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Trading Mistakes

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 28, 2005 @ 10:10 am In Trading | Comments Disabled

Nick Proffitt has a nice overview of classic Trading Mistakes [1].

– Letting small losses turn into large losses.
– Refusing to take a loss at all.
– Overbetting.
– Bottom fishing/Catching falling knives.
– Averaging down.
– Shorting bulls and buying bears.
– Confusing the company with its stock.
– Falling in love with a "story."
– Following the leader.
– Buying IPOs.
– Finding the Holy Grail.
– Overtrading.
– Excessive tape watching.
– Being undercapitalized.
– Letting the tax tail wag the stock dog.
– Relying on gurus.
– Thinking this market stuff is easy.
– Thinking rather than looking.

That’s just the list; its fully explained at Decision Point [1].

Why is common sense so uncommon? 


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