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3 Reasons To NOT Become a "Perfect" Trader

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2017 4:47:04 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Success, Trader Development, Trading Psychology

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It is an exciting feeling when you start trading. A lot of traders are filled with an internal desire to find some secret, big or small, that will give them the perfect edge in the markets, allowing them to fulfill their fiscal dreams. It is easy to get too focused on this quest of becoming the perfect trader; which is why caution is needed. The drive for perfection can create a disconnect between a trader and the markets, resulting in fear, frustration, and possibly even financial difficulties in their trading journey.

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The Effect of Personality on Investing

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2016 5:02:00 AM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading Psychology, Investing Skills

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A lot of traders have asked, "does my personality affect my investing skills?" The answer is yes! Your personality should affect the basic building blocks of your investing strategy.

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Trading Psychology Barrier: Fear of Failure

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2016 11:38:30 AM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading Psychology

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A fear that goes hand in hand with a fear of loss when trading is a fear of failure.

A 2014 study conducted by Babson College revealed how fear of failure stops some people from engaging in activities where failure is a possible outcome – including the activity of learning. The study concluded that the fear of failure negatively influences a person’s motivation to learn and their attitude toward learning.

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Trading Psychology Barrier: Fear of Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2016 2:53:33 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Risk Management, Trading Psychology

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One comment we hear a lot as traders is, "Oh, you trade Forex? Isn't that risky?" Unlike a fear of snakes or spiders, most of the fear people feel concerning the Forex markets stems from either a lack of information or a misunderstanding; however, instead of exercising a fear of risk you can try exercising risk as a tool to help you in your trading.

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Trading Psychology Barrier: Fight or Flight

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 4:02:00 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading Psychology

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The Apiary Fund is helping people break the trading psychology barriers that are holding them back from success in the financial markets.  Each week we’re focusing on a different psychological barrier to help you better see it and beat it!

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How To Take On The Market And Come Out On Top

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2015 6:04:00 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading Plan, Trading Psychology

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Sometimes it seems like the market is out to get you; every trade you make goes against you like some sniper waiting to shoot you down.  Rest assured that you are not alone in feeling this way. In fact, it is a common feeling among both seasoned and novice traders. It is possible to take on the markets and come out on top.

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Establishing Your Trading Psychology

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2012 10:00:00 PM / by Tom Lund posted in Trading Psychology

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Because trading psychology is one of the most important aspects of our industry, we emphasize the need for emotional discipline. Now don’t get us wrong—you don’t have to be a robot to see success in your trading, but you certainly need to be in control of your emotions.

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