The Mental Strategies of Top Traders by Ari Kiev
The Psychological Determinants of Trading Success (Wiley Trading)

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An honest depiction of the challenges of trading and a clear explanation of what it takes to succeed

Trading tends to be a winner-take-all activity where a small number of traders are very successful, while the majority either lose money or generate relatively small profits. In The Mental Strategies of Top Traders, author Ari Kiev identifies and analyzes the characteristics of successful traders and shows you how to cultivate these same characteristics.

Successful trading, Kiev asserts, requires an unusual and sometimes contradictory blend of intellectual and psychological abilities, including the willingness to take risks, but in a very controlled manner; the discipline to develop high-conviction trading ideas in the face of unpredictable markets and incomplete information; as well as a strong drive to win, but also accept failure. Here, you'll discover how to achieve all this, and much more.Provides advice and solutions for traders struggling with today's volatile and stressful marketsAuthoritatively identifies key mental strategies of top tradersWritten by Ari Kiev, a highly respected figure in the professional trading communityAnalysis is supported by comments from contemporary traders and portfolio managers, many of whom struggled with the markets of 2008

Designed with the serious trader in mind, this book will put you in a better position to excel in today's tumultuous markets.


About Ari Kiev

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Ari Kiev is a psychiatrist who specializes in organizational psychology, stress management, and leadership training. Having worked extensively for the past seventeen years with Steve Cohen's multibillion-dollar SAC Capital Advisors, he now heads up Kiev Consulting, which helps trading professionals learn a variety of transformational strategies to enhance performance and create a collaborative and synergistic culture. For more information about developing a custom designed performance maximization program for your company, visit
Published November 13, 2009 by Wiley. 209 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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