Registered: Oct 2012
10-04-12 07:55 PM
Very interesting question since a lot of people think trading is gambling.
I personally feel that trading could become an addicting activity. It all has to do with the level of "coupling" you have with the markets.
Traders can become addicted to the need for action, so this is a very important observation that as a trader have to understand and be aware of.
One of the ways to control this need to trade is to see if you can stop trading by choice. Start by not trading for a few hours, then increase it to one day or so and see how you fell.
If you feel incomplete, if it affects your mood, etc,.. then I would say you are addicted. Being able to stop and still feel ok about it is what will really tell you the level of coupling you have with the markets.
Quote from flipside21:
Is trading an addiction for you?