No luck can be on your side until and unless you work hard. Forex can only be mastered if you have that passion and put your sweat in learning. Luck can only favour you once or twice, but your hard work is never gonna go in vain.
Thorgaswyn posted: Hi! I think you underestimate the role of luck in trading. In order not only to become, but also to remain a profitable trader, you can't do without luck. Yes, you need to learn and remember a lot, a lot of practice and other things, but you definitely can't do it all without luck.
Luck would imply that you're going into the market with no plan.
Measuring the likely probability of outcome by backtesting is what will give you a system that works.
You need to be so confident in your strategy that even if you had a 'bad year' you would still make some money.
I agree that hard work is very important in trading. But it doesn't give 100% success, the maximum is 80%. The rest is discipline, knowledge and of course luck. Only with all these factors in mind, a trader can become profitable and successful. Hard work alone won't give you all this.
As a trader, I can say that you need both of them to become successful in this platform. Because only hard work can not bring success if you don't have luck. On the other hand, only luck can not make you successful without hard work. So, both are equally needed to become successful.
I got lucky end of 2013 till 2014 August I made 7K to 162K and than luck fly from window. I lost in 9 days 85% of capital but I get lucky again and I let that pain transform myself to became better trader. So the question is how long time you want to stay in trading? if it is short period than you can rely on luck made money and with correct timing, you can take the money and run never look back. But if you want to be trader until end of your life, if trading is your thing, than you can not rely on luck because it comes and goes.
Here is the good news, if you are hard working even when you do not rely on luck, in anyway it helps to you even in magical way. For example they as to Warren, is luck important and he answer that 'I got lucky to born in USA, 4% chance and If I get Harvard I would never meet with Graham'
Everybody needs a little luck but it is better not lean on it.
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