An Insider Look at the Minds of Successful
What are the traits of successful forex
One of the traits of successful foreign exchange traders is that they go into the forex industry
with confidence. Win or lose, they hold their heads up high whenever they head to the market. As most of them would
advise beginners like you, a secret is to follow their example; be decisive when entering and exiting trades, then,
avoid second-guessing yourself during the process. Granted you handle situations well and if the odds go in your
favor, profiting big is in your cards.
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As a novice trader, you should study money management. For instance, always guarantee that you have
capital for at least 50 trades. Why? Well, contrary to the assumption that winning in a trade is all about luck,
they should be aware that the action in the forex market can be explained with technical analysis, and
probability and statistics.
At one point, after a streak of wins, you may find yourself in a losing position. Remember, the
objective in the foreign exchange market is to survive. Placing reckless trades should not be an option. Be mindful
of the fact that if you know how to manage your money and investment, you can pull yourself back up eventually.
Sticking with Market Conditions
If a financial
crisis is on the way, acknowledge it. For example, if the prices of stocks are going down, refuse to be in
a selling position. Conversely, if stock prices are going upward, do not insist that you are in a buying
Do not be overconfident by going against the market and crossing your fingers that you will defy
the odds. You may think that insisting on ignoring chart patterns and technical indicators is a lot like taking a
risk. But, it is not. While there are few traders who have been fortunate to win big due to their bold moves, note
that you are better off staying in a safe zone – especially since you are still a beginner.
Consider becoming part of a forex community and becoming friends with traders, especially
experienced ones. Doing so allows you to interact regarding trading strategies, obstacles, technical analysis, and
other related news. Aside from all that, they may tell you a remarkable story that could make you see forex trading in a way better perspective.
Emotional Detachment & Professionalism
As a newbie in foreign exchange, the rule is to never get carried away by your emotions. Especially
if you win on your first trade, you may feel overwhelmed that you may be encouraged to enter a new trade setup and
put in all your money based on that success. On the other hand, if you do not have your way, you may let the loss
stop you from ever going back to place another bet.
Keep your emotions under control. Acquire a level-headed mindset and avoid straying from a trading
strategy. To help you out, try remembering the cliché that goes “This, too, shall pass”.