The #1 Account Killer: Emotion
Well, I have to say that emotions always lose out to a solid game plan when it comes to the markets. Here's a recent example; we received a buy signal for gold (XAUUSDO) at $905 basis spot on May 19th. The gold market ran up and reached an intra-day high of $935.30 before it subsequently collapsed. I'm sure many traders held on thinking that the sharp pullback was just a pullback and that gold would soon regain its footing and once again go higher. Why subject yourself to that kind guessing and emotional type trading when there's a better way? Using the MarketClub's non-emotional "Trade Triangle" technology we were able to exit the market with a small profit of $10.25 an ounce and rest on the sidelines as gold collapsed. There's really no room for emotion in the market place. This is one of the greatest downfalls of most traders. You need to go into the market with a solid game plan, this could be in the form of MarketClub's "Trade Triangles" or it could be another form of discipline, but having a solid game plan does give you a reference point to work from. When you are making trading decisions about the market while it is still trading is generally not a good idea. Here's a recent trading recap:
Gold (XAUUSDO): We are out of the gold buy trade from $905 on 5/19 to 5/27 at $915.25 for a profit of $10.25. We are resting on the sidelines based on "Trade Triangle" technology. See video.
Crude Oil (CL.N08): We exited our long July position from $125.63 purchased on 5/15 at 126.90 on 5/28 (original signal $128.69) for a gain of $1.27. We are out of this market and on the sidelines based on our "Trade Triangle" technology. See video.
Whether the "Trade Triangles" turned out to be correct or incorrect, they do provide you with discipline and a reference point that you can hang your hat on. "Trade Triangles" are consistent and not a willy-nilly approach to the market. Using MarketClub's "Trade Triangles" gives you confidence as they represent a defined, measured approach that if followed consistently will make you money in the long run.
Every success in the markets and in life,