Forex trading is basically just an investment
As any other investment, there are always benefits and risks beyond forex trading. Many people/organization, especially forex brokers, its affiliate and those who earn their income by providing some forex related services says that forex trading have so much advantages compared to other investments; Forex is easy, with its non-stop 24 hours market, its wide range adjustable leverage, its automated trading platform, its offered better opportunity for income resource, and many more — you name it as much as you want to…
Blinded by its ‘beautiful dream imagination’, many small/personal traders, especially for the new ones forgot that forex trading is basically still an investment program. Traders should never have a thought that forex trading is an income resource.
Common Beginner Traders Scenario
Beginner forex traders are usually follow the trend of forex trading without preparing and providing them self with an adequate understanding about what’s inside forex trading. Their common scenarios are:
1. Know about forex trading
2. Have an interest in forex trading
3. Looking for an easy and profitable forex services
(Usually by looking for some services with less margin, high leverage, automated trading platform, and less risk? – which is too good to be true)
4. Start gambling with their trades
5. Unable to achieve profits as what their imagination
6. Repeating scenarios 3, 4 and 5
7. Repeating scenarios 3, 4 and 5 again… and again…
8. Realizing that they are loosing too much or that their imagination along these days/weeks/months is wrong (i doubt that it would reach years)
9. Give up and quit their trading for good.
Where did they do wrong in above scenario? Is that wrong to always searching for a better service to back up our trade? In my point of view, there are no mistakes in that scenario at all. But it’s just incomplete, and that’s the most dangerous mistakes made by most beginner traders.
How to Overcome Traders Mistakes and Begin to Make Some Profits in Forex
The facts are, there are just 5% of forex traders which successes with their trading. To become as they are, we should insert step 2.5 in scenario above. This step will simplify above scenarios by eliminating the fourth and eighth and changing ninth step became TRADERS GOAL ACHIEVED.
2.5 Preparing yourself with a solid basic knowledge of forex trading
– Know about the fundamental of forex trading
– Learn about what and how forex market really is
– Train yourself to getting familiar with the technical analysis in forex trading
– Learn how psychological factor affecting in the trading and define our best trading personality
– Be aware in our risk and money management
– Develop your most effective unique trading system based on your knowledge.
We should keep in mind deeply that forex trading is an investment. There is no way that we could be a master in some investment that we’ve just dive in to for days or weeks. We have to do it by the right way, and don’t forget to eliminate your rush in the goal achievement. You will surely find your best trading system that suits you, I guarantee that. But it would cost you some time for several trial and error system testing while you developing your experience in forex trading.
By using an analogical approach as a computer, forex broker is the application programs and operating system. We do need them to make sure that all we need its done, served and executed properly. But, how good the computerization execution speed and its performance are depends on the basic computer specification, which analogically as you.
How to Get Yourself Completely Forex Prepared
Learning and education materials are world widely spreading around us.
1. The first and the most value added a resource of forex trading is through book reading. Forex and investing categorized books are availabe in countless numbers in many bookstore and online bookstore. You should pick some of them to educate yourself with valuable knowledge of the theory beyond forex trading.
2. Try to get into some traders forum to know more about forex trading and the markets. Forex forum also a place to give you an information for forecasting the crowd psychological factor to forecast the currency price movement by examining on how do other traders react in some financial forex related world events.
3. Get a forex course. An expert forex traders or forex broker are offering this kind of forex educational method. The course are usually about the basic knowledge of forex, technical analysis technique usage and its tools, an expert trading advice or maybe in how to develop a particular tested forex trading system which profitable (if done right and backed by your forex basic knowledge).
4. Forex magazine subscription. Some forex magazines are published weekly, monthly and others might be yearly. These materials usually give you information about the updated forex market behavior overview and analysis which can be use for the input of the fundamental analysis of your forex trading.