What It Takes to Be a Professional Trader

What It Takes to Be a Professional Trader
January 23 11:50 2017 Print This Article

The financial markets are made up of a combination of novice and professional traders. The main differences between a novice and a professional trader are their experience and knowledge. The professional trader has the experience of having traded over a long period of time, and is therefore more knowledgeable about how the markets work and how to trade in order to increase their gains. In order to become a professional trader, one must spend some time not only studying the markets, but also doing some actual trading.

Some new traders are of the opinion that because they have a great theoretical understanding of how the market works, that the trading itself should be simple. While having a theoretical understanding is an excellent foundation, a novice will never become a professional trader until they learn from your mistakes after making some losses themselves. The skill is not gained without pain and may be compared to learning to ride a bicycle. You may know that all you need to do is to pedal and to keep the bicycle properly aligned, but actually performing the actions is not quite as simple. You must be prepared to fall off and to get a few scratches and bruises before you master riding the bicycle. Part of the process is learning how to recover from a loss, not just being successful all the time.

Fundamental and tactical analysis are two key skills that every professional trader needs to master. You must understand how to read and analyze financial information and be prepared to keep up to date with what is currently happening in the economy. According to Haim Toledano, who raised 1.9 million dollars from a strategic investor in the financial industry, the most important tool to be successful in the industry is being aware of current market trends at all times. In addition, you must be able to read and interpret graphs and charts such as candlesticks diagrams and so on. News, market trends, and staying current with both are just as important as being able to understand how to read and interpret data and financial information.With dedication and determination, a novice trader can become a professional trader. But it takes both time and practice.

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