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The 7 Most Common Misconceptions Of New Traders

Clearing up the Most Common Misconceptions of New Traders

Most Common Misconceptions Of New Traders
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Dear Fellow Investors, Trading can be a lucrative career for those who have a keen eye for the markets and are willing to put in the time and effort to learn how to navigate them. However, for new traders, there can be some misconceptions that can hinder their success in this field. In this article, we will be exploring the most common misconceptions of new traders and providing tips on how to avoid them.


I firmly believe that no one can honestly answer that question. But with certainty I can tell you how you can get poor very quickly in the stock market:

By trying to get rich very quickly!

Believing that they can turn $100 into $1000 and $1000 into $100.000 in no time. All they have to do is enter low and exit high. Buy at $1.- and sell at $150.- That’s it! Piece of cake!

Believing that there is a system that is 100% accurate and foolproof and they, of course, have got it!

Believing that they can outwit and play a trick on the market predicting highs and lows and other turning points.

Believing that they can be on a winning streak all the time.

Believing that just because a $20 stock was at $100 before, it’s going to see that mark again. And so they start trading without any fundamental background and knowledge about the company they want to trade

Believing that they will quit their jobs after a few months of trading never having to work again.

Believing that only a 100% profit is a real profit and not settling for less.

This is what a lot of novices just love to believe! But it’s a fallacy! Nothing else! But this fallacy can be very dangerous right up to the point where entire trading accounts literally get wiped out!

  • Any trade should be financed with money that you don’t need i.e. that is not tied to any essential ongoing needs. Never take up a loan and borrow money to finance your trades! This is of vital importance!
  • Trading is not a lottery game, a sport, a hobby, or any other pastime activity! It’s serious business and should be treated like one!
  • Adopt a system that suits your trading style and personality using a clear plan for your trades!
  • Don’t put all your money into one trade! Never! Remember to survive to trade another day!
  • Do not overtrade having too many open positions. In the case of stock trading, have no more than 10 – 12 stocks otherwise your trading account could become obscure and for some people difficult to handle. Having more stocks also does not increase the chance of making more profits. It’s not the quantity that counts but the quality of the stocks you own! For options, I’d keep it down to 3 at a time. No more.
  • Keep a record of all your trades.


In a world where everyone’s a day trader and meme stocks are all the rage, it’s easy for new traders to get caught up in misconceptions and unrealistic expectations. But fear not, dear reader! By avoiding the most common misconceptions and focusing on risk management, discipline, and continuous learning, new traders can increase their chances of success. Sure, there will be ups and downs (and a fair share of meme stock FOMO), but with a well-defined trading plan and a willingness to learn from mistakes, anything is possible. So put on your lucky socks, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s make some trades!
Most Common Misconceptions Of New Traders

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