The Oxford Princeton Programme Announces New Course on Trader Psychology – The Discipline and Methods to Trading Success to Debut in London, UK (29 June 2012)

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The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world’s leading provider of commercial education and training to the energy and derivatives industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest course: Trader Psychology – The Discipline and Methods to Trading Success.

Delegates will leave with a full box of tools and strategic perspectives in order to manage their positions effectively within the marketplace.

The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world’s leading provider of commercial education and training to the energy and derivatives industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest course:    

Trader Psychology – The Discipline and Methods to Trading Success
(Course code: TPS)
29 June, 2012
London, UK

This one day workshop covers psychological and technical aspects to trading in energy markets. The course will review key lessons from successful traders and a summary of findings from behavioural finance studies applied to trading decisions. It will introduce how to develop a disciplined trading approach incorporating fundamental and technical analysis, with emphasis on the main components of a formal trading plan; how to articulate decision drivers, and determining position sizes and quantify and control risk levels. We will also explore some of the main reasons why traders blow up, with examples from energy markets.

“Traders have unprecedented access to market data and often find themselves under stress to make rapid trading decisions. This course draws on research and case studies of what constitutes a successful trading plan,” says Jobert E. Abueva, Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing, The Oxford Princeton Programme. “Delegates will leave with a full box of tools and strategic perspectives in order to manage their positions effectively within the marketplace.”

The course is comprised of four modules:

Module I: A disciplined approach to trading
-Market Drivers and the ‘Financialization’ of Energy Markets
-Theories of market behavior: Efficient markets vs. Adaptive Market Hypothesis
-A Disciplined Approach to Trading (I): Edge, Process and Time
-How do Trading Rooms make money
-Hedging vs. Speculation. Drawing the line between them.
-Why Traders Blow Up?: Concentrated positions, markets freezing up, lack of risk control

Module II: The Psychology of Trading
-What makes a good trader?
-Cardinal sins of trading
-Overview of Behavioral Biases
-Overconfidence
-Framing and anchoring effects
-Persuasion and Hindsight effects
-When can we trust our intuition?
-Identifying and correcting biases: Trading logs

Module III: Trading Methods
-Trading styles: Fundamental & Technical Analysis
-Trading Methods and Market Types
-Technical Indicators
-When to use fundamentals vs. technicals
-Backtesting Trading Strategies
-Directional vs. Asset-based Traders

Trading Discipline
-Components of a trading plan
-How should I prepare to trade?
-The importance of entry and exit rules
-Why should I enter into a position?
-Position sizing and risk levels
-Hold times
-Liquidation strategies

This course is led by Dr Carlos Blanco who is an expert in energy, commodity, and financial risk management and modeling. He has been a faculty member of The Oxford Princeton Programme since 2004, where he teaches the Derivatives Pricing Hedging and Risk Management Certificate Programme as well as courses on Counterparty Risk Management and Gas and Power Trading and Risk Management. For a full biography, click here.

Delegates will receive easy-reference course manuals as well as a certificate upon successful completion. Continental breakfasts and lunches are included. Seats are limited to ensure proper in-depth coverage. For those with widespread company interest, this course can be scheduled as an on-site presentation.

For a full course outline and to register, please log onto http://www.oxfordprinceton.com (Search: TPS).

Please contact Carol Patel for more information on this or any of The Oxford Princeton Programme's wide array of training options at (609) 524-1124 or cpatel(at)oxfordprinceton(dot)com.

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ABOUT THE OXFORD PRINCETON PROGRAMME, INC.
The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc is the world’s leading provider of education and training to the energy and derivatives industries. In addition to PrincetonLive.com, which offers more than 30 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 250 instructor-led training courses annually worldwide. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics. For a complete list of courses and for other information, visit http://www.oxfordprinceton.com.

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