Interview: Conquering The Trading Demons With Gary Dayton by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Gary Dayton, Psy.D., is a trading psychologist, trader, author, and founder of TradingPsychologyEdge.com. His book Trade Mindfully outlines the mental skills needed for high-level trading performance. In his Deep Practice Program, traders learn to confront trading situations and mental challenges for deep, extensive learning. He teaches traders how to trade based on only price and volume.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Dayton on August 10, 2015 about how to overcome emotional struggles that get in the way of profitable trading.
From your bio, it sounds like you’re a clinical psychologist. I was curious to find out how you got interested in the financial markets.
I am a clinical psychologist and I also trade. I trade the S&P and sometimes will trade currencies and other futures markets, but primarily, I trade the S&P on a daytrading basis; occasionally I will hold a position overnight. But I’m in the markets just about every day...