Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

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Forex Trading Lessons: A Must For Forex Beginners

Forex Trading Lessons: A Must For Forex Beginners
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Want to Trade forex for a living? Read this.

Think of it like a really extreme freelance career, working for tips at a seasonal bar or restaurant. Every day, week, month, you have to put in the work to build your revenue stream. One Friday, you could pull in $800. Memorial Day weekend, $2000. Then for all of June to August, $50 a week, or worse, you spend more on bus fare just to get to work.
Same for trading. First you have to build some kind of personal track record. No one else needs to see it. No one else cares. It's just for you to know what you are actually capable of. You can't plan a monthly budget on an income you haven't proven yet.
Calculate your rock bottom monthly expenses. Rent, transportation, bills, food. No entertainment or other discretionary spending.
Compare to your hypothetical track record for trading. What's the worst month you had in a year? The best month? The average? How many months did you not make enough to pay your bills?
From that, figure out how much of a savings buffer you need, to afford that many months of bills, and no trading income (or worse, trading LOSSES).
Normal budget planning recommends 2-3 months of living expenses saved, plus an emergency fund. For volatile jobs, I'd say you need at least 2x that much. I've heard of some old school traders who only saw $0 or losses for 2 years straight. There's this penny stock trader guy Ross, who sells Warrior Trading education courses. In 2017 (?) he did a challenge where he traded $500 up toward a goal of $500,000 in a year -- he posted account updates (as far as one can trust them), and showed that he reached $335k by the end of the year, but had SIX MONTHS of zero to negative returns in the middle of his year. In 2012-2014, volatility died, and a lot of traders couldn't hack it in those conditions. With price movement dead for two years, how would you adjust for the lack of trading opportunities and income?
Your living costs need to be as low as possible, and your trading income needs to be sufficiently high, so that even your low months are consistently able to cover your bills. If your living cost is currently $2500 a month, and you have a $50,000 job, then one example might be to downsize your life (take on roommates, whatever) to reduce your cost down to $1500/mo and aim for a trading account size combined with personal trading method that gets you an annual range of $50k-$100k. That way, even in a bad year when you only make $25k, you'll still be able to pay rent. And just as they recommend for people who make good tips, save the extra income from any good month or year, until you have that huge safety cushion to live off.
It sucks immensely to trade under pressure when you don't have rent money. It's one of the big rules -- never trade with money you can't afford to lose.
If that all sounds too unglamorous, keep a part-time to full-time job, and trade in the evenings/plan your setups on the weekend to juice your income. Keeping a base income means covering your bases (so long as the job market is good), leaving you to trade stress free. Even if you blow a $1000 account, hopefully you can build that back up in a few months of saving from your normal job.
By the numbers, 93% of new traders quit or fail within 5 years. And only less than 1% of traders are profitable after expenses, per year. That means anyone who makes more than $0, so there's a long way to reach an income you can live on. Work towards being that successful guy, but make plans to survive the initial X number of years where you haven't yet proven your ability to be that guy.
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True Strength Indicator Testing | Swing Trading Forex for a Living

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I have been trading Forex for a while now, but noch I feel burned out. Any Recommendations?

Hello, I've been trading Forex here and now over the last 4 years and was pretty consistent with making profits through swing trading and price action.
But now I came back after 3 months and was only able to make 2k in the last four weeks.
And with every trade I take, I feel really insecure and started to doubt my analyses.
Any recommendations how to get out of this?
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[PDF] How to Day Trade Forex for a Living: A Beginner s Manual for Day Trading Currency - Proven Money-Making Strategies (How to Day Trade for a Living) By Bryan Lee

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Is there here someone who trade forex for a living?

I've always been curious about the trader life. Do you have freedom? Is it a boring life? Do you trade all day long or just a few hours per day?
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The FX Robot Method - Trading Forex For A Living

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I'm 14 and I've been trading stocks, options, futures, and forex for almost 4 years. How do I land a finance internship and where do I look? Should I wait a little bit longer?

