Money Management/Position Sizing
Turning a profit?
Turning a profit would be the most important aspect.
Picking the right stocks in my opinion would be the 2nd most important factor.
Like to see you turn a profit without it!!
So none of the above
I voted for mindset as its generally the driver for people to be drawn into making mistakes in the other areas.
It's also the first thing and the last thing that influences trading decisions. It's also something no book can tell you how to prepare for.
A very good trading plan and sticking to it.
Originally Posted by tech/a
Perhaps I should have frased that.
"Protection of capital"
The other selections are all necessary components of successful trading but not in my veiw the sole most important issue more combinations of to gain a profit and protect capital.
Trading is 80% Psychological, and 20% Mehanical (Analysis and Management).
You can have the best analysis and management strategy there is, but if your'e not thinking properly it all goes out the window!
Last edited by Jesse Livermore; 6th-May-2005 at 12:53 PM. Reason: expanding the thought
Knowing the results (knowing your desired result will give you focus) you want and your reasons (purpose will drive you) for trading are important, as well as having a WRITTEN TRADING PLAN!
Last edited by Jesse Livermore; 6th-May-2005 at 01:14 PM. Reason: expanding the thought
Just thought it might be interesting to have a poll on the subject....
If you include discipline in "Psychology/Proper Mindset" that has my vote.
Although it must go in hand with "money management etc"
Last edited by rozella; 9th-June-2005 at 06:49 PM. Reason: left words out
Would have been interesting to see a "learning from mistakes" section, although it could perhaps fit into the mindset area
Whether you think you can, or think you can't; you are right.
Research and the development of a strategy that helps you achieve your goals. Profit obviously helps!
clearly the options open for selection are quite similar to those open to anyone deciding whats the most important thing re:sex -
1. having the 'proper' mindset.
2. selecting the right 'target'.
3. everyone says size is important.
4. entry techniques.
5. exiting can be VERY important.
6. luck - well it rhymes with ....
personally while you are young i feel its important to be a day trader, even if your bids arent accepted. but once into your more senior years, you need to rely on 'guaranteed returns', with some 'specking'.
extremely dangerous trusting your capital to 'instinct' IMOOriginally Posted by excalibur
you don't have a working crystal ball there do you?
possible to use instinct when you've exhausted all other analysis options and still have too many oppurtunities IMO
The question was: what is the single most important and not the only important.Originally Posted by loakglen
If your interested knowing more: check following thread:
I think that's imortant to remember, having everytning in place, not just some single aspect of your plan that your preoccupied with (eg like winning percentage). It might also be in what you wear: http://www.aussiestockforums.com/for...?t=1460&page=2Originally Posted by excalibur
My posts are not recommendations (even when I rave about something). Always rely on your own research & judgement.