There is always one time in our career as traders that psychology totally changes, and that is the moment when we decide to switch from a demo account to a real account. We inevitably go through a transition stage: it is not easy to know that, from that moment on, each entry we make will be with real money and ours, and that winning or losing depends exclusively on us. Failures are no longer allowed, it is not like it used to happen when we operated and we did not care to lose or win because it was not real money. Now there is real capital involved, and many times that is precisely what scares and overwhelms us, and leads us not to operate with the normality with which we were previously accustomed in demo.
It is very normal that, while we have been profitable in a demo account, we go through a transition period of non-profitability in our first stage in a real account, but we should not worry, it is a very common phase that we have to know how to manage correctly if we want to be successful. through correct and more conservative risk management. During this stage we have to learn to eliminate those insecurities again and take the operation completely naturally, professionally and strictly, as if we were taking into account demo. Insecurities and impulses will only lead us to make bad decisions, and refusing to lose any input would be fatal to its survival.
Therefore, you have to put yourself a very strict rule: regardless of whether you are in demo or real, never break the rules and do everything possible to get your psychology back to the starting point of the demo account again to obtain the same results in real.
Many times this mistake also happens because you want to demonstrate to others or yourself your great management skills, but trading is not about that. You will not be a better trader for increasing your account in record time or for wanting to impress someone.
Remember that a good trader must take things calmly, operate only at times when the entry is clear and, of course, no matter how safe a trade may be, always correctly adjust the risk so as not to have a problem in the trade. case the entry in question could go wrong.
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