There are a lot of reasons, but this is actually the number one reason, Is we insist on adjusting the strategy to have as low a probability of taking a loss in the short term as possible. This results in us unintentionally maximizing the amount of the loss.
Dictiony posted: According to the my point of views mostly trader's loss their money in Forex due to the lack of knowledge and confidence also greed is the main factor of lose money, for that reason everyone must give enough time to proper analyze the market and trade with less risk, then sure have much benefit in this business.
Yes the first reason people lose money is because they don't have enough knowledge to be profitable. Problem is only knowledge doesn't bring profit. To be profitable you need to understand the market psychology, price sentiment and discipline. And most people lack it.
marco_mmbiz posted: Most people are just greedy. That's a modern human thing I guess (most of our ancestors were not greedy). Even todays winners are losing, but they're not losing that much like losers do. It's achieved with money management, together with a humble, non-greedy mind.
this ^^ !!! and people get too excited by leverage, and big lot sizes. :(