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Snatching profits and running losses

Course overview


In this course we look at how human nature, letting our emotions control how we act, often leads to running losses and snatching profits when trading. The temptation to do this can result in poor trading performance overall.

Here you’ll learn that planning how to exit your trades can improve your profit-to-loss ratio, and about the range of in-platform tools you can use to limit emotional influence when you’re trading.

For more detail on how to use stops and limits look at our ‘stops and limits’ course. For in-depth advice about planning your trading and managing risk, try our ‘planning and risk management’ course.


15 min




Short, easy-to-digest lessons
Practical, interactive exercises
Engaging videos and graphics
Free demo account for practising your new skills
Quiz to check your understanding