Welcome back to guest blogger Mo Christiensen of TradingAdviceBlog.com. Mo has been a full time trader of the emini S&P 500 futures since 2003 and through his blog he works with new and developing traders to help them speed up the learning curve to trading profitably. In particular Mo specializes in the important area of emotional management.
As traders we've chosen an intense profession, one with a very high potential for stress. The simple act of putting our money on the line, with an uncertain outcome, creates an emotional force which we need to know how to handle. If we don't, the emotional excitement of fear, euphoria, anger, disappointment, and other intense feelings, clouds our judgment and affects our ability to stay in the opportunity flow of the market.
Trading with these emotions in play, is akin to driving in a storm without windshield wipers. We can't see the road clearly, and accidents are very likely to happen!