How To Become a Successful Trader

How To Become a Successful Trader. If you’re missing even one of these things, you already have a big problem.
The first thing, which is the most important thing that a trader needs, is a trading strategy.
Now, there are traders out there who are trading without a strategy, and the number one reason that I see traders fail is they don’t have a trading strategy.

A trading strategy tells you what to trade, when to enter, and when to exit. A trading strategy doesn’t have to be super complicated, but you need to know what to trade. If you’re not trading with a strategy, you’re not a trader, you’re a gambler. The second important piece that you need as a trader is that you need to have the right tools, and I can’t stress this enough. The third thing you need to be a successful trader is having the mindset.

So you see, you can have the best strategy, you can have the best tools, but if you don’t have the right mindset, you will lose money. You see, in fact, I see it all over. Sometimes people think all they need is the right tool, and they will be successful traders.

How to train yourself as a successful trader

This guide will help you avoid those sustained losses that see so many beginners crash out.

Lack of Knowledge and Education

One of the biggest reasons traders lose money is a lack of knowledge and education. Many people are drawn to trading because they believe it’s a way to make quick money without investing much time or effort. However, this is a dangerous misconception that often leads to losses. Trading is a professional endeavor and must be taken as seriously as any other money-making venture. The barrier to starting trading is low, but the barrier to profitable long-term trading is high.

To be successful in trading, you need to have a solid understanding of the markets, how they work, and the different factors that can affect prices. You must also have a clear strategy considering your risk tolerance, investment goals, and trading style.

Unfortunately, many traders jump into the markets without doing their homework or seeking the necessary education and training. This can lead to costly mistakes, missed opportunities, and a general lack of profitable trading. To avoid this, it’s essential to take the time to learn as much as you can about trading before you start. 

Emotional Trading

Another common reason traders lose money is due to emotional trading. Trading can be highly emotional, and many traders find it challenging to remain objective and disciplined in the face of market volatility.

Common emotions that can affect trading include fear, greed, hope, and regret. Fear can cause traders to panic and make rash decisions, while greed can lead them to take on excessive risk and chase after unrealistic gains. Hope can make traders hold onto losing positions for too long, while regret can cause them to second-guess their decisions and miss out on profitable opportunities.

To avoid emotional trading, you must have a clear set of rules and guidelines within your trading system that you can follow regardless of how the markets behave. This can include setting stop-loss orders to limit your losses, taking profits when your trades reach a predetermined target, and avoiding impulsive trades based on emotional reactions. Maintaining a healthy mindset and recognizing that losses are a normal part of trading is also essential. By accepting this fact and focusing on the long-term goals of your trading strategy, you can reduce the impact of emotions on your trading decisions.

Most new traders lose because they can’t control the actions their emotions cause them to make.

Avoid Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

Why many traders fail is the Fear of Missing Out (one of the most tremendous psychological mistakes you can make). This is where they see other traders doing well and decide to get into the business as well. when stocks price go up-down then trader think this is right time to buy-sell the stock and to make profit but without any strategy. They don’t want to leave any trade and finally they are in loss.

You can avoid FOMO in trading by doing several things. First, ensure that you take time to learn the dynamics of the financial market, as we have described above. Second, always seek to understand the reasons why an asset’s price is rising or falling before you jump in. Third, always protect your trades using a stop loss and a take-profit.

Respect the risks

Markets are unpredictable, so taking control of the risk is good practice and vital for limiting losses. A trader must have 

risk management techniques to protect his capital.That you can follow, such as using stop-loss orders. These limit the maximum potential losses on trades by setting a point at which you buy or sell a stock, depending on price changes. For instance, a stop-loss point at 10% below what you purchased a stock for will cap your losses to 10%. if you not taking a stoploss than one day you will lose your all capital.

Create a trading strategy.

The next reason why more than 90% of all traders lose money in trading is that they endlessly change their strategies. Once you are confident you understand the nature of the market, don’t just jump in without thinking about what your strategy is and putting it down on paper. What your strategy looks like is down to you. What type of trader you are identify this before doing trading However, you decide to approach trading, take the time and self-control to properly understand the strategy and its reasoning, and see if it works for you.

 Doing this will help you master one method of trading and be good at it. Keep this in mind: it’s better to master well and profit from 2/3 strategies than to use 10 and lose as much (or more) than you gain. The more strategies you use at once, the more complicated it is to manage them.For example, instead of using ten indicators to find a signal, having a simple strategy will help you find signals using one or two indicators.

How many trades are enough per back-test?

That depends on your strategy. According to my experience, a minimum of 50 trades is good for position-trading and swing-trading strategies; and a minimum of 200 trades for scalping and day-trading strategies. As you already guessed, these numbers cannot be achieved via back-testing with naked eyes on a chart. Using a back-testing engine is inescapable.


Overtrading is another common mistake that traders make that can lead to losses. Overtrading occurs when traders make too many trades, often based on impulse or emotion, rather than following a carefully planned strategy. This can lead to high trading costs, costs in slippage, missed opportunities, and a lack of focus and direction. It can also lead to too much risk and poor trading decisions.
To avoid overtrading, you must have a clear trading plan outlining your strategy and the types of trades you will make. You should also set realistic goals for your trading and avoid the temptation to make trades outside of your plan.

Remember, greed is not so good,

Once yourstrategy works start for you and you are in profit book your profit not to be so greedy. if you not book your profit you will lose your hard money in just time. 
Put habit to book your profit by partially and trail stoploss with them.

The real reason why you’re in the 10%

The market is extremely noisy, but your mind cannot figure that out simply by staring at a chart. Your mind sees a chart and automatically starts looking for patterns. 

In fact, if charts are the only tool you’re using for your strategy analysis, I guarantee you’re being ticked by randomness too.


More than 90% of traders lose money in their first days of trading. It should not be like this. Indeed, in my many years in the industry, We have seen many people come and go. In this article, we have looked at the main ways why many traders lose money and how you can stay safe.In conclusion, trading can be rewarding and lucrative for those who approach it with the right mindset and strategy. However, as we’ve seen, traders make many common mistakes that can lead to failure.

To avoid these mistakes, it’s essential to take the time to learn as much as you can about trading, to have a solid risk management plan in place, and to avoid emotional and impulsive trading decisions. It’s also essential to choose a trading strategy that matches your personality and investment goals and be willing to adapt and modify it as needed. You must have a trading system with an edge. By following these guidelines, you can improve your odds of success and avoid the pitfalls that cause many traders to lose money in the markets.

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