Trading Psychology: Fear and Unwanted Trading Emotions

By NinjaTrader

Many traders may be familiar with the fear of missing out (FOMO), fear and greed, anxiety and other trading psychology forces that can hinder trading performance. Mastering technical analysis is one thing, but controlling emotions can be equally important.

Watch as Dr. Gary Dayton, Psy.D. shares his expertise in the mental and emotional side of trading, featuring questions that were received directly from NinjaTrader show viewers.

Trading Psychology Mastered

Dr. Dayton is a psychologist and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and a certificate in human performance/sport psychology from Rutgers University. He is President of Peak Psychology, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in developing “peak” performance in traders.

Additional topics covered in the livestream include: 

  • A discussion on the importance of health as an exercise with respect to trading
  • An analysis of emotions associated with loss aversion
  • A look at the similarities of the obstacles that traders and athletes face 
  • An opinion on the importance of rule-based trading
  • An explanation of a positive trader mindset

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