109: How Pro Traders Control Their Emotions & Trade Stocks (@DavidMoadel)
How Pro Traders Control Their Emotions & Trade Stocks – Show Notes
In episode 109 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview David Moadel, a trader, and investor based in Florida, United States. He came on the podcast to talk about how pro traders control their emotions and trade stocks.
More About David Moadel
David Moadel is a trader and investor of stocks and options. A former elementary school teacher, David has a master's degree in education and a unique ability to convey knowledge in the area of finance.
He has coached many people and likes to combine fundamental and technical analysis to help people find their own trading style.
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5 Key Lessons From This Episode
The Market Brings Money From The Impatient To The Patient
Patient traders are usually those who get most rewarded by the market. I have seen this personally over time. The pro traders have learned to remain patient in most situations.
Listening Recommendations From Non-Traders Is Usually A Bad Idea
The next time a family member tells you about a “hot stock” to buy, think about it twice.
I never got any results in Forex trading by copying people, and that works in all fields.
Do Not Follow The Majority
In alignment with the previous lesson, following the majority is rarely the way to go in trading & investing.
Most people do not know what they are doing and are acting out of emotion.
Remember Sam Walton's quote?
“If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.” – Sam Walton
That's typically how pro traders think…
Wait For Your Great Trade Setup
While you cannot always wait for the perfect trade setup in the market, the best you can do is usually to wait for a great trade setup.
The market does not produce great trade setups at all times. That's why patience is important.
I recommend writing down the things that make your setup great. For me, taking trades at key support & resistance levels typically transform an average setup into a great setup.
Diversify – Do Not Go All-In On Trade
Proper risk management in trading requires that you do not put all your money on one single trade. This is one of the simplest ways to avoid blowing up your trading account.
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham: must-read investing book!
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- Complete Price Action Strategy Checklist (free checklist!)
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- DesireToTRADE Academy
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