Start Here: Top 20 Posts

I went back and tried to pick out the best 20 posts that new readers can start with when coming to this website. I will be permanently placing them at the top right sidebar.

Top 20 Posts

Let me know if I am missed an article that you believe should be on this list.

Focus on the Decisions!

Take the time to visit the blog article, The Key to Breaking Trading Slumps, by Dr. Brett Steenbarger as he expands on my recent post about Focus on Decisions, Not Outcomes

Dr. Steenbarger also suggests an idea that I think is wonderful for all bloggers and in particular, financial and stock bloggers.

I’m interested in using posts to initiate some cross-blog discussions of issues: sometimes to agree and elaborate, sometimes to respectfully disagree and offer alternatives. If you’re a financial blogger taking a reasoned stand on an issue or taking the time to elaborate a point of importance to traders, by all means send me your URL and I’ll do my best to include your work in a discussion post.

Here are a few words of expansion by Dr. Brett based on the advice I offer in my original post:

This advice is spot on. Performance anxiety occurs when we become so concerned with the outcome of a performance that our worries interfere with the process of performing. Who hasn’t had the experience of fretting over making a perfect entry, only to have the market make its move without you on board? Or seeing a market move away from your entry point and telling yourself you won’t “chase” the market, only to see it make the extended move you expected all along? Those are manifestations of performance anxiety.

Many new readers have started to visit over the past month so for those of you not familiar, Dr. Brett Steenbarger has a must read blog and a couple of trading books published by Wiley:

Author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003) and Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006) with an interest in using historical patterns in markets to find a trading edge. He is also interested in performance enhancement among traders, drawing upon research from expert performers in various fields.

Market Review and Links

I have an abundance of offline work that needs my attention so please enjoy the links below as they are of much value in the current market. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

Friday Must Read Links 1-11-08

The NASDAQ ‘s 10-week moving average is currently below the 30-week moving average for the first time since September 2006. See chart below. Therefore, I decided to link to a few blog posts that talk about a possible bear or no-bear.


Absolut Must Read Links for Friday, January 11, 2008:


Weekend Elite Money Links

Frugal Trader from Million Dollar Journey (Subscribe to the Feed) has an excellent education blog on personal finance and investing. He has been detailing strategies that he employees and explains what has helped him get to where he is today. Below are three of his recent posts that I recommend you take a look at:

Blain from Stock Trading To Go (Subscribe to the Feed) has been writing about stock market education by highlighting his thoughts, lessons and even his success running his own blog. Blain has also added multiple contributors to the site including a full time institutional investor (see Pro Trader Jack link for more). Below are three highlighted (stock education) posts from his site: