It depends on which exactly trading strategy you are talking about. There are millions of different trading strategies and some of them work pretty well while others are just a trash. Anyway, it is necessary for a trader to have some trading strategy in order to have some trading plan. If you are going to trade occasionally without any though behind yur action, you are doomed to lose all of your money invested in trading. The best strategies are made by the trader themselves. Surely, you can see lots of trading strategies even here, in this forum, but not all of them will suit you well just because of the fact that all of the people are different and trading styles are different as well. So, your trading strategy should be appropriate for your personality and trading style, your perception of the market and so on. Every trader should definetely work on their own trading strategy modifying it all the time and adjusting to the urrent market situation in order to make it better and more profittable.
If formulated by keeping all the factors in mind, strategies can do wonders for you. You cannot just copy a strategy. A strategy working for one trader might not work in the same way for you. You will either have to practice with that strategy for a long time or you will have to customise it according to your trading style.
On a demo account, I see that some strategies work, while others not. However, it seems to me that as soon as I shift to a real account, I will see more non-working strategies. I mean that psychology may kick in, worsening my performance. I hope I will be better prepared for this worrisome transition.
A strategy or system is just a term that summarizes your trading specifics. All your actions in the market should be deliberate and focused on your goals. You can call it what you want, a strategy or a system or a collection of rules, but it only works like that, only according to the plan.
If your strategies are all technical tools, I can’t assure you of that because market never follows technical trends rather it follows fundamental trend. That’s why I suggest users to run fundamental analysis. The reason is it actually helps catch the actual market trend. The technical analysis should be accompanied by the fundamental analysis.
Not all Forex strategies work well because maximum Forex strategies are technical tool based. When market shows its back side, all the strategies fall except some. So, without solely relying in a particular strategy, one should run fundamental analysis too to check whether the signal the strategy is giving is right or wrong.
How will a strategy work well if it is not an efficient one? Experienced traders develop a strategy based on their experience and after making that strategy; they run some tests to prove that strategy. I like to trade using a moving average strategy because I found good result with it.
If traders have the experience of using expert advisors, most ea need to upgrade, sometimes work on the market but when facing another market condition, maybe the system doesn't work correctly. this is one proof if forex strategy will work all the time
Every market requires a different strategy. Some techniques are more effective in trending markets, while others are better in rage or volatile markets. Take some time to learn about the market you're in and what methods are most suited to those circumstances.
The more time you devote to learning and practicing a plan, the better you'll get at executing it. You'll have a better idea of what's working and what isn't if you take a thorough approach. It will be more difficult to establish what aspects are driving your performance if you modify your plan too frequently or add needless complexity. Stick to the basics and trade with the trend when in doubt to maintain the odds in your favor.
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