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WHO trades forex for more than 10 years and keeps making regular profits
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GlobalScalper

Member Since Jul 08, 2019  14 posts Jack Smith (GlobalScalper) Dec 29 2019 at 18:59
@Gowaletasia I agree with you 99.99% Forex traders are loser after 5 years

@ice_berg_33 Thanks

@sdr23 Keep monitoring pls

JaniceLiu

Member Since Dec 30, 2019  14 posts JaniceLiu Jan 08 at 02:48 (edited Jan 08 at 02:49 )
hayqinsb posted:
I have been trading for eight years. Been making money consistently for last 4 years. I only see that number increasing as I cant see myself lose money again.


any tips?
@hayqinsb

sareen

Member Since Oct 25, 2012  50 posts Curran (sareen) Jan 09 at 15:10
I cannot say that I have been trading for 10 years.
However, I have been trading for 8 years, out of which I traded full time from 2012 through to 2014 on a harmonic patterns strategy as well as for a whole year in 2015.
Only recently have I taken it up again on a serious level but not full time (several hours a week).
I initially, like most other traders, was searching for the best signal service, best strategy, best indicator, where I tried thousands in the hope of finding the holy grail. There were numerous times where I was sure I had found the correct methodology, only to then be outdone by very poor trade plans. I was shooting for the stars, listening to all the rhetoric that I had heard online, believing that I could outperform anyone, even the greatest - how idiotic of myself. I was so sure of what I would achieve that I completely ignored the steps required to achieve them. The one thing that let me down at the start was my inability to hold out on my winners and therefore my average would be usually half of my average loss.
After I got over this hump I was then further held back by overtrading and 'chasing the market' particularly after a loss - rather than looking at the market in a strategic and naked way (price action).
I took a break from trading and focused on finding a job in the financial markets sector, which I can say that I have successfuly sought, although in more of an IT than pure markets role. Nontheless, this helped me think about what was really important to me and also re-evaluate my expectations from trading as it was something that I did want to eventually go back into.
I came across a very basic price action strategy and did some back-testing towards the middle of last year as well as some demo trading (which I must admit I found quite unmotivating as I would rather use real money). After three months of demo trading, and positive results, I took the system live.
I used a fairly small amount of capital to ensure that I do not let emotions get the better of me as well as not being too overconfident and trusting. I do, however, maintain that trust in my strategy but what I have learnt is that you cannot just rely on your strategy and apply it in a binary method. There will be an element of having a view on the market and that is sometimes subjective. It helps decide whether I stay in or out of the market on any given day.
My system went live in November, it's a manual system by the way, and within 2 weeks I was just under 15% up for the month, however, as I was still trialling my system, I decided to take on some alternative strategies along with my current strategy and did up giving a sizeable chunk back to the market. I ended up around 1% down for the month of November (my first month witht the adoption of this strategy). It was hard to take as I was continuously thinking 'what if I had stuck to this, or not done that, or traded this pair more, and this pair less, etc, etc). I decided that it would be important to review all my trades and do some deeper analysis into the rationale for the trade and the overall market view.
I cannot stress how important it is to review your trades and document them. It is easy to screenshot but it is a lot more time consuming and beneficial to carry out some quantitative research into the behaviour of the trades. It is simply invaluable. I have even managed to become more aware of my feelings when I am trading and I can distinguish when I have a gambler's mentality or a trader's mindset. There is that feeling in your stomach which is hard to explain.
Nonetheless, I took the time out to examine what had gone wrong and also decided to select what I trade more carefully which was tricky at first but necessary.
I managed to generate just shy of 4% during the month of December and in this volatile and rocky first week of January I have generated 14%
It is easy to get ahead of yourself in this game but the one thing to remember is that nothing is decided in a day. Trading is a long-term game and it requires a very level headed psyche. I could go on for hours but what I will recommend to everyone, and I'm sure the more experienced traders have said this, is to focus on price action trading or really keeping your system as simple as possible with minimal reliance on indicators.
I wish everyone on this thread well, happy trading, and never stop learning.
May the odds be ever in your favour.

When you lose, don't lose the Lesson
Dzintars99

Member Since May 22, 2017  10 posts Dzintars Vasilenoks (Dzintars99) Jan 10 at 13:55
Supernova18 posted:
Has anyone with a good long term consistent gain strategy tried to run a PAMM/ fund?


