Starting a career in foreign exchange currency trading, popularly known as forex, can be a daunting task. Learning the currency pairs, the best strategies for trade, and setting up a trading plan can all be quite difficult. I’ve put together some of the best tips to help you trade effectively.
Forex trading is usually highly leveraged. When operating with large amounts of leverage a proper money management technique is essential. Never have more than 2% of your capital and risk on a given trade or 6% of your capital at risk at any given time. This way, even if all the money you have at risk is completely lost, you can still trade again the next day.
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Look for slingshot opportunities on the Forex market. Often a trend will fluctuate between a downward point and a high point. Watch for trends that repeatedly change between high and low. Pick trends that are at the bottom of the cycle, then wait for them to jerk back upwards towards the positive.
Don’t ever trade money in the forex markets that you need to meet your basic financial needs every month. If you are working on a deadline to pay your mortgage or your utilities bills, you will trade emotionally, not rationally. Forex trading shouldn’t be done as your only source of income, and should only be done with money you can afford to lose.
Stop “taking a shot” or “testing the waters” just to see what happens. That is gambling not trading. Your trades should be based on an analysis of the trends and the market state, not on your hunches. Build this into your trading plan. Require that you have a firm reason before making any trade.
Using too many indicators on your trade window will surely lead to confusion. Instead of adding 3 different pivot point indicators, oscillators, stochastic divergence, etc. you should rather focus on one specific indicator and the way in which it will enhance your current trading strategy. After you have figured out your approach in this manner, you can then think about adding a new indicator(s) to your tool set.
Don’t allow a few successful trades to inflate your ego causing you to over-trade. A few successes does not mean that you will never lose. Too many novice traders taste victory and decide to go all in and then they lose big. If you run into consecutive losses like that, just step away for a day or two and return and remind yourself that you are never guaranteed success in trading even if it has happened to you before.
There is a lot of advice out there about succeeding in the forex market. Some of the advice is good and some of it is bad. Make sure to learn for yourself the ins and outs of forex trading so you can be prepared to see what tips you should take and what you should leave behind.