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Common Psychological Challenges & MisconceptionsLevel: Beginner
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Samuel McCulloch
Head of Adara Academy & Trading division. Professional crypto trader with experience in capital markets, options and futures trading.

Terminology

FOMO — the Fear of Missing Out, biggest psychological mistake in crypto.
FOMO leads to 2 specific mistakes: taking on more trades and opening bigger positions than your system dictates.

Pure fear (loss aversion) — it’s when a trader is so scared of losing money that they fail to notice and execute on trades.

Revenge trading — this is when a trader gives too much weight to recent statistics while disregarding older ones.

Gambler’s fallacy — this is a way of thinking that takes trading from being systematic and profitable to being a gamble with unpredictable results.