Author: Bruce Bower

October 25, 2014

“Choking” and Trading

Recently, I attended a lecture by one of the world’ leading performance psychologists, Dr. Sian Beilock. Here is my writeup of the lecture with the implications for investors and traders. http://www.smbtraining.com/blog/choking-and-trading

September 30, 2014

Help Choose a Title for My New Book

As many of you probably know, I have written a book on process, performance and psychology as applied to investing/trading. It’s designed to be a holistic look at how to invest from start to finish. The hardest part for me has been coming up with a title.  Recognizing that I’m not creative, I’ve decided to […]

September 18, 2014

Video Classes on Psychology and Process

In partnership with SMB Capital, I have filmed a series of classes on different trading topics, including: – Visualization -Managing Emotions – A Probabilistic Framework – The Power of Habits You can find snippets from the classes on this archive page These videos offer a sneak preview of the Peak Performance Trading and Investing Course.

September 8, 2014

What A Billionaire Can Teach Us About Risk

Howard Marks, the billionaire chairman of Oaktree, has a phenomenal track for creating wealth. He is also known for writing insightful commentary about markets and investing. His recent letter, “Risk Revisited”, stands out as an extraordinary missive on the nature of risk. When read together with his original letter, “Risk”, we can explore many topics […]

August 5, 2014

Better Lucky Than Good?

“Better lucky than good” How often have we heard this expression? In some ways, it’s quite funny: we assume that luck can’t be taught and skills can, so we’d prefer to have luck and learn the skill part later. I find it interesting in a trading context, because most would prefer to possess just true […]