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Why 90% of retail traders fail...

Jun 23 2014 at 04:36
186 posts
If traders kept on trading, brokers would make money too.
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Jun 24 2014 at 06:46
413 posts
guys everyone has his won point of view and he think always that he is right ?
Gabriel Urse
Jun 24 2014 at 09:56
38 posts
The answer, in my humble opinion, is that traders do not controll their emotions and money management. They think and treat fx market like a gamble or casino. Of course, the brokerage company you choose matters.
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Take care and control your emotions!
DG (domgilberto1)
Aug 28 2014 at 15:37
72 posts
OP - I assume this is your site?
"Taking responsibility is the cornerstone to a winning attitude"
Aug 29 2014 at 11:26
92 posts
When I was newbie at forex- I am also failed.
And got margin call!
I was not giving up,
I studied and made a lot of researches, then I started to make my own systems, EA's and so on.
And now, after a years, I am totally financially independent and also giving my opinion and tools to other traders.

I just want, that so many traders who have previously lost their money, won't give up, but instead of this try to understand what they have done wrong.

I am always opened to help people, that's why I am also here and this is only reason why I am sharing my trading tools. I really like this feeling that I have helped some people to bring wealth.
Stable 20% per month without manual intervention...
Bob LLewellyn (ForexAssistant)
Aug 29 2014 at 16:30
465 posts
'I really like this feeling that I have helped some people to bring wealth.'

I know what you mean. It is a knee jerk reaction to scoff and say BS, because to many people , that statement has no meaning. But when you can help someone understand something, you have brought a little more intelligence into the world and we begin to actually change the world one student at a time. And when you do, you get so much more back than you ever gave.

I don't help traders as there is plenty of that to go around. I want to help the guy working his ass off just to get by and has no idea how he is going to pay for the new child much less put something away for retirement. No one has quantified or named this almost mystical feeling that enriches you and your life, at least I never heard it named before, but for those that have no idea what I am talking about, I guess it's OK to blow it off as BS. However, for me, this experience is a lot more real than the money that I am working for.

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Sep 01 2014 at 12:33
92 posts

 But when you can help someone understand something, you have brought a little more intelligence into the world and we begin to actually change the world one student at a time. And when you do, you get so much more back than you ever gave.

Totally agree!
Stable 20% per month without manual intervention...
mehdi (mehdij63)
Sep 16 2014 at 11:23
4 posts
actually i think this 95% losers(if its right name for how make wrong decision ) its same as our world, 5% of people just have 95% of world capital.
so losing money or gain money in any trade has nothing to do with just 1reason, as market is not 100% mathematic.
market for me after 4 years trading has lots of lessons. put in nutshel , winner trader should have some factors together : 1-emotional free trading 2-follow ur plan 3-have working time plan 4-1% profit per day is better 200% trade in a first day(I guarantee )
good luck
Sep 16 2014 at 15:36
92 posts
The reason most new traders fail is, mainly they lack the insight of risk & money management (RMM). This should be the number one attribute for the trader to learn about. New traders usually put this at the end of their priority list so they end up with being amongst the 90% who fails. Protection right from the start for a new trader is what is needed. I'm going to list two points here that are of importance.

Protect the individual positions with a predefined stop loss ( 1% risk of the trading account ) and have a predefined rule on how many positions can be opened at the same time. 2-4 opened positions.

Guard the trading account with a solid RMM strategy. For example a maximum loss for the day of 1-4% when you stop trading.
Lock in profit on the upside when the trading is going good because the market will eventually turn against the trader.
" Lock in the profit and minimize the draw down "
Oct 03 2014 at 11:27
115 posts
It depends of whom we call traders. I call traders only professionals who understand the market, take it seriously. There is another category of people who treat Forex as a casino, as a way of making a fast and easy money. They do not control their emotions, lose and then complain that the forex is a fraud, thereby creating a negative image of the whole industry.😑
So my opinion is 90-95% of Forex users fail, but there are 5% of traders who win 😎
Duane Shepherd (DRFXTRADING)
Dec 08 2014 at 11:54
169 posts
..Trading on the Smaller Time Frames, Day Trading, Scalping

Swing Trading, Daily and 4 Hour Charts, thats where the money is.

