Will 2018 Be Another Losing Year For You?

Rob TaylorEinstein once said that the definition of madness is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.

So will 2018 be your year for Forex trading success? Not if you are doing the same things that you were doing in 2017 it wont.

Less than 5% of retail traders consistently make money in the market. Why?

Retail trading strategies don’t work, its as simple as that.

What do i mean by a retail trading strategy? A retail trading strategy is any strategy that uses beliefs about the market that are incorrect. Beliefs that are built up by years of watching YouTube video’s and visiting sites like Forex Factory and Baby Pips.

Retail traders do not understand how professional traders trade. Despite all the so called Forex gurus that claim to be able to teach you how to trade price action, or teach you how to trade order flow, or teach you how the big banks trade, or teach you how the institutional traders trade, retail traders are still in the dark about what really goes on in the Forex market.

The big banks do not trade how you think they trade, the institutional traders do not trade how you think they trade, professional traders do not trade how you think they trade.

Why are you doing the same things over and over again?

Because you don’t know any different that’s why. You have been brainwashed by charlatan educators who claim that they know what they are talking about, when they don’t. You have taken too many courses for a few 100 bucks, and you think you know how to read a chart, but you don’t.

If you don’t know that you are doing it wrong then you cant change it. But trust me if you are losing money in the markets then you are doing it wrong, and you need to change what you are doing.

Thank you for visiting my site, but don’t go just yet.

How ever you may have reached my site today i would like to thank you for visiting, but before you click away just stop for one second and listen to this. This is a pivotal moment in your Forex trading career. If you read some of the articles on my site and click away then you have just missed an incredible opportunity to find out what you have been searching for your whole trading career. How the Forex market really works.

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Why am i doing this? Because the feedback that i have been getting from students that are in the live trading room is amazing, and i feel that everyone that takes my 20 or 40 hour course should have the benefit of the trading room, as it really does transform the way you look at the market, and turbo charges your learning.

So now you have no excuses. Make 2018 the year that you do something different. Make 2018 the year that you finally realize your dream of becoming a successful trader. Make 2018 the year that you get a proper trading education from a real trader that makes his money from trading, not from training.

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Thanks for visiting, and remember this is a pivotal moment in your Forex trading career, are you going to click away, or are you going to contact me and see what I have to say?

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. 🙂

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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