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Trader Peak Performance and biofeedback programs

Brett Steen­barg­er, the renowned expert in Trad­er Per­for­mance and author of the blog Trader­Feed: Exploit­ing the edge from his­tor­i­cal mar­ket pat­terns, among many things, just post­ed a kind note on our Peak Performance/ emo­tion­al man­age­ment solu­tion for traders.

He says: “This is the first biofeed­back appli­ca­tion that I’m aware of that is unique­ly mar­ket­ed to traders. I’ve used biofeed­back to mon­i­tor my body’s lev­el of arousal dur­ing trad­ing and have found it to be quite use­ful.”

How does this work?

Frustration vs The Zone

Traders, or any­one involved in very com­plex and rapid­ly evolv­ing envi­ron­ments, need to make split sec­ond deci­sions based on sound log­ic, instead of emo­tion­al impuls­es. It is not easy to deal with frus­tra­tion, for exam­ple, when a trade doesn’t go the way we antic­i­pate. Stress can also cause us to miss new pat­terns in the mar­ket, there­by pre­vent­ing us from adapt­ing to, and suc­ceed­ing in, new cir­cum­stances.

A biofeed­back-based Peak Performance/Stress Man­age­ment pro­gram may be use­ful, because a tool such as The Freeze-Framer biofeed­back sys­tem pro­vides real-time visu­al feed­back on our “inter­nal per­for­mance” and helps us iden­ti­fy and learn how to man­age the emo­tion­al arousal that can dis­rupt exec­u­tive func­tions: judg­ment, plan­ning, ana­lyz­ing, and rea­son­ing. The graphs above show the dif­fer­ence in our body rhythms between frus­tra­tion and the smooth tar­get pat­tern of “The Zone” in an opti­mal learn­ing process and peak per­for­mance.

For more infor­ma­tion on Trad­er Per­for­mance, an inter­view with Brett Steen­barg­er, or to buy this this pro­gram, click on Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram for Traders. You may also want to learn more about find­ing your trad­ing niche.



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  1. Alvaro,

    Great job inter­view­ing Dr. Steen­barg­er, he’s an inno­v­a­tive thinker, researcher and trad­ing coach whom I have learned many insight­ful tips from over the years. The cut­ting edge per­for­mance man­age­ment tool Freeze Framer and vari­a­tions will like­ly gain inter­est among seri­ous traders ded­i­cat­ed to prac­tic­ing & improv­ing their dis­ci­pline. My col­league and I look for­ward to begin­ning our course in Feb’07 via North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty & The Chica­go Board of Trade teach­ing traders psy­cho­log­i­cal tac­tics root­ed in the self-reg­u­la­tion research of Steen­barg­er and oth­ers. The Freeze Framer will be a key learn­ing tool or “prac­tice field” where traders will exper­i­ment with locat­ing the zone of high per­for­mance to improve con­fi­dence with trade exe­cu­tion, man­age stress and hope­ful­ly lead to larg­er prof­its. I’ll keep you post­ed on our results; you keep up the insight­ful dia­logues with great minds! — Ken

  2. Alvaro says:

    Ken, great to see you here, thanks for your com­ments. Please keep us post­ed-lit­er­al­ly, feel free to share your insights through our blog, we can coor­di­nate a guest entry if you’d like. Talk to you

  3. Albert says:

    The biofeed­back machine and soft­ware sounds inter­est­ing. How long have this prod­uct been out? Any future updates com­ing?

    I would like to hear some reviews by sat­is­fied users who expe­ri­enced improve­ment in their trad­ing before mak­ing a pur­chase.

  4. Alvaro says:

    Albert, will con­tact you direct­ly. Thanks for your inter­est

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