What is the Commodity Trading Strategy in India?
Are you considering stepping out into the world of commodities trading in India? Before you begin, please take heed. Many have tried and failed before you. Accounts have been wiped out in an unspectacular fashion by as little as one or two bad trades. This article will give you some important advice on how to avoid the common mistake made by many who have gone before. Only a few dedicated and disciplined individuals are destined to succeed on this battlefield. Maximize your chances of being one of those successful ones by doing things slowly and carefully rather than aimlessly jumping in with both feet.
The most crucial action you need to take is to hold back your eagerness to begin trading and calmly take some time to draw up your Commodity Trading Strategy. This is a plan which will help you visualize your horizon and help to lead you there. The thing to remember is that a plan is only of any use if you abide by it. Discuss this with your broker or Portfolio Manager and ensure you put the effort in early to design the best commodity trading plan to suit your needs. Lay it out on paper. Refer to it regularly and do not deviate or pull away from the rules you set yourself. If necessary the plan can, and should be revisited and revised as you become a more experienced trader and possibly ready to accept more risk. On the other hand, if you are suffering losses you can always tighten the plan to limit the risk until you feel more comfortable.
A very useful thing to do, which will help you to tweak your plan is to keep records of every single trade you do. As you do more and more trades you can start to build up a chart or a graph to illustrate where you entered and exited. This will be invaluable in helping you identify patterns and discovering where you are making mistakes. By looking back to see where you went wrong, you can decide what not to do next. Traders who do not plan, and do not look back to evaluate their past trades are essentially carrying on regardless with no clear focus on where they are headed. They will repeat mistakes that have already been made before as they have not taken the time to realise what they have done.
How much should you begin trading with? This question has no right or wrong answer. Many new traders start off with relatively small amounts, less than 10 lakh rupees for example. Some advisors will say that is not enough and will point out endless examples where small accounts like this have been wiped out in no time at all. In actual fact, although the statistics do show that these low-value beginner accounts frequently do get wiped out, it is not necessarily due to the fact that they are low-value to begin with. Another more plausible likelihood is that these traders are just dipping their toe in the water and are not properly prepared for what they are getting into. They will most likely not have proper plans and strategies in place to help them avoid the pitfalls that are so often fallen into by novice traders.
A lot of what goes into your commodity trading plan will be based on information from you, yourself. There is no one-size-fits-all plan to suit everybody (if there was, everybody would be getting rich). This will depend on factors such as whether you want to be a long-term or short-term trader. In line with how much profit you decide to aim for, balanced against how much risk you are prepared to accept, you should decide fixed points to stop and sell (limiting loss) and be sure not to go below your own limits. It is a difficult thing to let go and accept the loss but your plan will need to have rules for such situations. Starting with a larger amount in the first place certainly will make it easier to ride the losses and get back on track, but even when trading with a small initial investment, it is possible to stay out of danger by ensuring the loss you deem acceptable to bear is at least equal to or preferably less than the profit you intend to gain.
Last but by no means least, is to keep a keen eye on the market rates of the commodities you may be interested in trading in. Remember that markets go up and down, due to various factors. It is never wise to keep all your eggs in one basket. Even if you are an expert in one particular commodity, you would not wish to assign your entire trading account to that one commodity only. Diversification is a great way of limiting loss by the effects of steady and reliable stock helping to ride over the loss suffered by unreliable and unpredictable stock. With this in mind, study well and have a serious think about the types of commodity trading you may wish to get involved in.
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