Do you ever..
Get out of winning trades early? Fail to cut your losses? Not pull the trigger on set-ups? Overtrade? Let your ego get in the way of your profits by wanting to be right? Trade too big, or too small? Suffer from FOMO? Trade in revenge after a loss? Struggle to cope with a run of losses? Get overconfident after a run of winners?
You are not alone.
These are common challenges that even experienced institutional traders face, and ones that I have helped many traders to overcome over the last 15 years in my work as a trader performance coach with some of the world’s top trading talent.
The best traders know that successful trading requires both the development of a winning methodology and a winning mindset.
Many private traders spend a great deal of time and effort looking for and developing their method, but often fail to spend sufficient time and effort working on and developing their mindset.
Developing a winning mindset is the key to trading with confidence, consistency and discipline.
I have developed the ‘Trade At Your Best’ trading psychology course to teach private traders the mindset and mental skills that are required to succeed in the markets, to share the knowledge, insights and techniques that I use with my own institutional trading clients.
Steve Ward specialises in helping people working in trading, investing and banking to enhance their risk taking, improve their decision making and to achieve and sustain high performance by utilising the latest science, research and practice from performance psychology, decision science, neuroscience, behavioural science, physiology and philosophy.
Since 2005 he has provided specialised coaching, training and consultancy services to traders and fund managers at some of the largest and highest performing investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodities trading houses, utility companies and proprietary trading groups across the globe.
Prior to starting his work with within the financial sector Steve provided sports psychology coaching to elite athletes and teams in over thirty different sports across the globe, with a particular interest in extreme, action and adventure sports; and he has also provided psychological coaching for professional poker players.
Steve is the author of ‘High Performance Trading : 35 Practical Strategies To Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance’, ‘Sports Betting To Win : The 10 Keys To Disciplined and Profitable Betting’ and ‘Tradermind : Get A Mindful Edge In The Markets’, and has written my articles for leading trading publications. He co-managed a team of 45 proprietary traders in London, was the consultant trading performance coach to the BBC TV series ‘Million Dollar Traders’, and spent a number of years trading stock indicies and FX on his own account.