Wall Street goes through cycles based on the primary human emotions of greed and fear. There is a wide spectrum and phases of emotional behavior inside these two main drivers of investor behavior. The below Wall Street cheat sheet shows the impulses that drive each phase of a market cycle. 

wall street cheat sheet

The best solution to managing emotions in the stock market is trading a quantified trading system with an edge and use signals over opinions. Lower your trading size to an amount that is enough to be meaningful but not so big that it brings your emotions and ego into a trade. 

By Steve Burns

After a lifelong fascination with financial markets, Steve began investing in 1993 and trading his accounts in 1995. It was love at first trade. After more than 30 successful years in the markets, Steve now dedicates his time to helping traders improve their psychology and profitability. New Trader U offers an extensive blog resource with more than 4,000 original articles, online courses, and best-selling books covering various topics.