PRN: Understanding the Psychology of Financial Trading
Understanding the Psychology of Financial Trading
LONDON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
When financial spread betting, it is of vital importance to have a proper strategy in place for entering and exiting your trades. However, it is also important to have the right trading psychology. The best trading strategy in the world will fail if you do not have the right mindset to back it up.
Sandy Jadeja of financial trading provider City Index (http://www.cityindex.co.uk/) believes part of the problem is the way in which people are hard-wired from a society that works differently to the trading platform. "For example, in the outside world we want to buy when goods are cheap. In the markets there is no such thing as cheap. If a market is falling, it is weak and you should sell. If a market is rising, it is strong and one should look to buy.
"But the classic mistake traders make is they buy into declining markets trying to catch a falling knife and sell too early, missing a potentially big profit. This type of thinking may work when shopping in a mall but it is dangerous when trading."
Today, many traders rely on charting software and other innovations to make their spread betting decisions for them. However, the most important ingredients to successful trading are still experience and knowledge.
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