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What do you do to stop overtrading / manage trades?

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There is no such thing as overtrading. There is only bad trading.

I love your response. Just keep in mind that “bad trading” could include compulsive trading. Which is what I think most people are talking about when they referred to “over trading”.

I understand what they’re talking about because I have switched back-and-forth from compulsive trading to complete avoidance many times. It’s actually easier on the mind to over trade then it is to get into avoiding mode and sit there and do nothing. It feels more productive when you are over trading, even trading compulsively.

I would consider over trading (compulsive trading) the opposite of FLIGHT which is fight. Both negative behaviors and yes “bad trading” from a mental perspective.

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