Forex Day Trading and Scalping Systems

By: Kelly Price
I see day traders and forex scalpers selling trading systems online claiming profits but look at the track record closely and you will see, there not real at all - In fact they have never been traded and the profits are paper ones - they all have this disclaimer on them....

"CFTC RULE 4.41 - Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown".

Umm, so they all have the above on which means, they have never been traded in the brutal hard world of forex trading and of course, trading without knowing the prices ( rather than simulating backwards knowing them) is the real world of trading and much harder.



Day trading doesn't work however marketing organizations create great copy to sell the concept and the naïve or lazy trader, thinks he is going to make a regular income, with 90% accuracy etc.

He sits back with a cold beer and thinks he will never have to work hard again, of course he gets rewarded but - with an equity wipe out.

When I was a broker, we loved day traders - why?

As you probably know most brokers take the other side of the trade, so they win when the client losses.

No day trader EVER won when I was there and I saw maybe 20,000 client accounts. Also, the other myth is forex brokers hunt day traders stop - nope. They don't need to bother, the day trader always has his stop within normal random volatility so the market takes him out, the broker doesn't need to help.

So why doesn't day trading work?

Think about the huge mass of people who trade each day and they all have different skills, trading systems, and aims and to think, you can work out what this diverse group, of emotional beings is going to do, in a few hours is futile and dommed to failure.

All volatility is random in daily time frames so how on earth can you get the odds on your side?

You cant - so don't attempt it.

If you want to win at forex trading, learn how to trade longer term and you will find the data helps you calculate the odds and gives you a chance to win and win big gains.

If you want to win at forex trading, you need to trade the odds - so forget day trading and scalping, trade longer term and enjoy currency trading success.

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