I started trading forex believing that its easy to make big money fast. I had this impression that all I needed to do is fire up my computer, make an informed guess and roll in the profits.

I was very wrong and now 7 months into my trading career, I’ve come to realise the importance of mental skills in my trading.

Thankfully, I’ve found Mark Douglas, author of the two books on either side of this sentence, and reading his book Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude is helping me with the mental aspects of trading (which is the most difficult to learn, your own personality must be transcended)

Here’s an interview with Mark for “Mind over Market” which will give you an introduction to the mindset that most conducive to successful trading.

Mark has provided consulting services with Financial Trading Institutions, Investment Banks and firms such as: Chicago Board of Trade, New York Board of Trade ~ Coffee Sugar Cocoa Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange First Chicago Corp., Smith Barney, Tudor Jones, SAAFTI, Dow Jones Telerate Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Swiss Bank MetaStock, Online Investor Expos, The Money Show, Equis Fibonacci Trader and more. These engagements have taken Mark around the world to ~ Europe, Australia, the Far East, India, New Zealand, Russia, as well as across the United States and Canada for over 20 years.

How To Think Like A Professional Trader

Mark has recorded a 2 and a half day workshop that he taught recently. Luckily someone has uploaded it to YouTube and made it available for all of us to watch.

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