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Trading Through Volatile Markets

In this video, Roger Hawes, an analyst at The Corellian Academy discusses the challenges and opportunities of trading in volatile markets. The prevalence of volatility in current market conditions is highlighted, supported by a survey by JPMorgan indicating that 46 percent of institutional traders consider volatile markets a major challenge in 2023. The characteristics of volatility include sharp and unpredictable market moves, extended moves due to reduced liquidity, and sharp reversals. As such, Hawes emphasizes the importance of understanding and adapting to these characteristics.

Hawes also suggests some strategies for trading in volatile markets. For example, planning and anticipating potentially volatile times, especially around scheduled releases, is recommended. In addition, risk management and a focus on setting stop-loss levels based on historical data and adjusting risk to market conditions are crucial. Traders may also want to stay away from chasing every headline due to the randomness of market reactions.

Furthermore, the need for discipline and caution is highlighted, especially for less experienced traders, and over-leveraging is warned against.

Finally, according to Hawes, emotional attachment to trades is a common pitfall, and traders may want to remain disciplined, objective, and unemotional, particularly during pivotal points in the market.

In conclusion, the inevitability of market volatility is acknowledged. Therefore, traders may want to respect and adapt to market conditions. The importance of planning, risk management, and discipline in navigating volatile markets are all emphasized while cautioning against being overconfident or emotionally attached to trades. It is also suggested that traders could potentially succeed in volatile conditions by understanding the risks and opportunities and adjusting their strategies accordingly.

These webinars are provided by Corellian Academy and are subject to its privacy policy. The information is general in nature and does not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs and should seek professional advice before acting on it. No representation or warranty is given by Plus500 as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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