Much appreciation goes to my wife and partner, Ning. She is known to traders by her American name, Helen. She read every word of this book when it was a draft and offered superlative editorial suggestions. For this and all her support during the lengthy period during which this was written, I am truly grateful.
To David Weis, Professional Trader and Market Analyst, for coaching me in trading. David taught me to read the markets through his interpretation of the Wyckoff Method. His careful and masterful tutoring helped me become technically proficient so that I could focus more on the psychological aspects of trading.
To Gavin Holmes, CEO of TradeGuider Ltd., for inviting me to speak on trading psychology at a seminar he produced in San Francisco. That experience taught me that not only did I have something of value to say to traders, but traders understood the importance of trading psychology and were eager to learn about the mental side of trading. Gavin had the foresight that psychology was a necessary part of trading and our continuing work together has brought psychology before many traders across the globe.
A special note of thanks to Dr. Charlie Maher, sport psychologist for the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Team and Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, for generously teaching me his model for sport and human performance psychology which formed the foundation for the book's trading psychology process.
To Kevin Commins, formerly of John Wiley ...