This year I'm throwing away a word from my vocabulary.
I believe it's useless.
You've heard it every year from friends, family and even yourself.
And I guarantee you've tried to apply it.
You might think you need it to be a successful trader, business person, family man or even just a friend.
In fact, you might disagree with me heavily while you're reading this.
But in the end, y... ››› more
Trading the stock market can make you a lot of money, but it's also risky. You can lose a lot more money than you put down on your trades.
This is why traders who stick to certain principles tend to be more successful at trading than traders who don't.
One of the most important principles of all is discipline. It can make the difference between racking up winning trades rather than losing tr... ››› more
There are a number of traits that successful traders possess. Taking the top spot is discipline.
If you don't have discipline, chances are you're not going to do very well at trading.
So why is discipline so important to be successful at trading?
Read on to find out…
The importance of discipline as a trader
Discipline is a vital trait to possess as a trader.
When you trade, ... ››› more
Whatever your stock market strategy, without discipline you'll struggle to make it work. This is the case for both long-term investing and short-term trading. Discipline is one factor that makes a successful investor or trader. Let's take a closer look at why discipline is so important…
The role of discipline in your investing strategy
Discipline is a vital part of investing. It improves yo... ››› more
Anyone can buy a few shares. The real art of investing is knowing when to get the heck out. If you own individual equities and don't have a predetermined sell discipline - and the vast majority of investors don't - you're flying by the seat of your pants. And that doesn't lead to superior investment performance. But there is something you can do to make sure you know when to sell...
That's w... ››› more
Trading psychology is critical to your success in the markets. This is a much neglected area that most traders push to one side to focus on trading technique or the news. This is a big mistake. Read on to find why you shouldn't let your trading mind-set holds you back…
Who really wants to be bothered discovering often uncomfortable facets of their personality and making necessary adjustments t... ››› more
To cut your losers and let your winners run is one of the most difficult pieces of advice to follow. If you could follow it to the word, you'd be rolling in the profits. Read on to uncover what you can learn from this stock market phrase…
It’s hard to follow the advice in ‘cut your losers, let your winners run’.
And that’s because the advice relates mainly to investment psychology. ... ››› more
Greed is one of the main driving forces of the stock markets. But, if you allow it to sway your investment decisions, you could end up throwing good money after bad. Read on to find out how to spot greed interfering in your decisions and how you can stop it…
Greed can have terrible financial consequences on your investment portfolio. And it’s very hard not to let greed affect your investment... ››› more
To win at the trading game, you need some essential qualities. If you think you don't have enough of these qualities, then maybe trading isn't for you. Read on to find out if you measure up…
Whether you choose to trade single stock futures or spread trade for instance, trading comes with high risks.
To handle that high level of risk, it’s beneficial to have certain personality traits, exp... ››› more
As with most things in life, if you want to attain a goal, then discipline will help you get there… It's the same with investing. Discipline allows you to make the most of your investment opportunities. Without it, you'll lose money…
If you went to school in South Africa in the last 50 years, you’ll have had the concept of discipline drilled into you.
If you did military service, you’... ››› more
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