The stock market has an unlimited ability to bring wealth to investors and traders. However it can also eat away at your savings if you do it wrong. There are a few mistakes that new traders make.
The first mistake that people make is paying too much attention to the news. If you could really take what the news is saying and use it to invest into the stock market wisely there would be a lot more millionaires out there because everyone listens to the news. Actually rumors and opinions that can be found on the news can even cause you to panic sell or make some other foolish mistake based on your emotions.
Most of the time the news will make you worry about your positions somehow. Worrying about your positions and trying to second guess yourself will now have a very good impact on your investing. In fact more often than not it will have a negative affect on your investing over time and cause you to make foolish mistakes that you would not otherwise make.
One other mistake that people tend to make is to second guess themselves. They may enter into a position for one reason but get out for a completely different reason and not follow their original game plan. This is not always a bad thing. If you got into a stock because it was a hot stock tip and you really had no reason to get into it in the first place, (which you should never do), then of course second guessing that decision is important.
However if you actually had a plan then it is better to stick with the plan and not change it up every time you hear a rumor or get freaked out. Creating a plan and sticking with it is one of the keys to success in all areas of life.
Finally not having some strategy in place which allows you to limit your losses can be a pretty bad idea. Whether you limit your losses through diversification or stop losses or both you need to limit your losses somehow or risk losing everything on one trade.
Those that have learned from their mistakes and keep learning have been rewarded in the stock market with higher returns and greater wealth.