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High Performance Trading

35 Practical Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance

By Steve Ward

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About the Author

Steve Ward

Steve Ward is passionate about enhancing performance and has over 25 years of teaching, coaching and training experience. Prior to starting work with traders and fund managers in 2005, he worked with elite athletes and teams as a sports and performance psychology coach, and has also worked as a performance coach to professional poker players.

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Contents Listing

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

Part One - Planning and Preparing for Trading Success

STRATEGY 1: Set Yourself Up for Success
STRATEGY 2: It's Down to You
STRATEGY 3: Fuelling Success - Motivation and Commitment
STRATEGY 4: Develop a Compelling Vision of Trading Success
STRATEGY 5: T.R.A.D.E. to Success - Goal Achievement Strategies
STRATEGY 6: Know Who You Need to Become
STRATEGY 7: Find Your Magic - Developing Your Trading Strategy
STRATEGY 8: Identify Your Critical Performance Factors
STRATEGY 9: Be P.R.E.Pared!
STRATEGY 10: Create a High-Performance Environment

Part Two - Decision-Making, Discipline and Flawless Execution

STRATEGY 11: Discipline and Your Ideal Trading State
STRATEGY 12: Deal With Distraction: Refocussing Strategies
STRATEGY 13: Stay Calm When the Pressure is On
STRATEGY 14: Get Energised - Manage Your Energy Levels
STRATEGY 15: Run Your Profits, Cut Your Losses
STRATEGY 16: Handle Losses Like a Winner
STRATEGY 17: Parking Errors - Dealing Effectively With Mistakes
STRATEGY 18: Be Wary of Overconfidence
STRATEGY 19: Deal With Negative Emotions Positively
STRATEGY 20: Embrace Risk and Uncertainty
STRATEGY 21: Pull the Trigger - Overcome Hesitation and Fear
STRATEGY 22: Understand That More is Not Always More
STRATEGY 23: Transform Adversity Into Challenge
STRATEGY 24: When Times Are Great, Keep Them Great

Part Three - Evaluation, Analysis and Improving and Sustaining Performance

STRATEGY 25: Learn More - Keep Getting Better
STRATEGY 26: Know Your Score - Measuring Trading Performance
STRATEGY 27: Develop Winning Routines and Rituals
STRATEGY 28: Build Resilience
STRATEGY 29: Manage Stress
STRATEGY 30: Achieve Balance
STRATEGY 31: Plan Your Growth
STRATEGY 32: Generate New Trading Behaviours
STRATEGY 33: Utilise Your Strengths and Successes
STRATEGY 34: Mind Your Language
STRATEGY 35: Be Persistent!
About the Author
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

Part One - Planning and Preparing for Trading Success

STRATEGY 1: Set Yourself Up for Success
STRATEGY 2: It's Down to You
STRATEGY 3: Fuelling Success - Motivation and Commitment
STRATEGY 4: Develop a Compelling Vision of Trading Success
STRATEGY 5: T.R.A.D.E. to Success - Goal Achievement Strategies
STRATEGY 6: Know Who You Nee ...

Jacket Text

High Performance Trading provides proven practical techniques and strategies to help traders of all abilities, experience levels and styles to enhance their trading performance and psychology.

Based on practical coaching and training interventions, personal experiences, the latest research and feedback, and advice from leading traders, trading coaches and trading psychologists, this book offers something for everyone who wants to become a better trader.

- Discover how to avoid the common pitfalls of trading and how to take the practical steps that can set you up for trading success.

- Strengthen your trading discipline as you discover the art of flawless execution.

- Develop and hone your mental edge through learning to think like a successful trader.

- Programme yourself for trading success with powerful mental conditioning techniques.

- Develop unshakeable focus and concentration and learn how to get into the trading zone.

- Understand how to achieve and sustain a core of trading confidence.

- Learn how to utilise simple techniques to manage your emotional states.

- Build resilience to cope with trading stresses, and pressures and manage losses, setbacks and errors.

- Move towards greater consistency and success in your trading performance.

Professional Reviews

"There is more to trading than blindly following a set of rules. 'High Performance Trading' is a very important book as it recognises the similarities between top athletes and top traders and what to do to achieve winning trading strategies, especially from a mental perspective. I would wholly recommend this book in the library of any trader, both novice as well as advanced." - Lex Van Dam, Hedge Fund Manager


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Media Coverage

MoneyMaker Magazine

In 2005, sports and performance psychology coach Steve Ward received an invitation from an unexpected quarter: a major trading institution in London.

Till then he had worked with elite athletes, ...

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Educational Book Review

The book is based on the authors personal practical experience in coaching and training, the latest research, and advice from the leading readers, coaches and trading psychologists. It also offers ...

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Traders Magazine

Steve Ward's first book "High Performance Trading ? 35 Practical Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance" is a practical guide designed to help traders improve ...

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Your Trading Edge

Steve Ward is a UK-based performance consultant and trading coach who was first exposed to the trading world in 2005.

Billed as a practical guide, this book is aimed at traders who are seeking to ...

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CMC Markets

He once compared traders with athletes who need to be at their top form to excel. But he went further to say that traders face a much more demanding environment rife with more complex and ...

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Issuu.com

The Exchange Book Club - The Thinking Trader's Answer to Oprah- The Exchange Magazine 7th September 2011

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Moneyshow.com

Steve Ward was a guest speaker on 'High Performance Trading - Nine Practical Strategies To Maximise Your Profitability' at The International Traders Expo 9th April 2011

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Media Review

"Offers something for everyone who wants to become a better trader."- Educational Book Review7th July 2010

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Steve Ward presents an evening of High Performance Trading sponsored by PaddyPowerTrader in London12th March 2010

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Media Review

Practical and useful approaches, strategies and techniques that can be integrated into trading to improve current performance- Traders magazineMarch 2010

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Media Review

Reading this book should certainly help to achieve improvements in discipline and consistency and ultimately personal and trading success.- Your Trading EdgeFebruary 2010

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Media Review

This book has a lot to offer when it comes to developing a trader's mind and performance...offers some very accessible suggestions.- CMC Australia, November 2009

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FXStreet.com

Are you interested in buying Steve Ward's 'High Performance Trading'. Watch this presentation by Steve Ward and discover what you can learn with this amazingly useful book

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