Here are some simple guidelines for avoiding volatile emotional swings due to the stresses of trading. By Adrienne Laris Toghraie
Traders are placed under unique stresses, making them particularly susceptible to emotional
swings, and as a result, they may exhibit certain signs of the stress from which they suffer. Over
the years, I have asked many traders this question, and if you have found yourself under such
stress, you may ask yourself the same thing: You’re probably not a manic depressive, so why are
you acting like one?
What causes such emotional extremes? If you liken your mind and body to a bank account into
which you deposit your accumulated assets of health, vitality, strength and energy, then everything you do or say or think will determine your daily equilibrium. A substantial balance
will provide you with the mental and physical assets you need to trade with a clear and steady
mind and complete emotional control.