Quick Comment: The Disciplined Trader – Mark Douglas

Mar 27, 2007: 9:15 PM CST


I just started reading Mark Douglas’ The Disciplined Trader and am gripped by the intro and first chapter and wanted to pass on the reference to those who are gripped by fear in trading.

I take notes on everything I read, and in this book, I have written down so much already, and I am just beginning!  I can’t wait to study more into the insights of the book and how fear develops, causes us to trade from a fear mentality, constricts our view of market opportunities, and causes what we fear to come true.  I suppose I’m most interested in how to overcome this, but knowing the foundation is important.

Mark gives his personal story, which sets up the rest of the book, and describes how successful traders can overcome their fears with a new mentality.

I plan to post more insights from my personal experience and trading as I progress, but I wanted to pass on how much this book has captivated me already.

Feel free to post comments if you have read this book as to your overall thoughts and how the book has helped you.


2 Responses to “Quick Comment: The Disciplined Trader – Mark Douglas”

  1. Michael Says:

    That’s one of my favorite books. It gets better the third, fourth and fifth time you read it. 🙂 But seriously, I always find or relate to something different each time I read it. It’s a true must-read for traders.

  2. Corey Says:

    Hey Mike!

    I can tell already that this is going to be one of those key books that have the potential to change lives – few books on trading can do that. It is definately getting multiple reads!