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.

If you enjoyed this article please feel free to like it or share it. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

My New Forex Training course.

New Forex Training courseAs some of you already know i recently launched a new Forex training course called learn to trade in 5 days, and i just thought i would post an update on how that’s going.

The course teaches my number one trading strategy, and is an alternative and more affordable offering to the full 20 or 40 hour courses in which i teach all of my strategies.

I had a good feeling about it when i decided to do offer it, and the response to it has been very encouraging.

I would like to thank everyone that has signed up for the course so far. Some traders have taken the course already, and some are waiting to start.

The feedback i am getting from the people that have taken the course is very good indeed, as is the feedback from the 20 and the 40 hour courses. I have had a couple of traders say that i need to post some feedback on the site to let others know how good my stuff is.

Now i am not the type of person that goes in for pages of made up feedback testimonials to encourage people to part with their hard earned, but having a few genuine testimonials from real traders who genuinely want others to benefit from what i teach, is only going to be a good thing.

I have many visitors to the site, that look at my courses, but for whatever reason, probably the price πŸ™‚ decide not to contact me. Now let me just say this to all of those people that visit the site and click away.

If its the price, then i understand. If its not affordable then what else can you do. But to those people that can afford to pay me to teach them, i would like to say this. Please please please please please do not get me confused with all the other charlatan educators out there. If you have been scammed, ripped off, cheated out of your money by these crooks, then i feel very sorry for you, but i am not one of them.

I had an email from a guy yesterday that had paid over Β£20,000 in the last 5 years to these crooks. He is now having to take out loans to pay for his healthcare because hes lost all his money. It makes me sick, it really does. These people do not hide in the shadows, waiting to pounce. They are all there in plain sight, so called professional traders with flashy websites telling you how good they are, and how many people they have successfully taught how to trade.

I am not going to name them as they will probably sue me. They have very lucrative training businesses to protect after all. Please don’t fall for their lies. These people do not care how much money they take off people, or how many lives they ruin, they are not professional traders, they are con men pure and simple. If you want to learn how to trade you have to pay a real professional trader to teach you, not a professional marketing guru.

What i am offering to teach you, you will not get anywhere else. What i can teach you about this business will change your life. If you want to be a successful profitable trader then email me, give me a call, or Skype me, and listen to what i have to say.

I will be getting together some testimonial’s/feedback for the new training course next week. So please check those out when they are on the site. Once again i would like to thank those who have put their trust in me. I have enjoyed teaching you, but not as much as you have enjoyed learning from me. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a fantastic weekend.

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Forex Trading The Easy Way.

Forex Trading The Hard Way.

Lets get one thing straight before i start. Forex trading is not easy. It looks easy, but if you have been trading for some time, you will know that it is probably one of the hardest things you have ever tried to do. But learning to trade Forex is as easy or as hard as you make it.

Easy Or HardI liken learning to trade the Forex market, to learning a foreign language, but instead of learning French or Spanish you are learning all the languages of the world at the same time. Now how hard would that be? About as hard as learning to trade Forex. πŸ™‚

It does not have to be that way though. I did it the hard way with 1000’s of hours of chart study, but i am a bit like a dog with a bone. When i put my mind to something i have to accomplish it. I don’t care how long it takes, or how many knock backs i get, and let me tell you i have had many knock backs. I probably blew 3 live accounts before i cracked it.

There is no shame in that i can tell you. Blowing one account is bad enough, and most people give up there, but i was determined to succeed, and succeed i did. The hard way.

Forex Trading The Easy Way.

But there is an easy way. You pay someone like me to teach you how to trade, its as simple as that really. Paying me to teach you how to trade like a professional trader, may seem like the cheats way out, and yes it is, but think about it this way.

I have blown the trading accounts, so you don’t have to.
I have done the 1000’s of hours of chart study, so you don’t have to.
I have got up at 5am and gone to bed at 1am, so you don’t have to.
I have fallen out with with my wife many times, so you don’t have to.
I have learned to trade the hard way, so you really don’t have to.

Money Making MachineI am not saying you are not going to have to make sacrifices. Yes you will have to spend time studying charts, maybe after a hard days work, maybe at weekends. Yes you will have to have the desire to be successful. Yes you will have to learn how to trade. I am not handing you a fool proof plan, you will have to learn, but you will be learning the easy way, not the hard way as i did.

It may take you 3 months, it may take you 6 months, it may take you 12 months to become consistently profitable. How long it takes you is determined by how hard you work. But if you are prepared to work hard, and you really want to succeed at this business. I can give you something very special that will change your life.

I can give you the keys to the money making machine that is Forex. All you have to do is learn how to switch it on. πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting my site, and have a great day.