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Mastering Risk and Reward in Trading Print
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Not mastering risk and reward in trading is probably the main reason why so many traders and investors are destined to fail. It's really dumb when you think about it, because reward/risk is the easiest way to get a definable edge on the market house.
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Money Management, Part 1 Print
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There are some common mistakes I've seen traders make in the area of money management. First, let's understand what money management is all about.

Money management overlaps with risk, trade, business, and personal management, yet it has many aspects that make it unique, distinctly different from all of the other areas of management. In this chapter we want to examine some areas of money management that seem to involve mental quirks leading to costly mistakes.

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Money Management, Part 2 Print
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FEARING LOSSES

There is a huge difference between being risk averse and fearing losses. You must hate to lose. In fact, you can program your brain to find ways to not lose. But not losing is a logical thought-out process, rather than an emotion-based reaction.

Two human-based tendencies come into play. The first is the sunk-cost fallacy and the second is the exaggerated-loss syndrome.

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7 Time-Tested Money Management Rules Print
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Seven Time-Tested Money Management Rules to Insure Survival over the Long Run


1. Always Preserve Capital. Traders should limit loss to 1% of total capital for any one position.

2. Always trade in the direction of the larger trends, with the most emphasis on the Primary Tide that lasts many months or years. In a Bull Market, look only for opportunities to enter long and close long. In a Bear Market, look only for opportunities to enter short and close short.

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Money Management Secrets Print
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Hidden Tactics That Ensure Trading Profits

How personal money management works: In the markets it's possible to be right, and to still lose money. In fact, it's pretty common. Traders who win on a high percentage of their trades often end up with their capital eaten away, and nothing to show for their work. They lose their gains because they don't know how to manage their money.

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Mastering Risk/Reward Print
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Most traders ignore reward/risk ratios, hoping that luck will save them when things start to go bad. This is probably the main reason so many of them are destined to fail. It's really dumb when you think about it, because reward/risk is the easiest way to get a definable edge on the market house.

The reward/risk equation builds a safety net around your open positions. It's designed to tell you how much can be won, or lost, on each trade you take. The secondary purpose is to remove emotion so you can focus squarely on the cold, hard numbers. Let's look at 15 ways that reward/risk will improve your trading performance. 

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Thinking In Terms of Risk Reward Print
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One of the cardinal rules of good trading is to always have an exit point before you ever enter into a trade. This is your worse case risk for the trade. It's the point at which you would say, "something's wrong with this trade and I need to get out to preserve my capital."

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Why Use Multiple Exits? Print
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When we develop trading systems the entry is usually just a few lines of code but the exit strategies and coding are often very complex. We may have a system with only one very simple entry method and that system may have a dozen or more exit strategies. The reason for devoting so much effort and attention to achieving accurate exits is that over our many years of trading we have come to appreciate both the importance and the difficulty of accurate exits.
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Forex Money Management Print
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Money management is a critical point that shows difference between winners and losers. It was proved that if 100 traders start trading using a system with 60% winning odds, only 5 traders will be in profit at the end of the year. In spite of the 60% winning odds 95% of traders will lose because of their poor money management. Money management is the most significant part of any trading system. Most of traders don't understand how important it is.
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Money Management Matters Print
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Put two rookie traders in front of the screen, provide them with your best high-probability set-up, and for good measure, have each one take the opposite side of the trade. More than likely, both will wind up losing money. However, if you take two pros and have them trade in the opposite direction of each other, quite frequently both traders will wind up making money - despite the seeming contradiction of the premise. What's the difference? What is the most important factor separating the seasoned traders from the amateurs? The answer is money management.
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