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 Post subject: Bad Trade - How To Respond?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:57 am 
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Hi to everyone, my first post.

Just wondered what the opinion was, say you are in a trade, you short and the trade goes up and you get stopped out, do people generally look to get back in or think that for the moment the stock or pair is not doing what i feel it should, therefore walk away from it for a while. maybe you were trading range bound and it starts to trend.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Shane.


It's very simple, if you get another trade signal...re-enter the trade again. Yet, if you don't get another trade signal and it then trends. There's nothing you can do but remain discipline and stay on the sidelines.

Yet, if you consistently were in a losing trade that takes off and trends in your desired direction after it stopped you out for a loss...you need to update your trade method via any of the following:

    Image Design a re-entry signal

    Image Improve your initial stop/loss protection method so that it gives your trades more room to breath

    Image Improve your entry signal so that it doesn't get you in so early

The above recommendations are via the assumption you have some sort'uv statistical proof after analyzing your trades that these losing trades would have been profitable had you done one of the above solutions.

However, if you have no statistical proof or you're only talking about a "few trades" that you're getting emotional about after witnessing how far they trended without you on board the train...learn to let it go and start preparing for your next trade opportunity.

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