Forex Trading Success - 1 Obstacle To Profits

By: Kelly Price

Consider this - everything about forex trading can be learned yet, 95% of traders lose money so if this is so what is the obstacle to success? This is the subject of this article.

The obstacle to success in forex trading is you! This might sound odd but it's not, because while the information about how to successfully trade is available applying it requires mental discipline and most traders are unprepared for this. Further explanation will make this clearer.

You can learn a method in just a few days. We would suggest a simple one based upon breakout methodology and we have covered this in our other articles, so simply look them up.

One point top make clear is - simple methods work far better than complicated ones, as they are more robust with fewer elements to break.

Do not be duped by people trying to sell you complicated methods or "sure fire" / "holy grail" trading robots - build your own.

Now you need to think about this equation:

Simple Robust Method + Disciplined Application = Forex Trading Success

If you don't have the discipline to apply your method you don't have one! Now trading discipline is achievable but it's not easy to be disciplined, so you need to make sure that you note the following points.

You Need to Know How and Why Your System Works

If you don't, you will never have the confidence in your system to follow it with discipline.

Without confidence you wont have discipline, its as simple as that.

This may sound obvious but to many traders think they can blindly follow someone else and win and of course as soon as a few losses occur (and they will) they throw in the towel.

Even if you follow someone else, you must know how and why the system will win and have confidence to follow it with discipline.

You also need to keep in mind you are going to look stupid at times as the market wrong foots you - but if you are disciplined take your losses and run your profits, you will be trading the odds and win over time.

The fact is 95% of traders lose and as we said at the start of this essay, they don't fail because they cant learn - in most instances they fail because they learn the wrong knowledge or don't have the discipline to apply it.

Learning the right knowledge is easy, having the discipline to apply knowledge is much harder.

You have to create your own set of rules and apply them for long term forex success - if you can do this you can be a winner.

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