From the Trading Floor to the Air: Lessons in Discipline

Published on
August 6th, 2019
26 minutes

From the Trading Floor to the Air: Lessons in Discipline

Mental Game of Trading ·
Featuring Dave Keller

Published on: August 6th, 2019 • Duration: 26 minutes

Dave Keller, CMT, president of Sierra Alpha Research, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to coaching financial advisors and institutional investors. In this compilation, Keller draws on his years of experience in markets as well as the lessons he has learned as amateur pilot to help others improve mindfulness and discipline in their investment process. Please note that this video is comprised of shorter clips that previously appeared on Real Vision, compiled here for ease of viewing.



  • PA
    Phil A.
    27 August 2019 @ 21:47
    Perfect, absolutely perfect. Revealed all of my approaches and bias attachment. Loved the aero analogies. Following this guy.
  • RL
    Rui L.
    8 August 2019 @ 09:22
    It is a good video this one. Nothing fancy but list some basic kiss important stuff. Relatively few moving parts. Mix of trend and reversion.
  • BD
    Bryan D.
    8 August 2019 @ 03:03
    Could not agree more that simplicity leads to consistency and robustness.
  • CM
    C M.
    7 August 2019 @ 16:45
    Excellent video but feel like I have seen it before. The story of landing in the field recall from another video.
  • DF
    Don F.
    7 August 2019 @ 16:05
    Really solid advice on trading and investing. Always good to have a process and understand your own biases. Agree with the comment on importance of discipline, as well as the importance of having a game plan/exit strategy. Thanks Dave.
  • AB
    Anne-Marie B.
    7 August 2019 @ 11:28
    Fabulous job, Dave! Really enjoyed the interview and robust advice
  • KO
    Karen O.
    7 August 2019 @ 01:19
    This is the first time I have heard of "endowment bias", it's good to have a label to put on it! :-) Thanks! How do you invert a chart? I get it mentally; but is there a website or something where you can flip the chart over so you can get a visual of what he is talking about, or is it just mental?
  • PF
    P F.
    7 August 2019 @ 00:43
    Great interview!
  • GF
    Gianluca F.
    7 August 2019 @ 00:35
    Would love to know more about which indicators advisors like to use, and which have proven to be successful at protecting investments on the downside! Great video though.
  • SH
    Sean H.
    6 August 2019 @ 17:51
    Interesting that there are no comments so far. Coaching is always boring but so important. Dave focuses on discipline as a great tool to assist in life and trading. Good piece to provide some grounding and a framework to base all your trading.