Hedge Fund Masters: How Top Hedge Fund Traders Set Goals, Overcome Barriers, and Achieve Peak Performance by Ari Kiev

My Views

Ari Kiev is a Psychiatrist and he uses his experience in this area to help Hedge Fund traders achieve Peak Performance trading. This book is a collection of interviews with top traders alongside his Ari’s comments on how these traders should improve.

While this is a collection of interviews, this book is quite different from Jack D. Schwager’s Market Wizards. And that’s also the main reason I’m recommending this book, it gives a very different prospective from Jack and I believe it’s always good to see the same thing from a different angle.

If you’re not familiar with his work, feel free to watch his video (click link) on “Becoming a Discipline Trader”.


Discover the psychological strategies that hedge fund traders use to maximize their success in Hedge Fund Masters.

Author Ari Kiev interviewed over 80 hedge fund traders, including some of the most successful hedge fund operators in the world, to illustrate the principles of success. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, the book explores the pressures felt by professional hedge fund traders as they manage enormous sums of their clients’ money and shows you how to maintain emotional balance, focus on targets and goals, overcome deep-seated psychological obstacles, and trade with consistency and discipline.

Since reading the book, it’s not about “Can I make money?” any more, but it’s more like “How much more can I make?”

About the Author

Ari Kiev was born in 1934 and passed away late 2009.

Psychiatrist and best-selling author Ari Kiev’s work ranged from the study of non-traditional psychiatry practices to helping athletes and Wall Street traders achieve peak performance.

Ari Kiev was born in Bronx and raised in Washington Heights where he attended Stuyvesant High School. Dr. Kiev graduated from Harvard in 1954 with a degree in social relations. In 1958, he earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College. He eventually headed Cornell’s department of social psychiatry after his psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins and the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London.

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