It’s a brand new trading year. In some ways that’s a good thing, in others maybe not. The slate has been wiped clean, and regardless of whether you did well or poorly in 2005, it matters no more. A fresh month and a fresh year means starting at square one for me.
I like to start the year out by doing my best to hit singles for a while. Making incremental gains is part of my style anyway, as I trade for a living. However, booking regular gains early in the year helps me to build my confidence and get back into the groove of trading after taking some time off over the holidays. This way, I can grow my account and my confidence. It also lets me build a pad of profits and get in sync with the market before pressing it. Once my confidence is where I want it and things fall into place, then I can get bigger and trade more aggressively.
Hit singles while the year is young. It’s a long year, so get synchronized with the market before stepping out boldly. There’s no reason to start the year off behind!
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President, The Stock Bandit, Inc.