My Number One Forex Trading Strategy Is Now Automated.

Number One Forex Trading StrategyHow amazing would it be to be able to learn a great Forex trading strategy, and to make money on autopilot while you are learning it. Well now you can.

After many years of development my number one Forex trading strategy is now automated.

I have for a number of years been looking at ways to automate what i do. As i am getting older i am less inclined to sit in front of the charts all day looking for trading opportunities, but i still want to make money in the markets. So the answer was to automate my trading, so i don’t have to chart watch all day.

Automating my strategy.

Automating a strategy that is based on indicators is quite easy to do. But we all know that indicators don’t work, and this is why all the expert advisors EA’s that are available for retail traders lose money.

The way i trade is not based on indicators. Its based on market knowledge, and on finding key reversal levels in the market, then entering and exiting trades based on those levels. So building an expert advisor that is not relying on some sort of indicators is an impossible job to do. EA’s do not use discretion to enter the market, they just do what you tell them to do. So you have to set parameters for an EA to understand.

So the first job was to work out how i could define my strategy by way of parameters, and to build those parameters for the EA to recognize. This job was probably the hardest of them all. I had to think of ways to put my thought processes on a chart for an EA to be able to see. From the initial idea to actually building the parameters took around 2 years of work. When the parameters were built i then had to think about how to incorporate them into an EA. This took another 6 months of work before i was happy that the EA was doing what i wanted it to do.

Throughout the whole process I have been working with an excellent developer, who has managed to turn my thought processes and trading ideas into an automated expert advisor. Something that i never thought was possible a few years ago, is now a fully functional EA that is capable of scanning the markets for high probability trading opportunities, and trading those high probability opportunities automatically.

I would like to extend my thanks to my developer, for all your hard work in making this possible.

The benefits of using my EA.

As well as freeing up a lot of time for me, i actually make more money by using the EA, as the automation of my strategy does not need me to spend time scanning the charts for trade set ups. And when i am in a trade i can fully manage it, without having to look for other trading opportunities, as the EA is doing that for me. So i get into more trades, with less work, and more profit. And as the EA is trading based on my rules, its not going to miss any trades, or miss something that is going to effect the outcome of the trade.

It does not matter how good you are at scanning the charts you can always miss something. But not anymore. The EA does all the hard work, and i don’t have to look at a chart at all if i don’t want to, until my orders are live in the market.

Its a very useful addition for traders that do not have the time to sit in front of the charts all day waiting for a set up. You can set an alert to notify you that a trade has executed. You can then either leave it to play out, or manage it if you want more control.

On the subject of management, the EA is fully equipped with all the functionality to enable you to set your own risk profile, and your own money management. When its set up to your desired level of risk, it will enter the market at my high probability reversal levels, with a stop loss and take profit automatically added to the trade. You do have the option to trade without a stop loss, or a take profit, if that’s what you prefer. You also have the option to move the stop loss and take profit levels, if you want to manage the trades yourself. The EA can be used on any pair and on any time frame.

So how do you get your hands on this automated money making machine πŸ™‚ Well the bad news is that the EA is only available to traders that have taken one of my training courses, and paid for the earn while you learn option.

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Why Its Virtually Impossible To Make Money As A Retail Trader.

Make Money As A Retail TraderI say virtually impossible. It is possible to make money as a retail trader but the odds are firmly stacked against you. The statistics show that only 5% of retail traders make money consistently, but in reality the chances of success are probably less than 3%.

So taking into account that only 3% of traders that start out on this journey, achieve consistent profitability, why do so many people still want to get involved in Forex trading.

Well i suppose its for the same reason that people play the lottery. I don’t play the lottery by the way. I have no desire to throw away my money on a 50 million to 1 shot.

But taking into account the odds of lottery success, Forex trading success is a much better option.

Financial freedom, working hours that suit, spending more time with friends and family, working from home, being your own boss. These are all reasons why people get involved in Forex trading.

All of these reasons are valid, and attainable as a Forex trader, but they come at a price. Nothing in life is free, but you get out what you put in.

Determination, desire, discipline, dedication, are qualities that you need to be successful, but without education the other qualities will not be enough for Forex trading success.

Why is it so hard to succeed as a retail trader?

Here are some reasons why retail traders fail to make it in this business.

Not enough capital.

This is something that causes a lot of traders to fail. Most retail traders are sold a dream, a dream that they can turn a 100 bucks into a million bucks, when in fact that really is not how trading works at all.

not enough capitalIf you only have a 100 bucks to fund your account, just forget live trading, because you will only lose your 100 bucks. If you go down the same route as the majority of traders, then you will probably blow a min of 3 trading accounts before you get to any sort of consistent profitability. That’s if you are lucky.

Top tip: Divide your start up capital into 4 lots, and open your first account with a quarter of your start up capital. You then have enough money to fund 3 blown accounts, and still have something left to trade with.

Poor trading education.

If you have enough capital to fund 4 trading accounts then getting the correct education is a must to give you any real chance of success. Everyone thinks you can teach yourself how to trade by reading books, or watching trading videos on YouTube. Although you may be able to learn the basics this way, you can only be successful in the Forex business if you are educated by a professional trader.
trading education

This job is a lot harder than it looks, and paying a professional to teach you how to trade correctly is the only way in my opinion that you can move forward and get consistently profitable in your trading.

