What do you all do to keep trading emotions in check?

With experience, this emotion thing does vanish with time.

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Well, first of all, correct money management and the creation of your trading rules will help you to control your emotions. In any case, you will not be able to get rid of your emotions completely, but thanks to the rules, you can stop in time and not make a mistake. And to calm down, I advise you sometimes to distract from trading and meditate or just listen to relaxing music.

I always advise you to pause to soothe your emotions. It is essential to break away from such hard work and just meditate or do your favorite thing, except trading, of course.

Little things here can help, for instance,

  1. If you go through your list of markets,flag the ones you are interested in first but don’t place the position, do something different first eg go manage your current positions, delay the entry so you avoid the excitement of finding a market that matches your entry criteria.

  2. Place an order- Don’t set a deal, place an order so criteria have to be met before you get in. Another great way of avoiding the immediate emotion of a market move.

  3. Unnecessary course changes - if you see something that raises questions, note that question down, if you have written that question down 3 times it is worthy of attention, otherwise its a random thought or emotion of a current move.

well said.music certainly helps, and regular breaks, with exercise.

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ― Oscar Wilde

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i really like that quote! well said.

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Emotion has no place in trading. If you trade with emotions, you will always face losses. You need to create a checklist that will work according to the checklist. And must meditate regularly. Meditation controls emotions so it should be done regularly. And not to mention one more thing you have to do according to discipline.

I always go for a stroll outside when I get overwhelmed. Or some good tunes can also flip the mood.


True, getting away from the trading setup is a good way to deal with it.

always helpful. clear the mind

Sentimental Analysis The best analysis in Forex trading. But you have to understand the market sentiment. There are two types of people in the market. What is the sentiment between these two types of people? It is a sentimental analysis. If you can capture the sentiment of the market, you can easily make a profit. And if you do not understand the sentiment of the market, then the kind of analysis that you do not make a profit will be very difficult for you.

In business, controlling emotions is a very complicated thing. And if it is trading, then the problem is doubled. Because it is very complicated to control emotions in trading. But I can control my emotions. I do regular meditation, this meditation helps me to control my emotions. When I first came to trading, if I made a loss in trading, I would get emotional and increase the lot and open a new trade. I would lose the whole balance by losing in that trade. Ever since I started meditating, my emotions have started to change.

need to try meditation. anyoen else here try it and find it beneficial at all?

When you’re trading at one point or another your emotions gets in but you need to stick with your strategy and discipline can help you control your emotional side.

On point mate.
Discipline can take one through

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I do it. It’s really beneficial.

This is the ultimate aim of work life balance , and everyone should keep it this way

I’ll give fishing a miss :slight_smile: but yes free time to do the things we love!

I have an approach which dictates more long term results so I can simply place trade, SL and TP and check it as infrequently as I want, sometimes a week apart. This removes the pressure of constantly agonising over every tiny move as you should be more focused on the bigger picture.