For Beginners

General rules
  • Find a consultant
  • First "not to lose" and then "to earn"
  • It is better not to take a risk and not make money than to take a risk and lose
  • In a situation of uncertainty of choice, go in the direction of risk reduction
  • Don't make decisions under the influence of emotions
Rules of investment activity
  • Diversify
  • Keep detailed statistics on your activities
  • Give up on "by eye" evaluations
Rules for evaluating trade
  • First assess the possible losses, then the possible returns
  • Yields do not have to be constant and uniform
  • Be wary of accounts with unstable and volatile yields
  • Do not invest in accounts that use aggressive Money Management
  • Try not to invest in accounts with high risks during the period of important news
Financial rules
  • Don't invest with borrowed funds
  • Do not invest funds, the loss of which will drastically affect your financial condition

General rules

Find a consultant

If you are a novice investor, mistakes are inevitable. They can be very costly, and they can discourage you from continuing in the investment business altogether. Try to find a qualified consultant. This can be: Your agent, personal manageror anyone you know who has experience in investment activities.

First "not to lose" and then "to earn"

It is much easier to guard against mistakes by setting the goal of "not losing" the first and "earning" the second. Those who set them in reverse order most often achieve neither the first nor the second.

It is better not to take a risk and not make money than to take a risk and lose

The analogue of the previous rule from a different angle. A common saying in everyday life: "better to do and regret, than regret that you did not try" works in the markets to the contrary: "it is better to miss an opportunity to make money than to take a risk".and get losses," in view of the fact that in the markets, most people lose, and the probability of getting losses is much higher.

In a situation of uncertainty of choice, go in the direction of risk reduction

When you have difficulty making a decision, choose the least risky course of action.

Don't make decisions under the influence of emotions

If you are in a state of mental agitation, depression, apathy, etc., postpone making decisions until your psycho-emotional state has stabilized.

Rules of investment activity

Diversify

Never keep 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 - don't let that loss become critical for you.

Keep detailed statistics on your activities

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

Give up on "by eye" evaluations

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

Rules for evaluating trade

First assess the possible losses, then the possible returns

Everyone has losses, 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, by definition you can't make money on it anymore. Always be guided by what you can do.losses, not gains.

Yields do 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 returns (flat). If you stop investing in an account that is in a prolonged flat, you run the risk of not getting a return,which could be very soon.

Be wary of accounts with stable and consistent returns

In most cases, earning an account from week to week is a sign of using aggressive Money Management techniques, which carries a high hidden risk. In such accounts you run the risk of large losses at the most unexpected moment.

Do not invest in accounts that use aggressive Money Management

Investing is a long process, and investments in such accounts are 99% likely to end in losses within a few years.

Try not to invest in accounts with high risks during the period of important news

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

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Financial rules

Don't invest with borrowed funds

Any work in the financial markets involves the risk of loss, up to and including the total loss of funds. Do not risk borrowed funds.

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

Any work on financial markets is always associated with the risk of loss, up to complete loss of funds. Do not risk funds, the loss of which can radically worsen your financial situation, risk only a certain portion of free funds.

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