by Richard Yamarone
In the introduction, the book is offered as a useful source for anyone new to these indicators, but Yamarone never really mentions one of the most important aspects of trading: how to prioritize information flow.
The drawback of fundamental trading is the susceptibility to “analysis paralysis,” i.e. the danger of information overload causing you to freeze like a deer in the headlights. On the other side of the coin, traders who try to digest a mountain of information without prioritizing it are more likely to make their decisions based on a handful of dominating factors, or even hunches, and then simply use the additional supportive data they find to justify those decisions. Studies of decision-making habits conducted on CIA intelligence analysts show that, when there is a surplus of information, it’s a natural tendency to use only a small portion of the information available, while incorrectly assuming that all of it is being utilized.