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5 Reasons To Fail In Day Trading

Sep 4, 2007
A lot of people who don't come from backgrounds in day trading often make some common mistakes which cost them quite a bit of money at the end of the day. This happens because they are ignorant about certain potential risks that could lead them to lose money. They are outlined below to benefit these traders and help them make better decisions:

1. A lack of emotional control : A good trader is seldom greedy. A good trader will know his/her own strengths and weaknesses and will keep to the limits of his/her capabilities, never undertaking more than what can possibly be done. You have to strategically lose a little in order to gain a lot more, and if you are unaware of this then you are in for a lot more losses and a lot less profit.

Many times traders refuse to close even though a considerably high value has been reached and wait of it to climb even higher - however, that never happens. Knowing when to stop is key to making profits in this business. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, because then you lose all at one go. Trade the next day if the value climbs higher, but know when to stop.

2. No commitment : The hallmark of day trading is the requirement of constant and sharp monitoring. If you are unable to do this then there's no point trading, because the market is highly unpredictable. Also, a commitment towards learning more about new strategies and tools about the trading industry form part of the agenda. The commitment to do all this regularly and consistently is a must.

3. Not having a plan : Having a plan of action is imperative while day trading, you can't expect fate to make profits for you. You need tactical and strategic trading abilities involving a well defined plan in order to truly succeed. A plan also takes into consideration all the things that might go wrong, and prepares you for them.

4. Not being able to accept a loss : Trading always carries a risk. You have to be prepared to lose sometimes. Sometimes accepting defeat and playing for time make a comeback much more feasible as opposed to the childish reaction of not accepting that you have lost this time.

5. Too much trading : You need to exercise caution when it comes to the amount of trading you do. To win, you don't have to trade every day or even hold more than one position on the market. Instead of quantity, focus on quality and keep your head down on bad days, thus making trading on profitable days more of a possibility.
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