Linda Bradford Raška is a professional trader since 1981. She began her career as a stock exchange floor trader, and later organized a company to manage money "LBRGroup". Linda Raška was presented in the book Jack SCHWAGER "The new market wizards" and is well known for her own book "The Virtuosi of Wall Street." She also published a great number of educational articles on the short sale in the markets.
As experienced and novice traders spend a lot of time trying to understand the model on the markets - and displays graphics on a set of time scales, seasonal trends in some time months or years, the mood and data flow of funds. It is clear that there are many different ways to analyze markets. By analyzing the model, the trader is looking for a sufficient reason to conclude a bargain or to withdraw from the existing one. Markets monitored to detect subtle changes in the core ratio of supply and demand, and once observed "initial condition", which indicates a situation where there is a possibility of profit, trading just a matter of clicking on the "trigger" to enter the market, the definition of primary level of risk and then manage trade properly in response to market action. Trader is managed trade, watching the confirmation or non-confirmation of his assumptions. But why the trade will never think of such a light in real life? In the end, this is just a game of numbers and does not require much time to study the basic rules.
Perhaps this is because the trade is usually 10 per cent consists of studying the market and 90 per cent of the study itself.
Unfortunately, if the trader does not know itself, the market - this is a very expensive place to learn. If traders devote half the time they spent on market research, to examine their own behavior, the benefits would be much more than access to any training courses, videos, system or technical book ever written on the markets. The trade balance suffers when those transactions are not concluded, the trade is not respected and carried out "voluntary mistakes." Fortunately, traders can learn to identify those personal behaviors that lead to loss of attention and concentration, in addition to other bad habits.
Let's look at some of the usual model, leading to voluntary errors. Consider a trader who carefully monitor the market for a particular situation and, for some reason, the conclusion of the transaction skipped. He then enters into a transaction spontaneous, upset that missed the first one. The market makes a good motion, and the expense increases. Trader then proud of profit, which he did, becoming negligent and relaxed, which leads to a prolonged period of recession. He misses the point of exit for fixed gains of the winning transaction and allows the position to become profitable in a loss. Upset, he then averaged in the hope, at least attempt to compensate for the loss.
Often bad behavior is the result of emotional reactions. However, in some cases simply the result of bad habits. The aim is to make trade as automatic as possible, and thus the ultimate goal should be to form a habit of winning. As Socrates said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is a habit." Here are some tools that can help traders determine the behavioral patterns that prevent them and, further, to eliminate them or at least return to the control. No less important is the ability for traders to identify behavior that is correct, because this is the first step to build confidence.
Always Identify a specific problem or challenge. Here is a list of questions that will help identify areas that should draw more attention. Is there any time of day when the most losing the deal? Some traders achieve best results the morning and some afternoon. What types of transactions lead to more consistent results? Many traders have shown their best results, trading at a short time scale, and not giving a big picture raise doubts about the benefits of trade in the longer term. For others, attempts to make short-term skalpirovanie may result in an excess of the trade regime and frequent rapid spread. Is there a game plan or program trading, which is defined before the start of the trading day, and how close this plan implemented? Are there any extraneous factors from the outside, such as personal relationships, financial problems, or disease affecting the reasoning trader or distracting him? Is the days of big losses due to emotional or decrease alertness, and whether the trader has a more emotional or reactive to these days? Is the general peregoranie, leading to bad habits, lack of concentration or inertial excess trading regime? These are some of the reasons that normal, intelligent people can be caught in the destructive behavior. So, is it possible to break the patterns that lead to more emotional market downturns? And, as a trader can move it to the next level, knowing when things go right, and thus increasing the size of the best deals?
For most people it is very easy to learn to recognize how their body reacts to different conditions. The athlete, who is in his plate 'can acutely feel fully relaxed. On the other hand, an athlete who "broken the rails, will be tense, worried and suetliv. Ability to pay attention to the physical reaction can help a trader to confirm when he is in good behavior, or violating their own rules. It can also learn to recognize that his body feels when the deal succeed and that it feels at least a transaction. Here is a personal example. When I know that the transaction is in line with my plan and the market operates as expected, even if the transaction is not completed yet, I find that I feel a high level of confidence that I did not feel forced to look at the screen. I do not feel anything of concern and relaxed sense of "confidence" that my position is good. However, if I am in the market, and did not feel "right, even if the market moves against me, I have гляжу on the screen, my breath a little more than petty, and I see no migaya. It may take five minutes, but I will still sit in exactly the same position on his chair. I also know of some graphical models, in which I participate when I begin to weary or blow. I know from experience that I will most likely reduce its level of vigilance in these moments and, therefore, I try to stop trading when I feel the same way.
The longer a trader trades on the market, the more he realizes that for the higher maximums can be followed by lower minimums - this is the only thing to always be alert. Many winning sports teams have won championships, building a tremendous defense. However, the ultimate goal of trade is to do more than just survive, and actually earn a random gifts that can offer the market. Therefore, just as important to recognize how you feel, being in a condition which can lead to errors in reasoning, it is equally important to determine the state when you can confidently move forward. This condition, when it's time to enter the market and stay there with a strong trend movement. Confirmation of winning the deal comes not only from the indicators, but also from our own physical condition, which gives the feeling of being in sync with the market. Ultimately, traders who reach this trade will be most successful. As time passes, the experience will be the most important asset trader. Every day, the trader gets more experience on how he feels signing the best deal and which of his own behavior led to trouble. As soon as he will explore the models that lead to mistakes, he will be much easier to make these mistakes less frequently. The less voluntary error, so, ultimately, more sustainable will be the curve of his assets.
