SHANE MURPHY, PhD, is one of the most prominent sport psychologists in the country today. As sport psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, he personally guided the mental preparation of five Olympic teams and has worked with thousands of athletes training for the Olympic Games. Currently a high-performance consultant, he works regularly with brokers and traders at such prominent companies as PaineWebber, Dreyfus, and J. & W. Seligman & Co. Murphy is also an assistant professor in psychology at Western Connecticut University. He is the author of The Achievement Zone and The Cheers and the Tears.
DOUG HIRSCHHORN, MS, worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade for several years and has been trading stocks online ever since. He has combined his knowledge of trading with his experience as a former Division I athlete and his expertise as a performance consultant to help traders prepare mentally for the trading game. Doug Hirschhorn became the Director of Trader Motivation & Performance at Schonfeld Securities, LLC in May 2001.
Introduction: The Mental Game of Trading.
The Mental Keys to Becoming a Masterful Online Trading Athlete.
Setting and Achieving Your Goals.
Confidence: The Foundation of Success.
How Winners Handle Losing.
How to Energize, Not Catastrophize, in Pressure Situations.
Trading for Revenge: A Recipe for Disaster.
Recovery from Trading Injuries: Overcoming Fear.
Concentration: Tuning In to Success.
Enjoying the Moment: Playing the Game One Trade at a Time.
Appendix A: Extra Innings.
Appendix B: Using What You Know.
Appendix C: Scenarios for the Trading Athlete.
About the Authors.