DislikedThe mantra to a successful trading career is staying updated. The market keeps changing and you must know what you want to do in a certain situation. When you know what you are doing, you do it better. You must be disciplined throughout your trading career so that you know which way to go.Ignored
Many thanks for your contribution to the thread. I agree completely. What you have described appears very much to me to be a requirement for a fully formed trading plan, and then having the discipline to stick to it.
Unless you know what you are doing in the market you will be dragged one way and the other by market moves, and little of it profitably. You need to be in control of what you do, not the market. It is an opportunity (and risk!) generating machine and the job of a trader is to pick out of it all only what you actually want. Still won't work every time - far from it - but at least you are in control at all times.