Ironman posted: Well, a few things need to be corrected at once.
1. There is no God... Not of any kind. If there was, why would he/she/it let the world be the way it is. Forget it. You'll do yourself a huge favour. According to religions there are over 2000+ gods. One more or less will not make any difference.
2. You will NEVER know in what direction a specific market will go. NEVER. If you enter a trade, it can go EITHER WAY. Period.
So, why isn't this gambling? If you have a good system, try it for 200 trades. (Some will, of course, disagree with this number.) A good system will, on a Risk/Reward-ratio of 1:1 win 55-80% of the trades. (80 is a LOT.) If your trial gives you anything lower (on a 1:1 RR), leave it be, and try another.
So, about the gambling... When you look at it on just one trade, it is gambling. But if you have trialled your system correctly, you'll know that when you set a trade, you'll still win about 60 of 100 trades in the long run, but for that one trade, you have no idea. EVER. ;)
No matter what any system seller tells you...
So, why go Average Joe tell you it is gambling when you ask him? Because he has no clue. If you want to do some trading, trust your own judgement. The average person will have no idea what you talk about.
Well, there is a GOD, we didn't create ourselves. But, for Forex vs Gambling. It's like a Chance vs Risk. Difference? A chance is when you have a well prepared plan to execute something, a risk is when you don't know, or don't have a plan and execute; the hail mary if you will. Luck is no way to explore the Forex world. Since there is no way to know for sure which way, up vs down, it lies in the fundamentals, the mindset of big money moving the market, and the person trading and the candlesticks reveal everything if you really know how to interpret them. With trading, it's not as difficult as most make it out to be, not easy either; it's all between our ears. Nothing with high reward is. I know some will say, ohh, coming from a demo guy, well my demo is a copy of my real account, with proprietary copy software i'm testing. I'm not here to impress anyone or find investors, just enjoy the forums and comment occasionally. Relax and trade your plan ~
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