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This is a bitter pill to swallow

by , 03 April 2019
This is a bitter pill to swallow
Q. “I have some Rebosis shares. The price has recently crashed from over R10 a share to around R1.62 at today's price. In your opinion is it worth buying at this level to try and average down, or is it better to sell and take the loss.”
 
A. This is a bitter pill to swallow but it must be said with your trading. 
 
I personally exit any trades that are moving in the wrong direction. By exit, I mean cut my losses short, do not even think about averaging down and move onto a next the next one.
 
You see, with trading and investing, the general rule for success is to never add to a losing position or average down. If a share or any market is going the wrong way, it is crucial to cut your losses quickly, before emotions start to take over, and move on to a better and a more profitable trade.  
 
As soon as you hold onto a losing position there are a few issues that will follow:
 
1. You'll become emotional and start to look for reasons to hold on.
 
2. You'll feel unnecessary stress and anxiety while holding onto a big losing position.   
 
3. You'll set a precedent for the next time you take another trade where you'll hold onto every losing position with the hope it will turn up eventually. 
 
If you want to take trading more seriously to profit on a more consistent basis, you'll need to follow a proven strategy, with strict money management rules to enter and exit each trade you take. 
 
The trick is to ride your winners and to cut your losses short, before you start to feel attached to your trades. 
 
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Q. “Now that Moody's has kept the rating at "Investment grade", what do you think will happen to the rand?”
 
A. I stand by the chart analysis that the rand will continue to weaken in the next few weeks. 
 
There are many issues out there that are worse than a potential Moody's downgrade. Also, South Africans and foreign investors will remain cautious / pessimistic for the re-ratings to take place in November 2019.
 
This is because the ball is all in just one court - Moody's. The rest of the major agencies have rated South Africa at junk status.  
 
If you'd like to know where I think the rand is heading this year, go to the article I sent out on Monday for the full analysis.  
 
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Timon Rossolimos,
Analyst, Red Hot Storm Trader


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