So let’s have some fun folks! “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” I’m sure most people are either familiar with the movie The Matrix or have heard the above quote. It’s an interesting premise I think. Let’s have a discussion and see how we can relate this to trading! To start with, I will just be open about my own personal frame of reference for all
Click cover for Amazon Click link below for The Book Depository Book Depository Link Interesting book talking about the world’s most successful investors who both have different investment strategies. Their mindset is of interest to all of us. Originally posted 2017-05-04 15:17:50.
Click Cover for Amazon Click link below for The Art of Trading at The Book Depository Book Depository Link Chris Tate is Louise Bedford’s business partner at The Trading Game. I read this book when I enrolled in the Mentor Program in 2016. This book focuses on Money Management, Psychology of Trading, Risk, Technical Analysis, Preparing a trading plan. Chris has an almost daily blog on The Trading Game website. Chris is big on developing your own trading system that resonates with you and looking at the charts for yourself. Successful traders take the first signal their system
Let’s talk about stop losses and how to set them. In a previous article I said that the only thing we have any control over in trading is how much money we are prepared to lose. The way we manage this risk is by using a stop loss. The name says it all – its purpose is to stop your losses at a pre-determined point. You may have heard the expression ‘cut your losses short and let your profits run’. A stop loss is the way we cut our losses short. However it is one of the hardest things psychologically
Please also see the discussion on Stops This is one of the areas that almost killed my trading account. In addition to trading without a stop loss, I was trading position sizes that were far too big for my account. This was great if a trade was moving in my direction but if you add in leverage, the losses were magnified as well and I could easily have been wiped out. No one ever told me how to determine how much I should buy – certainly I was never told anything other than this kind of consideration “make sure you