Forex Mistakes - 10 Common Errors That Destroy Equity

By: Monica Hendrix

Here are 10 common forex mistake that if made will ensure an equity wipe out. 95% of forex traders lose and most make these common errors, so if you want to learn forex trading correctly avoid them at all costs.

1. Not Having Confidence

An obvious one - if you don't have confidence in what you are doing you won't have the discipline to execute your trading plan. Most traders never get confidence in what their doing, as they never learn the right education and trust a guru, e-book or news story. If you want to win, you must fully understand what you're doing and why it works - so you have the confidence and discipline to trade your method.

2. Believing Simulations

How many traders buy a mechanical forex trading system off the web with a simulated track record and expect it to make them money?

The bulk of novice forex traders fall for this but of course, a simulation done in hindsight, knowing the closing prices is easy - but trading not knowing them is the hard part!

All simulated track records make money in hindsight and 99% lose in real time trading. Most are simply made up by vendors and combined with some copy to appeal to the greedy naÃ?ve investor who buys the system and gets a wipe out in the market.

3. Predicting Forex Prices

If you try and predict forex prices in advance you're going to lose, as it's really another word for hoping and guessing. Never predict what might happen, trade the reality of what is happening on your forex charts.

Predictions in forex will be as accurate as your horoscope and forget anyone who tells you they have a scientific theory of market movement - They don't. If such a theory did exist, we would all know the price in advance and there would be no market - Period.

4. Using Invalid Data

How many novice traders try forex day trading? The majority.

How many lose? ALL of them.

Day trading is simply a way to wipe out equity quickly.

All short term volatility is random and you cannot get the odds on your side so you will lose. If you want to trade successfully trade valid data and trade longer term.

5. Trading The News

If you could get rich listening to the news then a lot more traders would make money - but you can't.

News is discounted instantly and furthermore reflects the greed and fear of the majority, who always lose. News stories are simply opinions and you won't make money trading them.

6. Trying To Be To Clever

On the one hand there are forex traders who don't do enough work and on the other hand, there are traders who think they can make money being clever or working hard - neither however will ensure your currency trading success.

In forex trading you get paid for being right with your forex trading signal and not for how clever you are, or how much effort you put in.

The fact is the best forex trading systems are simple and they always work better than complicated ones, as they are more robust and have fewer elements to break.

FINALLY YOU MUST KNOW THIS!

If YOU ARE trading the major error most traders make is NOT Knowing their trading edge. A trading edge is the reason you should succeed at forex trading when 95% of traders fail.

It doesn't matter what your trading edge is but you must clearly define it and have confidence in it to lead you to currency trading success. So if you don't know what your trading edge is - its back to your forex education until you do.

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