Three Ways To Make Better Decisions in Markets

Before we dive in, it’s important to share a few more words about who we are. We empower traders and investors with professional-grade tools, charts, news, and global data that was once only available to select groups. Our tools are available to everyone on desktop or mobile. Our goal is to empower traders and investors to grow over the long run. 💪

The key driver behind this post is that you don’t want to rush anything before understanding what's at risk, your goals and long-term plan. We realize that in spite of our efforts and intentions, sometimes people get swayed by irresponsible posts across social media, inevitably leading to unmet expectations. We want to help people avoid this. So let's talk about three ways to make better decisions in markets. Remember, this post is strictly for education in a very fascinating time in market history! Keep reading... 👇

1) Do not blindly follow someone else’s opinion without doing your own research. Use the tools available to you to learn, study, and analyze markets.

Our social network is big and growing. We encourage everyone to publish their first idea, try chats, and follow others. It's never been a better time to meet fellow traders, learn with them, and grow. But as social media converges with markets, there are several important risks to discuss. Avoid picking up bad habits, being swayed by popular opinion, and succumbing to peer pressure. Avoid doing something you have not given critical thought to, objectively analyzed or evaluated yourself. These risks can include trading before you are ready, overtrading due to the abundance of ideas, putting up bigger positions than your account can handle, and changing your mind mid-trade. Keep calm and think first. Take advantage of the tools available to you whether that's backtesting, paper trading, or looking for other opinions that challenge your thesis.

2) Do not expect easy profits just because everyone is talking about it. Instead look for peer review, meaningful connections, and ways to test your own ideas.

No matter how many likes an idea receives, no matter how confident its author may appear or how many chat messages are being shared, there is no guarantee markets will play out as planned. It makes more sense to first review, study, and research an idea yourself to see if it fits your long-term plan. The bottom line is this: someone else’s view should never be relied upon as a substitute for you doing your own analysis before making actual trading decisions. Our social network is best used for peer-review, new connections, and critical feedback to help develop your strategies and understanding of markets. We have a education section dedicated to this. We also have a community of Pine Coders coding the markets. The community here is meant to help you with feedback, ideas, and new concepts.

3) Do not ask for blind real-time signals in chats or comments aiming for easy gains. Instead focus on building your long-term strategy and maintaining a realistic approach.

As social media and financial markets converge, more and more people are expecting easy answers on when to buy or sell. In our public chats (you can find them on the right-hand side of the platform) we encourage people to keep this mind and dig deeper. You won’t learn anything from asking buy or sell questions. You have to study, research, and examine price action beforehand. Our social networking tools offer great opportunities to talk in real-time and exchange opinions, views, and research. Using them the right way will help you grow as a trader and learn from others over the long haul. But making hurried trading decisions based on flimsy trade calls is rarely a good idea. Just don’t do it!

There’s no better way to learn than by immersing yourself in an environment that exposes you to many different ideas, conversations, and strategies. We hope that our platform boosts your knowledge of markets while allowing you to perfect your craft. Insights from others can also help you make better decisions, but only if used in a thoughtful manner that focuses on patience, process, and education. In addition, always remember that you have the tools right in front of you to perform your best research.

Thank you for reading! We look forward to hearing your thoughts below. 🙏
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Thank you so much for sharing this, I believe it would be good for TradingView platform to add standard template for every analysis publishes here, I believe every opinion and analysis should at least have clear Entry point, Target, Stoploss, time frame and calculated Reward/Risk ratio
I believe TradingView is the Best Technical analysis platform, and you guys do great job to makes it better every day
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OptionsRising Moshkelgosha
@Moshkelgosha, It would be easy for viewers to receive the entry point, stop loss, etc. for a trade, and yet this information will often end up being useless, even wrong. Fixed trade setups ignore changing market conditions (price action, sentiment, macro factors); this leans into the art of trading. As an experienced day trader who mostly buys long calls/puts, the reality is that I (chart author) would be irresponsible, and feel terrible, to print trade entry/exit details knowing that they change. For example, my trade ideas often mention a buy or sell price point, or they identify what confirmation or trigger to look for, but my trade entry/exit choices are dynamic and there is no way I can constantly communicate that to everyone who has seen my chart. I hope that when you see someone else's trade setup/idea, you still do your own analysis with your own trading method. If you are still developing one, keep going... you will be frustrated at times, but that's the sticky hard part - to muddle through different indicators and different trading techniques until you find how you can succeed. All the best!
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bmarsland88 OptionsRising
@OptionsRising, When you say long calls or puts, how long out? More or less than 6 months?
OptionsRising bmarsland88
@bmarsland88, By "long" I meant that I buy calls and puts with the aim of selling them at a higher price. I do not trade spreads. Most ideas I post on TradingView are for day trades and short swings (holding a week or less). Sometimes I post an investment idea or a longer swing trade.
DocWonmug OptionsRising
@OptionsRising, Can you explain why you do not trade spreads? I feel the same way, but am a noob and cannot articulate exactly why it seems better to go naked.
JMicheau_ Moshkelgosha
@Moshkelgosha, you mean like mine? ;)
Moshkelgosha JMicheau_
@JMicheau_, ;-), in longterm I believe everyone will benefitted from it.
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Moshkelgosha JMicheau_
@JMicheau_, Today, Someone has just asked me what does Reward/Risk mean? The higher the riskier?
I answered the exact opposite..!
There are lots of people without basic education, and lots of analysts with exotic charts, people get lost, losing money because they don’t know how to use the analysis.
Having notice that I tried to present my charts as simple as possible..!
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