About James Dalton

James F. Dalton has been involved in the stock and futures markets for more than 40 years.

He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade as well as a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Senior Executive Vice President of the CBOE during its formative years.

At Paine Webber – which merged into UBS Financial Services – Jim managed an institutional trading desk, then served as Manager, Hedge Fund Research, and finally became Director of Research for Managed Accounts. His experience is fully realized in two books: Mind over Markets: Power Trading with Market Generated Information Updated Edition (2013) and Markets in Profile: Profiting from the Auction Process (2007).

Currently a full-time trader, Jim advises two hedge funds and several trading firms. Jim is a discretionary trader and long-time proponent of employing the Market Profile® to facilitate trading. The ways in which the behavior of markets and traders affects each other serves as a common thread through Jim's writing, trading, and mentoring. He believes that ultimately self understanding is as important as market understanding; only when the two are equally well comprehended can the whole trader emerge and compete with greater odds of success.

Discretionary Trading versus Rules-Based Trading

The Market Profile®


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