Professional traders follow several general rules when they buy, sell, and hold investments. Consider your own rules of thumb when you set your own investment strategy.
Risk controls are an integral part of any trading strategy. Learning the 2% and 6% rules may help you develop a plan to control your risk.
Markets running you ragged? A rules-based approach to trading can help by removing the emotional element and allowing you to focus on the numbers.
Think portion control and goal maintenance. Scaling in to trades with stop-loss orders and more can help you potentially reduce trading losses.
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