How to survive as a full time trader

There is nothing simple or painless about trading for a living.Its a competitive world out there. You have to compete with FII’s,DII’s, HNI’s , Operators, defeat other gladiators, and not get yourself killed in the process. How much should be your Stock Trading Capital

Here are a few ways to become a better trader and overcome your opponents.

  • Face reality– Spend time analyzing what you do and do not have control over. Only then can you focus on the things you can personally affect.

You control your parameters for entries, exits, and position sizing, but you can’t control where the market moves, or the path it takes getting to your targeted price level.
You can’t control the sequence of your wins and losses, but you can control the size of your losses, and the time you spend being right or wrong in a trade.
Internal Audit- Take a hard look at yourself and find areas that need growth.


  • Are you coming up short on education?
  1. Do you have a solid trading plan and a robust methodology, or are you making it up as you go along?
  2. Do you need to reach out to a more experienced trader for help or invest in more training materials?
  3. External Audit- The most important part of your environment is the people that share it with you. Having traders who understand what your life is like everyday, you need to have friends and family who support you and love you unconditionally.  The best use of social media for traders is connecting with others that share your passion for trading and create value for each other.

Seek Inspiration– Look for people who have overcome adversity, in and out of the trading world.

Ed Seykota created amazing wealth for his clients and himself using old punch cards and archaic computer systems.
Alexander Elder lost a lot of trading capital before he broke through to trading success and went on to help others overcome their urge to gamble.
Paul Tudor Jones’ passion for trading took him from a cotton trade that almost ended his trading career to billionaire status.
Nicolas Darvas nearly lost all his trading capital before becoming a multimillionaire.

The most important thing to remember about adversity is that it is temporary. If you are determined, continue to better yourself, and embrace your own determination for success, you will prevail in the trading arena.


  1. S.Jayaraman said:

    You are always precise to your points, thanks for this article, i have also nearly lost 50% of my trading capital, this article will certainly help me to over come difficult days

    June 17, 2015
  2. RAJMOHAN said:

    Ishmeet sir Agree with you. We want more & more. Better than the best
    Long live Brameshji

    June 17, 2015
  3. RAJMOHAN said:

    Sharath dear Thanks for your magnanimity / sharing
    All of us – Brameshji’s admirers follow your example

    June 17, 2015
  4. Bramesh said:

    Thanks All !!

    AM happy post are helping out all, traders are getting the right message.

    Hope to see many more traders making money on profitable basis.

    June 16, 2015
  5. sharath said:

    Excellent, guys here pls also read the book by Micheal covel ‘ trend following’ few hours of reading will give tons of confidence. It tells how these traders have been successfully trading decades and make money long or short….

    June 16, 2015
  6. rashmiagarwal29 said:

    Plz post hour nifty analysis sir.

    June 16, 2015
  7. ganeshktgs said:

    I Can only second your view / comment .

    June 16, 2015
  8. K P Singh said:

    Absolutely fantastic post sir as always.

    June 16, 2015
  9. Priya said:

    In your list of names you have not mentioned one important name.This person is Motivation and Inspiration personified. BRAMESH BANDARIJI.
    Lots of Good Wishes.

    June 16, 2015
  10. mamashri said:

    Yes guruji agreed

    June 16, 2015
  11. jeejo raveendran said:

    Hi bramesh can u update today’s
    Nifty technical….

    June 16, 2015
  12. this is the best article of all you have posted

    June 16, 2015

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