Success comes with a proper foundation. And financial markets are no exception…
You need rules to guide what you’re doing. You need a code of actions that defines “when” and “why” you take an action.
You have to make the process of trading as logical as possible. And this means taking the “emotional factor” out of your decisions.
However, this isn’t easy to do. We simply cannot turn ourselves into robots for the sake of trading.
But no worries. There are principles that can make that a reality. And today, we’ll list 4 of them.
Check them out, and put them into action!
First – Money Management.
Losing trades occurs frequently in trading.
At best, expect to exceed at 70% of your trades. And in normal circumstances, expect 30% of your trades to go well…
You see, the problem isn’t with winning or losing a trade. The problem has to do with how much you lose.
Some Questions to Ask…
Do you know how much money you should put into a trade? Do you know the percentage of your capital to assign per action?
And how about stop losses? Have you defined how much you want to lose per trade?
Those questions matter. They define how much of your money is leaked on losing choices…
And that can make or break your capital.
Consider them the keys to proper money management. It’s about knowing when to invest, and when to back out!
Second – Psychology.
As a general rule, we don’t recommend the world of trading to mentally unstable people.
We also don’t recommend them to emotionally unstable individuals. Reason being, this is a high-stress field.
It’s easy to break down, or feel influenced by panic and strong emotions. It’s also easy to get addicted to trading – especially the rush of it.
If not approached correctly, many people’s psychologies can turn trading into a game of gambling.
Perform a Mental Analysis.
Becoming a trader requires discipline.
For starters, a trader has to set their ego aside. They have to learn not to identify with being a “big shot” trader.
Nor should they try hard to trade for a public image.
Instead, a trader should be honest about their priorities. And they should focus on turning trading into a career for their selves.
In a sense, it’s a field that requires character development – which helps a trader eliminate the “emotional aspects” of trading!
Third – Tools.
Do you have the programs and apps necessary to compete in the markets?
You see, you can be the greatest trader alive in terms of money and discipline. But if you lack tools, you can’t do homework.
You can’t analyze, nor make decisions properly.
Plus, you’ll struggle to keep up with changes in the world of trading technology.
Let’s take a look at currencies.
There are many automated forex robots that’ll do the job for you. And you’ve got to learn how to pick trusted from scamming bots.
Or how about technical analysis tools? Do you have the most updated version of your selected app?
The answers to those questions define your efficiency as a trader…
Fourth – The Learning Curve.
Becoming a masterful trader takes time. And that won’t occur in a few days…
It usually takes a few weeks, possibly a few months. And the learning curve is a fact you’ve got to accept…
In it, there will be some losses. But consider it the price you pay for education.
During that time, you’ll learn how to handle the markets – slowly minimizing losses, while consistently boosting profits!