In this interview with veteran trader, Mark Cook, he points out how your personality can help determine what type of trader you are, as well as how to deal with a losing trade. Also, and perhaps more importantly, he explains how winning trades can set you up for potential losses and how he avoids this trading pitfall.
We hope you'll take 5 minutes to listen to this interesting video, and leave your comments or share your experiences below.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced trader, sometimes the markets leave you feeling like either an idiot, a moron or both. Trading professional Mark Cook shows you how to conquer trading mistakes and get back on the right track.
In his workshop he shows you what to do when your winning percentage drops, how to adjust position size for different trading environments and how to build your confidence. His methods will help you achieve trading consistency but, should your capital erode, his insights will also show you how to rebuild your capital base.
A trader for twenty-two years, Mark Cook operates from his family's 1870s farmhouse in East Sparta, Ohio. He manages his own and client's accounts and offers a fax advisory service, Mark D. Cook's Trader's Fax, on S&P and T-Bond futures and OEX options, that is specifically dedicated to helping people become better traders. His own early trading years were difficult, but as he struggled for success, he gained valuable experience and learned what makes - and breaks - a trader. Mark developed the Cook Cumulative Tick™ Indicator and gained acclaim by winning the 1992 U.S. Investment Championship with a 563.8% return. He has written numerous articles for industry publications including Futures magazine, Financial Trader and Barron's and was featured in Forbes magazine (January 1994). In addition to his trading activities, he conducts workshops and teaches traders from around the globe, helping them learn how to make the most of their natural talents. Mark D. Cook was selected for Jack D. Schwager's new book, Stock Market Wizards, due for release shortly. Mr. Schwager previously wrote the best selling books, Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards. Now Mr. Schwager is placing emphasis on traders proficient in the stock market with years of successful track record, which characterizes Mark D. Cook's market timing techniques.
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