Applied Trading Psychology

A practical and interactive 6 session web-based training program designed to help traders and fund managers who want to improve their decision making and performance. You will learn practical, evidence-based strategies drawn from the areas of elite performance, psychology, physiology, neuroscience and decision science combined with over 15-years of practical experience of coaching and training traders across the globe and across asset classes.

Course Includes:

  • 6 x one hour webinars with live Q&A session
  • Access to webinar recordings
  • Course manual
  • Risk Personality psychometric test and results

The course runs from 20th April to 25th May, with one session every week. The sessions run from 11.00 GMT to 12.00 GMT.


6 Weeks


Steve Ward

Course Fee:



Week One (20 April): Decision Making, Discipline and Developing Trading and Investing Skill

  • What is a good trading decision? Making good trading decisions.
  • Identifying the factors affecting trading decisions – discipline and drift.
  • Developing your trading process, and the role of skill and luck in trading results.

Week Two (27 April): Risk, Uncertainty and Losses

  • Personality and trading – the importance of matching preferences and strategies.
  • Risk aware decision making – review and gain insights from your Risk Type personality assessment and how to use them to enhance your trading decisions.
  • Strategies for managing risk, uncertainty and losses.

Week Three (4 May): Thinking Differently

  • How your mental framework (mindset) influences your decision making and trading performance.
  • Assessing your trading mindset, your beliefs, and perceptions – understanding how you think about risk, markets, trading, winning, losing, money, mistakes.
  • Strategies for developing/refining your mental framework for enhanced decision making and performance.

Week Four (11 May): Managing Your Trading Emotions

  • The neuroscience of emotions and trading decisions.
  • How to develop your emotional awareness.
  • How to harness and use your emotions as data to enhance your decision making.

Week Five (18 May): The Physiology of Trading Decisions and Performance

  • Understand the role that the body plays in risk taking and decision making.
  • The stress response, risk aversion and strategies for developing stress resilience.
  • Decision fatigue and the importance of managing energy for optimising decision making.

Week Six (25 May): Enhancing Trader Performance

  • Building patterns of effective trading behaviour, trading with poise and persistence.
  • Developing mental and behavioural flexibility to adapt to changing markets.
  • Learn practical strategies for dealing with setbacks, losses and mistakes.