Forex Trading - Tips on Buying Courses & Systems

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

Many traders are daunted by the thought of forex trading so they decide to get help from an expert mentor or guru.

Let's look at some tips on how to choose one.

Firstly, the vast majority of advice sold on the net is either available free anyway, or simply does not work.

Think about it:

If you do trades with 70% accuracy, you would be to busy trading your way to millionaire status than bothering to crow about how good you are on the net, for $100 or so.

The Day trading myth

You have seen them guys promising you 10 - 100 pips a day in profit, or systems that are so accurate and consistent they can't possibly be true.

Day trading is where the bulk of the courses are sold.

The myth is you can make money consistently and long term - Absolute rubbish.

Day trading is done in short time spans and all short term moves are random, so kiss goodbye to your equity.

Ask for a track record and see if you get one.

I never have! And by track record I mean a real not hypothetical one.

And don't fall for the testimonial from a friend, or guy with lucky trade.

The More Expensive advice is the better it is.

Some advice costs a lot more than $100 or so, you can pay thousands for it.

The novice trader thinks it must be good as its expensive - not so.

Judge A vendor simply by if they have made money - that's the only criteria that counts.

Then decide if you understand the logic (if you don't you wont be able to follow it with discipline) and without discipline you have no method in the first place.

Really want to succeed?

Go to your local bookstore and pick up some classic trading books, by traders who have walked the walk rather than are all talk.

Get these three great books

Market Wizards & The New Market Wizards - Jack Schwager

These are interviews with some of the top traders of all time and are great insight into what makes a great trader.

Trader Vic - Vic Sperandeo

This is a fantastic book - giving you everything you need to help you trade from money management to ideas on systems.

The above will cost you around $50.00 and will be money well spent.

There are other books but these are my favorites.

And if you read them:

They make clear that for success you rely on yourself and no one else.

Devise your own system (we have done loads of articles on this ) keep it simple, trade with discipline, show patience and perseverance and you can make it all on your own.

If you must buy advice get a track record and find one you understand and have confidence in but the best way to make money ( or the only way) is to do it on your own.

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