This Element is an excerpt from Trading from Your Gut: How to Use Right Brain Instinct & Left Brain Smarts to Become a Master Trader (9780137047680) by Curtis Faith. Available in print and digital formats.
How traders can make the most of both their intuition and their intellect — and why they must.
It is not sufficient to be strong and tough: the source of psychological confidence and strength matters. Traders who combine intellect and instinct–smarts and intuition–will have a much easier emotional ride. Traders who fight their instincts and let their left brains dominate when their right brains are screaming “No” will find it much harder to manage adversity.