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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Published for the First Time

I am proud to say that I will be published for the first time next week in a magazine titled:
The Trader’s Journal

"Asia Pacific's Pre-eminent Trading Magazine is a product of DPR International Pte Ltd based in Singapore and distributed to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Australia. Our primary focus is to research and educate you. It can be easily argued that it is the educated trader that will survive in the markets and we want to be a large part of your education.

The publisher, Dickson Yap, has a long history in the industry. Prior to launching the Trader’s Journal magazine, he worked in the Dow Jones Singapore office doing advertising and circulation. His businesses serve thousands of customers around the world in every time zone."

Some very prominent authors, traders and educators have contributed and still contribute to the magazine so I am honored that they published my article. Here are some of the names you may be familiar with:

Van Tharp
In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp stands out as an international leader in the industry. Helping others become the best trader or investor that they can be has been Tharp's mission since 1982. Dr. Tharp offers very unique learning strategies, and his techniques for producing great traders are some of the most effective in the field. Over the years Tharp has helped people overcome problems in areas of system development and trading psychology, and success related issues such as self-sabotage.

Tom Bulkowski
Thomas Bulkowski is an author and private investor. Before earning enough from his investments to “retire” at age 36, he was a hardware design engineer working at Raytheon on the Patriot air defense system and a senior software engineer for Tandy Corporation.

John F. Carter
John F. Carter grew up the son of Morgan Stanley stockbroker, and was introduced into trading as a sophomore in high school, and has been trading actively for the past 19 years. He studied international finance at the University of Cambridge in England before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1999, he launched to post his daily trade setups in futures and equities. More recently he launched to focus on forex trading research and trading strategies. He’s a Commodity Trading Advisor with Razor Trading, and manages a futures and a forex fund.

Brett N. Steenbarger
Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003). As Director of Trader Development for Kingstree Trading, LLC in Chicago, he has mentored numerous professional traders and coordinated a training program for traders. An active trader of the stock indexes, Brett utilizes statistically-based pattern recognition for intraday trading.

Brett has just released his latest book which I have not read (yet) but have provided a link since he will also be published in the November issue of The Traders Journal.

Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies From the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover)
by Brett N. Steenbarger

Price Headley
Price Headley is the founder of, which provides investors with specific real-time stock and options strategies and investment education to profit from significant market trends. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, CNNfn, Bloomberg Television and a variety of print and online financial news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, and Bloomberg Personal.

Jim Wyckoff
Jim Wyckoff has been involved with the stock, financial and futures markets for more than 20 years. He was born and raised in Iowa, where he still resides. Wyckoff became a financial journalist with Futures World News for many years, cutting his teeth as a reporter on the futures trading floors in Chicago and New York, where he covered every futures market traded in the United States at one time or another.

Robert W. Colby
Robert W. Colby is managing director of Colby Research in New York and the author of The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators, which has become the standard reference work throughout the world for technical indicators and trading systems design

For a complete list of contributors, visit their site:


p.s. - So what am I writing about?

How the Poker craze can Help you Trade
It’s a 2,800 word article that compares the detailed similarities between trading and poker which have helped me become better at both. I will upload the entire article to this blog after it has been released in the magazine.

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At 10:39 PM, Blogger J.C. said...


Congrats! The next time I'm at the next magazine stand, I'll be on the lookout for "The Trader's Journal".

Great site btw - I look forward to seeing more!

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Chris Perruna said...

Thanks for the kind words - keep up the great job over at your site!

At 9:49 PM, Blogger D TradeIdeas said...

I look forward to reading your upcoming article. We take your observations on how poker can benefit trading into our product development process. The genesis of our latest tool The Odds Maker came from watching poker on ESPN. We looked at the valuable odds information they showed for every player's hand and how those odds changed with each additional round played (e.g., the Turn, the River, etc.) Why realized why can't a trader have the same information and (legally) use it in their trading?

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Thanks great Chris. Congrats!


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