Dr. Gary Dayton of TradingPsychologyEdge.com is one of the few trading educators to integrate technical trading skills with trading psychology. A Wyckoff expert and psychologist, Dr. Dayton shares his unique persepctive to teaching the Wyckoff Method for reading the market by its own action, and will do just that in Denver, Colorado at our Trading Forum during the weekend of October 21-23.
To learn more about Dr. Dayton's background and how he got into trading, psychology, and the Wyckoff Method, I asked him a few questions:
TL: How long have you been trading?
GD: I've been trading since 1999.
TL: What do you trade in your account?
GD: I have traded most instruments over the years--futures, stocks, and options. Today, I concentrate mostly on trading the S&P emini futures on a day and swing basis. I also trade some US stocks and ETFs.
TL: How did you get started?
GD: It was pretty random. I received a brochure from Ken Roberts back in 1999. I ordered one of his courses and became intrigued with the possibilities. That began this wonderful journey.
TL: Was there any one person who helped to shape the trader you are today?
GD: That would be David Weis. I met David in a seminar several years ago. We developed a relationship discussing the Wyckoff Method and he utlimately became my teacher and mentor. I worked with David for quite a while and still consider myself his student.
TL: Has there ever been a book that profoundly affected your trading?
GD: Richard Wyckoff's courses on trading have highly influenced my trading, especially his case study of the 1930-1931 market (a chapter in his stock trading course). His book, Studies in Tape Reading, has also been a great influence.
TL: If you weren't a trader or trading educator, what do you think you would be doing?
GD: I am also a psychologist so if I weren't trading, I would spend more time working with others on the mental side of performance enhancement.
Don't miss Dr. Dayton's presentation about the powerful possibilities of trading with the Wyckoff method, PLUS some expert insight on the psychology of trading. For more information and to register, visit www.tlforum.com. See you there!