More Tips for the Beginner Forex Trader

By: Harold Hsu

Profitable Forex trading is not easy. In this article, I will share with you 2 more tips that have helped change my mindset about trading for the better.

Tip #1: Don't Try To Pick Tops And Bottoms

Never try to predict market tops and bottoms. There are many traders that are obsessed with trying to pinpoint the exact time when prices will reverse, hoping to ride the market when it does. These traders are called contrarian traders because they're betting against the current market trend. Contrarian traders may succeed every now and then but more often then not, they suffer multiple losses.

If you insist on contrarian trading, you should at least wait for a confirmation signal before you enter into the trade. Look for an actual price reverse before buying or selling. Don't just guess.

Tip #2: Don't Sweat The Bad Stuff

All traders go through days or even weeks of losses. There are good days, and there are bad days. There are good months, and there are bad months. It's normal. Don't worry too much about losing... it's all part and parcel of the game. The trick is not to let any of your losses snowball into something unmanageable! Always use reasonable stop-losses to protect yourself. The point is to live again to fight another day.

So don't let a bad week or month put you down. Don't measure your results based on a few bad trades. Many traders give up after having a bad week or two... don't give up! Understand that losing is part of this business. Just manage your money well, be persistent, and the money will soon start rolling in.

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