Summary of Trading to Win

The Psychology of Mastering the Markets

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Trading to Win book summary
Learn mental and emotional discipline to beat the market and become a super trader.


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Zen Buddhism, yoga and single-minded dedication to stock trading come together in psychiatrist Ari Kiev’s examination of super traders, those stock market Olympians who, without particularly wanting to make money, pull in millions in trading profits. Kiev offers advice to professional, institutional traders and to those trading to build or supplement personal finances. His writing style is simple, with short, encouraging paragraphs and some repetition of ideas. He intersperses his checklists with numerous anecdotes and profiles of traders. Kiev discusses subjects that technical finance and how-to trading books don’t often treat – especially inner dialogue and emotions, and the use of Eastern meditation practices to facilitate trading. getAbstract recommends his 1998 classic to traders and to those who are considering trading.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What mental and emotional states super traders maintain
  • How to rid yourself of fear and bad habits so you can develop the discipline to gain stock market success


“Trading to Win”
Trading to win calls for setting goals, developing strategies, and abandoning patterns of thinking and behavior that hurt your performance. It involves trusting “a higher power” while detaching yourself from the desire for achievement and the thought of profit. Being attached...
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About the Author

Ari Kiev, MD, is a psychiatrist, trading coach and management consultant to several New York trading firms. His books include Hedge Fund Masters and The Mental Strategies of Top Traders.

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