While stock market lessons are the non-negotiable foundations of investment survival, trading rules provide the indispensable backbone necessary to achieve profits and stock market mastery. I’ve written previously about how I utilize my pocket pads and daily journal to help fine-tune my trading rules. I won’t revisit that material here, and I certainly can’t list all my rules. What I will hope to do, however, is to encourage you to assemble and customize your own personal rules binder. Think of it as your pathway to profits. The following list of suggested trading rules is offered as a potential starter kit.