Positional Traders Fear Test

By | May 20, 2013 1:48 pm

As a trader, if you are carrying overnight position,

  • Are you glued in front of computer screen once trading in India Market is over, continuously tracking financial news around the globe.
  • Do you continuously track European market, US markets.
  • Do you have Eagle Eye on SGX nifty and any move against your position increases your heart beat.

If you are having the above characteristics it means you are fearful about your trading positions and trading success can never come to a person who is not at peace with his/her mind.

There really is one simple “fear test” that I have found to be very effective for most traders.

That test is simply to gauge how you feel at night before you go to bed while you have a trade on.

If you find that you can’t stop thinking about your trade(s) or you are glued to your computer screen while you should be sleeping, you are still experiencing fear of losing. So here’s a very simple test for you:

One simple rule if you can’t go to sleep at night feeling comfortable and at ease with the trade(s) you have on

1) You’re either trading too big of a position size / risking too much at your stop level — No Risk/ Money Management Tools

2) Or, you have no idea what you’re doing and lack confidence in your trades — No Trading System


If you can go to sleep with ease it means you are on right track and trading success will come your way.

One thought on “Positional Traders Fear Test

  1. paresh

    Hello Sir,

    your are very true.. most of individual traders fearful..

    “” The market moves wherever it wants to go. It does not care about you or me. It does not play favorites. It does not discriminate. It does not intentionally harm any one individual.

    The market is always right.

    You must learn to respect the market. The market will mercilessly
    punish you if you do not play by the Rules. Learn to condition
    yourself to play by the 25 Rules of Trading Discipline and you will be rewarded “”

    Source by : Douglas E. Zalesky


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