One of the most important studies as a day trader is to manage their risk exposure. Sure, risk control is a concept which be used on any trade, however, day trading has to do this matter from a different angle. Because their job is to capture multiple price fluctuations during the day, of course, profitability targets will be much smaller than a swing trader (who puts a single transaction with the goal of a much bigger profit target ).
Therefore, by placing several trades throughout the day can be simple to "drift" far from their default stop losses. A shared (very joint! really) day traders thought is "if I extend my stop losses a bit hopefully the market will flip"! The hope is to one of the worst enemies of the trader.
These tiny tracts of stop losses accumulate and suddenly without realizing that they are losing more money by trading brushed to make your turns ratio risk / reward against you.
By KheloMCX Trading Advisory Services