The Biggest Mistake You Can Make In Trading

One of the biggest mistakes we see with traders and investors is this:

They have no game-plan.

This is one of the most important elements in trading and you should not be trading without one. When you have a game plan, it allows you to get in and out of the market in a non-emotional way. So often we see traders jump into markets based on emotion, investment show ideas, or rumors. This is the worst possible way to trade and the quickest way to lose money.

There’s nothing more important to have than a game plan to enter and exit positions in the markets. By creating a game plan, you are setting yourself up emotionally to handle anything that happens in the market. Having a successful game plan, complete with an exit and money management strategy is enormously important. With the kind of volatility that we are seeing in the markets today, not having a game plan is like financial suicide and that is something that you don’t want to do.

Here’s How To Get Started Creating a game plan is very easy and you can do in a matter of minutes.


STEP 1: Write down your reasons for buying or selling a particular market.

STEP 2: Write down your entry points for the market you’re about to trade.

STEP 3: Write down when you are going to exit this market. This can be with a stop or when a market reaches a predetermined target zone.

STEP 4: Do not make market decisions during trading hours.

STEP 5: Review your game plan every day to see whether things are going according to what you expect. This allows you to adjust your money management stops and your target zones in a non-emotional way. That’s it. It couldn’t be any easier and the only cost is time and a sheet of paper.

Now that you have the 5 steps, make that game plan and watch your success ratio jump!

All the best,

Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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3 thoughts on “The Biggest Mistake You Can Make In Trading

  1. The biggest mistake I could make would be to gamble in The Great Wall Street Casino.

    From Market Watch:
    MarketWatch interviews five Wall Street felons, including three in jail:
    SPECIAL REPORT: Wall STreet Behind Bars
    • Madoff, other felons say markets are rigged
    • Madoff: Don’t let Wall St. scam you, like I did".

    "UNFAIR"??? I say "crooked"!!! Las Vegas is an emporium of honesty compared to The Great Wall Street Casino.

  2. yes have to have a plan, yes do it when the markets are closed and set orders that night. BUT you have to watch the market pre-market to adjust your orders as things change. Do watch HSI and FTSE and XAU and YYX and VIX for trends and volatility. Learn what the trends really mean. If you can't just join Berkshire and buy BRK.B when it has a lull. Oh, if you did your homework don't panic at the first few hours of a change in the wrong direction, use indicators like momentum and slow stochastic 3 months for trends and daily for entry and exit points.

  3. 100% True, but to remained stick-out Game Plan is more required matter.

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