Final Lesson: Top 10 Reasons Why Beginning Sports Traders Fail

There you have it. In this concluding lesson, explore some of the top mistakes that beginning sports traders make and learn how to deal with them. Learn how to fine tune your performance and get on track to a powered sports trading career!UFABET

1. Trading for entertainment

Believe it or not, not all people trade to win. Some like the kicks of trading sports, especially when the games involved are sports. In order to succeed, you must sports trade to win, not for entertainment.

2. Giving up too quickly

Imagine playing a game of heads and tails with your friend where you would win $1 if heads turn up and lose 95 cents if tails turn up. Obviously this is a profitable game for you, but if you play only 10 games, it would pretty much be anyone’s game as large fluctuations would occur. The simple point to note here is volume. A lot of people simply give up after sports trading for maybe 10 to 20 sessions. Since the edge in trading can be small, it may take you hundreds of trading sessions to see results. So keep trying.

3. Spending too much time on knowledge

Make up in numbers what you lack in skill. To succeed in trading, go out and trade! Some spend way too much time reading and learning about everything online. That is not how a skilled sports trader is made; for a person who reads all about magic secrets without practicing is not a magician.

4. Trading based on unexplained systems

Sports traders fall into the trap of thinking they have a system. When asked to illustrate their systems, they briefly mention what they do but cannot explain how or why their systems work. To sports trade for a living, you must have a sound trading system that can be duplicated, repeated daily for success. Beginning traders may enjoy initial success by trading based on feelings or certain subjective interpretations. But without a consistent system, he cannot hope to sports trade for a living simply because his living expenses depend on his trading performance which cannot fluctuate widely.

5. Neglecting the big picture

Small profits in small scales equal big profits in the long run. People who have too much money to trade may fall in the trap of trading too loosely and not guarding their money. Remember your objective as a sports trader and accumulate small wins steadily.

6. Making losses instead of taking risks

A businessman takes calculated risks. A gambler suffers losses. Losses are not acceptable to a businessman, and should be outside the limit of his tolerance. Put simply, when a sports trader loses money, this should be a result of the risks he knew he must take. If this is above the limit of risk tolerance, he has become a gambler.

7. Focusing on the wrong stage

Here I feel the 20-80 rule in business could be applied to sports trading. Beginning sports traders like to examine what actions they may do wrong in a trading session, but little do they know that the majority of mistakes they make could occur in the preparation stage. Either they have analyzed the match wrongly, or have not adequately prepared for the trading session. A successful sports trader spends about 20% trading and the remaining 80% preparing for his session.

8. Missing detailed trading records

“Show me a trader with good trading records, and I’ll show you a good trader.” Without detailed records, a sports trader cannot hope to improve his skill. Keep a trading file containing detailed analysis of the matches and videos of your trading sessions. Over time you will have greater insight into your own trading style

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