Understanding the Psychology of Financial Trading

By City Index, PRNE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LONDON, June 22, 2011 -


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betting, it is of vital importance to have a proper strategy in
place for entering and exiting your trades. However, it is also
important to have the right trading psychology. The best trading
strategy in the world will fail if you do not have the right
mindset to back it up.

Sandy Jadeja of financial
trading provider City Index ( href="www.cityindex.co.uk/">www.cityindex.co.uk/)
believes part of the problem is the way in which people are
hard-wired from a society that works differently to the trading
platform. “For example, in the outside world we want to buy when
goods are cheap. In the markets there is no such thing as cheap. If
a market is falling, it is weak and you should sell. If a market is
rising, it is strong and one should look to buy.

“But the classic mistake traders make is they buy into declining
markets trying to catch a falling knife and sell too early, missing
a potentially big profit. This type of thinking may work when
shopping in a mall but it is dangerous when trading.”

Today, many traders rely on charting software and other
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spread betting decisions for them. However, the most important
ingredients to successful trading are still experience and

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About City Index:

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Contact: Joshua Raymond, City Index, +44(0)20-7107-7002, joshua.raymond[at]cityindex.co.uk

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