Saving Your Investments - Get Out When You're Ahead

Saving investments once you are already involved is one of the most important aspects of trading. Here are a few things to consider about getting out when you are ahead with your investments.

Setting Goals

Before you get started investing, you need to come up with some definable goals. You need to set potential profit and loss numbers to abide by with each investment. You will not want to lose more than a certain amount of money. You also need to set a stopping point if your investments move in your favor. 

Getting Out

Once you have set profit goals for yourself, it requires a great amount of self-discipline to stick with them. When you are winning in an investment, it is human nature to want to ride the win streak as far as it will take you. Although sometimes the trend continues, many times it will reverse and you will end up losing all of your money. It does not matter if you get far ahead in your trades, until you close them out. Even though it might be frustrating to close out a big winner a little early, it is much more frustrating to decide against closing a trade and it goes against you.

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