The stock exchange is a critical link in the stock market. The rest of the market infrastructure is built around the exchange – brokerage companies, depositories, regulators, investment funds, and other organizations. This article will present the habits of successful traders on international stock.
The evolution of international stock trading
In world practice, depending on the type of exchange goods, it is customary to single out commodity (commodity), stock, and currency exchanges. The creation of joint-stock companies, the growth in the issuance of shares by enterprises, the use of securities by the state for long-term investment, and the financing of state programs and debt led to the emergence of an intensively expanding securities market and made it necessary for the state to regulate their movement. With the formation of the securities market, there is a need to establish unique bodies, which include the organization of trading, control, and regulation of the circulation of securities, the movement of property, etc. Such bodies are stock exchanges, the existence of which is due to the global practice of functioning financial markets.
Stock exchanges replace the cumbersome, costly, and inefficient hierarchical, vertical system of sectoral redistribution of financial resources. Therefore, the stock exchange is a permanently regulated securities market. It creates opportunities for mobilizing financial resources and their use in long-term investment in production, government programs, and debt.
A modern sign of a progressive stock exchange is the liberality and transparency of legislation regarding the functioning of national and foreign securities on it. World practice shows that almost all privatization transactions are carried out on local stock exchanges. Therefore, the vast majority of modern stock exchanges are provided with the infrastructure for privatizing domestic companies on the local stock exchange with the involvement of foreign capital.
Trading: how to organize the right approach to making trading decisions
All successful traders accumulate developments that help them make profitable trades over the years. It comes with experience, but beginners should know these habits and develop them independently to protect themselves from financial risks, volatility, and erroneous decisions from the first steps. Let’s look at the practical steps that help traiders avoid emotions in trading and find the right balance of risks. They are as follows:
- Research and development in practice
Successful traders continuously hone in practice and improve their trading psychology. Backtesting and trading on paper are educational trading simulators. They allow you to create and repeatedly test the chosen approach. The time spent on modeling transactions will allow you to learn how to work stably in a different market. Successful traders make or lose for systemic reasons, not randomly.
- Balancing risks, not chasing profits
Successful traders manage their capital and risk well. The market punishes those who do not. Experienced traders know their exit point – with a profit or a loss- in advance, even before entering a position. They ensure that the risk in any single trade, or a group of trades, cannot unsettle them financially and psychologically. If you place bets like in a casino, you can lose the whole battle. A good trading plan should strike a balance between profit and risk.
- Methodical approach to trading
Successful traders often use checklists to confirm that their decision is balanced and informed, not an impulsive reaction to market fluctuations. Concerning a trading plan, this means that once it has been developed and tested, it must be followed. When evaluating your plan, look for the following three characteristics: consistency, efficiency, and objectivity.