There are no hard-hitting rules to become a successful stock trader. However, there is a broad 3-step flow that the newbies must adapt to stay on the right track. It includes the right trading strategy, a money management plan and discipline.
Out of these, the middle one is the most overlooked. While people make strategies of how and when there are going to trade, and they also have a right mindset, few of them really care about having a thorough money management plan. And needless to say, it is one fatal mistake that stops them short from optimizing their returns.