Boxers don’t wait for the bell before entering the ring. Enter your Buy Stops above the market and let the market come to you.
Do this for every trade you have and then sit back. The good news is that you don’t have to look at the chart once you’re Buy Stop is entered. You can have more potentially winning trades this way.
This is huge in that it frees up your time and energy.
You’ll get an alert once the order is filled. Then place your protective Sell Stop at your predetermined price level. Then take it off your screen and let that one go too.
Don’t use price targets either. Once the underlying is up 2 ATR, for example, move your protective Sell Stop to breakeven and let it ride. Make sure that you are not looking at intraday data either.
The key to all of this is to take yourself out of the equation. The more you are hyper-vigilant the less you’re going to make on the trade. The more you watch the chart, the more you’re likely to impose your will into the trade and cut yourself at the knees.
The overall markets are in strong uptrends, so let your trades run in this type of environment. Let go of trying to guess where the move is over – the market is much smarter than all of us and humans are horrible at best at prediction.
How to always appear in the right place at the right time
Having your Buy Stop orders entered will always have you in the right place at the right time. Why? Your orders are already in when the market moves and momentum hit and you can’t possibly enter that many orders by hand in the heat of the moment.
You’re already positioned. If the moves don’t rise to your Stop levels, you won’t get filled – and that’s a good thing. At the end of the day, the orders will cancel because they are only good for the day. Repeat the process tomorrow.
By entering your Buy Stops ahead of time, you’ll already have all of your orders entered before the crowd and you won’t miss the move because you are focused on something you’ve fallen in love with.
Two, you remove any and all of your self-doubt by having your emotions aligned with you finances. This shows conviction in what you’re doing. If you can’t bring yourself to entering your Stops, you’re likely to lack confidence in your plan as well as yourself.
Conviction and confidence are hallmarks of successful trading.
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