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5 Reasons Why Traders Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

In order to win in trades, you must first know how not to lose. So if you’re a trader, stop incessantly reading about ways how to make more money from stock trading. Instead, first learn how you can prevent any such disappointment.

Note, this isn’t being cynic but rather having a risk management strategy that counters and cushions all your falls efficiently, paving you a way to higher profits. Read more

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Market and Myths: Are You a victim? (PART 1)

“I don’t want to invest in the stock market, it’s too risky!!!”…. “Let’s make some quick money in the stock trading.”

These are two extreme-ended myths that, sadly, majority of people still believe to be true. In particular, the beginners, who either avoid trading because they know less or know too much to “hack” the system with super-human ability. Not that it’s a blatant lie—trading is risky and, on the other hand, it does offer big returns. But the notions that have shaped these narrations are totally wrong. They have spurred from the lack and inconsistency of the right information.

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The Deadly Money Management Mistake New Stock Traders (Always) Make

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.

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Becoming a Full-Time Stock Trader: Perks and Challenges

As human beings, we all want security. And this puts us off taking stock trading as a full-time profession. Filled with too much of fluctuations and uncertainties, only a handful of people dare to give up their safe jobs to venture this path. Even after so many years and countless success stories, still, trading is a “side income” for majority.

“It’s heaven, really. The rewards are seamless if you’re smart,” says a professional who trades full-time.

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The (Biggest) Psychological Difference between Successful and Not-So-Successful Traders

The idea – proliferated by countless books and articles – that successful traders are more intelligent and big risk-takers is nothing but completely flawed. And this fictitious belief is the first stumbling stone for the new traders on the path to higher returns. Many of them start their journey with certainty that they would need to be genius at the technical-end.

Are you new to trading? How are you trying to match (and learn from) the habits and lifestyle of successful traders?

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How Much Money Can You Make as a Stock Trader?

“How much money can I make as a stock trader”—this is the foremost question that almost every new trader asks. And it’s a legit question. After all, few would want to take the hassle and risks of trading when the return isn’t up to the expectations.

Sadly, as straightforward as the question is, its answer isn’t. So if you’re looking for a clear-cut, definite figure, it doesn’t exist. Return from your trade is only as high as your smart strategies. The more calculated and informed your moves are, higher will be the return.

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5 Risk Management Tips for the New Stock Traders

Risk management is an art that comes with experience. It’s an integral part of successful trading. Sadly in the mix to find “best strategy” and make money quickly, many new traders miss this.

At large, stock trading is all about balancing risks- finding that sweet spot where risk is low and reward high. Every decision you take, every move you make is directed to avert the involved risks and maximize returns. And for this reason, having a separate risk management plan is no less than essential.

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You’re Losing Thousands in Trading Everyday Without Even Knowing

When it comes to stock trading, no strategy or amount of planning is ever perfect— be it that of beginners or professionals. So losing money everyday isn’t much of a surprise. However, the experienced traders are much closer to that optimal threshold than the rookies. Meaning, they lose less money when compared to that latter group.

What kind of stock trader are you? Do you follow the best trading practices? Do you apply a stop-loss and take-profit? Do you do short-term or long-term trading? Do you use margin? Do you have a sound risk management strategy?

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Stock Trading for Beginners: Understand Candlestick Patterns

Stock traders are time and again advised to never trade impulsively and out of emotions but to rely on tactical strategies. Sadly, even then, this hardly happens. And this is one of the foremost reasons why candlestick charts have emerged to be the most reliable tool to predict market movements. The patterns on chart, which although are based upon certain formations – but beyond all the technical juggernauts – they basically underline the emotions of the stock market as a whole.

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How to the Find the Best Trades? (4 Master Steps)

Stock trading is simple—people makes it complicated with over-thinking and over-analysis. Add on that the fancy terms and strategies that “experts” toss around so casually and the case becomes even worse.

That being said though, stock trading is simple, NOT EASY!!! Was it easy, we would be living in a country of traders (not engineers).
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