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How to be a successful trader in stock market ?

Trading in simple language it is to buy or sell goods & services (transferring ownership) in short term duration to earn profit. In terms of stock market buying and selling of shares based on technical analysis or market trend for short term duration for making money is called trading.

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Difference between investor and trader is investor invest money for longer term and wait for bull run in order to make profit while trader make profit even in bad market condition sounds interesting !  Trader has ability to make more money than investor hence many people try this funda to make more money but fails. Trading is number/mind game. This game is not for faint hearted.

In order to become successful trader /in order to trade safely, you must take care of several things. In this article we will describe how to be a successful trader in stock market.

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(1)    Use a Virtual stock market trading Initially :-

First step for beginner those who want to start trading is to open virtual stock market trading login for practice. Many website provides facility of free virtual stock market trading login.  One of them are:-

This login allows you to real time buy and sell stock virtually without involvement of actual money. This type of trading login provides better understanding of what happens behind the scenes & also boost your confidence level.

(2)    Stay Hungry for Knowledge: –

To become trader is not that easy one cannot become successful trader in day or two it takes few months or years to become successful trader in stock market, hence one must keep approach of learning and gaining maximum knowledge every day. One must read number of books on research, fundamentals, technical analysis, successful traders & technique.

You might have heard that “When there is a will there is a way”. One must have strong sprit (will power) to become successful trader. Not only that you must be committed to win, as rightly said by someone “Winner never quits, quitter never win”.

(3)    Determine Your Trading Strategies and be with it:-

Successful trader always make trading strategies as predefined trading strategies always help in managing finance well. Trading strategy must be made in manner to reduce risk and increase probability of profit.

Once you set your trading strategies you have to stick to them and must try not to deviate. These strategies will help minimize your trading risks and prevent losses & helps you to reach goal. Following thing must be considered by trader for making trading strategy.

(1)    Trader must spend good amount of time every day on doing market analysis and maintain log book for next day strategy.

(2)    Trader must know that at which level he/she should to enter in to stock and at what target he/she will exit from stock.

(3)    Trader must know what will be his/her move on market trend and reaction against bad news.

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(4)    Know Your Risk Level:-

One has to identify his risk level and stay within that risk level. In order to earn profit one must prevent loss. For long term stock may give you profit but for short term one must see that stock will not end up giving loss.

Always decide that what will be stop loss for stock and sell that stock on the stop loss. One may adopt strategy not to invest in stocks which are beyond acceptable risk limit.

(5)    Avoid Emotion base trading & don’t get nervous by losses:-

Never trade with emotions & don’t allow your emotions to be involved in your trading activities. Trading with emotion may cause huge losses.  Emotion/ gut feeling may be right for some time but may not be correct every time. Always try to analyses situation and does trading. Never allow your heart to involve in process of trading let brain control your trade.

Another important point is if somehow you make losses than don’t get nervous from that, but think that failure is opportunity to learn something. Many times you will get important learning lesson from failure only.

(6)    Never blame:-

Successful trader never blames self, market, companies, government or anyone for loss they are making. Market gives enough opportunity to make money trader has to recognize & grab that opportunity to make money.

Market passes through various stages some time bullish some time hazy & some time decays it is totally on trader to take advantage of various market stages.

(7)    Keep Protection Shield: –

If you are new as trader and started trading when market is bullish you may think that market is best place to earn profit and you keep on investing your money, suddenly market turns back and it consume all your profit and sometime erode your capital too. So don’t invest all your money at one shot. Periodically book profit and keep profit separate if possible in another account.

This accumulated profit can be useful in bad time or in unfavorable condition. This is to make your life less stressful as you have protection shield of previously earn profit. Trading is like tight rope walking you must balance your condition.

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(8)    Consider Trading as business :-

Last but very important point is you must consider trading as business, which can make you wealthy. As a successful trader you must review performance every month and find out reason for good or bad performance. Remember that business is done to earn consistent profit.

At the end I would say that no one has magical keys by using it one can be successful trader in day one, to become successful trader is continuous process (its journey not destination)

For successful trader making money is more important, it does not matter that how sound you are at technical analysis, you must trigger right trade at right time. If you can’t all analysis and knowledge you have is of no use.

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Shitanshu Kapadia
Shitanshu Kapadia
Hi, I am Shitanshu founder of I am engaged in blogging & Digital Marketing for 10 years. The purpose of this blog is to share my experience, knowledge and help people in managing money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment advice or legal opinion. We do not offer any stock tips, investment, insurance or finance product related advice. Please consult a qualified financial planner and do your own due diligence before making any investment decision.
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