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.
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.