How to improve trading from Mark Douglas

1. The four trading fears 95% of the trading errors you are likely to make will stem from your attitudes about being wrong, losing money, missing out, and leaving money on the table – the four trading fears 2. The proverbial empathy gap You may already have some awareness of much of what you need … Read more

11 Biases That Affect Traders

Overconfidence As the name suggested, it is the irrational faith in one’s skills, methodology or beliefs. For example, you see a certain chart pattern and make a maximum leveraged trade, even though you understand that any chart pattern cannot predict market with certainty. Trading excessively after a winning streak also shows overconfidence. Cognitive Dissonance It … Read more

Qualities of Great Trader

Great traders have really mastered a core set of skills: 1. They recognize when they are wrong. 2. They incorporate new information into their existing plans. 3. They execute at a high level. They perform. 4. They recognize when they are right, and they push their winners. Below, I review each core competency in greater … Read more

Trading lessons

Trading lessons from worlds best traders sharing their experience in one liner. Must read for trading community. On the school of hard knocks: The game taught me the game. And it didn’t spare me rod while teaching. It took me five years to learn to play the game intelligently enough to make big money when … Read more

Trading Basics

Remember that becoming a profitable trader is a journey, not just a destination. The perfect trader does not yet exist. Try to become a better trader each day and enjoy the progress you make. Concentrate on learning the craft of technical analysis and on improving your trading skills, rather than focusing solely on the amount … Read more

Tips for Traders

1. Bulls make a little. Bears make a little. Pigs get slaughtered In other words, do not be a greedy trader. If you are a bull, don’t expect to get in at the bottom and out at the top. If you are a bear, don’t expect to pick an exact market top and ride a … Read more

Are you a professional stock trader ?

To taste success in trading whether you are a Stock, Bonds, Forex  or commodity trader professionalism will keep you one step ahead from rest of the trading crowd. So with the below points try to analyses whether you are taking your trading as a professional or still as an amateur who keep on losing money. … Read more

Trading Errors

Ignoring the downside of a trade. Most traders, when entering a trade, look only at the money they think they will make by taking the trade. They rarely consider that the trade may go against them and that they could lose. The reality is that whenever someone buys a futures contract, someone else is selling that … Read more

Habits of Rich and Successful traders

Psychological Traits of the Rich Trader They have the ability to admit they were wrong and get out of a trade. They know the place where price proves them wrong. They have the ability to not only close a losing trade but reverse and go in the other direction when it is called for. The … Read more

10 Rules for Traders

Always wait for the setup: no setup – no trade. Agree. If your strategy doesn’t provide you a good risk/reward trade to make, then your job is to be patient until it does. Ironically, this often requires you to sit out some very good moves in the market and be inactive at the very same times … Read more