Common mistakes made by rookie traders


A rookie trader is someone new to the investment world. New traders often make mistakes because they are not aware of how the stock market works and are not familiar with what they should be looking for in suitable investments.

Many qualities can help determine whether or not an account will profit or lose money, but finding these features requires experience and knowledge through investing time. Rookie traders have no experience in this type of work, so it might take them a while before they start seeing good results from their investments.

When people think of trading, they often imagine someone sitting behind a computer screen full of numbers, charts, and complicated words. It isn’t always the case.  

Not using stop-losses

Stop-losses are a valuable trading tool. When people buy stock, they hope the price goes up to sell it for a profit. If the trader does not set a specific price at which they automatically sell the stock, then there is no limit on how high the stock can rise if news comes out about the company being good or bad. There is no way to guarantee that you will make money or limit your losses until after you sell it and see what happens with that specific company’s stock price.

Assuming every investment will turn out positively

When people start trading, they dream of grandeur to make a lot of money and create a great life. When they invest, they often look at the profit that could be made instead of the risk taken. It leads them to take unnecessary risks in hopes of making more money.

Not reading everything about a company before buying it

Even though trading is sometimes spur-of-the-moment as companies release breaking news, it is still essential to read as much as possible to know what kind of business it is and whether or not the stock’s price reflects this information.

For example, if a coffee shop announces its plans to open up another location, there may be a high demand for their stock because people want to own part of the business.

However, you would not recognise that this new location is coming from an existing franchise unless you are familiar with its business model and how many locations they currently have. If it did come from a franchise, then there may already be too many locations nearby which could spell trouble for future profits.

Taking emotions into account

When people start trading their own money, they care more about what is going on than when they work with someone else’s money. Even if traders feel like something is happening within the market, the stock price should go up or down; it can often turn out that their assumptions were wrong and that they lost money by buying or selling at the wrong time.

Not considering the fees

A common mistake among new traders is not taking into account all of the fees associated with trading. For example, some brokers charge fees for withdrawing money, while others do not allow traders to withdraw their money at all until they have a certain amount in their accounts. It is why it’s essential to understand how much it will cost you before opening an account and putting your hard-earned cash into it.

Unfortunately, many people only learn about these additional costs after they have already lost a significant amount of money from making mistakes when buying stocks, Norwegian stocks included.

In conclusion

People tend to make these mistakes because they don’t fully understand the ins and outs of investing. If they had done their research beforehand, you could avoid many of these common mistakes. By reading more about the market, individuals may better understand how much risk is involved in different choices. Making emotion-based decisions can often lead investors to make trades at the wrong time, losing their money. As a result, new traders need to consider the fees associated with trading before investing their hard-earned cash.