Michael Martin has been a successful trader for over 20 years. He's been teaching for the last 12 of those years through UCLA and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), a member society of the CFA Institute.
He has condensed all the insight he's learned through his own reading, his own trading experiences, and that from having interacted with some of the world's best traders such as Ed Seykota, Victor Sperandeo, and Michael Marcus, to create the Certificate Program in Commodity Studies for the NYSSA.
Michael currently blogs at his own website, MartinKronicle.com, and has contributed to The Huffington Post, The Business Insider, and most notably in the Commodities Corner column of Barron's.
He also has served as Editor for Bill Jensen's "Disrupt" and "The Courage Within Us" and Gary W. Goldstein's "Conquering Hollywood: A Screenwriter's Blueprint for Career Success" both published in mid 2013. He was Editor and Executive Producer for the audiobook version of "Conquering Hollywood" available through Audible.com.
"I was inspired to write "The Inner Voice of Trading" after realizing that there are thousands of 'How To Trade Like So-And-So...' books. I've always known that upwards of 80% of trading is in your head - it's psychological and emotional - it's not about technique per se."
"Most of the students I mentor ask me questions about how to increase their confidence and consistency in their trading, not which instruments to trade, nor when to enter or exit a position. I kept a journal of all my responses - things that I had to learn - what I call the 'emotional hazing' that you have to go through if you want to become a professional trader. I immediately new I had a book on my hands. By the way, that segment became an entire chapter in the book. It's called 'My Tuition' and I think it's one of the funniest in the book."