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Do you have what it takes to be a trader? When we watch sports sometimes someone comes along that defies what normal people can do. When the game is on the line they rise to the occasion. Some say they have a gut of steel. Look at old videos of Joe Montana or current players like Tom Brady. It seems that when the game is on the line these guys get better.
That’s what it takes in trading.
DEFINITION OF ‘TRADING PSYCHOLOGY’
Trading Psychology is emotions and mental state that dictate success or failure in trading securities. Trading psychology refers to the aspects of an individual’s mental makeup that help determine whether he or she will be successful in buying and selling securities for a profit. Trading psychology is as important as other attributes such as knowledge, experience and skill in determining trading success. Discipline and risk-taking are two of the most critical aspects of trading psychology, since a trader’s implementation of these aspects is critical to the success of his or her trading plan. While fear and greed are the two most commonly known emotions associated with trading psychology, other emotions that drive trading behavior are hope and regret.