23 Reasons 95% Traders Don’t Make Money

  1. Lack of homework on what works.
  2. Inability to manage stress.
  3. Allowing big losses in your trading account,
  4. Quitting when they learn trading isn’t easy money.
  5. Inability to trade volatile markets.
  6. Inability to emotionally  manage equity curves.
  7. Trading without a positive expectancy model.
  8. Never committing to one trading strategy.
  9. Trading based on opinions.
  10. Not managing position sizing.
  11. Not managing the risk of ruin.
  12. Over thinking their trades.
  13. Reactive trading decisions based on internalizing emotions.
  14. Trading with leverage without understanding the risks.
  15. Over trading.
  16. Trading with an account too small.
  17. Trading without a plan.
  18. Trading without stop losses.
  19. Not understanding what it takes mentally to be a trader.
  20. Setting stops in obvious places.
  21. Having only small winners.
  22. Selling short what looks expensive.
  23. A lack of discipline.
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