Can’t stop trading Options? You may be addicted

by Delicious_Reporter21

Addiction is the inability to stop consuming a chemical or pursuing an activity despite causing harm.

Very much the same happens to people who trade. Can we define trading addiction as a crossing a line between being passionate about investing and losing the ability to stop trading.

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The problem focuses on the brain and understanding how its reward systems can train you to trade compulsively and dangerously.”

Here are some signs of addiction

  • You spend far too much of your free time trading.
  • You are trading stocks at work (and it isn’t your job)
  • The “high” of trying to find the next “moonshot” is the focus of attention.
  • You have feelings for frustration, aggression or attempt to suppress other personal problems.
  • Losing money on a position makes you depressed.
  • You can’t stop trading.
  • Continually looking at your phone to check the latest value.
  • You lie to others about what you are doing on your phone.
  • The bulk of your investing advice comes from social media “experts.”
  • You borrowed money on a credit card, home equity line, or a personal loan to invest.
  • Your emotional state is directly tied to the outcome of the stock market.
  • There is a lack of self-control or ability to stay away from your trading app.

Sounds like many people that I know are addicted…


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