You want to make money in this business, and you want to be able to do it in as little time as possible. By trying to teach yourself to trade you are doing the complete opposite. You will lose money, and you will lose time. The only thing you will gain is stress.

Investing in a professional Forex training program will save you a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of stress.

Lack of discipline.

Discipline is something that a lot of traders struggle with. Fear and greed is one of the biggest reasons why traders fail. Having the knowledge needed to be successful will not be enough if you cannot control your discipline.
how to control fear and greedWarren Buffet is probably the best example of a trader that is 100% unaffected by fear and greed issues.
He is one of the richest guys in the world but he has not made his money by being greedy, or by being fearful. He has made his money be being clever, and very well informed.

Its a lot easier to control fear and greed issues if you have the correct education, but it can still cause traders problems.

I like to think of trading in the way you cross a busy road. If you have not been taught how to successfully cross the road, the chances of getting squashed by a bus are very high, but even when you know how to cross the road, there is still a temptation to go for a small gap in the traffic, and try to make it to the other side without waiting for the road to become clear so you can cross safely.

Trading is about waiting for the road to become clear, so you can trade safely.

False beliefs about the market and how it works.

Most of the education available to retail traders either online, in books, or in other training courses is poor to say the least. Some of it is bordering on madness to be honest, but traders still pay for, and dedicate time to learning this crap, and it will not help them one bit in their trading journey.
false beliefs about how the market works
Some well respected Forex training providers have no idea how the market really works, and importing this knowledge into traders heads is leading to false beliefs about the market and how to trade it. These false beliefs will make it impossible for a trader to make money consistently.

But because the trader does not know that what he or she believes is false, they blame their failures on a lack of discipline, when in fact the problem is a lack of knowledge.

So whats the answer?

Well the answer is to hire a professional trader like myself to teach you how to trade. And if you think its too expensive to hire a professional trader, just think about how much it will cost you if you hire an amateur.

Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great day. πŸ™‚

What Do You Need To Be A Successful Forex Trader?

What Do You Need To Be A Successful Forex Trader Successful Forex traders are a rare breed. Only 5% of retail traders actually make money in the markets consistently.

But consistent profitability is the goal that all retail traders aspire to.

So what do you really need to be a successful Forex trader? This is what i think you need.

1. A Professional Trading Strategy.

Without a professional trading strategy you will really struggle to be consistently profitable. There are many retail trader strategies available to you, but they are all constructed with beliefs about the markets that are incorrect.

The foundations of all good strategies have to be built with a sound understanding of how the markets work. If you have that understanding built into your strategy, then you will have a much greater chance of success. If you build something without a solid foundation it will fail.

2. A Trading Edge.

You will hear this a lot on retail trading websites. An edge is an advantage that traders look for to give them a head start on the competition. Many retail traders believe that they have found, or need to find, something in the market that no one else has previously found, and that will be their trading edge.

Let me just say this for the record. Stop wasting your time trying to find an edge. Your edge is knowing how professional traders trade the markets, and trading the way they trade. If you continue to trade like a retail trader, then you will never find the edge you are looking for, and you will continue to lose money. Knowing how to trade correctly, combined with a professional trading strategy, is the only edge you will ever need.

3. A Professional Approach.

So you know how to trade correctly, you have your professional trading strategy, so you have your trading edge. What you now need to tie it all together is a professional approach.

This can be a problem for some traders. Everyone wants to get into the markets, make their money and get out again. If you have the understanding of the markets needed to be successful, and you have a professional strategy, then its perfectly reasonable to expect to do this on every trade, but its not going to happen on every trade.

Sometimes you have to wait for the correct entry, or the correct exit. You cannot just jump in and out of the market and expect to make money. This is not how professionals trade. A professional trader will wait until the odds of success are firmly weighted in his or her favor, before entering the market. The chances of a successful trade are then much greater.

4. Professional Risk Management.

A professional approach requires you to manage risk. Every time you enter the market you are taking a risk. If that risk is adequately managed, then over time with a good strategy you will make money consistently. Jumping into the markets with 10 lots and no stop loss when you have 5k in your trading account, is not adequately managing risk.

Retail traders are fixated on how much they can make in the markets. Professional traders are fixated on how much they can lose in the markets. If you lose less, you make make more. Just knowing the correct place to put your stop loss will save you money. Whats the point in getting stopped out for 20 pips on every losing trade, when you can get stopped out for 12, or 16. Losing less will make you more.

5. Capital Preservation.

Capital preservation is a major part of risk management. If you have more capital, you can make more money with less risk, if you have less capital you make less money with more risk. So you need to manage risk effectively in order to increase you capital balance over time.

Is it better to make 10% per year on a billion dollar fund with a low risk approach, or better to make 100% per year on a 100k fund with a high risk approach? Its not rocket science is it? This is why the top hedge funds are never short of people willing to invest, because they know how to generate good returns by managing risk, and preserving capital.

I hope this article has given you some insight into how i like to approach the markets.

If you wish to learn how to trade Forex using professional trader strategies, please consider my Forex training and mentoring course.

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