Luck and Hope

Rambo35

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A lot of new traders tend to rely on luck and hope when they trade rather than discipline and patience. Luck and hope have no place in a successful trading plan if your aim is to generate profits on a consistent base. The sooner a new trader understands that placing a trade based on hope that it will move in the desired direction hoping to get lucky is a great strategy to move a portfolio in the opposite direction, the sooner a trader can start to develop the correct skill set.

In theory it does not sound much, but as statistics show 98% of all traders will fail at trading which speaks volumes. A lot of traders tend to subscribe to the wrong trading approach or fail to understand and implement a good trading approach.
 

NVP

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A lot of new traders tend to rely on luck and hope when they trade rather than discipline and patience. Luck and hope have no place in a successful trading plan if your aim is to generate profits on a consistent base. The sooner a new trader understands that placing a trade based on hope that it will move in the desired direction hoping to get lucky is a great strategy to move a portfolio in the opposite direction, the sooner a trader can start to develop the correct skill set.

In theory it does not sound much, but as statistics show 98% of all traders will fail at trading which speaks volumes. A lot of traders tend to subscribe to the wrong trading approach or fail to understand and implement a good trading approach.

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Rambo35

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How do you know this to be the case ?

New traders I have come across in real life and forums. They hold on to loosing trades hoping for a turnaround, they place trades hoping to get lucky. The high failure rate confirms this as well. I understand that there are hundreds of millions of traders and I based my assumption on maybe 100 traders, but if the consumer confidence data can offer a snap shot for over 300 million Americans based on a few hundred respondents and traders think it is a valid snap shot I took the liberty to do something similar.

I could be wrong about this, and I simply write about my experiences with traders I have met and talked to.
 

NVP

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New traders I have come across in real life and forums. They hold on to loosing trades hoping for a turnaround, they place trades hoping to get lucky. The high failure rate confirms this as well. I understand that there are hundreds of millions of traders and I based my assumption on maybe 100 traders, but if the consumer confidence data can offer a snap shot for over 300 million Americans based on a few hundred respondents and traders think it is a valid snap shot I took the liberty to do something similar.

I could be wrong about this, and I simply write about my experiences with traders I have met and talked to.

thats the problems with assumptions buddy .....they can get you into a lot of trouble .......:cool:
 

Rambo35

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thats the problems with assumptions buddy .....they can get you into a lot of trouble .......:cool:

That is true, but in this case from what I know I think that is the case. I mean the majority does fail as traders and there are many factors. Are you telling me that you have never met a trader who moved their stop loss after a trade moved against them hoping it will turn around?
 
 
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