Tag "trading psychology"

3 Golden Nuggets of Wisdom for New Traders

One of the biggest hurdles in trading is overcoming our natural tendencies (or bad habits) we bring with us when getting started. If we’re not careful, these seemingly small behavioral biases can turn into big problems and prevent bigger success down the road. The three biggest trading challenges I see…

15 Female Pro Traders To Follow On Twitter… And More

Earlier this year, after several years of working in relative anonymity, I decided to publicly (albeit quietly) launch a woman-owned and operated LIVE Trading Room and Macro-to-Micro Investment Newsletter. I didn’t think, “Wow, as a woman in this male-dominated industry, I’ll make a killing meeting the needs of under-represented women investors!”…

What Do All Great Traders Have In Common?

Many people with various diverse backgrounds come into the market to try and make money every single day. With these traders is an almost limitless array of strategies for finding an edge. And amid all these different approaches, one thing stands out as the common denominator. Do you have a…

The Anatomy Of A Successful Trader: 12 Key Traits

For those serious about trading for a living, the following is a list of characteristics found in every highly successful trader. Realize that 1% of the people who play this game take 99% of the profits. That means 99% of people who call themselves “traders” are forking over all their…

10 Trading Rules For New & Aspiring Traders

Whether an amateur or professional, trading is a difficult endeavor. The markets can be unforgiving… and, as much as it pains traders, are always right. It takes a strict trading process and discipline, amongst others, to succeed in this business. Below are 10 golden trading rules that can help new…

10 Reasons Why Trading Is A Difficult Endeavor

Trading is a difficult endeavor. It takes experience and a sound process to help you understand when to get into a trade. And when to get out of a trade. But perhaps even more important is the mental discipline it takes to follow your experience (gut) and process. Here are…

Conviction Is A Good Thing… Just Tune Out The “Big Calls”

A large segment of Wall Street – analysts, news pundits, etc. – is paid to make calls for individual stocks and the broader stock market indices as a whole without personally committing capital towards these predictions. Do you see any conflict there? If your prediction is wrong, the majority of…

Trading Streaks: Seeing Through The Ups And Downs

If you are a trader, it is almost a certainty that you have had to deal with the ups and downs of trading streaks… and the effect they have on your psychology. Today, I am going to dig into some detail about this topic of trading streaks in data. I…