Forex Day Trading - The Most Important Fact You Need to Know

By: Kelly Price
If you are considering forex day trading, there is one fact you need to know above all others and its enclosed in this article.

The fact is that if you try it the odds are you will lose your money and lose it quickly.

Why?

Because all volatility within such a short space as a day is random and support and resistance levels are meaningless and you will may as well flip a coin. Of course if you think about it its obvious why:

You have millions of traders trading trillions of dollars each day and this mass of people and what they do cannot be measured in such a short time span as a day or less.

You will see a lot of day trading systems on the net and they all claim to make money - but there is a problem - none of them do, because none of them have been traded.

They all produce a track record in hindsight knowing the closing prices!

Well that's hard - if we all knew tomorrows price today we would all be rich but forex trading is not that simple.

Whenever you see a day trading or forex scalping system with a track record look at the disclaimer and you will normally see the one below or a similar one:

"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".

Of course if you put this disclaimer on you can say anything you like and many vendors do. They know the system wont make money (that's why they have the good sense to not trade it themselves) better to sell it and make a guaranteed income by appealing to naive and greedy investors.

Day trading is a good story but that's all it is and it doesn't work in practice. I quite like Harry Potter as a story but I don't think I can fly!

If you want to make money in forex trading understand one key point:

You need to use data that allows you to calculate the odds and that means swing trading or long term trend following - where the data can be used to help you time your trading signal and enjoy long term currency trading success.

If you want to day trade the odds are not on your side and you will lose and if you don't believe me try and find a day trading system with a track record audited of trades and profit and loss and you simply won't get one

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