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Jun
12

​Guilt

In the trading profession, profits are hardly a sure thing. Even the most experienced traders make big mistakes and pay the price. Professional traders, as well as independent short-term traders, can mount huge losses. If you are experiencing a severe drawdown, don't feel badly about it. You're not the first person, and you won't be the last, to experience a severe drawdown. Emotionally, it is dif...

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Jul
29

Day Trading is Like Guerrilla Warfare

There are only two kinds of day traders: the quick and the dead. Day trading is like guerrilla warfare. The quick, seize opportunities immediately, move their stops to break even as soon as possible and capture as much money as is possible in the shortest amount of time. Often they are scalpers in for a quick kill, then out with the money! The dead are never quite sure when and how to enter a...

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Feb
14

Disappointment and Regret

Every trader makes bad trades and faces regret, it is inevitable. And we all have the human tendency to be overtaken by emotions. When we screw up we have a feeling of loss, and even a sense of denial. We wish we could undo the mistake. Going through such a thought process is understandable. It is what you do about it that matters. Virtually from the time we were born we learn to use our emotions ...

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