Options Education

OIC203W: The Psychology of Trading

Webcast Objective:

The Options Industry Council is proud to present its latest webcast: the Psychology of Trading. In this webcast, OIC instructor Amy Farnstrom of NYSE Arca teaches you the key points about the what makes a great trader including: commitment to excellence, mastery of emotions, probabilistic thinking, understanding and ability to control one’s own thought processes, staying in the moment, and executing a trading plan without fail.

Who Should Take This Webcast:

Fundamental students

Webcast Duration:

36 Minutes

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Webcast Description:

The Options Industry Council is proud to present its latest webcast: the Psychology of Trading. In this webcast, OIC instructor Amy Farnstrom of NYSE Arca teaches you the key points about the what makes a great trader including: commitment to excellence, mastery of emotions, probabilistic thinking, understanding and ability to control one’s own thought processes, staying in the moment, and executing a trading plan without fail.

Webcast Outline:

  1. Psychology of Trading What makes a great trader?
  2. Disclaimer
  3. Psychology of Trading
  4. Trader Traits
  5. What is Psychology?
  6. What is Psychology of Trading?
  7. Trading as a Performance Art
  8. Internal Motivation
  9. Following Your Bliss
  10. The Pursuit of Excellence
  11. Common Traits of Successful Traders
  12. Discipline
  13. Preparing to be WRONG!
  14. Thinking Probabilities vs. Patterns
  15. Zen
  16. Tools to Build Mental Discipline
  17. Obstacles to Success
  18. Creating a Belief System
  19. Irrational Exuberance
  20. Artists, Athletes, Actors and Traders?
  21. The Psychology of Trading
  22. Trading as a Practice
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