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Thomas Bulkowski’s successful investment activities allowed him to retire at age 36. He is an internationally known author and trader with 30+ years of stock market experience and widely regarded as a leading expert on chart patterns. He may be reached at

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Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 07/28/2014
16,983 22.02 0.1%
8,333 -95.18 -1.1%
563 6.97 1.3%
4,445 -4.65 -0.1%
1,979 0.57 0.0%
YTD
2.4%
12.6%
14.9%
6.4%
7.1%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 07/15/2014
17,300 or 16,500 by 08/01/2014
8,700 or 8,150 by 08/15/2014
575 or 535 by 08/01/2014
4,500 or 4,250 by 08/01/2014
2,050 or 1,900 by 08/01/2014
Mutt Winners: None YTD

Written and copyright © 2009-2013 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved.

Latest Releases

  • September 19, 2012: Sacrificial trading. Selling a portion of your position might be just the ticket.

Are you having a problem with your trading, one that begins in your head? If so, then you have come to the right place. Author and trader Thomas Bulkowski discusses and dissects trading problems, tackling trading psychology, and the mental game of trading.

The articles below are listed according to category. Since they may span several categories, perhaps you should read them all. You may need the help.

    Trading Psychology: Types of Traders

  1. Trader qualities. Do you have what it takes to become a successful trader? Take this quiz.
  2. The centered trader. Take the quiz to test how centered you are and how to fix any problems you discover.
  3. Trading like a Samurai. Learn how to trade like a Samurai, including six tips to help your trade better.
  4. Trading Psychology: Trading Problems

  5. Fear of success. Is the fear of success holding you back?
  6. Trade decisively. Time to trade decisively, or is it?
  7. Trading barriers. Here are 11 barriers to trading success and how to fix them.
  8. Trading hesitation. Why do traders hesitate when entering or exiting a trade?
  9. Trading stress. Learn how to deal with trading stress and anxiety to expand your comfort zone.
  10. Trading success, one secret: Commitment.
  11. Trading Psychology: Trading Improvement

  12. Forget the money. One secret every trader or investor must know...
  13. Goals: Improve profitability by setting goals.
  14. Sacrificial trading. Selling a portion of your position might be just the ticket.
  15. Stopping points. What is holding you back from winning big?
  16. Trading imagery. Learn to replace bad thoughts with good ones to improve trading success.

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