Why You Lose So Much Money Trading

win loss rate

“The key to long-term survival and prosperity has a lot to do with the money management techniques incorporated into the technical system.” -Ed Seykota The above image shows the destruction of capital, not only for a losing streak, but also for a string of 10 trades with a 50% win rate; alternating between wins and losses. Many things cause new traders to fail. One of the … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Stay Safe in Dangerous Markets

When your specific trading methodology quits working due to a change in the market environment, you are in a losing streak, or a drawdown in trading capital. There are things you can do to lessen the emotional and financial pain. In losing streaks, trade smaller and smaller until you start winning again. Trade less; only take your best set ups and entries. Take stops … [Read more...]

7 Things That Lure Traders to Their Doom

Things that lure traders to their doom

  New traders come to trading excited about learning, and looking for a fast path to riches. The majority of new traders can make big mistakes that take their accounts to zero during their learning curve. Traders can grow their capital if they do it correctly, but there are dangers that new traders should be aware of.  I hope this blog post saves you a lot of money if … [Read more...]

Trading Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Learning is Required

  "You adapt, evolve, compete or die." - Paul Tudor Jones Learning to trade is an evolution of trader and system. You have to continually learn and grow as a trader. The markets are dynamic and we must continual learn to refine our system. Our losses must be our lessons, our wins must be our blueprints to future victories. Here are the lessons that I learned … [Read more...]

35 Top Destroyers of Trading Capital

Richard Elzey

  When I asked my Facebook trading group what was the cause of their biggest trading losses, no one had any trouble remembering those painful and valuable lessons. These top 30 insightful answers will benefit new traders and provide a nice reminder for those with more experience. "What was the cause of the biggest draw downs in your trading accounts?" Having no exit … [Read more...]