“Risk control is the most important thing in trading. If you have a losing position that is making you uncomfortable, the solution is very simple: Get out, because you can always get back in. There is nothing better than a fresh start. The most important rule of trading is to play great defense, not great offense. Every day I assume every position I have is wrong. I know where my stop risk points are going to be. I do that so I can define my maximum possible draw down. Hopefully, I spend the rest of the day enjoying positions that are going in my direction. If they are going against me, then I have a game plan for getting out. Don’t be a hero. Don’t have an ego. Always question yourself and your ability. Don’t ever feel that you are very good. The second you do, you are dead. I know that to be successful, I have to be frightened. Don’t focus on making money; focus on protecting what you have.”
– Paul Tudor Jones
3 thoughts on “Thought of the Day…”
U r absolutely right. Protecting your equity is the game plan. U can always fight another day. Don’t baby sit on a losing position for too long.
indeed, as traders we need to be able to fight another day!