Forex Day Trading - the Myth & Reality of Forex Day Trading

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

FOREX day trading is more popular than ever and online you can get a huge amount of e-books and FOREX day trading systems, which promise you regular income and huge capital gains.

Here we will look at how to separate out the myth and see the reality in relation to day trading and how to win in the markets.

Myth - Day Traders Have Profitable Real Time Track Records

Reality

FOREX day traders don't make money and the proof is that of all the e-books and systems for sale, you never see a real track record of real profits made in the market over the longer term.

What you do get is a hypothetical track record, but these are not worth the paper their written on.

Why?

Quite simply because their devised in hindsight - knowing the closing prices.

Well, if we all knew tomorrow's prices today we would all be millionaires!

Hypothetical track records are simply made up and have no bearing on how successful you will be trading the system.

Myth - Day traders trade their own systems

Reality

Most FOREX day trading systems are sold by failed brokers, or marketing people who have the sense not to trade the system themselves.

They don't need to, as they make money anyway.

They can simply rely on writing some marketing copy to appeal to the greed of investors, then sell them the system.

They get their fee and the FOREX trader gets the loses - fair deal for them!

Myth - You can predict short term volatility

Reality

This is of course why day trading does not work.

Trillions of dollars are traded each day by millions of participants and to say you can predict where prices will go in a matter of hours is laughable.

The only people who take notice of support and resistance are losing day traders.

Volatility can and does, take prices anywhere in a day and levels of resistance and support are constantly broken handing day traders loses.

Myth - Day trading restricts losses and runs profits

Reality

As day traders work with meaningless data they can't win of course but many think that day trading restricts risk, but it actually creates it.

Losses are small, as they are near daily support or resistance ( which get broken frequently as the data is meaningless) which simply ensures they get stopped out with a loss albeit a small one.

Running profits?

Forget this with day trading!

They are looking to scalp a few ticks or close positions out quickly.

The result is they can never run profits to cover the huge amount of small losses they get.

The biggest myth of currency trading is that day traders make money they don't.

They lose and system sellers laugh all the way to the bank.

The proof of the above is:

If you ever ask a day trader for a long term track record of real profits - Try it and see if you get one.

If you want FOREX education avoid day trading and learn FOREX Trading methods that actually give you a chance of winning.

Day trading is simply one of the best ways to lose your money in online FOREX trading, so don't fall for the myth understand the reality.


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