What do depressed trader usually do on stock market?

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oem7110
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What do depressed trader usually do on stock market?

Post by oem7110 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:01 pm

I would like to know on whether depressed trader tends to buy stock or sell stock in trader psychology.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: What do depressed trader usually do on stock market?

Post by stamo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:07 am

IMHO a depressed trader would:

(1) hang on to losers in a bear market until his psyche screams "sell". this would mark a bottom. He would continue to short as the market recovers.

(2) stay on the sidelines during bull markets until his psyche screams "buy". this would mark a top. He would continue to buy after the top.

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