🖐 5 Rules For Successful Trading!

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Hello TradingView Family / Fellow Traders. This is Richard, also known as theSignalyst.

Trading is simple, but not easy. Traders have difficulty succeeding simply because they are unable to follow clear rules over extended periods of time.

So what are the rules that every trader should follow?

💸 1- Only invest what you Can Afford to Lose.

Only invest money you can afford to lose, never ever borrow money or take a loan from the bank to invest. Because if you do, you will get emotional and make irrational mistakes.

⚔️ 2- 1% Risk per Trade.

We only risk a small portion of our account per trade. We enter with 1% risk per trade (2% max). We enter with a fixed risk per trade, not with a fixed stop loss in pips, nor with a fixed lot size.

Remember: All Trades Have To Have The Same Weight / Effect On Our Account!

📉 3- Three Confluences Trades. (Technical Edge)

Trading is nothing but a game probability. Moreover, we consider ourselves risk managers not only traders, as the only thing we have control over is "risk". The market can go anywhere.

To be on the winning side, we need to have an edge over the market.

One way to put the odds in our favor is by only entering trades when we have at least three confluences/clues, three things telling us to buy or sell lined-up together. One confluence may be random.

For example: Only enter when you have a pattern, support, and divergence. And your rules have to be objective following a well-defined / back-tested trading plan.

📕 4- Positive RRR - Risk Reward Ratio. (Risk Management Edge)

Our second edge is going to be through risk and money management by entering with a positive risk-reward ratio. That’s exactly why we enter with a ½ RRR (or higher), which means we always target at least double our stop loss. This way even with a 50% win rate, we are still profitable.

Remember: It is not about how many trades you win, what matters is how much you win when you are right, and how much you lose when you are wrong.

🧘‍♂️ 5- Emotional stability.

In the trading world, emotions are considered the enemy of traders. Knowing how to control emotions while trading can prove to be the difference between success and failure. When getting into a bad trade, the trader who can manage his psychology well will be able to minimize risk, while the trader who is emotional may make the situation worse.

Remember: You Are Getting Paid; To Wait!

Moreover, if you are not feeling well, don't trade.

Remember: You don't have to catch every trade, and you don't have to trade every week.

In fact, our 5 rules are all connected in a way or another.

If you invest money you can’t afford to lose or enter with 10% risk per trade, chances are that you will get emotional and not follow your trading plan objectively by closing your trades before reaching 2R or even entering trades that are not according to your strategy.

In parallel, even if you invest money you can afford to lose and risk 1% per trade, you won’t be consistently profitable if you don’t have a well-defined strategy that gives you an edge over the market technically or through risk management.

In brief, stay away from trading if you don’t have these 5 rules.

Always follow your trading plan regarding entry, risk management, and trade management.

Good luck!

All Strategies Are Good; If Managed Properly!

This analysis is done using RichTL


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