Common Sources of Advice Traders Take

By: Kelly Price

There are some sources that give forex trading advice and they shouldn't be trusted and here we will look at what may seem good advice but is not, here are 4 examples...

Here they are in no particular order of importance - there all important!

1. Advice in A Forex Forum

The only people who hang around forums giving advice are, losing traders who just want to make themselves feel better, or vendors hoping to sell there products. If you want bad advice, a forum is a great place to go - steer clear.

2. Product Reviews

How can you independently review a forex product when you're selling it and have a vested interest in making it look good to make money?

Click most of the reviews and you see and you will normally go a site, where the writer gets a commission on the sale. There are loads of them on the net and the most popular ones involve the following:

- Day trading scalping courses or systems

Day trading and forex scalping doesn't work by its very nature and you should steer clear of them. You get presented with a track record (simulated in hindsight on paper not real money) but you wont win, ask for a real track record and see if you get one.

- Forex Robots

Again you get a simulated track record and the person normally tells you have to get used to the system, practice it and make it work. Strange that - if it's a robot, shouldn't you just plug it in and make money? Huge amount of these on the net and most will wipe you out.

3. News Stories From Experts

Don't those CNBC and CNN reports sound convincing?

They are and there well put together - but they won't make you any money.

Markets don't move on fundamental news (which is instantly discounted) they move on investor sentiment and future perception. Will Rogers once said:

"I only believe what I read in the papers"

He was joking - but there are huge amount of people, who believe what they hear from so called experts. Don't be drawn in by tempting stories, you will lose.

4. Brokers

Sure they do a good job placing orders etc but if they were any good at trading they wouldn't be brokers. A broker assisted account or broker news and tips, is unlikely to make you any money

So What is Good Advice?

Get down to your local bookstore or Amazon and stock up on some books from traders who have walked the walk, rather than talk the talk. You wnat people who have traded you can learn from, not just follow blindly.

Use the above and free resources online, to build your own forex trading system, based on forex charting.

Get a forex trading strategy you are confident in and this means building it yourself and it's a lot easier than many forex traders think.

At the end of the day, the best advice is your own from your trading signals generated from your system. In fact, it's the only forex advice that can lead you to long term currency trading success.

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