9 Things Every Trader Secretly Does

If you are a day trader, then you can relate to being guilty of at least one of these nine secret trader habits…

  1. Talking to yourself…
    All day long I talk to myself about what’s going on… but no one is around.
  2. Dreaming of being the next Warren Buffet…
    Trading is all about making money. So if you are a trader, of course you think about what it’s like to be Warren Buffett.
  3. Swearing at your monitor…
    Things never go as you planned. Swearing is not productive, but it sure does feel good sometimes.
  4. When you lose, blaming the market instead of yourself…
    This is so true… I am never wrong. It’s the market’s fault I lost money today, not mine…
  5. Sometimes feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing…
    Admit it… you’ve found yourself in a trade with no idea what the market is going to do and you’ve just started praying you make some money so you can get out.
  6. Secretly, you still get super nervous when trading…
    Doesn’t matter if you have been trading for one year or twenty. You get nervous when you put $100K down on a trade.
  7. Still getting a HUGE rush when making big wins…
    Nothing feels better than locking in a huge profit on a trade that you planned out perfectly. It’s like hitting the perfect golf swing or draining a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It keeps you coming back for more.
  8. Pretending you are a hedge fund manager…
    You have to be pretty confident to risk your savings every day… so when you start winning you can’t help but feel like a boss.
  9. Thinking you’re smarter than everyone else in the markets…
    If you’ve ever made $2,000 in 15 minutes than you know the feeling. You can’t help but look around and feel like you know stuff that other people don’t.