If trading stocks and commodities is 70-80 percent psychological then why has this subject been so badly neglected by writers and teachers? For every 100 books written about trading perhaps one examines this vital part of trading. The reason could be that workable, realistic answers are difﬁcult to ﬁnd. Furthermore psychological tools that can be put to direct use by traders and analysts have not been readily available to the trading public.
From the moment you are born, all events and happenings are programmed into your subconscious mind. Your personal experiences are ﬁlled and sorted for recall, to be used at a later stage when required. Unhappily the subconscious mind can not tell the deference between reality and imagination. A good example is when a young boy of ﬁve or six tries to help his father to ‘ﬁx the automobile” and as soon as he picks up one of the tools the father shouts at him to put it down. This only has to happen a few times and the subconscious mind ﬁles it in the permanent memory.
When the boy is II or 12, the father thinks the son is ready to learn how to use the tools and asks him to help with the “car ﬁxing”. Without knowing why, as soon as the son picks up one of the tools he feels very uncomfortable. After trying a few times he may feel clumsy and unhappy. Eventually the father tells hem not to bother as he is just a “clumsy boy”. That boy is set for life to be condemned as useless with tools and not very handy. Does this story ring a bell?
Now, what has happened here? The ﬁrst experience at the age of ﬁve with tools if ﬁled away in the subconscious mind as “If I touch these tools, my father will shout at me. Therefore its bad.” When the boy is 12 and the father asks him to help, the conscious mind dips into the memory banks (which are housed in the subconscious) looking for a reference to tools. And just like the computer memory, the subconscious mind ﬁnds the correct ﬁle, that states..” If I touch these tools, my father will shout at me. That is bad”. The ﬁle is now checked by the conscious mind, which being the guardian of the boys actions decides how to actually react to the information contained in the ﬁle.
Please listen carefully as this is the crucial part. As the ﬁrst experience that the son had with tools was “bad and unhappy” the conscious mind will try to protect the boy from having to go through again, that “bad” experience. Even though the original experience itself was not actually “bad” (just a fathers concern for his sons safety). But the subconscious perceived it as “bad”, it remained ﬁled as such, due to the subconscious minds inability to distinguish between reality and imagination.
So all these years later here is the conscious mind generating a totally inappropriate reply, under the false premise that it is “protecting” the boy. Suddenly he becomes clumsy, which causes the father to give up on the son as far as tools are concerned. But it enables the boy to stop using the tools, thus satisfying the conscious mind, that it is doing its job by preventing the boy from being further exposed to “bad” experiences.
Not only did the conscious mind construct an excuse under a false premise, but the boy’s “bad” experience has been reinforced at the subconscious level, now he is also “clumsy”. Unless a way is found to wipe out these false premises it will remain with him for the rest of his life.
By the same token your bad trading habits and the lack of conﬁdence, either in your method of trading or in your ability to take action are formed in exactly the same way. Once these inappropriate trading habits and lack of conﬁdence are ﬁled in our subconscious mind, we can only erase them by getting back to the level where there poor habits were installed in the ﬁrst place at the subconscious level. Not only must these poor habits be wiped out at that level, but they must also be replaced by the winning habits (correct response) at that very same level. Only then can we truly make the best use of our methodologies and be on the way to conﬁdent trading.
We have to enter our subconscious computer, wipe clean redundant ﬁles that cause self sabotage during our trading and replace it with clean appropriate information suitable for the job in hand conﬁdent trading.
The American public ﬁrst became aware of the power of subliminals in the early 1950,s when high speed visual subliminals ﬂashed onto Kim Novaks face, urging the audience to “drink Coca-Cola”. The words were ﬂashed unto the screen at a much faster rate then our eyes are capable of registering, yet the owner of the new Jersey Theater reported a 58 percent increase in sales. We now know that the mind picks up these high speed messages and without the conscious mind being able to ﬁlter them, they are recorded in the subconscious that can differentiate between negative and beneﬁcial input. It just accepts all input as facts. In other words, these messages are recorded in the ﬁling system of the subconscious mind in a subliminal manner.
Our job is to use the same route to access our subconscious mind by using subliminal tapes that are custom made for traders and analysts. In the last 20 years, subliminals have been used successfully for all purposes. Tapes have entered the main stream, for weight loss to goal achievement. Subliminal tapes are used by millions of Americans.
Now, for the ﬁrst time, subliminal tapes made speciﬁcally for traders and analysts, are being made available through the Gann & Elliott Wave magazine. The three tape set covers most of the problems traders encounter.
- Tape #1. Covers all aspects of accurate analysis and recall of same for actual trading. this tape can be played any time. 30 minutes.
- Tape #2. The psychological problems of trading are covered by this tape that can be played any time. 30 minutes.
- Tape #3. A “Total” tape that covers the major difﬁculties traders face on and off the trading ﬂoor. Due to the fact that this tape used the hemispheric equalization process, it must not be played when driving. For this tape only stereophonic headset is required.
As a professional trader, I am fully aware of the problems that traders face every day, during the stressful hours of market trading. By using the latest state of the art equipment and recording these tapes in California, I was able to combine my practical knowledge as a master hypnotist and member of the British Council of Hypnotist Examiners, together with my experience as an independent trader. I am not able to share with you these subliminal tapes to help improve your trading.
A booklet comes with the tapes that fully explains how to use them to obtain maximum beneﬁt possible. The ﬁrst 100 applicants will have a unique opportunity to partake in a follow up experiment, that will be organized by the Gann & Elliott Wave magazine, who will check and collate the results of continued use of these subliminal tapes for traders. Please see and fill in the form in this article.
- Subliminals forTraders By Robert Krausz