It may no longer be interested to you, but I've seen some pretty good examples here.
P.S. here means myfxbook

danpadcas

Member Since Jan 17, 2017  7 posts Fractal Pip (danpadcas) Jan 10 at 14:07
sareen posted:
I cannot say that I have been trading for 10 years.
However, I have been trading for 8 years, out of which I traded full time from 2012 through to 2014 on a harmonic patterns strategy as well as for a whole year in 2015.
Only recently have I taken it up again on a serious level but not full time (several hours a week).
I initially, like most other traders, was searching for the best signal service, best strategy, best indicator, where I tried thousands in the hope of finding the holy grail. There were numerous times where I was sure I had found the correct methodology, only to then be outdone by very poor trade plans. I was shooting for the stars, listening to all the rhetoric that I had heard online, believing that I could outperform anyone, even the greatest - how idiotic of myself. I was so sure of what I would achieve that I completely ignored the steps required to achieve them. The one thing that let me down at the start was my inability to hold out on my winners and therefore my average would be usually half of my average loss.
After I got over this hump I was then further held back by overtrading and 'chasing the market' particularly after a loss - rather than looking at the market in a strategic and naked way (price action).
I took a break from trading and focused on finding a job in the financial markets sector, which I can say that I have successfuly sought, although in more of an IT than pure markets role. Nontheless, this helped me think about what was really important to me and also re-evaluate my expectations from trading as it was something that I did want to eventually go back into.
I came across a very basic price action strategy and did some back-testing towards the middle of last year as well as some demo trading (which I must admit I found quite unmotivating as I would rather use real money). After three months of demo trading, and positive results, I took the system live.
I used a fairly small amount of capital to ensure that I do not let emotions get the better of me as well as not being too overconfident and trusting. I do, however, maintain that trust in my strategy but what I have learnt is that you cannot just rely on your strategy and apply it in a binary method. There will be an element of having a view on the market and that is sometimes subjective. It helps decide whether I stay in or out of the market on any given day.
My system went live in November, it's a manual system by the way, and within 2 weeks I was just under 15% up for the month, however, as I was still trialling my system, I decided to take on some alternative strategies along with my current strategy and did up giving a sizeable chunk back to the market. I ended up around 1% down for the month of November (my first month witht the adoption of this strategy). It was hard to take as I was continuously thinking 'what if I had stuck to this, or not done that, or traded this pair more, and this pair less, etc, etc). I decided that it would be important to review all my trades and do some deeper analysis into the rationale for the trade and the overall market view.
I cannot stress how important it is to review your trades and document them. It is easy to screenshot but it is a lot more time consuming and beneficial to carry out some quantitative research into the behaviour of the trades. It is simply invaluable. I have even managed to become more aware of my feelings when I am trading and I can distinguish when I have a gambler's mentality or a trader's mindset. There is that feeling in your stomach which is hard to explain.
Nonetheless, I took the time out to examine what had gone wrong and also decided to select what I trade more carefully which was tricky at first but necessary.
I managed to generate just shy of 4% during the month of December and in this volatile and rocky first week of January I have generated 14%
It is easy to get ahead of yourself in this game but the one thing to remember is that nothing is decided in a day. Trading is a long-term game and it requires a very level headed psyche. I could go on for hours but what I will recommend to everyone, and I'm sure the more experienced traders have said this, is to focus on price action trading or really keeping your system as simple as possible with minimal reliance on indicators.
I wish everyone on this thread well, happy trading, and never stop learning.
May the odds be ever in your favour.


Very good post. I wish you the very best of trading in 2020

tradeFX4btc

Member Since Sep 13, 2017  68 posts tradeFX4btc Jan 11 at 09:53
I've been trading full time since 2010. The biggest issue that I've faced is actually slippage. Eventually some event pushes price way beyond your stoploss making your strategy look like it's no longer valid. I can still make money and recover from these anomalies but I know deep down inside that the markets will do something in the future leading to losses way larger than what we bargained for.

If anyone knows of a platform that actually sends our pending orders to the liquidity providers, please PM me. Most platforms execute our orders (any order type) at market orders once price is reached.

