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Super Trader, Expanded Edition: Make Consistent Profits in Good and Bad Markets, 2nd Edition by Van Tharp

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PART 1WORKING ON YOURSELF

The Components of Trading Well

I’m a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) modeler and a coach for traders. As an NLP modeler, I encounter a number of people who excel in something, determine what they do in common, and then determine what beliefs, mental strategies, and mental states are required to perform each task. Once I have this information, I can teach those tasks to others and expect to get similar results. My job as a coach is to find talented people and make sure they learn and follow the fundamentals of my modeling work.

I remember doing a workshop with the Market Wizards Ed Seykota and Tom Basso around 1990. All three of us agreed that trading consists of three parts: personal psychology, money management ...

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