Posts filed under “Trading”

Trading Mistakes

Nick Proffitt has a nice overview of classic Trading Mistakes.

– 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.

Why is common sense so uncommon? 

Category: Trading

The Ten Trading Commandments

Category: Psychology, Trading

Tape vs. Growth

Category: Economy, Markets, Trading

Line is the Sand has been crossed

Category: Markets, Trading

Next Day Price Action

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading

Waiting for a Better Entry

Category: Markets, Trading

“Cash is king” right now

Category: Trading

How Does Jobs Data Impact Trading?

Category: Economy, Trading

Smart Money? Hardly

Category: Media, Trading

Bet the Jockey or the Horse?

Category: Trading