(Environmentally friendly)
Cordardred

Member Since Aug 27, 2019  5 posts Cordardred (Cordardred) Jan 15 at 18:06
I do not think that many traders will be able to show exactly a screenshot of their trades in ten years. Yes, many people keep statistics, but usually in Excel or in writing. And brokers are changed periodically by many traders, so the information is lost. It seems to me that the annual statistics will be enough to estimate the trader's efficiency if you have good experience and ability to act in the market in principle. In general, I wonder if somebody will send it.

GlobalScalper

Member Since Jul 08, 2019  14 posts Jack Smith (GlobalScalper) Jan 16 at 20:12
@Curran, It's really glad to hear your story smiley
I'd love to know what's the update of your strategy ?
Thanks

AdamCantor

Member Since Mar 18, 2019  50 posts Adam Cantor (AdamCantor) Jan 23 at 13:35
sareen posted:
I cannot say that I have been trading for 10 years.
However, I have been trading for 8 years, out of which I traded full time from 2012 through to 2014 on a harmonic patterns strategy as well as for a whole year in 2015.
Only recently have I taken it up again on a serious level but not full time (several hours a week).
I initially, like most other traders, was searching for the best signal service, best strategy, best indicator, where I tried thousands in the hope of finding the holy grail. There were numerous times where I was sure I had found the correct methodology, only to then be outdone by very poor trade plans. I was shooting for the stars, listening to all the rhetoric that I had heard online, believing that I could outperform anyone, even the greatest - how idiotic of myself. I was so sure of what I would achieve that I completely ignored the steps required to achieve them. The one thing that let me down at the start was my inability to hold out on my winners and therefore my average would be usually half of my average loss.
After I got over this hump I was then further held back by overtrading and 'chasing the market' particularly after a loss - rather than looking at the market in a strategic and naked way (price action).
I took a break from trading and focused on finding a job in the financial markets sector, which I can say that I have successfuly sought, although in more of an IT than pure markets role. Nontheless, this helped me think about what was really important to me and also re-evaluate my expectations from trading as it was something that I did want to eventually go back into.
I came across a very basic price action strategy and did some back-testing towards the middle of last year as well as some demo trading (which I must admit I found quite unmotivating as I would rather use real money). After three months of demo trading, and positive results, I took the system live.
I used a fairly small amount of capital to ensure that I do not let emotions get the better of me as well as not being too overconfident and trusting. I do, however, maintain that trust in my strategy but what I have learnt is that you cannot just rely on your strategy and apply it in a binary method. There will be an element of having a view on the market and that is sometimes subjective. It helps decide whether I stay in or out of the market on any given day.
My system went live in November, it's a manual system by the way, and within 2 weeks I was just under 15% up for the month, however, as I was still trialling my system, I decided to take on some alternative strategies along with my current strategy and did up giving a sizeable chunk back to the market. I ended up around 1% down for the month of November (my first month witht the adoption of this strategy). It was hard to take as I was continuously thinking 'what if I had stuck to this, or not done that, or traded this pair more, and this pair less, etc, etc). I decided that it would be important to review all my trades and do some deeper analysis into the rationale for the trade and the overall market view.
I cannot stress how important it is to review your trades and document them. It is easy to screenshot but it is a lot more time consuming and beneficial to carry out some quantitative research into the behaviour of the trades. It is simply invaluable. I have even managed to become more aware of my feelings when I am trading and I can distinguish when I have a gambler's mentality or a trader's mindset. There is that feeling in your stomach which is hard to explain.
Nonetheless, I took the time out to examine what had gone wrong and also decided to select what I trade more carefully which was tricky at first but necessary.
I managed to generate just shy of 4% during the month of December and in this volatile and rocky first week of January I have generated 14%
It is easy to get ahead of yourself in this game but the one thing to remember is that nothing is decided in a day. Trading is a long-term game and it requires a very level headed psyche. I could go on for hours but what I will recommend to everyone, and I'm sure the more experienced traders have said this, is to focus on price action trading or really keeping your system as simple as possible with minimal reliance on indicators.
I wish everyone on this thread well, happy trading, and never stop learning.
May the odds be ever in your favour.


wow you are inspiring mate. wishing you all the best for your trading journey this year!

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