can create - for those aiming to achieve a higherlevel of performance. His anecdotes, case studies, interviews andtales of the 'Master Trader' are both instructive and tremendouslyinsightful. A compelling read."-Ciaran T. O'Kelly, Head of EquityTrading, Salomon Smith Barney

"Trading in the Zone discusses the psychological considerationsthat serve to distinguish the most successful traders and portfoliomanagers from the majority of traders who are doomed to failure.Trading is so greatly influenced by emotions and discipline thatnot to have Ari's insight and advice is a serious mistake."-TomDeMark, author of The New Science of Technical Analysis

"I have been managing money for more than twenty years and I amhappy to endorse Dr. Kiev's principles, which have enhanced myperformance and that of my traders over the past three years.Trading in the Zone will propel readers to the next level oftrading success."-Jay Goldman, Hedge Fund Manager, J. Goldman &Co., L.P.

"Ari Kiev's Trading in the Zone clearly and forcefully illustratesthe mental discipline that will enable a stock trader to improvehis performance."-Allan R. Tessler, Chairman and CEO, JnetEnterprises

"Dr. Kiev works with professional traders, including some of thebest traders in the country. In Trading in the Zone, he providesnumerous case studies based on the market experiences of thesetraders, told both through narratives and their own words, in orderto distill insights and lessons that should prove invaluable toprofessional and aspiring traders alike."-Jack Schwager, author ofThe Market Wizards and Stock Market Wizards

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"Most traders believe that 'getting into the zone'happens when youhave 'a hot streak.' I believe you can create the zone. The zone isa psychological state. It is when you are focused, disciplined, andfully engaged in the process at hand . . . trading in the zone willcertainly increase your capacity to perform and succeed."-AriKiev

In his internationally acclaimed Trading to Win, psychiatrist andtop trading coach Ari Kiev showed traders how to master commonpsychological obstacles to success and how to develop winningpersonal trading strategies. Now, in this groundbreaking new book,he takes us to the next bold level with a complete, easy-to-followprogram for Trading in the Zone.

Drawing on his years of experience helping top Wall Street tradersachieve and sustain peak performance levels, Dr. Kiev describesproven techniques for tapping the energy, focus, and enthusiasmneeded to enter the zone and stay there, every trading day,regardless of short-term results or market conditions.

With the help of many fascinating case studies, Dr. Kiev describespsychological and emotional factors that routinely undermine thedecisionmaking process of even the most savvy trader during thecourse of the trading day. Writing for traders in virtually everymarket, he explores the varying psychological and emotional issuesconfronting different classes of traders based on their riskprofiles and preferred instruments. Trading in the Zone helps yougauge the extent to which your effectiveness is being hamstrung bycommon problems such as anxiety, fear of failure, negativeself-image, and greed. He provides step-by-step guidance on how toovercome those internal obstacles and enter the zone, where youwill produce outstanding results, day after day, year afteryear.

Don't let cognitive traps and negative emotions impair youreffectiveness as a trader. Read Trading in the Zone and learn howto achieve the heightened levels of objectivity, focus, andconfidence you need to trade in the zone and win, win, win.

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