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Don't Fall for These 3 Mistakes - A Guide for Experienced Traders and Investors

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    Ron.Moss  Ron.Moss

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Even experienced traders in the stock market and of course also beginners make mistakes that can cost a lot of money.


What are the most common trading mistakes and how to avoid them?


Trading independently in the stock market has become simpler and more accessible in the modern era. With advanced trading systems and the ability to buy and sell from almost anywhere in the world, it is now easier than ever. However, like any technology-based product, using an online trading platform requires a certain level of skill to achieve optimal results.


The stock market has become increasingly volatile and aggressive, and there have been instances of traders and investors acting too hastily, without fully examining all available options, or making technical errors due to pressure and haste. These mistakes have resulted in significant regret later on.


We've gathered 3 crucial mistakes that traders and investors should be aware of to avoid them. It's important to know them well to prevent making them.


Complex Trading Commands: A Costly Mistake


It's crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the various parameters and workings of complex orders in advanced trading systems. Incorrectly executing a trade can result in significant financial losses, sometimes amounting to thousands of shekels or more.

For instance, a trader mistakenly sent a stop-limit order with the limit rate confused with the stop rate. As a result, the sell order was sent at a high rate, but the order was not executed, and the mistake was only discovered days later when the share price had already dropped by tens of percent.


The Pitfalls of Emotional Trading Behavior


During times of crisis, numerous commentators and headlines make predictions ranging from apocalyptic to optimistic, but investors must remain level-headed and avoid impulsive actions. Proper portfolio adjustment, diversification, and a deep understanding of the risk/opportunity profile can prevent such behavior.

For example, some investors sold their entire investment portfolio at the height of the decline without distinguishing between higher and lower risk assets. They only bought back the same assets after the market recovered, resulting in higher prices. Adjusting the investment portfolio to the client's risk profile could have mitigated such damage.


The Risks of Large Fund Investments


Some traders, without any prior experience or history in the stock market, invest all their money in the market based solely on a recommendation from a friend or acquaintance. In some cases, they even take out financial credit, believing that what goes down must come up.

Investing in the stock market is not exclusive to experts, but it's important to approach it with a similar process as we would for running a marathon. We wouldn't decide to run a marathon without proper training, mental preparation, and understanding of the risks. Similarly, investing should be done gradually with study and comprehension.


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