The Stock Market is indeed a tricky game. For those who do not know the rules and tricks of the game, it appears like a maze which sucks the life out of you before you can exit. For those who have mastered the art, earning money cannot be more enjoyable.
However, setting up one’s stance on the field requires tons of knowledge and patience for the results to show up. It requires flexibility and each decision of investment must come with numerous alternate exit routes to jump into, in case the markets crash and it backfires.
‘Market crashing’ is the biggest fear for new entrants into this market today. Although there are no set rules for becoming successful in this game, following some of the old – age principles will help better you know how to eject out profits from almost every trade that will be done.
- Do not follow others!
Yes you read that right. It is a common conception to follow the herd while purchasing stocks.
A good stock trader does not look a lot into where the other investors are putting their money. He / she understands that although the ‘herd-following’ might appear to be a safe option, it might not necessarily be so in the long run due to numerous other variables affecting the market.
- Research! Research! Research!
Stock Market is 10% playing the game and 90% spending time crawling through the internet and books. Do not get flattered by the name of the company.
To be correct with decisions, you have to go through the history, current market positions, learn about the board and look into the direction where the company is heading to better understand the position they might be at in the future.
- Be disciplined
A common mistake inexperienced investors make is reacting to minute fluctuations in the market. While it is good to be alert, the majority of the time, the stock does bounce back to its normal state within the span of even a single day.
The investor must have set investment plans, respect the time frame and be patient for the results to transpire throughout that.
- Never be Emotional
The world of Stock Market is not the right place to show your emotions. It has often led to many investors being blinded to practical facts and thus faced severe losses. Fear and greed are the worst emotions to possess while trading. Have a common, unbiased eye towards all the stocks and most importantly, be loyal to your set of principles, no matter the company.
Investing is one part while continuously monitoring the stocks is another. Keep a constant eye on the behavior of the market while also being aware of where the business world is heading. Such a watchful investor is the first to reap profits out of this lucrative form of trade.