Actually only due to lack of trading knowledge is not the foremost reason for failing , according to me most of them are loser because of emotions and they try to take revenge when fall a loss. Nothing without it there is no reason behind major losses.
Read books- Books provide a wealth of information and are inexpensive compared to the costs of classes, seminars, and educational DVDs sold across the web. Some good books are How to make money in stocks by William J O’Neil ,One up on wall street by Peter Lynch , Buffet: The making of an American Capitalist by Roger ,
Lowenstein Market Wizards by Jack Schwager etc.
2. Zerodha Varsity- Educate yourself online. From here you can learn online about stock and everything what you need to know befor investing.
3. Read articles Articles are a fantastic resource for education. So read articles from investopedia and by Google search.
4. Find a mentor A mentor could be a family member, a friend, a past or current professor, co-worker, or any individual that has a fundamental understanding of the stock market. A good mentor is willing to answer questions, provide help, recommend useful resources, and keep spirits up when the market gets tough. All successful investors of the past and present have had mentors during their early days.
Forums can be another source for question and answer.
5. Study the greats Learning about the greatest investors of years past will provide perspective, inspiration, and appreciation for the game which is the stock market. Some of them are Warren Buffet, Jesse Livermore, George Soros.
6. Read and follow the market
News sites such as Zerodha Pulse, Yahoo Finance, Google Finance serve as a great resource for new investors. And stock market related news is available here.
7. Consider paid subscriptions Paying for research and analysis can be both educational and useful. Some investors may find watching or observing market professionals to be more beneficial than trying to apply newly learned lessons themselves.
8. Go to seminars, take classes Seminars can provide valuable insight into the overall market and specific investment types.
Make sure you use a demo account for a few months practicing first. Then move on to a micro account to understand the difference between demo and live trading. Some people have a lot of emotional problems when trading with real money. Start small to avoid those problems
Here are my 10 tips for you to start: 1) You must always come up with a new trading plan. 2) You should have the ability to treat trading like a business. 3) One can also use trading as technology. 4) You should have the ability of protecting your trading capital. 5) You must become a student of the markets. 6) You must understand that, you must risk the things that you can afford to lose. 7) Also develop a trading methodology based on facts. 8) You must always use a stop loss. 9) You should be knowing when it is the perfect time to stop trading. 10) Keep trading in perspective.
1) Patience - Professional traders have patience and understand that they have no control over what the markets do.
2) Emotions - Professional traders understand that emotions have no place in trading. This is not to say that you cannot be happy at the end of the day when you've closed out in a nice profit. Just as it is perfectly acceptable to be concerned at the end of the day if all your trading has not gone well for the day. However, emotions should never impact the trades being made. Revenge trading trying to make up for previously losing trades, or over confidence trading when on a 'winning streak' are just two of the numerous situations where emotions will cause the investor to blow their accounts. Truly professional traders feel nothing when clicking the 'BUY' or 'SELL' button. It's just data on the screen, the numbers will only do one of three things..... EVER..... The numbers go up, the numbers go down, the numbers stay the same.
3) Understanding both technical analysis and fundamental analysis.
Technical analysis and fundamental analysis are both extremely valuable when it comes to understanding the markets. Anyone who says that they only trade via technical analysis or they only trade via fundamental analysis, does not fully understand how the markets work.
4) Sufficient investment capital for your selected trading strategy.
We often hear traders say things like 'You must have at least $10,000.00 US to invest!', or 'You must have at least $1000.00 US to invest!', or some other random number.
Different strategies for investing, require different investment levels.
Consider for a moment the two following scenarios using the same initial investment of $1000 US Dollars. For the sake of simplicity we will be ignoring whatever spread, swap, and commissions your account might be subject to, as these items are just a cost of doing business with your brokerage.
If a trader is using a strategy based upon long term trend trading, and they open a maximum of 3 trades at any one time on their account with small lot sizes 0.01, and trades only high probability setups for entry, and uses a reasonable SL, and places only 3 trades per week, it would be be reasonable to consider an initial investment of $1000.00 sufficient to invest.
3 bad trades is $30 lost from the initial investment capital of $1000. Remaining account balance $970.00 The 4th consecutive lost trade will cause the remaining account balance to be $960.00
Where as if you are using a system that is 'always in' and trades with 0.10 lot sizes and uses Martingale Betting to increase their lot sizes with each bad trade, with the same SL target as the previous 'trend trader', then the account could easily be blown out with only a few bad trades.
3 bad trades is $700 lost from the initial investment capital of $1000. Remaining account balance $300.00 The 4th consecutive lost trade will blow the account.
5) Money management ALWAYS protect your investment capital. Ultimately when a trader blows out their account, it is because they didn't protect their investment capital. Just look at the two trading scenarios from item 4 above. Both started out with $1000 initial investment, but only one of them survived past their 4th consecutive bad trade because they managed their risk with minimal exposure to the markets trading only 0.01 lot sizes
6) Broker Select a broker that has strong regulations, transparent business practices, and a solid reputation with the trading 'community' in general.
I have had problems with fundamental analysis. I kind of know about GDP data, non farm etc. but how can you actually use this information to get aid trading? I have only found information explaining what economic data is but not how to use it to enter trades or have a directional bias
SaltaLargo posted: I have had problems with fundamental analysis. I kind of know about GDP data, non farm etc. but how can you actually use this information to get aid trading? I have only found information explaining what economic data is but not how to use it to enter trades or have a directional bias
For example, when the Fed interest rate changes, this will impact the value of the US Dollar, so if the rates were to go up, you might go SHORT EURUSD.
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