The Four Problems That a Junior Trader Encounters

Trading has evolved in recent years as technological evelopments have had a great impact and radically changed the way people operate in the business world. Operators have access to markets around the planet through the use of their mobile devices and broadband connections. Businesses have invented new and more complex financial products that engage in the daily global trading.

Although the modern trader has many more tools at their disposal to design and execute the desired trading strategy than in previous times. Trading is still an activity that involves capital and requires the trader to analyze all available options and proceed by making the correct movements to multiply the gains. Although the available purchase options are growing, difficulties surrounding the negotiation still remain, especially when it comes to new operators. In this article, you will read about some of the
challenges traders face in their first steps.

Confusion

Most new traders are puzzled about what financial instruments they should use. The overwhelming amount of information that merchants receive daily from the media can be a double-edged sword. Knowing the developments in the global markets in terms of currency (forex), indexes, and basic products keeps traders up to date. However, it can also work the other way around, since inexperienced traders may not be able to comprehend the entirety of the information, and this creating confusion. Reading and learning about complicated trading techniques, patterns of graphs, and market trends can be interesting information, but can also disorient the trader and make them lose sight of their goals. The solution to this is to prioritize what aspects of trading a person would like to master and find the appropriate educational courses. Then, the trader will be able to expand his knowledge about specific market sectors that could help them increase the possibility of creating a beneficial exchange.

High Expectations

One of the most common misconceptions is that traders quickly acquire wealth. The media has played a poor role in that by promoting the concept of what a “successful trader” is. However, the reality differs from the way that we preconceive high-end financial trading. Many people who start dealing in commodities have the impression that each operation should be a success and that they will increase their income very quickly. Beginning traders will find with experience, that it takes very much hard work and research to meet their expectations. They should know that, at the beginning, it is unlikely that their first operations are successful. Junior traders should be prepared to suffer losses without being discouraged. Unfortunately, the image of the trader who is rapidly successful in his first days of work is not in line with reality. A tip that experienced traders have shared in interviews is that inexperienced traders should take small steps at first and only apply their prepared trading strategy without setting their aspirations too high.

Beginner Mistakes

Trading requires speed, instinct, and experience when working in real time. Experience is the best teacher. Especially in the world of operations, gaining experience can come at a cost as early mistakes result in capital loss. The lack of experience can lead to making wrong decisions. However with the correct instruction, young traders can enter the market prepared and make careful calculated decisions. Operators must be ready to take immediate action when an opportunity presents itself. When this happens, the stress will increase as an inexperienced trader may have doubts in delaying an action or could act faster than necessary. Knowing when to close an operation, placing a stop loss order, and other similar actions can be challenging for new operators, which leads to stressful situations and negatively influencing their behavior.

Emotions

Emotions will play tricks on the novice trader. Whenever this emotional roller-coaster starts, it doesn’t matter capital that’s speculating. The trader goes through phases of euphoria when a stock closes out positive, or stresses when there are doubts and events do not go as planned, finally despair when it does nothing but lose. The difference between a novice trader and a skilled trader is their ability to control emotions. Be a block of ice and act quickly, be a Jedi. Act now and become an experienced trader with Tradeview.

Borja Salvador
Business Development Manager
bsalvador@tvmarkets.com