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How does a tiny fraction of new traders beat the odds to eventually become experts? Conventional wisdom indicates that successful trading depends upon discipline and a good trading system. Research reveals, however, a more fundamental and comprehensive requirement. The keys to expertise are learning and change. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, expert traders experience a life-changing learning process known as transformative learning. Further, they demonstrate specific attributes and abilities. This course details the characteristics and development of traders as they journey toward expertise.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|This lecture describes the purpose of the course and presents the course goal and objectives.|
|Section 2: Transformative Learning|
|This segment delves into the meaning of transformative learning. It covers key related concepts such as problem solving and the development of assumptions.|
|This segment describes the kind of events that trigger transformative learning.|
|This lecture discusses the process of critical reflection.|
|This segment describes the remaining steps of transformative learning.|
|Section 3: Trader Characteristics|
|This lecture covers innate and learned elements of trading expertise.|
|Section 4: Trader Development|
|Skills acquisition is a sequential process, which is described here.|
|This segment presents more information about the process of gaining expertise.|
|Section 5: From Novice to Expert|
|This scenario describes a novice in personal responsibility.|
|This segment addresses an approach to improving personal responsibility. It also presents a profile of expertise in this ability.|
|This scenario describes a novice in risk management.|
|This lecture describes one way to improve risk management. It also provides a profile of expertise in this ability.|
|This scenario presents an example of a novice in opportunity seeking and maximizing.|
|This lecture describes one way to advance opportunity seeking and maximizing. It also provides a profile of expertise in this area.|
|Section 6: Closing Section|
|This segment presents a summary of course content.|
|This final lecture discusses key course takeaways.|
Before studying traders and trading, Deirdre was a researcher in the social sciences, particularly education. Areas of research included assessment and teaching methods used in professional development. She has a doctoral degree in rehabilitation and has published in education journals and books.