Why Most Stock Traders Fail
Expectations, Education, Patience. All of the above is essential if you want to make a profit buying and trading stocks.
Expectations: Understand your goal. To like, really understand it. Chances are your reasons are practical: retirement, funds for the kids’ college, etc. If this is your plan, understand that your deadline is in the distant future and there will be an ebb and flow in your journey.
He can have felt like everyone became a millionaire through meme actions, but the reality is that the vast majority didn’t. Like, almost every trader didn’t. However, MANY traders caught FOMO and entered into panic deals too soon or too late and lost money. Expect to miss the main waves, expect your trip to be relatively boring, and expect a few major troughs. The good news is, traditionally speaking, by continuing to invest along the way, you are almost guaranteed to make a good amount of money.
Education: There is a lot to learn. Going blind and not following the advice of a few personalities you follow will not be enough. You need to own your actions and understand the nuance that comes with trading and ownership.
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Patience: If you couldn’t tell, it’s a recurring theme. There’s nothing better than following your instincts and picking a winning action. Conversely, there’s nothing worse than following your instincts, investing in a stock, selling it prematurely, and watching your earnings “what could have been” go up, up and up.
If you’re in it for the long haul, be in it for the long haul.
Finally, most traders fail because of missed opportunities. Usually you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you want to do. You have probably identified a price at which you will buy or sell a stock. And generally, you will miss it. It is difficult to achieve all the goals when trading is not your full time job. We have lives, children and other careers that come first.
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