As someone who speculates on the movements of the financial markets, i.e. (retail) trades, I can assure you that it is a strange place. All the rules that we are taught at the start, contradict each other. We are told to find bargains when we shop while the supermarkets sell at retail. We are conditioned to follow trends wherever and whenever we can. Yet, we open our charts, and we find that it is hard to find just where that bargain is. We find that it is hard to jump in on a trend because we just don't know where the market will go.
And that is the truth. We don't know. We speculate. We make decisions to buy or sell based on strategies we have put in place and we have faith in them. They might have a huge rate of success, but no one wins a hundred percent, 100% of the time. It is all an odds game. We refine our strategy to ensure that the odds are in our favour. And when we achieve this, some of us branch out into teaching others how to trade the same strategy (usually for a fee); some of us sell "signals". Multiple sources of income, right?
Trade Like a Robot
The thing about robots is, generally, they follow a set of rules without fail (ignoring all other external factors that aren't within their "environment"). Even then, robots fail. Robots are designed to be finite. Nothing about life is finite. So they have limitations. But all in all, robots are highly efficient because they follow rules. They follow their rules whether they win or not. Robots don't get complacent. They don't despair. They don't get emotional.
When we trade, we should aim to trade like robots. Our strategy, our rules come first. Every trade we take should not be based on emotion. Whether the strategy works well (or not), we must adhere to the rules we have set out at the start of the journey. If the strategy starts to wobble, and we hit a streak of losses, we must be willing to refine our strategy (your strategy should be adaptable to any market condition) but not jump ship.
Bad streaks happen. This is a business. But like good business people, you set out a risk profile from the start. You decided how much you were willing to lose per trade. Even a streak of losses comes to an end. They all come to an end. The question is, can you weather the storm?