Overconfident

Oct 31, 2017 at 15:39
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Medlem sedan Aug 11, 2017   886 inlägg
Oct 31, 2017 at 15:39
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Nov 19, 2017 at 14:54
Can you recommend any ways to overcome such overconfidence? Any practical advice?
Medlem sedan Feb 12, 2016   522 inlägg
Nov 21, 2017 at 15:03
Confidence comes with experience and years of screen time. I would not say it is bad or good, but if you are confidante means you are aware of what you are doing on the market :)
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Nov 22, 2017 at 16:14
There is a difference between confidence born of experience and awareness of one's own abilities and overconfidence because one is too arrogant to admit to themselves they need to be more careful, I think. Some people do suffer from the latter.
Medlem sedan Feb 12, 2016   427 inlägg
Nov 23, 2017 at 15:53
Overconfidence depends also on the way the trader thinks and acts in life. If you are that type of person - you do not consider yourself as Overconfident, but just as a confident person. So the people who think that they are confident need to think twice 😄
Accept the loss as experience
Medlem sedan Nov 24, 2017   14 inlägg
Nov 24, 2017 at 11:49
Overconfidence can kill a trading account. It leads to over trading and under analysing. To avoid over trading, you could record how many trades per day / week you normally enter and if you find that you are taking more than the average it is likely that you are over trading
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Nov 25, 2017 at 15:34
TiffanyK posted:
Overconfidence depends also on the way the trader thinks and acts in life. If you are that type of person - you do not consider yourself as Overconfident, but just as a confident person. So the people who think that they are confident need to think twice 😄

I agree. Self-awareness is generally a difficult thing to achieve, especially for people who are overconfident.
Medlem sedan Nov 30, 2017   12 inlägg
Nov 30, 2017 at 15:37
overconfidence often equals arrogance which leads to failure
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Dec 01, 2017 at 16:41
BonkersBit posted:
overconfidence often equals arrogance which leads to failure

That was my sentiment exactly. Arrogance severely clouds one's judgement - just as much as irrational fear does if not more.
Medlem sedan Dec 08, 2017   12 inlägg
Dec 10, 2017 at 08:27

The excess of confidence must not take place in any of our operations, we must be willing to sometimes go up and sometimes go down. The idea is always to persist!
Medlem sedan Dec 10, 2017   210 inlägg
Dec 11, 2017 at 08:27
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.
Medlem sedan Dec 06, 2017   256 inlägg
Dec 12, 2017 at 07:51
Justice1024 posted:
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.

Аnd where is the middle of these states?
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Dec 12, 2017 at 15:42
the_who posted:
Justice1024 posted:
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.

Аnd where is the middle of these states?

The middle is having self-awareness. Knowing what you can do, but also knowing what you are bad at and is not a good idea to do.
Medlem sedan Dec 12, 2017   10 inlägg
Dec 13, 2017 at 09:20
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.



We can never overdo the lack of confidence, this is bad even to handle. Time is humble enough to know that we can make mistakes so we have years in the market.
Medlem sedan Dec 06, 2017   256 inlägg
Dec 13, 2017 at 09:21
mlawson71 posted:
the_who posted:
Justice1024 posted:
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.

Аnd where is the middle of these states?

The middle is having self-awareness. Knowing what you can do, but also knowing what you are bad at and is not a good idea to do.

I absolutely agree with you!
Medlem sedan Dec 10, 2017   210 inlägg
Dec 21, 2017 at 07:46
the_who posted:
Justice1024 posted:
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.

Аnd where is the middle of these states?

Well, this is the key point to any professionalism: to ignore the human factor.
Medlem sedan Dec 11, 2015   1487 inlägg
Dec 23, 2017 at 15:53
Justice1024 posted:
the_who posted:
Justice1024 posted:
Mohammadi posted:
Overconfidence can still have our mistake in terms of loosening our trading or say that we might ignore or miss something that is significant. Still, too much in Forex will be bad and will not benefit a trader and these includes in both having too much confidence and lack of confidence.

Both states are not appropriate in Forex.

Аnd where is the middle of these states?

Well, this is the key point to any professionalism: to ignore the human factor.

I think it's a better idea to take it into account and compensate for it when possible.
Medlem sedan Jul 20, 2020   232 inlägg
Oct 05, 2020 at 12:32
Before enter into the live trading you should practice demo trading. It wil;l help you to check your ability and also help to check your strategy and planning.
Medlem sedan Oct 26, 2015   33 inlägg
Oct 07, 2020 at 06:31
Confidence isn't the issue, its unjustified confidence and the actions made following. Some allow the arrogance of unjustified overconfidence to let them trade without a SL, trade without testing first the strategy, and so on. Ive met alot of traders in this industry, and the ones that usually have issues are the ones who are reckless with their accounts like a teenager first hitting puberty.

Pay attention to....is it confidence from a proven track record or arrogance? And someone stated above keep your professionalism which removes the emotions. The numbers dont lie....if you are not profitable you shouldnt be confident at your trading ability unless you are jsut trying to build commissions with your brokerr.
Take Challenges Head On
Medlem sedan Sep 24, 2013   38 inlägg
Oct 07, 2020 at 06:36
Whenever you start to feel yourself like Batman in front of your terminal, step away for a while and return when you are back to not Batman *lol*.

If you trade when you are absolutely certain that the price will go up and it is actually you who command the market, large losses wait around the corner. Been there ..... done that.
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