Bouncing Back From Trading & Investing Losses

Steady Wealth Podcast

Mar 18 2024 • 20 mins

"It's just not that easy to make money in the markets; it requires discipline."

These words resonate with self-directed investors who often find themselves underperforming the indices.

The new Steady Wealth Podcast website, available at, delves into the heart of this issue (and others)

In the latest episode of The Steady Wealth Podcast, hosted by Serge Berger of, listeners delve into the common experience of encountering setbacks in trading and investing.

Berger opens with a relatable scenario: the elation of successful trades, followed by a sudden downturn that leaves both psychological and financial scars.

With candor, he shares his insights on managing losses and reclaiming confidence.

Berger emphasizes the nonlinear nature of returns, likening market outcomes to a dice roll with variable paths to success.

He dismantles the myth of uninterrupted winning streaks, urging listeners to embrace the reality of occasional losses.

Drawing from his extensive experience, he debunks the allure of "revenge trading," cautioning against impulsive, emotion-driven decisions to recoup losses.

Listeners gain valuable strategies for resilience, including trading smaller to mitigate emotional attachment and adjusting profit-taking thresholds for quicker wins.

Berger advocates for disciplined processes, stressing the importance of consistency and self-reflection.

He underscores the role of support networks and continuous education, highlighting the benefits of seeking guidance from experienced professionals.

Central to Berger's approach is the recognition of optimal trading opportunities, marked by patience and strategic timing.

He shares insights into identifying favorable market conditions and aligning investments with high-probability scenarios.

By mastering the art of discernment between active and passive periods, traders can optimize returns while safeguarding against undue risk.

In a landscape where market volatility and uncertainty are constants, Berger's pragmatic advice serves as a beacon of clarity for traders at every level.

Through thoughtful reflection and disciplined execution, listeners are empowered to navigate the peaks and valleys of trading with resilience and confidence.

Tune in to The Steady Wealth Podcast for actionable strategies and expert insights on mastering the art of trading and investing in today's dynamic markets.