Pat has been with TD Ameritrade since 2002. He is well-versed on advanced educational topics such as technical analysis, stocks, intermarket analysis, options, futures and behavioral finance. He has taught several Education courses at TD Ameritrade, and is a contributor on TD Ameritrade Network, an affiliate of TD Ameritrade. He holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation as well as the Series 7, Series 63 and Series 3 securities licenses.
Understanding trading psychology can help you learn from your failures and successes to keep your cool, especially after a hot season of winning trades.
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