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Stock-Markets / Learn to Trade Oct 26, 2018 - 04:30 PM GMT

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It's becoming more open than ever before and while it may have once only been open to certain clientele several years ago, a lot more people seem to be getting in on the trading act.

Of course, through things like the MT4 demo trading account, this is quite understandable. After all, it wasn't too long that software like this was accessible to the Average Joe, and there's no doubt that it makes life as a trader a whole lot easier.


While software can help your plight when it comes to trading, let's not forget that you also need a bit of skill yourself to succeed with it. This is what today's article is about and we will now jump into some of the best pieces of advice for those people who are looking to take trading seriously.

Make your own decisions

As a beginner, particularly with the help of software, trading can sometimes be regarded as a get rich quick scheme. Suffice to say, this isn't the case in the slightest.

One of the reasons why people view it like this is because they spot so-called "tips" on the internet. While some of these tips might result in short-term profits, over the course of the long-term this is unlikely to remain constant.

You need your own strategy, and you need to understand said strategy. Try to avoid the blogs, forums and chat rooms that promise the world when it comes to tips – it’s just not going to last.

Obvious trades are often too good to be true

This next point follows a similar path to the previous one. If you spot a trade that seems a bit too good to be true, there's every chance that it is.

Let's not forget that you won't be the only trader setting your eyes on this trade. Thousands of others will be as well and suddenly, the exclusivity wears off. As we know, the nature of trading means that if the majority follow a certain trade, there's a good chance that profit isn't going to follow them.

Accept your losses

This is one of those "professions" where losses are part and parcel of the game. Nobody, not even the very best traders in the world, have 100% records. You will encounter losses and you simply have to ensure that these losses are dwarfed by your profits. This is the art of being a successful trader.

Don't let heart rule over head

One of the big mistakes that a lot of beginners make is letting their heart rule over their head. They tend to buy stocks in companies that they like, or perhaps work for, and don't comprehend that these companies aren't necessarily invincible. It means that they are not just making bad buying decisions in the first place, but the problems continue due to the fact that they don’t sell at the right time. Always have calculated reasons for buying stock – never do it just because you “like” a particular company.

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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