Day Trading Tips and Tricks

March 7, 2019

Erich Senft

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Day Trading with Patience and Discipline

Even when using great day trading software, successful day traders must develop discipline and patience to minimize trading losses.

Trading Patience and Discipline by controlling emotionsNo amount of wonderful trader education, day trading software or day trading indicators can destroy your trading account like letting your emotions get the better of you in a trade. While it is true that everyone experiences emotions, trading is a particular activity that requires strict control of your emotions through trading discipline and patience.

Many times, when a trade is going wrong, traders get flustered with market corrections, or they let their trades get the better of them. Stressful emotions often rise as profits fall.

Preparing for the Next Trade

The personality traits of successful traders usually include strict trading discipline and patience even when the most difficult of trading situations. When successful traders experience a negative profit/loss scenario, they know to take a deep breath and do what is needed to avoid becoming anxious, angry, sad or impatient. They realize that their next trade is coming up, and it is important to stay focused so as to make the right decisions. Whether they are using active day trading systems or online trading software, their strategies will all be for naught if they cannot emotionally handle negative thoughts and emotions.

Develop Emotional Acceptance Through Self Discipline

Becoming a successful trader involves developing character traits that enable you to unconsciously and automatically control your emotions. Developing this part of your personality can work as a counterweight against uncontrollable emotions while at the same time helping you make logical decisions even when you feel it is too challenging to go on. By developing emotional acceptance, you can handle any actual profit/loss crisis why you wait for the next pending trade.

Use Your Software to Develop Trading Patience and Discipline

A simple tool to learn how to develop strong trading discipline and patience is to journal every trade you make. Keeping a trade log that includes detailed information on the trade, the events, the input, the results, your thoughts and all the emotions you felt will help you review the scenario once things have calmed down. Also, seeing the fruitful results of your steady actions will reinforce you to react differently the next time a similar problem arrives. Part of any professional trader’s trading strategy should include rigorous training to learn how to control negative emotions that often occur during the event that produces any loss to their trading account. Remember that effective strategies proven to produce profits can sometimes deliver negative results. Even the best day trading software cannot guarantee positive results every time.  However, consistently practicing your trading patience and discipline will lead to real and lasting behavioral change.

March 7, 2019

Erich Senft

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