For beginners

General rules
  • Find a consultant
  • First, "do not lose,” and then "earn”
  • Better not to take risks and not make money, than to take risks and lose
  • In a situation of uncertainty of choice, go towards lowering the risk of
  • Do not make decisions under the influence of emotions
Investment Rules
  • Diversify
  • Keep detailed statistics of your activities
  • Give up eye ratings
Trading Valuation Rules
  • First estimate the possible losses, then the possible profitability
  • Profitability does not have to be constant and uniform
  • Be wary of accounts with unstable and inconsistent returns
  • Do not invest in accounts using aggressive Money Management
  • Avoid investing in high risk accounts during important news period
Financial Rules
  • Do not invest borrowed funds
  • Do not invest funds, the loss of which will radically affect your financial condition

General rules

Find a consultant

If you are a beginner investor, mistakes are inevitable. They can be very expensive and generally deprive you of the desire to continue to engage in investment activities. Try to find a qualified consultant. It can be: your agent, personal manageror any of your acquaintances with experience in investment activities.

First, "do not lose,” and then "earn”

It is much easier to protect yourself from mistakes by setting the goal of "not losing” the first, and "earning” the second. Those who put them in reverse often do not reach the first or second.

Better not to take risks and not make money, than to take risks and lose

An analog of the previous rule from a different angle. A statement that is quite common at the household level: "it’s better to do it and regret it than regret that you haven’t tried it”, it works in the markets exactly the opposite: "it’s better to miss the opportunity to earn money than to riskand get losses,” because most markets lose, and the probability of losses is much higher.

In a situation of uncertainty of choice, go towards lowering the risk of

If you are at a loss to make a decision, choose the least risky option.

Do not make decisions under the influence of emotions

If you are in a state of mental arousal, depression, apathy, etc., postpone decision-making until the moment of stabilization of the psycho-emotional state.

Investment Rules

Diversify

Never hold all funds in one company, and the entire portfolio in one account. There is always a risk of losing funds for one reason or another - do not let this loss become critical for you.

Keep detailed statistics of your activities

So it will be much easier for you to evaluate the results, see errors, work on them and make, subsequently, the right decisions.

Give up eye ratings

Those indicators that can be accurately measured, always evaluate accurately: this will save you from many mistakes.

Trading Valuation Rules

First estimate the possible losses, then the possible profitability

Losses occur to everyone, and they are inevitable. It is often much easier to determine how much you can lose than how much you can earn. And if you lose a deposit, you will no longer be able to earn on it by definition. Always build on possiblelosses, not revenue.

Profitability does not have to be constant and uniform

Unfortunately, most long-term systems with clear risk management involve systematic losses and long periods of near-zero profitability (flat). By stopping investing in an account that is in a long flat, you risk not getting a return,, which may be very soon.

Be wary of accounts with stable and constant profitability

In most cases, the receipt of income from week to week by the account is a sign of the use of aggressive methods of Money Management, which carries a high hidden risk. In such accounts, you run the risk of getting big losses at the most unexpected moment.

Do not invest in accounts using aggressive Money Management

Investing is a lengthy process, and investing in such accounts with a probability of 99% results in losses over several years.

Avoid investing in high risk accounts during important news period

During the release of important news (Non-farm Payrolls, FOMC, meetings of the Central Bank of different countries) there is an increased risk of losses due to increased volatility of instrument prices. Try to avoid investing in aggressive accounts during such periods of time.

Calendar of economic events can be found here.

Financial Rules

Do not invest borrowed funds

Any work in the financial markets is associated with the risk of losses, up to a complete loss of funds. Do not risk borrowed funds.

Do not invest funds, the loss of which will radically affect your financial condition

Any work in the financial markets is always associated with the risk of losses, up to a complete loss of funds. Do not risk funds, the loss of which can drastically worsen your financial condition, risk only a certain share of available funds.

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