Avoiding Mistakes in Forex Trading

By: Monica Hendrix
If you want to enjoy forex trading success, you need to avoid the 10 common myths enclosed and follow the 10 tips - if you do you will learn forex trading the right way and could make a lot of money so here they are.

Let's start with the 10 myths first:

- Day trading is a good way to make money

- You need to predict in advance to win

- Buy low sell high is the best way to make money

- The more knowledge I have the better knowledge is power

- The more complicated my forex trading system the better

- I don't have money management strategy I just place a stop

- I like to trade the news stories

- I follow an expert or guru as they know best

- Human nature is constant so markets are scientific

- You never broke taking a profit

Believe any or all of the above forex myths and you will lose!

Here are your ten tips to help you get on the right path and learn forex trading the right way:

1.

Trade valid data

Forget day trading and forex scalping, trade longer term and get the odds in your favour. Day trading data is too short to get the odds in your favour and you may as well flip a coin.

2. Don't Predict

That's another word for hoping and guessing and will ensure you lose - act on the reality of price change only.

3. Use Breakouts

Buy low sell high great theory doesn't work in practice - it involves prediction. Use breakouts most major moves start from new market HIGHS Not market lows.

4. Work Smart not Hard

Working hard is a big myth - you get paid for being right with your trading signal and that's it - it doesn't matter how much effort you put in, only being right makes you money and that doesn't mean working hard, it means working smart.

5. Simple Currency Trading Systems are Best

Because they are more robust in the face of ever changing market conditions - make your trading system to complicate and it will break.

6. Money Management

Is the key to overall success and is much more than simply placing a stop! Forex success is based upon great defence first, just like the good football teams...

7. Don't listen to The News

It reflects the herd (who lose) and will get your emotions involved and that is a recipe for disaster. Use forex technical analysis and forex charts to trade the reality of price i.e trade the facts as they are not opinions.

8. Only You Can Give Yourself Success

By all means learn from others - but never follow blindly you will lose, as you need inner confidence to get discipline and this only comes from understanding.

9. Play the Odds

Markets are not scientific and don't let anyone tell you they are.

It's obvious they are not; as if they were we would all know the answer in advance and there would be no market!

Trading is a game of odds NOT certainties but if you learn to trade the odds you can make a lot of money.

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