Not honoring your original stops. Big losses make winning systems losing ones.
- 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.
- Lack of discipline, drifting from taking defined entries and exit signals to opinions is hazardous.
- Trading too big, no system can survive huge positions sizing that makes the first string of losses the last.
- 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…)