Areas covered include:
- Emotions - are they functional or disabling? How do the mechanisms of fear, greed and panic work?
- Motivation and perception - how do belief paradigms affect perception and performance?
- What perceptual errors influence decisions to the trader's detriment?
- Information processing and risk assessment - how does information overload affect Stress How does stress affect investment decisions?
- Technological and mathematical anxiety - why do we avoid learning the skills we most need? What levels of ability are required?
- Can psychological and biological theories assist in our understanding of investors' performance?
Contrarian Investment Strategies.
1. Introduction: Between Scylla and Charybdis.
2. Understanding Trading Competence.
3. A Comprehensive Model of Trading Competence.
Part A: The Tactical Model of Trading Competence.
Part B: The Strategic Model of Trading Competence.
4. Taming Stress to Become a Better Trader.
5. The Psychology of Perceptual Bias.
6. Emotions, Emotional Intelligence, and the Trader.
7. Martial Arts and Budo Zen – Controlling Fear and Self-Sabotage.
8. Standards and Criteria for Trading Competence.
Appendix 1: Reading List.
Appendix 2: Websites of Interest.
Appendix 3: Courses and Seminars.