The Trader’s Mindset Leap from unprofitable to Profitable trader

“The Trader’s Mindset”  is what a amateur  trader need to work on to move in category of professional trader. Any World Class Athlete you would have seen give much importance to the MINDSET before any big game. So its only your MIND you need to TRAIN to be a good trades. Millions of strategies but a mindset to be a successful trader only few have and eventually those few traders succeed to make big. Many of my students during the trading course  ask me this question and we talk about it a lot with traders I mentor.


When we trade the markets we approach the markets each and every day with a psychological mindset or set of beliefs and emotions. New traders often enter trading with beliefs about trading and the markets that simply do not apply to the realities of trading. This is why new traders get into trades and can’t get out or don’t know when to take profits or get out at the bottom and get in at the top of markets. In other words they make bad trades because they are trading from inaccurate beliefs and become subject to their emotions of fear and greed.

With proper education, experience and direction these traders can turn their trading around. Usually new traders realize after awhile of experiencing large losses or working very hard and still losing that they need to change. What they thought would work does not and they recognize that their emotions are working against them and not for them in trading.

Once they get to this point, traders either quit trading or seek help to overcome their trading handicaps. If you find yourself at this point, you need to seek help from someone who is a successful trader. The help you get or don’t get at this time will seal your fate as a trader. We teach you the importance of controlling yourself when trading. We call this developing “The Trader’s Mindset” to think as a trader should and not become subject to your negative emotions. In order to be successful in trading, you must not fall prey to the very emotions you are trying to exploit. In short term trading when we win, someone must lose. This is a hard cold fact of short term trading! And the successful traders usually are calm and very methodical in their trading and making money from other traders who react emotionally to market events and are therefore losing money.

“The Trader’s Mindset” knows how emotions effect trading and learns how to deal or master their responses to their emotions as well as other trader’s emotions. So, how to we develop “The Trader’s Mindset”?

To begin with use stops and stick with them! By using stops you are getting out of the market on your terms before your emotions have a chance to cause you problems by staying in the trade too long and then getting out because you can’t stand another dollar of loss – which for example is usually the point where you possibly should be getting ready to enter your next trade. The profitable trader usually can calmly follow the market where ever it goes thus exploiting those traders getting out of the market on emotions.


  1. lalit said:

    sl is hit in more than 90% cases it produces income to nse/bse,govt,n stock operator,many time you must have seen just after putting sl order it start moving in the direction of your sl price and after hitting your sl it again start trading normally n in opposite direction…its my experience.

    June 14, 2015
  2. subodh said:

    you had any article in past which guides about the sl ?

    June 14, 2015
  3. Bramesh said:

    Need to develop system which does not trigger sl so often

    June 13, 2015
  4. Bramesh said:

    Thanks All

    June 13, 2015
  5. Bramesh said:

    We had talk over phone and we discussed the same.

    June 13, 2015
  6. ishmeet said:

    Even my friend was a good trader he suffered loss when market suddenly turn in march or april now he trade but he is so much affected that some time in alone he goes in depression like he fear frm stock market like it is a ghost what shld he do kindly advise

    June 13, 2015
  7. ishmeet said:

    So sometimes it is covery confusing wether to hold with sl or just come out with T1 profit without waiting for t2 and T3

    June 13, 2015
  8. ishmeet said:

    Sir kindly guide I did 2 trades few days back I was having 3 targets each with a point gap so after hitting first I thought I should wait but that stock never went to second and end by triggering my sl

    June 13, 2015
  9. CmP Godbole said:

    Very very nice article.

    June 13, 2015
  10. harshvardhan said:

    This is the holy grail in trading!

    June 13, 2015
  11. sumantra15 said:

    Excellent as usual

    June 12, 2015
  12. subodh said:

    Bramesh ji, what us the right method to put stoplosses ? For me they are getting hit with slight downfall from that point . for eg today my sl was 7933. Low was 7931.

    June 12, 2015
  13. ” knows how emotions effect trading..” just to prove I read it in toto. Simple things are difficult dos for strugglers and natural to the successful.

    June 12, 2015

Leave a Reply