"Ari Kiev takes us inside the most successful trading firms of our time and shows us how those firms seek to improve performance through disciplined self analysis and structured goal management. His application of psychiatric tools to the short–term trading aspects of behavioral finance can give readers a competitive edge."–Charles A. Leeds Jr., CFA, Managing Member, Hermit Capital Management, LLC
"Kiev uses the powerful combination of his professional training as well as a unique vantage point inside the ropes at a market–moving, high–rolling hedge fund to deliver a fascinating analysis of a trader′s psyche. Although trading is widely acknowledged as an art, one that requires incredible innate intuition and feel for the markets, Kiev prescribes ′getting into the zone′– a psychological state that one can create – for those aiming to achieve a higher level of performance. His anecdotes, case studies, interviews and tales of the ′Master Trader′ are both instructive and tremendously insightful. A compelling read."–Ciaran T. O′Kelly, Head of Equity Trading, Salomon Smith Barney
"Trading in the Zone discusses the psychological considerations that serve to distinguish the most successful traders and portfolio managers from the majority of traders who are doomed to failure. Trading is so greatly influenced by emotions and discipline that not to have Ari′s insight and advice is a serious mistake."–Tom DeMark, author of The New Science of Technical Analysis
"I have been managing money for more than twenty years and I am happy to endorse Dr. Kiev′s principles, which have enhanced my performance and that of my traders over the past three years. Trading in the Zone will propel readers to the next level of trading success."–Jay Goldman, Hedge Fund Manager, J. Goldman & Co., L.P.
"Ari Kiev′s Trading in the Zone clearly and forcefully illustrates the mental discipline that will enable a stock trader to improve his performance."–Allan R. Tessler, Chairman and CEO, Jnet Enterprises
"Dr. Kiev works with professional traders, including some of the best traders in the country. In Trading in the Zone, he provides numerous case studies based on the market experiences of these traders, told both through narratives and their own words, in order to distill insights and lessons that should prove invaluable to professional and aspiring traders alike."–Jack Schwager, author of The Market Wizards and Stock Market Wizards
GETTING IN THE ZONE.
Defining the Zone.
Overcoming the Past.
Using a Goal.
PREPARING FOR THE TRADE.
Understanding the Analysis.
CONTROLLING THE RISK.
Managing the Risk.
Tolerating the Pain.
Learning from Your Mistakes.
Overcoming Psychological Obstacles.
Stepping Up to the Challenge.
USING ADVANCED STRATEGIES.
Taking Advantage of Capitulation.