The biggest problem retail traders must face is the misconception of what trading is. Contrary to popular belief, professional investors and traders do not know the future. Trading and investing is not about knowing the future but rather knowing how to respond to market action.

Investing is Not Fortune Telling

Perhaps the biggest problem retail…

All investments are subject to risk. Stocks, indices, exchange-traded funds, bonds, commodities, currencies and cryptocurrencies can lose value, even all their worth, if market conditions deteriorate.

What is Risk?

Risk is exposure to change in the rate of return on an asset. …

Investing is to sacrifice money in the present in the hope of more money in the future. In other words, an investment is a payment for the potential of a higher return. It’s essential to understand both the mechanics and the psychology of investing, to improve the odds of success.

Risk is the Price for Opportunity

Stefano Gianti

Education Manager at Swissquote, Member of SIAT_Italia (the Italian Society of Technical Analysts) and IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts).

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