Here are five of the most important trading habits for a trader to integrate into their day-to-day entry and exit decisions. If your trading plan has rules that cover these principles, then you must follow them long enough so they become habits.
- Always choose a price level that will prove your trade entry was wrong and set a stop loss at that level. Exit your trade when proven wrong.
- Trade with a position size that you can handle emotionally and mentally to avoid having insecurity or stress override your trading plan.
- Position size and set your stop losses so that none of your trades will end in a big loss. All trades should either be a big win, a small win, or a small loss. Eliminating big losses will increase your profitability.
- Always trade in the direction of least resistance during your time frame. Trade with the trend and ignore the opinions of others.
- Work hard to consistently execute the same trading plan you created when the market was closed, when the market is open.
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