Major Problem Faced by Traders :Pulling The Trigger

Your Trading Strategy has generated the the BUY or SELL signal. All you need to do is log into your online trading account and place the order.


But right at that moment, all the doubt and second-guessing comes to a head, and the buy or sell signal is never executed.

Sound familiar? It’s probably the most common problem faced by retail traders.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Do any of these sentences sound familiar? Have you said these same words?

1.  The Trading signal says one thing, but this other indicator I have says another.

2.  There is absolutely no reason the market should move in that direction. Everyone knows it  look at the current market sentiment!
3.  What if the signal is wrong? What are the consequences?

Suddenly you become very good at second guessing. You can easily find a few dozen reasons not to execute the signal after all. You even feel good about “not” taking the trade… at least for awhile.

“Uncertainty is a powerful emotion that can weaken the resolve of even the best of market traders.”

Perfection Does Not Exist

1.  At no point in time will all indicators be in agreement. That’s just the nature of technical analysis. You are following a strategy that makes money over time. It is not always right, but it is profitable and it outperforms the market. That is what you need to focus on. Perfection does not exist in market timing or trading.

2.  The obvious or logical buy or sell signal is not always the profitable trade. Sometimes the market is easy to read, such as during a long trending bull market, but sometimes its true nature is completely hidden.

3.  All actions in the market happen for a reason. We may not always understand the cause, but we really do not need to! All we need to do is execute the trades and the profits will follow.

4.  There is NO tested and proven timing system that is perfectly accurate. As for the consequences of being wrong, that’s why you are using the strategy in the first place. FibTimer timing strategies are designed NEVER to allow losses to accumulate.

Then Again, What If The Signal Is Right?

The next time you feel uncertainty sapping at your will power, read the below sentences. Print them out and tape them to your computer monitor if it will help….

1.  The trading signal says one thing, but this other indicator I have says another…  However, the trading strategy has a proven success rate over time, and not all indicators will be accurate at all times. So, I will execute this buy or sell signal based on the historical success rate of the timing strategy.

2.  There is absolutely no reason the market should move in that direction…  However, there was no real reason that Infra stocks should have made triple digit gains in 2007, and yet it happened. I have to trade what the market is doing rather than what I think it should be doing, even if the reason is not clear.

3.  What if the signal is wrong? What are the consequences?…  Then again, what if the signal is right? What are the results if this trade is successful. Remember that no one knows ahead of time when the next trend will begin. If they did, the trend would already have started.

Pulling the trigger may be the toughest thing to do, but it’s also crucial to successful market trading . It’s better to take action, than it is to sit back and let the market pass you by. The trade you do not take, will likely be the trade that makes most of the profits for the entire year.


  1. Dinesh Kumar said:

    Very rightly said Bramesh Ji, we all experience that except you.

    December 23, 2015
  2. Bramesh said:

    Practice Makes a Trader Perfect !!

    December 23, 2015
  3. aajdaz said:

    many times in intraday trading once buy/sell signal generated the trade moves faster and unable to take trade. what can be done?

    December 23, 2015
  4. nageshnk said:

    Simply a great article Sir as always. Most of us will face this kind of a problem on most of the days. Thank you so much for this article.

    December 22, 2015

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