Good time to trade
Sometimes the market can be boring times when easy to wonder whether to come back ever again "good times". Keep in mind that the volatile market movements. In any market can be vyalye long periods without any significant movements or periods of erratic volatile movements in both directions. The market rarely moves consistent with moderate fluctuation. Traders who do not even have a strong temperament, will have great emotional fluctuations. Experienced traders know that there is always one or two heavy-hearted period of the year, and these times call for great endurance and patience. If the trader does not have enough experience in this business, he must be alert so as not to force events and do not exceed the trade regime.
It is possible to break the model, which leads to more emotional recession? Is it possible to develop equanimity? These are areas that every trader will need to continuously fight. Even many professional traders make mistakes, after many years of very successful career. It takes only one incident where something is beginning to shrink from them, and they were diverted by external events such as divorce, illness or family problems in the business. External distraction can easily disrupt attention and concentration.
How to deal with personal challenges
Traders, who from time to time have emotional challenges or problems in their trading career by no means alone are. These challenges are part of business. Listen to your body and its signals - it always gives signs of bad habits. But may be some steps that will help protect you against each trader's own "Achilles five. Just look at the specific problem or challenge. For example, a trader may have the tendency to give a three-week return for the two days. Sometimes it is useful to identify the conditions that the previous period, when a trader becomes a "vulnerable". Does he feel himself likuyuschim, reaching new highs on your account? Or whether it was diverted events that took place outside the trade? Trader should learn to recognize the various sides of their personality that affect their trade, because these features will never go away. In the end, we are not robots - we are real people. But when we can recognize the patterns of feelings and emotions that we feel, before they started to bring trouble, we are less likely to make a deal, which is not part of our game plan. Keep trading plan every day. He is insured from entering into spontaneous transactions. It also protects the trader from the use of inappropriate strategies for the day, reminding him that the market is changing from period to period of development trend of variability. Trader can identify in advance the type of the period in which it is located, and be prepared to apply the appropriate strategy for the day. Traditions and rituals are the tools in order to remain prepared in the present and can help protect the trader's conduct consistent with his trading plan. Everyone needs tools to create structure and order in the otherwise very abstract game. Maintains records, such as the logical background of transactions, statistics or market indicator, is an excellent means of discipline, which helps to remain consistent. Also effective tool is a set of small goals every day. Such a goal might be to have a winning three consecutive days, or a clear plan to follow the trade during the day. This also may be - do not enter more than three transactions per day and to refrain from exceeding the trade regime. Or, open position in each five-bull or bear flag that formed. The small trader's goal should reflect his own style of trading, the needs and weaknesses.
Trader should learn to distinguish between errors caused by the market environment and the voluntary mistakes that he makes himself. He should avoid doing on the efforts, if the current market environment is unfavorable, or his normal style of trading is not suitable for current conditions. A good way to correct behavior is to always think about the desired result. Write it next to the trading screen. Read it every morning.
Each time a trader is going to take any action, it must ask itself whether it has its desired goal. It should provide a sense of victorious after a short-term goals and overplay this feeling many times in their minds as motivation. It is very clear to imagine that the goal is related to the market every day, not only in the long run. Traders should consider the possibility of a friend, a trader with whom they can share their daily results. Most traders will make a greater success if they would be responsible to anyone for the performance of their trade. They are less likely to allow a big loss to get out of control. If their reasoning harm, at least, there is someone else who can draw their attention to the fact that a trader deviates from its plan or may be in need of a break. Dude on the trade - this is not the one who offers advice on the market or in relation to specific transactions. If the trader feels the need to ask anyone's opinion on the council or the market, it is sure sign that he should not be at this point in the market. Dude should be the same coach who can lift the mood, or enhance, if necessary, motivation, or to serve a foreign party to indicate when a trader is in the destructive behavior of the commercial, which ends with a long recession. Markets can change quickly enough. Less biased trader can be more easily adjusted to the environment. If he starts to develop a bias that is not accompanied by technical factors, but due to emotions or weakness of the discourse, the signals of his body most likely did not tell him. Most professionals know when they are in a bad deal and they know when they make a mistake. The more the trader makes transactions, and the more experience he gets, the sooner he will learn to recognize their own personal traits, which indicate that he really is in a bad deal, irrespective of whether their level of stop-order or not. As long as the trader is able to benefit from this knowledge, this is another excellent reason to always have placed a stop order on the market! It is equally important that he remembered how his body feels when it is under control and has a winning attitude. The best traders go a step further and added to a winning position. The green light is lit! The foot on the gas! This concept is as important as learning to recognize when a transaction is not working.
What lesson should be learned
Trader, which passes through a losing period must ask ourselves, "What lesson should I explore?" "What should I do to change this situation?" He should never do yourself a disservice, as we look back at the graphics model with regret and saying "I had to see it." The problem is not that he sees or does not see. The problem always is how the trader managed transaction after it entered the market. Managing trade - is a process of determining the level of initial risk and then stop-movement orders from this initial level as the market movement or placement of orders on the way out of position, whether at a profit or loss.
Trader must rely on their best arguments at a time when a deal and manage it. From experience, he can learn to recognize behavioral patterns that he felt when his judgments can not be 100 percent true - the days when he was inclined to reduce their vigilance and the market can punish him. And then, after some time, the curve of the assets of the trader begins to improve steadily as it will do less and less voluntary mistakes!