Investment fears, until mastered, blocks the development of your investing potential. To develop as a trader, you need to be able to confront fear to change your pattern of reaction to an uncertain world. Your brain is a negative assessment organ that does not distinguish uncertainty from fear. Investment fear does not mean that you should be risk free. Weigh pros and cons of investment but do not dwell too much into worries of investments.
Investment fear is accumulation of different thoughts, it is organised for avoidance, and trying to keep you in your comfort zone, which is familiarity to security. It forms self-fulfilling patterns based on the avoidance of fear and uncertainty. These patterns can be controlled based on the triggers that are causing them. They should not dominate your state of mind, forcing you to trade from avoidance and greed rather than calm impartiality.
The best way to get started in gaining control of your emotions is to actually plunge into the stock market using your demat and trading account.
You can then label your investment fears:
- Fear of uncertainty (hesitation)
- Fear of loss (pulling the trigger at the wrong time)
- Fear of missing out (impulse trades and exits)
- Fear based urgency to make up for prior losses (revenge trading)
- Fear of not being right (making a mistake)
- Fear of inadequacy (not feeling that you’re good enough to trade)
- Fear of self-sabotage (blowing yourself up)
- Fear of success or failure
- Fear of growth and change (moving out of your comfort zone)
- Fear of how to do trading (beginner’s nervousness in starting trade)
When you label your fears, you know the root causes of them. You work in the direction of different solutions to overcome them. Investment fears are easily tackled by doing self-research and taking support of a good brokerage company.
Knowledge is an essential asset to becoming successful in trading. Set smaller targets. Learn from failure and achievement of smaller targets. This way you can develop your own investment strategy and align your investment budget accordingly.
Observation is a strong mindfulness tool in overcoming your investment fears. Once you observe your fear-based emotions, confront them and question them, then you can start becoming mindful. If you ignore the voices and patterns you have developed in your head, then a perfectly good trading plan can become wasted. Since you can’t escape your internal dialog, you must learn to manage the fear-based aspect of it. Once you do that, you can develop the foundation of a strong psychological trading plan.
Spend more time in learning about different skills of investing. Use the knowledge by investing in your demat and trading account. Upgrading skills diminish fear of investing.
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