Emotions vs. Profits: How to Prioritize Market Analysis in Trading

By | July 6, 2023 3:39 pm

I am been getting so many mails Market has risen almost 2500 points , Its a blind short, Shall i buy OTM PE etc.,

Before think about shorting the market ask yourself why do you want to short the market ? On what basis its just because of your gut feel than your emotions have overpowered you and this can be suicidal for trading .

Develop a system, backtest it, Trust it and than trade like robot.

Forecasting and Trading

s Humans we are always interested in knowing the market turning points, but when its come to trading. Remember the golden rule

“trading is not about predicting”

Like most people when I first started to trade in the markets I was under the impression that to make money from trading I had to know what the market was going to do.  I watched a lot of Blue Channels, reading lot of business news where the vast majority of the time what you see is a guest/regular making predictions about what was going to happen next for a stock or index.  As a result of this most traders, are not able to sustain in market for less than a year as they bust there trading account with no risk and money management involved.   It is fairly uncommon to do very well early on in trading so usually what happens is that instead of focusing more on your execution: exit strategy, position sizing, risk management, etc. you focus more on getting better at predicting the markets.

Most of great traders are not PREDICTOR but REACTIVE when it comes to trading,they made a fortune as traders because they developed an edge in reacting to the environment around them rather than predicting what that environment was going to be like.

Basically what I’m getting at is that making grand predictions about the future will not take your trading anywhere. Trading can only be improved when you are comfortable with your trading strategy with disciplined risk and money management.

So What Is Trading?

Every single time we put a trade on the outcome of that particular trade is random.Always remember the Outcome of  last trade should not affect the outcome of future trade, You lost money today does not mean next time also you will lose money.   How do we remain disciplined, focused, and confident in the face of constant uncertainty?.

Let’s consider a scenario Trader A Buy 18700 PE of Nifty as he predicts market is going to correct Big time. He bought at Rs50 a substantial quantity, thinking this could be trade of life time.   Market continue to go up and on last day of expiry 18700 PE was trading at Rs 1 losing almost half of its trading account value.On Expiry day  suddenly India Doing a Surgical strike hits market and there we go zoom in Put price, As soon as trader sees his price he press the exit button thanking his luck says to himself “ that was a close one”.

I wonder if this sounds familiar for some readers?  Is that a sustainable way to stay in this business long term?

What matters most for the trader’s success and staying power in markets is not their ability to predict the future but in their ability to manage their trading through tops and turns of market.Its all game of probabilities.

Trading in the financial markets requires a delicate balance between emotions and rational decision-making. While emotions can play a significant role in trading, prioritizing market analysis is crucial for achieving consistent profitability. In this article, we will explore the importance of prioritizing market analysis over emotions and provide practical tips to help traders make more informed trading decisions.

The Impact of Emotions in Trading

Emotions can cloud judgment and lead to irrational decision-making. Fear and greed are two primary emotions that often influence traders. Fear can cause traders to exit trades prematurely, missing out on potential profits, while greed can drive them to hold on to losing positions, hoping for a reversal.

Emotional trading can result in impulsive actions, inconsistent strategies, and poor risk management, all of which can negatively impact profitability. Therefore, it is essential to prioritize market analysis over emotions to make objective and rational trading decisions.

The Role of Market Analysis

Market analysis involves studying price movements, chart patterns, technical indicators, and fundamental factors to assess the market’s current and future direction. It provides traders with valuable insights to make informed trading decisions based on data and evidence rather than emotions.

Prioritizing market analysis helps traders in the following ways:

  1. Identifying Opportunities: Market analysis helps traders spot potential entry and exit points based on objective criteria. It allows them to recognize high-probability setups and filter out noise from the market.
  2. Risk Management: Market analysis helps traders assess the risk associated with a trade. By analyzing key support and resistance levels, volatility, and other market factors, traders can determine appropriate stop-loss levels and position sizes to manage risk effectively.
  3. Building Confidence: When traders rely on thorough market analysis, they gain confidence in their trading decisions. Confidence allows them to stick to their trading plans and avoid making impulsive decisions driven by emotions.
  4. Adapting to Changing Market Conditions: Market analysis enables traders to adapt to changing market conditions. By staying informed about economic news, market trends, and technical indicators, traders can adjust their strategies and capitalize on evolving opportunities.

Tips for Prioritizing Market Analysis

Here are some practical tips to help traders prioritize market analysis over emotions:

  1. Define a Trading Plan: Create a detailed trading plan that outlines your goals, trading strategies, and risk management rules. This plan acts as a guide and helps you stay focused on market analysis rather than being swayed by emotions.
  2. Set Realistic Expectations: Understand that losses are part of trading and aim for consistent profitability rather than trying to win every trade. Realistic expectations help in maintaining a rational mindset during both winning and losing periods.
  3. Develop a Methodical Approach: Establish a systematic approach to market analysis. Determine the indicators, chart patterns, and fundamental factors that you will consider in your analysis. This approach reduces the influence of emotions and provides structure to your decision-making process.
  4. Practice Self-Discipline: Cultivate self-discipline to follow your trading plan and stick to your analysis. Avoid impulsive actions driven by fear or greed. Remind yourself of the importance of market analysis in achieving long-term profitability.
  5. Stay Informed: Continuously educate yourself about market trends, economic events, and trading strategies. Stay updated with relevant news and market developments to enhance your market analysis skills.
  6. Utilize Technology: Leverage trading tools and platforms that provide access to real-time market data, charting capabilities, and technical indicators. These tools can streamline your market analysis process and provide objective insights.


Prioritizing market analysis over emotions is crucial for traders who aim to achieve consistent profitability. While emotions can influence decision-making, relying on objective market analysis leads to more informed and rational trading decisions. By following the practical tips mentioned in this article and cultivating a disciplined approach, traders can strike a balance between emotions and profitability, ultimately improving their trading performance in the financial markets.

Category: Trading Education

About Bramesh

Bramesh Bhandari has been actively trading the Indian Stock Markets since over 15+ Years. His primary strategies are his interpretations and applications of Gann And Astro Methodologies developed over the past decade.

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