I believe that all of an individual's accomplishments are integrally linked to the totality of his or her life experiences. As such, all acknowledgments necessarily fall short of their goal. Having said this, I would like to thank family, friends, and colleagues for their support and encouragement in the writing of this book.
In addition, I would like to thank my wife, Pamela Nations-Weissman; Richard Hom, who continues to act as an unparalleled sounding board for many of my trading ideas; my friends and colleagues Dr. Alexander Elder, Konchog Tharchin, and James W. Shelton III; Stan Yabroff and Doug Janson at CQG; Stephen Gloyd, J. Scott Susich, Dominick Chirichella, and Salvatore Umek of the Energy Management Institute, who are tremendous advocates and supporters of my work; and my editorial team at John Wiley & Sons, Kevin Commins and Meg Freeborn.
I also wish to acknowledge my indebtedness to all the authors listed in this book's reference list. If this book has added anything to the fields of trading system development, trader psychology, risk management, and technical analysis, it is a direct result of their work. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the depth of my gratitude to my friend and teacher, Drupon Thiley Ningpo Rinpoche, and his teacher, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, whose works have inspired and transformed my work and my life.
R. L. W.