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6 Biggest Reasons Why Most Traders Fail, And How You Can Avoid It

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6 Biggest Reasons Why Most Traders Fail, And How You Can Avoid It
If you can avoid these 6 trading errors, you'll be much closer to becoming a consistently profitable trader.

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Failure Rate In Trading

Failure Rate In Trading

This is on the higher side, with only about 20 per cent traders being consistently in the black.

This low rate of success in trading is due to many factors, knowing about which can help a trader avoid certain pitfalls.

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Anything Of Value Needs Effort

Anything of value in life requires mental and physical efforts and involves time, energy, and resources.

Just like becoming a highly-paid doctor earning a six-figure income requires years of hard work, becoming a highly successful trader needs a decent capital, emotional strength and years of toiling.

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Analysis Paralysis in Trading

Too much knowledge, analysis and theory can have an adverse effect, instilling doubt and uncertainty in every decision taken.

A more effective way is to pick a few trading tools that suit you and leave the rest.

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Finding And Testing Trading Strategies

Most ‘trading strategies’ that traders of all kinds keep looking for almost always backfire eventually. Even if it works for some, it may not work for us.

One needs to see what strategy is good both in the market and with one's personality to be able to get any benefit.

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Risk Management In Trading

While the glitz and glamour of trading are attractive, if we are having poor risk management skills, and fail to calculate the risk in each trade, it can accumulate and erase your trading account in no time.

The chess game of trading requires a good defence.

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The Possibility Of Loss

Just like we cannot over-speed indefinitely in a highway with traffic, we cannot keep our winning streak in trading going on forever.

We have to put the brakes (Stop Loss) to ensure we don’t go down with the ship in a sudden plunge. Trading is about probability and it is good to know that there is always a possibility of loss in each trade.

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Not Having A Trading Plan

Most traders enter the business of trading without a plan. This is the equivalent of driving a car without being sure of one’s destination.

Having a trading plan keeps you on course and helps you reach your desired destination. It allows you to filter and analyse what is working and what needs reworking.

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Fear Of Trading

Fear Of Trading

Trading of stocks and bonds has many variables and the uncertainty can lead to fear and anxiety. Fear is the biggest hurdle to overcome in this otherwise lucrative way to earn money.

Fear Of The Unknown in Trading

The most common fear is the fear of the unknown, where uncertainty and lack of knowledge of the forces at play can lead to a feeling of gambling away one’s money.

This fear can be overcome by expanding one’s knowledge about trading by taking a course or reading relevant books.

Fear Of Being Wrong in Trading

We are hardwired to be right and are awarded throughout our life pursuing what is right while being punished if we are wrong. From an early age, we learn to avoid the embarrassment of being wrong.

Trading success does not rely on one being right all the time or even on the IQ of the person. The outcome is equality reliant on the emotional makeup of the person.

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Financial psychology

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The Anxious Investor

Lovers of risk, anxious investors trade frequently and believe they have the edge over others. Many have absolutely no idea what their returns actually were and only remember their good decisions.

Despite their overconfidence, they are prone to be beaten by the markets — and frequent trades mean they often rack up high levels of charges.

The Hoarder

For hoarders, money represents security. They abhor risk and may even stockpile cash that they would probably be better off investing — or even spending.

Find an advisor you feel comfortable with who can discuss the right investment approach — and level of risk — for you.

Management of Common Pool Resources

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Behavioural Economics

The economic theory of expected utility maximization says that people will act out of rational self-interest. But psychologist Daniel Kahneman showed that it is incorrect.

  • Common cognitive biases cause people to use faulty reasoning to make irrational decisions, such as the anchoring effect, the planning fallacy, and the illusion of control.
  • People make decisions by using irrational guidelines such as perceived fairness and loss aversion, which are based on feelings, attitudes, and memories.
  • People tend to use general rules, such as representativeness, to make judgments in contradiction to the laws of probability.

Asymmetric Information

  • In 2001, George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz won the prize "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information."
  • Economic models predicated on perfect information are often misguided. In reality, one party usually has superior knowledge, such as in the car market, where sellers know more than buyers about the quality of their vehicles and can lead to a market of lemons (adverse selection.)
  • Better-informed market participants can transmit information to lesser-informed participants. Job applicants can use educational attainment as a signal to prospective employers about their likely productivity; corporations can signal their profitability to investors by issuing dividends.