Originaly posted by Bogdan G.
At the time of writing this article I was in a short GBP/USD trade with all my strategy conditions fulfilled: downtrend, retracement, rejection candles signaling the end of the retracement and trend resumption. What do you know…it was a loser. Well, I guess we have to accept losses, don’t we? After all it is part of trading and I still haven’t met a trader who always wins. So losing is not the problem, but coping with it and finding the inner strength to remain calm and composed under stress. This is sometimes easier said than done because all sort of questions start creeping into your mind and I hope this article will scratch the surface of trading psychology and will help you keep your emotions under control.