Why am I always in a back and forth?

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What you're experiencing is quite common in trading. Markets are inherently volatile and unpredictable, making consistent profitability challenging. A few profitable days can easily be followed by losses due to changes in market conditions, news events, or simply the ebb and flow of market sentiment. It's crucial to have a solid risk management strategy and not get swayed by short-term successes or setbacks. Always review your trades, learn from them, and adapt your strategy as necessary. Remember, trading is a marathon, not a sprint.

I agree, and it's really about personal traits that reveal how we respond to losses and gains, showing our strength. Do we see a loss as an experience to learn from, or do we view it as a major obstacle and problem.
 
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Antho

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I agree, and it's really about personal traits that reveal how we respond to losses and gains, showing our strength. Do we see a loss as an experience to learn from, or do we view it as a major obstacle and problem.
Absolutely! you've hit the nail on the head. Our response to the ups and downs in trading really does test and reveal our character. It's about maintaining perspective and seeing losses as opportunities for growth and learning, rather than insurmountable setbacks. This resilience and mindset are what differentiate successful traders from the rest. It's all about how we bounce back and what we take away from each experience to refine our approach.
 
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Ara

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Some days of trading go well and become profitable on average but the next few days always go worse leaving losses on average. What’s the reason behind this?
This fluctuation is quite common and can often be attributed to market volatility and the psychological impact of trading. After a winning streak, overconfidence might lead to riskier trades, while losses could lead to fear-driven decisions. Consistency in strategy and emotional discipline are key to navigating these ups and downs. Always keep learning and adjusting your approach.
 

Amy4

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Some days of trading go well and become profitable on average but the next few days always go worse leaving losses on average. What’s the reason behind this?
Been there before! Good days and bad, it's all part of the game. Stick with your strategy ;)
 
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fargana

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Some days of trading go well and become profitable on average but the next few days always go worse leaving losses on average. What’s the reason behind this?
This is because there is no edge in your system and trading is no different than making trades in random direction. Finding points in time and sequence of events which at least slightly increase predictability is exceptionally hard since those who found something essentially make the predictability vanish by exploiting it.
 

Amy4

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The constant trading technique is based on the risk management and mental toughness. Think about your trading routine and try to find any hidden weaknesses or bad habits that brings losses to you. Do you have consistency with the strategy you are implementing, or do you deviate from the strategy because you are influenced by your feelings or external factors. Finally, don’t forget to do your research about how the market conditions and volatility may have impacted the performance of the indices on those dates. It is recommended, sometimes, to tweak your strategy, to ask trading veterans for advice and to be more methodical and disciplined to reduce losses and avoid randomness in trading.
Yeah, absolutely. Staying disciplined and sticking to a well-researched strategy is key.
 

Phill88

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Yes, but it's all part of the journey.
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Guido

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It's possible that you're experiencing fluctuations in your trading performance due to overtrading or not adequately analyzing market conditions. Overtrading can lead to impulsive decisions and increased risk exposure
 
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Ara

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It's possible that you're experiencing fluctuations in your trading performance due to overtrading or not adequately analyzing market conditions. Overtrading can lead to impulsive decisions and increased risk exposure
Absolutely! Overtrading and inadequate market analysis can definitely cause fluctuations in trading performance.