Do you find day trading exhausting?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Unquestionably, Feb 18, 2011.

Do you find day trading exhausting?

  1. Yes, it completely zaps my energy!

    23 vote(s)
  2. No, my energy level is unaffected by it!

    14 vote(s)
  1. Do you find day trading exhausting?
  2. regento


    i begin to find it boring !!

    too long i m doing this !

    the most problematic is keeping wanting to make money when u don t need to !
  3. But that is the best way to make money, when you're not needy!

    Been day trading seriously for nearly a week now. My energy is zapped d/t the need to continuously monitor the stock price, plus my heart is beating like crazy hoping my trade doesn't kill me financially...
  4. regento


    cool man, that s the real living, u ll get use to it !

    even after 15 years, you ll get stressed of holding any big position

    wait for one real volatile day to know if ur up to it !
  5. NoDoji


    And this is occurring because...

    A)'re trading without protective stops and/or averaging down?

    B) can't bear to take a loss until a huge chunk of your account is wiped out?

    C)'re leveraged to the max and if your stop loss is triggered, the slippage alone could wipe out a huge chunk of your account?

  6. This shouldn't even be a possibility.
  7. Hello


    I used to find it exhausting in this market, then i found a butter knife and I pried the F1-F6 keys out of my keyboard, (those were my sell keys) It seems to be much less of a struggle now. :D
  8. A. I use mental stops.

    B. Even the sight of a $50 paper loss will cause me panic.

    C. I don't (intend to) use margin.

    Maybe it's the fear of a sudden sharp spike in the opposite direction of my trade. Or, maybe that's how the stock manipulator wants me to feel during a shakeout.
  9. TRS


    No, but i find longer term trading tiring and not beneficial to my life.
    You have to find the form of trading best suited to your make up/psychology.
  10. It's time for you to find a new endeavor.
    #10     Feb 18, 2011