Making a lot of money in the stock market is something that really can be achieved if you follow some simple rules and display certain personality traits. You must firstly have a strong instinct, this is a profession that rewards split second decision makers with a knack of making the right one. You have also got to have patience, you must know when to sell and when to buy and what impact that has on your general portfolio.
You must also be able to display and actively express industry knowledge, the worst type of investor is the one who doesn’t know anything about the company they are investing in or the market that company is contained within.
There are so many variables on the stock market and to be successful you have got to create an environment in which you are able to apply all three of the aforementioned traits in a constructive and positive way.
It can be such a lucrative area of investment if you just take some time to adjust to the climate and work out what it takes to make the right decisions. It is all about the research into the markets and having the ability to spot patterns and trends.
This is in my opinion the most important thing when you are investing, I am sure experts such as Brett Lankester wouldn’t agree though. The instinct element of stock trading is often overplayed in media but I really believe it to be important, you have got to know when to buy and when to sell and there is nobody out there to tell you and no internet page you can read it from.
You have got to make your own predictions and projections based on your research and the data you have acquired. Naturally basing your decision on something of substance is important but sometimes you just can’t, if there is something you firmly believe to be a “good thing” but you are basing that of pure opinion then sometimes you have just got to take that risk.
It is important that you remain patient. You must display strength in that you can wait for the right time to buy and the right time to sell. It would be easy to sell once your stock increases in price but if you are there for the long haul then you must stay true to your research and opinion.
The worst kind of trader is the impatient trader, patience really is a virtue in this game and displaying a calm head under pressure can get you a long way.
I am a firm believer in the power of research, I feel that any investor should be extremely strong as researcher and be able to interpret and apply information you have worked out personally. We live in the internet age and there is a lot of information online that you can access about companies to invest in potentially. Spend some time online and you won’t go far wrong.
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Cliff Bersani is a writer with internation experience. He has been writing for many years now about the economy and displays great insight into almost all areas.