CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STOCK MARKET TRADERS

There is plenty of money to made trading on the stock market, but it can also be an incredibly risky and stressful endeavour too. So why then, do some traders make success look so much easier than others? Is it because they are better at it? Are they more experienced? Or are they simply more persistent. Like many facets of life, success on the stock market depends on your mindset and approach to it. So if you are fairly new to the industry, and are looking for some good traits to emulate, here are some held by traders who have found success on the market.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT A TRADING DAY IS A BUSINESS DAY

If you have become a day trader as a way to make a passive income, and are hoping to not have to invest much time into it, then you are probably going to find it difficult, frustrating, and ultimately, unsuccessful. Why? Because trading, like any other job, requires a lot of your time.

Successful traders understand that a trading day is a working day, which means rising early. They also understand that trading markets across the globe (which are subject to different opening times) are closely related. Which means that waking up at 5am to investigate them often gives you a good head start.

REMOVING THEMSELVES FROM THEIR EMOTIONS

Trading can be incredibly stressful, and stress, like fear and greed are often behind some of the worst trading decisions you can make. This is because they tend to get you thinking with your emotions instead of being logical. So, a good trader learns to separate their emotions from the market; but staving off the urge to make gut-based decisions or to fall apart when the market drops can be difficult. However, if you can look at movements in the market as though they are little more than data, you will have a much better shot at success.

MANAGING YOUR STRESS

No matter how experienced or successful a trader you are, you will always have to deal with high levels of stress, especially where huge investments are on the line. Even those who are level headed and have just about removed their emotions from the game, stress in trading is as common to traders as breathing is. How you manage this stress can have a profound impact on your life. So, do what you can to never bring it home with you by setting up lockdown hours and separating it as you would work from family life.

GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN

Being a bit of a sheep might pose less risk, but then it might not, while going against the grain and hedging your risks when the market is unstable can be incredibly rewarding. Watch the movements of other traders and be a bit of a contrarian. Don’t play into a greed or fear market by doing what you expect the masses to do. Rather stand to benefit by being greedy when they are fearful, and vice versa.

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