Not the most popular or promoted way of trading, but the most profitable.
Trade Less, Earn More
Dec 12 2014 at 12:16
15 posts
Trading is easy. Why so many people fail at trading is because they don't have any risk management.
“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”
Duane Shepherd (DRFXTRADING)
Dec 13 2014 at 21:47
169 posts
Risk Management is only part of the problem..

Sometimes people violate their Risk Guidelines to compensate for the relatively smaller Pips available per trade each day.

With Swing Trading, no need/temptation to break your rule. Larger Pips are on offer per trade and when you target the best opportunities, consistent gains are likely.

The most recent trade with my Methodology provided us with 200 Pips on the GBP CAD after only 3 days.

The strategy utilizes the Daily Chart signals of the New York Close from FXCM. This was the setup for the trade.

After determining that the trade was in sync with the rules of our Methodology, an entry setup was executed on the 4 Hour Chart..

After pulling back to test the Resistance of this Range and trigger our Entry Order, the market U-Turned to rally sharply to our 200 Pip target.

One of the rules that we follow is to NEVER watch a chart or the floating profit while a trade is in motion. This signficantly reduces the Emotional factor from our trading which iis also a major reason for the failure rate of traders. Set your trades, allow to go to its target, reap the rewards.

Swing Trading all the way.



Trade Less, Earn More
Venkat (Fxtein)
Dec 16 2014 at 07:35
2 posts


Consistency with risk reward
Jul 11 2015 at 23:29
14 posts
Outside of psychology, I would suggest that a key oversight is ignorance of, or a failure to understand Profit Factor.

In very general terms, look at the average broker sponsored competition. Generally, 90% of traders in a competition lose money. Sign up, put in one trade and a $2 profit, leave it as is and you will make the top 10%-12% of competitors.

The other thing is that for the average losing account, +/-65% of trades are profitable. 1:1 risk reward and a 65% expectancy gives a PF of 1.86 yet many profitable traders with publicly viewable stats have PFs lower than this.

Understanding PF also brings a trader to a certain realisation.

Say a trader works on 1:1 risk reward and on average wins 30 pips. Down the line any trade setup with a stop loss greater than 30 pips can potentially negatively affect their PF so the trader would have to pass on the trade in order not to risk damaging his PF. This forces a trader to look for better than 1:1 setups because if successful, the higher average win per trade can be used to carry bigger stops on future setups.

So risk:reward could start at 30:30 then go 30:45 once the trader ups his skill and starts working on 1:1.5 risk:reward, the 45 can then be fed back into risk for 45:45 or 45:67.5 and so on. Point being focusing on a PF forces a move away from 1:1 setups and taking trades were the stop loss is a lot higher than (average) winning pips.

Incidentally, working on a 60% win rate and 1:1.5 risk reward gives a PF of 2.25
If you like it, buy it. If you don't sell it.
Ali (AliKhan1)
Aug 08 2015 at 09:19
124 posts
FX-Parity posted:
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To achieve 3-5% portfolio growth a month
Aug 12 2015 at 06:14
32 posts
and 50% or more of all businesses fail within the first 3 years too.
I started an online business in 2007 and pulled a profit the first year and every year since then!

You can beat the odds if you plan and choose wisely. I chose the cosmetic field, a market with over 300 billion in sales per year worldwide. I knew just a small slice of that pie would be just fine with me ;)

Point is...many people rush into things, markets, business, etc...without doing their homework.

I've been trading forex for about 9 months now. I've run the full gammit from gurus that charge for signal rooms, to having my screen full of indicators. I've lost more money than I've made so far, bus nothing huge, as I'm taking baby steps as I learn. My approach is:
Learn>practice>document if the strategy doesn't pan out in a month I change it. Then...
Learn>Practice>Document again.

I'm down to clean charts with just volume under it and Supply and Demand zones. Full circle.
I WILL BE one of the 5% of successful traders because I am patient, persistent and follow my own rules.

You must have this balance to achieve success in anything.

When Edison was asked about his numerous failures when trying to invent a light bulb, he replied '“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
― Thomas A. Edison
"Do or Do Not. There is No Try"....Yoda
Aug 16 2015 at 06:16
16 posts
90% of retail traders fail becasue they don't know what they are doing.
Paul Langer (paull3000)
Sep 06 2015 at 10:59
10 posts
Check out this blog, plenty of interesting articles on this subject:
Sep 07 2015 at 07:37
14 posts
FXTrader6789 posted:
90% of retail traders fail becasue they don't know what they are doing.


If you like it, buy it. If you don't sell it.
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