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I Keep Losing Money. What Should I Do?

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--Topic by @steady Pom pipi
Despite one’s best efforts, losses happen, and it is always difficult to deal with losses. For beginners, the loss may be even worse as they don't know how to deal with it due to lack of experience. While some of them may continue to struggle, some may even be overwhelmed and choose to give up.
It may be enough to learn the technique and knowledge of stock trading for one or two years. However, traders need to learn more, both technically and psychologically, in the long run.
How did you get out of the trap? How to adjust positions or mentality? Welcome to share your experience and suggestions with everyone.
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Duration: by 12/9/2022

My stock price keeps falling...😭😱

I keep losing money. What should I do?
First when you lose 💰 money in stock market, as long as you don't sell your shares, it is just paper loss. When the stock rebounce, you'll get back the money. Hence you should hold.
As a long term investor, you should prepare a sum of cash as emergency fund (usually about 6 months of expenses) to tide over the bear market. An investor who can hold will eventually win.
How did you get out of the trap?
Know your investment go...
My stock price keeps falling...😭😱
First, you have to make sure that you have allocated the amount of money put aside for investing/trading. It would be worse if the money that you are trading with is what you need for your daily necessities - this will induce more fear in your trading and reduce your chance of success.
Next, decide if the trade still follows the same rules that you have put in for the trade. If the rules have been broken, exit the trade and wait for a better one. If not, you might not be the only ones losing mon...

Fail fast, fail often. Applying this Lean startup mentality in the stock market

When talking about failure, I think the best place to learn from is in the startup scene. It is said that 95% of all startup fails. To reduce the chances of failure, a new paradigm was born and it is called the Lean startup methodology. In this paradigm, failure is embraced instead of shun away, because the more we fail, and the faster we fail, the higher our chance of success. Counterintuitive isn't it?
The Lean star...
Fail fast, fail often. Applying this Lean startup mentality in the stock market
Fail fast, fail often. Applying this Lean startup mentality in the stock market
Fail fast, fail often. Applying this Lean startup mentality in the stock market


First and foremost, if we continue observing loss in our investment, stop making anymore new investment to avoid further damage. Take a step back to identify the actual root cause. Something must have gone wrong somewhere. Sweat
Generally, it’s either due to market outlook change ( which we have not reacted fast enough to it) or indeed our own problems.
Few steps below for consideration based on my own experience:
1. Capital preservation - Scrutinize our portfolio and decide if preservin...
i think that there is no sure win trade but if one has done due diligence (I.e. stop loss price, FA, TA, TP ), and also only invest in what one can lose (risk tolerance level), the chances of winning the market in the long term outweigh the short term loss. I have personally witnessed incident whereby my friends want to get rich by punting on stocks and over leveraged themselves, which I feel is a receipe for disaster and one should really know what they are investing in before putting their har...
First, we will need to make sure that our portfolio is diversified. This means investing in various companies and industries so that if one goes down, the others may go up.
Second, we can try to time the market. This isn’t easy to do, and it’s not recommended for beginners, but if you have some experience with investing, you may be able to sell when the market is down and buy when it’s up.
The bottom line is that if you are losing money, it’s completely normal. Don't beat yourself too hard on ...

Risk management with trailing stop

Sometimes, once I enter a position, I immediately put in a trailing stop of 1%.
That’s my risk tolerance. For any trade, I am prepared to make a 1% loss if the trade doesn’t go the way I expect it.
Sometimes I break even, sometimes I make more than 1%, sometimes I make 2-3% (which is my target profit), sometimes it goes to the moon.
Of course with a 1% trailing stop I’ll always make 1% less than what I could have made, but who can tell for sure where the bott...
Risk management with trailing stop
Risk management with trailing stop
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Trading Strategy: planning

Time to plan: you got a minute?
Think about what happened in the trading day. Was it choppy? Was tech or the dow strong/weak? Where there certain stocks today that were particularly strong/weak relative to the market?... well, based on that what do you expect to happen tomorrow?
Plan ahead... set yourself up for success for tomorrow.  Look at the charts, volume,  option volume and flow at different expiries and strikes.  Then you don't have to do that tomorrow.

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