O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Trading from the Gut Requires a Careful Balancing Act

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Trading from Your Gut: How to Use Right Brain Instinct & Left Brain Smarts to Become a Master Trader (9780137047680) by Curtis Faith. Available in print and digital formats.

How traders can make the most of both their intuition and their intellect — and why they must.

It is not sufficient to be strong and tough: the source of psychological confidence and strength matters. Traders who combine intellect and instinct–smarts and intuition–will have a much easier emotional ride. Traders who fight their instincts and let their left brains dominate when their right brains are screaming “No” will find it much harder to manage adversity.