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vontogr (togr)
Oct 29 2015 at 13:26
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snapdragon1970 posted:
FXtrader2010 posted:
Here is 10k compounded at 5% a month for 8 years


You need to run that through a random generator to get a realistic outcome.


Not neccessarry as there are systems that bring you 5% a mo

Stephen Nelson (sbnelson2005)
Oct 29 2015 at 13:34
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togr posted:

Not neccessarry as there are systems that bring you 5% a mo


Correct

If you don't want the headache of trading then follow a proven track record, sit back and WAIT! (The last word is what most people have trouble with)

florentnorroy
Oct 29 2015 at 14:58
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kmartyn posted:
Like most traders I entered the Forex world with piss and vinegar hoping to cash in on quick profits. THIS IS NOT THE CASE.
After 2 blown accounts and a blow to my ego, I sat back and reevaluated my trades. Turns out I was doing a few things wrong.

1. Over leveraged. I know the appeal of trading 1:500 or even 1:1000, but DON'T do it. You will blow you account. My max now is 1:100 and that carries a significant amount of risk.

2. Money management. Do not risk more than 1% of your account. Some say 2% is fine, but 1% is better. set your stop losses at 2% of capital.

3. Worry about entries less and focus on how you're going to exit the trade that makes the most sense. Once you're in the market manage that position.

I hope this helps someone, please feel free to comment.


Hi kmartyn,

You have learned the first of many lessongs that comes with Forex trading. Being a beginner myself (started trading less than a year) I have made the same mistakes than many, blew accounts and started learning.

I would like to comment on points 2 and 3 though.

2) I'm personnaly not confortable with measuring my SL in terms of %. I mostly trade daily time frame (sometimes weekly or monthly) with a simple system based on Bollinger Band and candlestick pattern. So my stop loss would be located a few pips above/under the candlestick patterns. That makes the target calculation much easier (I usually target 1 to 5 times my stop-loss)

3) I consider entries as important as exits. If a candlestick pattern shows on the chart and I missed it, I don't enter later because you never know how the market will go. In those cases I wait for the next candlestick pattern and 'too bad' for me. There will be more money to make anyway... As my exits they are already set when I open my positions, I gauge the patterns with a scale up to 100, and depending of the context, strenght of the trend, ... I determine my risk-reward ratio, set my stop-loss and target, and then 'forget' about it... I'd move my SL to break even when price has moved the same amount of my stop loss, and then let it hit my target price (or get out manually if there is a reversal candlestick pattern).

rob559
Oct 30 2015 at 12:19
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don't forget kiss system.....keep it stupid simple

airjas
Oct 30 2015 at 12:19
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For my part, I just started trading this week on Monday. It is difficult not to cancel or change your mind during a position that is not in your favor. But I always do put my SL at around 1% of my account and I try to stick to it unless bad news comes up!

I think I did good so far (about 3% already) but I did spend a lot of time studying everything before I even opened my demo account. I spent like 100+ hours over a month - month and a half.

Since I am not working right now, I can spend my whole days looking at chart setups and news ;) I will also start reviewing soon, im still trying to find my routine and what works best for me!

vontogr (togr)
Oct 30 2015 at 12:54
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rob559 posted:
don't forget kiss system.....keep it stupid simple


Yes you are right and many users here do forget about it. Posting their own truth and complicated systems not suitable for beginners.

kieran (snapdragon1970)
Oct 31 2015 at 07:31
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airjas posted:
For my part, I just started trading this week on Monday. It is difficult not to cancel or change your mind during a position that is not in your favor. But I always do put my SL at around 1% of my account and I try to stick to it unless bad news comes up!

I think I did good so far (about 3% already) but I did spend a lot of time studying everything before I even opened my demo account. I spent like 100+ hours over a month - month and a half.

Since I am not working right now, I can spend my whole days looking at chart setups and news ;) I will also start reviewing soon, im still trying to find my routine and what works best for me!


If you have time get some good training from a professional ex trader who trades his own live account now,it's best to get an inside view of how the market works,saves a lot of time and money.

"They mistook leverage with genius".
FXtrader2010
Oct 31 2015 at 08:23
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ex trader? why not full time professional trader now? like myself ? but I wont teach you

kieran (snapdragon1970)
Oct 31 2015 at 18:41
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FXtrader2010 posted:
ex trader? why not full time professional trader now? like myself ? but I wont teach you


Ex Trader who worked at a financial institution,forex company,hedge fund etc...

"They mistook leverage with genius".
focusedfinance
Oct 31 2015 at 19:49
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Question - if a trading system has an edge, and say that edge exhibits itself over say 'x' trades, surely things like 1% or 3% or whatever rules don't matter?

All you need is to have enough money in your account for your system to display its edge.

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