I’ve shared a ton of my trade, Trading set up and Trade management techniques over the past Year, and today I would like to talk about something about starting your journey as Profitable Trade in theBeing a Confident Trader in 2021!. Let me share a few things that have made a huge difference for me in my trading and how you can implement them too.
Being a trader is not just about formulating better strategies and performing more extensive analysis, but is also about Trading with Confidence and developing a winning mindset. According to many studies of traders, what separates a winning trader from a losing one:
- It’s NOT that winning traders formulate better trading strategies
- It’s NOT that winning traders are smarter
- It’s NOT that winning traders do better market analysis
What separates a winning trader from a losing trader is their psychological mindset.
And that’s what it’s all about: Profitable trading with Confidence
People say to me “You’re such a confident trader” and “You’re very consistent in your strategy” and believe me it’s not because I am disciplined. I do not believe I am that way by nature but I am confident because I understand my trading approach, and I have confirmed over and over again throughout the years that it works for me. Confidence in it is a natural result.
Being confident is the key to come with better decisions. When a Trader is confident, he becomes capable enough to determine what is right and wrong for him. He understands that being confident will help to be more skilled and determined in his work. If a trader has no confidence in his trading then there is no way that he can make big profits out of a deal. Confidence is also needed if you want to make some decisions. When you suffer from indecision due to lack of confidence, then there are potential chances of making the wrong decision.
Without having strong confidence, no one can become successful at trading. Elite traders never lose confidence even after having series of losing trades. They know their trading system is capable of generating big profit at the most complex sitatioin. So, how can we develop confidence in the trading profession? The answer lies within your risk management approach. Never lose hope after losing a few trades. You should know the fact, the results from each trade is completely random and there is nothing you can do.
I think new traders have it easier. Less baggage, less to unlearn, and usually a ton of enthusiasm. Experienced traders or traders coming off a losing approach take much longer. Their confidence is often in tatters, they are riddled with doubt and mistrust and can override that just long enough to try something new. That’s a tough uphill climb, for both student and teacher.
Here are some pointers to help increase trading with confidence:
- Know your trading style ie. Intraday or Swing Trading
- Pin down a trading time-frame
- Focus on few Trading Instrument
- Define Risk per Trade
- Know Your Risk of Ruin
- Focus on Trading Process not Trade Outcome
- When your trading confidence is hit due to string of Losse,Take a Break reflect and repair
- Avoid trading overconfidence