The way we trade have emotional implications, such as how our emotions impact our decisions.
To succeed in the financial markets there are rules that must not be disregarded. Emotional problems such as depression, anxiety and relationship conflicts, substantially interfere with our concentration and ability to deal the normal ups and downs of markets.
Additive patterns can be extremely harmful to the trader. Many trade of need and impulse, without being identified a real opportunity.
How to know if the emotional disruption in decision making is due to greater psychological problems?
If problems occur at long time, and especially if they occurred at different stages of life, is likely to be not merely situational. If problems existed before embarking on trading, it is natural problems are not merely related to trading it self.
If a problem affecting sleep or appetite, mood, overall productivity and social life, is very likely to also affect the performance in trading.
Note that a problem may be recent and of short duration, such as an ended relationship and have very severe impacts. On the other hand, a problem may not be serious and we function adequately despite it, but of long duration and prevent us to perform our best.
When emotional issues interfere with our work, the best solution is to reduce the risks and devote attention to solving the problems. The destruction of financial wealth only exacerbates stress and stress is to interfere with the negotiation, then it makes sense to solve what gets us into stress rather than it worsens our performance in trading.
In case you are dealing more with your own problems than the markets, the best deal you can do is invest in your emotional well being, getting the right help.