10 Points -Why Traders lose Money

  1. Not honoring your original stops. Big losses make winning systems losing ones.

  2. Quit trading it during draw downs. All systems have losing streaks, the key is to manage risk and stick to it until the system gets make to a winning streak.
  3. Lack of discipline, drifting from taking defined entries and exit signals to opinions is hazardous.
  4. Trading too big, no system can survive huge positions sizing that makes the first string of losses the last.
  5. Style drift is deadly, slowly changing your trading plan during active trades is not good. Research comes after hours and before changes are made. (more…)
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