PercymcDonnell54 posted: Explain something to me here. Sitting in the chair and watching the market move while I wait “patiently”, how will it reap me any profits when I’ll be missing out on trading opportunities?
See now that’s the idea, you needn’t rush into bad currency trades. If they don’t come up in that particular session, there’s always next. It’ll be worth the wait and patience.
Our total risk should not be above 2%. Now it could be 2% in a single position or all the open positions. Some traders take 2% risk per trade then open 5 trade which becomes 10% risk. We should not do this type of mistakes.
Number one biggest mistake new trade commits is they treat forex trading as a money machine. Open trade and make profit. They think it is the easiest job in the world. But in reality you need profound understanding of the market. My advice to new trader is gain necessary knowledge and skills.
We can only warn traders about how emotions can be harmful in trading. They would actually come to know only when they have made significant losses. Only with these losses comes the actual wisdom. So, I suggest new traders to start small in order to avoid big losses while initial trading.
Other than studying the nature of the forex market, one thing that has helped most is a trading journal. All traders should know whether they are growing or not. With the help of a trading journal, traders can figure out the flaws in their trades and can trade better in future.
I think that one of the worst trading habits is trading during consolidation. It’s so easy to lose money when trading during consolidation but many newcomers keep trying. Perhaps, there’s something attractive for them here.
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