7 Most Common Reasons Beginner Traders Lose Everything In The First Month

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By Jacob Maslow

When it comes to trading, there’s no getting around the fact that you need to prepare for failure. It’s going to happen if you want to succeed as a trader. The market can be unpredictable: it is impossible to know what will happen next.

These seven tips will help beginners avoid common mistakes and increase their chances of success:

1. They Don’t Understand the Market

  • They don’t understand the market.
  • They don’t know how to read price action
  • They don’t understand volatility
  • The news events have overloaded their minds, both good and bad
  • Their fundamentals about the market are not strong enough to support a long position
  • Their psychology is falling short

2. Greed

Greed is a primary reason why traders lose money. Greed can take many forms and call to be one of the seven deadly sins. The desire to have more money than you need.

In trading, greed often leads to overtrading, placing too many trades to chase profits that may never materialize. Beginners have this typical behavior because they don’t know how much risk they can handle yet, so they think more trades will lead them to success faster.

But, this approach is not sustainable for most people who want long-term success. It will add too much stress to their emotions and bank account balance!

3. Lack of Knowledge

You can’t expect to jump in head-first and make money right away. It would be best if you learned the basics first. The more you learn, the greater your chances of making money. But, if you don’t know what to do and where to start, your chances are very slim.

There are many ways to learn.

  • Read books on trading.
  • Watch videos about the market.
  • Talk to other traders, who will be able to give you tips and advice about how best to trade.

4. Ignoring Basic Rules

The best thing to do when getting started as a trader is that there are rules in place that are there to protect you. These rules will benefit you and will help you make money in the long run if you follow them. An example would be not risking more than 5% of your account on any trade, which means if you bet 1% of 5,000 dollars and lose it all, then the most amount of money you could lose is $50 (1% x $5,000).

Another rule I like to follow is “Never trade during news releases” because traders will often buy or sell before an announcement. Trade after statements has released to the public. If not, this can lead to losses due to sudden changes in direction. It was especially true during 2008-2009, when markets were volatile due to massive financial problems caused by the real estate market crash and the subprime mortgage crisis. Many homeowners at that time could no longer afford their monthly payments, causing them to default on loans. That led to banks having enough reserves left over after repaying depositors who lost money due to bank failure. That’s why they offered loans again at higher interest rates, thus increasing the balance owed while decreasing value from inflation happening, which meant less buying power.

5. Not Using Stop Losses and Take Profit Orders

The two most important rules of trading are to know your risk and cut your losses. You can lose your money in the first few weeks if you don’t. A stop loss order helps protect your investment from losing when closing out your short positions when they reach a certain price level. And, take profit orders are there as an early exit strategy after you place your entry trade. You can also profit by setting an exit price when the market moves against your position. It will close out before losing more money than necessary on that particular trade.

6. Being Afraid of Taking Risks

If you’re new to trading, it’s essential to understand that you must be willing to lose money to make money. There isn’t such a thing as a certainty; if you don’t take risks, you won’t make money.

The most common mistake beginner traders make is fear of taking risks after setting up their accounts on the broker’s platform. Then get frustrated when they don’t make any money.

7. Not Having a Trading Plan 

“The road to success is always being built,” as the saying goes. The same is also in trading: it’s about evolving and improving your trading skills. o, here are some suggestions for how you can use a trading plan to help you improve your profitability:

  • Create Your Trading Plan – First, make sure you create your trading plan instead of taking another person’s strategy without knowing how it works or how profitable it has been for them in the past! You want to know what works best with YOUR personality type!
    Successful traders need lots of practice, research, and hard work.

Good traders are constantly learning and looking for ways to improve their craft. Successful trading is a job that requires hard work, dedication, and an understanding of the market.

Traders need to be able to take losses as well as profits. If you’re unable to do this, then it is likely that you’ll lose everything in the first month or two of trading. Sometimes it will take longer than expected before any profits start coming in. You must have patience when beginning your journey into cryptocurrency trading. There will be some bumps along the way – remember that nothing is inevitable about cryptocurrency trading!


If you are starting as a trader, the best thing to do is to be patient. Trading is an ability that necessitates a period of learning. Do not be discouraged in losing trades; use them as valuable lessons on how not to trade. Also, remember that there will always be bad days, so don’t panic when this happens!

Are you ready to start trading?

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