How long should I start to trade after studying?

Aug 20, 2019 at 10:22
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Biedrs kopš   3 ieraksti
Aug 20, 2019 at 10:22
I've read some information in Babypips for months, and also some trading instruction/guide in some brokers' website.
I just don't know when to start? How do I know I am ready?
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Biedrs kopš   144 ieraksti
Aug 20, 2019 at 12:11
Miki_Bao posted:
I've read some information in Babypips for months, and also some trading instruction/guide in some brokers' website.
I just don't know when to start? How do I know I am ready?
In forex trading, learning continues for ever for lifetime as the market evolves and so there is no 100% guarantee that you are ready to start trading at any specific point in time.

If you have a basic understanding about MT4 usage and forex market and already have a working and proven trading strategy. Then, start trading in a demo account and if you consistently make profit for 6 months, then there are some chances that you are somewhat ready, but it is not a guarantee that you will make profit in real account.

But without demo performance, if you moving to live account, then there is a 99% chance that you will overall loose money over time in forex trading.

But if you don't have a strategy, then try to study support and resistance or trend lines etc to develop your own strategy and then, start trading in demo account.
Biedrs kopš   113 ieraksti
Aug 20, 2019 at 14:08
Just start with a demo account to play around and get the basics!
Biedrs kopš   7 ieraksti
Aug 21, 2019 at 05:09
if you think you are ready to start trading then, i advice you to start demo trading and don't stick to for a long time, just learn the basics and move on to a micro account. minimum deposit is mostly $5 with most brokers and chose someone who offers negative balance protection, so you don't lose more than you deposited. this way you will get experience on the live market without having to lose more than $5 or so.
Biedrs kopš   3 ieraksti
Aug 22, 2019 at 12:45
Thanks for everyone's advice, quite practical 😱
I'll start with a demo account, and change to real one if I think I can handle it.
Aug 22, 2019 at 22:49
Miki_Bao posted:
I've read some information in Babypips for months, and also some trading instruction/guide in some brokers' website.
I just don't know when to start? How do I know I am ready?

Trade on demo until you consistently make an acceptable profit level for 3 to 6 months in a row.

Don't try and get rich fast.
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Biedrs kopš   1 ieraksti
Aug 22, 2019 at 23:28
don't stay on demo for too long, theres no ral learning in that in my opinion, because no emotions are involved, but get tour feet wet with a demo account and move to a real account. shoot if you can skip demo all together and start off with a $20 real account i promise you'll learn a lot quicker that way.
Biedrs kopš   5 ieraksti
Aug 27, 2019 at 12:50
This is a tricky question because there are so many different types of traders. Technical traders can learn technical aspects very quickly which is why it appeals to many traders but is also a path to be sold by snake oil salesmen.

Fundamental analysis helps to tell you the REASON why the market is moving in a particular direction. However, this craft is also tricky because it takes a lot of reading and learning but in the end you will be better off knowing both fundamentals and technical.

Then the question becomes: What times do you have to trade ? Are you going to work and trying to trade part time ? Are you a day trader ? This makes the question about when to start trading even harder to figure out for many traders.

The main thing is to have a clear and strong conviction for each trade. Don't guess or take trades that do not make sense. You'll want to get in the game and trade, but it's a risk.

Treat it as if every single trade was the only trade you can make and pretend that each trade is your entire lot. This way you will build a physiology that you can't make a mistake or take trades that are too risky or not a high probability / conviction for the trade.

Higher win rate will increase your success so make each trade count is important depending on how your planning to trade.

agentz86@
Biedrs kopš   11 ieraksti
Aug 29, 2019 at 10:03
This is a simple question - trade demo until you have been consistently profitable on demo for 3 consecutive months.
Biedrs kopš   50 ieraksti
Sep 19, 2019 at 05:42
Start trading on demo account. That’s on you how much you want to take. Learn the basics and keep on learning, one can never stop learning as the forex market is dynamic.
Biedrs kopš   26 ieraksti
Sep 24, 2019 at 07:36
Yes. There is no fixed criteria as such. You can practice for a month, 2months or even 6 months, that’s up to you. Demo account is really helpful.
Biedrs kopš   3 ieraksti
Sep 24, 2019 at 09:31
Cool thanks sir~
Biedrs kopš   10 ieraksti
Sep 24, 2019 at 11:05
Demo is the best. I trade on demo for a year and I happy with that. May go live in a month but no rush. Need to be sure will not make a loss when go live
Biedrs kopš   38 ieraksti
Oct 03, 2019 at 05:34
Yes, start with a demo account and trade for as long as you want. I still use a demo account sometimes to test my strategies. Its a great place to learn. Once you can trade consistently there then you can shift to a real account.

Biedrs kopš   39 ieraksti
Oct 18, 2019 at 06:53
Trade on demo account until you feel confident. There is no fixed time or criteria as such.
Biedrs kopš   38 ieraksti
Oct 22, 2019 at 08:10
Gabriel99 posted:
Trade on demo account until you feel confident. There is no fixed time or criteria as such.

True ! Once you start realizing consecutive profits in your demo account you can try your hands on a real account.
Biedrs kopš   920 ieraksti
Oct 31, 2019 at 05:44
No doubt, it’s a long term process; but there is no fixed answer! Such as, I opened my live account after 1.7 years of demo; you may need more or less time.
Mar 22, 2020 at 23:05
Start practicing right away using a demo account that you can use for a long time. Be prepared that it is going to take you a long time to learn how to be good at trading. Patience will be your power. As long as you don't give up, you will eventually succeed. Financial prosperity will be your reward.
Biedrs kopš   41 ieraksti
Mar 24, 2020 at 10:40
richard2 posted:
Gabriel99 posted:
Trade on demo account until you feel confident. There is no fixed time or criteria as such.

True ! Once you start realizing consecutive profits in your demo account you can try your hands on a real account.

Agreed. I feel demo account really builds confidence in a trader.
Biedrs kopš   52 ieraksti
Mar 24, 2020 at 19:11
When you started profiting from demo, that's the time to start doing it with small money. For a system to be considered a reasonable battle tested system, my lowest acceptable criteria is at least 100 trades (unique positions). If you discovered your own system and profited from it after 100 trades (unique positions), then there is a good chance that it can withstand the test of reality.
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