Ever since I was in 7th grade, I started to learn about trading because of video game trading. I remember trading many in-game items and selling them to 6th graders for cash. Every night, I would stay up in the video-game item auction websites ( scrap.tf ) because there would be fewer bidders and, therefore more opportunities to snag some good deals. I didn't even play video games at that point, and I only liked trading video-game items. One evening my mother said, "If you like trading so much, you should learn about the stock market.". From then on, I was hooked. So every day after school, I would spend hours watching videos to not understand it, researching it, writing notes, and continuing to expand my knowledge. After about 1.5 years, I was quite knowledgeable and parents that I had given presentations to were very impressed (This was a middle school project where you would present on something you're interested in). Some parents couldn't understand a word I was saying. Near the end of 8th grade, my father wanted to give money to trade with (>$1000) and during the summer I had almost doubled his money. During freshman high school, I would go to the library and open my laptop and just trade. I made about $60-$200 a day and some days I lose money. Although since I managed my risk, my reward outweighed my risk. Trading is just as much, if not more as a mental game than a numbers game. During my freshman year, my father wanted me to manage his retirement fund, and by then, I knew how to read financial statements and do fundamental analysis very well. We are currently 30% up with me joining in January 2020. Although it was sad to find out my father had lost quite a bit of money in his account statement, but now his account is finally positive. Because of this, my mother now encourages me to "monitor" my father which is hilarious considering my age. When I grow up, I want to be a financial analyst or start a prop shop (a type of trading firm), go into real estate (another story for later), and achieve financial freedom. For now, I want to apply for internships to gain some work experience in finance and I have some unanswered questions.
- P.S Sorry for any grammar issues I may have missed. English class was never my strong suit.
Questions:
  1. What route should I take? Trade school? Finance or accounting in college?
  2. How do I get some finance-related internship as a high schooler?
    1. Is this even possible?
    2. Should I wait a little bit longer?
    3. Where do I look?
  3. What route should I take? Trade school? Finance or accounting or both in college?
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Is it harder when using real money?

Hi, so I opened a demo account on trading 212 and have been trading forex for about 3 days now. The account started at £50,000 and I’m now at £97,000 without taking a single loss. I’m just wondering if I put real money on will it be more difficult and are there other expenses that will reduce my profit? Thanks
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Dealing with boredom.

Been learning how to trade forex for 4 years. It has always been a frustrating journey, but whenever it beats me, i get back into the fight and try to figure out how to beat the game. It was always interesting even though I was loosing 90% of the time.
Now that everything is almost figured out, it feels that I've lost interest. Barely interested in opening charts, and when I do... boy is it difficult to stay focused (on the 1minute timeframe). I open the chart, draw my zones, set my alerts, then immediately alt tab out of mt4. I don't know what's wrong with me, same with women, once i figured out how they "worked" I was no longer interested or intrigued.
Does anyone know how to combat boredom in trading? Anybody feel the same way when they start breaking even or even winning trades?

I was just thinking of the following to cope with the boredom:
- talk more in the (inactive) discord group
- excersize more
- meditate
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I’m 14 and I’ve been trading stocks, options, futures, and forex for almost 4 years. How do I land a finance internship and where do I look? Should I wait a little bit longer?

I'm 14 and I've been trading stocks, options, futures, and forex for almost 4 years. How do I land a finance internship and where do I look? Should I wait a little bit longer?
Ever since I was in 7th grade, I started to learn about trading because of video game trading. I remember trading many in-game items and selling them to 6th graders for cash. Every night, I would stay up in the video-game item auction websites ( scrap.tf ) because there would be fewer bidders and, therefore more opportunities to snag some good deals. I didn't even play video games at that point, and I only liked trading video-game items. One evening my mother said, "If you like trading so much, you should learn about the stock market.". From then on, I was hooked. So every day after school, I would spend hours watching videos to not understand it, researching it, writing notes, and continuing to expand my knowledge. After about 1.5 years, I was quite knowledgeable and parents that I had given presentations to were very impressed (This was a middle school project where you would present on something you're interested in). Some parents couldn't understand a word I was saying. Near the end of 8th grade, my father wanted to give money to trade with (>$1000) and during the summer I had almost doubled his money. During freshman high school, I would go to the library and open my laptop and just trade. I made about $60-$200 a day and some days I lose money. Although since I managed my risk, my reward outweighed my risk. Trading is just as much, if not more as a mental game than a numbers game. During my freshman year, my father wanted me to manage his retirement fund, and by then, I knew how to read financial statements and do fundamental analysis very well. We are currently 30% up with me joining in January 2020. Although it was sad to find out my father had lost quite a bit of money in his account statement, but now his account is finally positive. Because of this, my mother now encourages me to "monitor" my father which is hilarious considering my age. When I grow up, I want to be a financial analyst or start a prop shop (a type of trading firm), go into real estate (another story for later), and achieve financial freedom. For now, I want to apply for internships to gain some work experience in finance and I have some unanswered questions.
- P.S Sorry for any grammar issues I may have missed. English class was never my strong suit.
Questions:
  1. What route should I take? Trade school? Finance or accounting in college?
  2. How do I get some finance-related internship as a high schooler?
    1. Is this even possible?
    2. Should I wait a little bit longer?
    3. Where do I look?
  3. What route should I take? Trade school? Finance or accounting or both in college?
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3 Biggest Mistakes I Made When I Was Learning to Trade Forex

When I first learnt to trade, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. As I was searching the internet for the wide range of forex material available, I noticed two main things. The first one was 'Forex is the hardest easiest money you will make' and that 'Over 90% of Forex traders fail.'
Well, now, as I've been trading forex for some time now and mentoring people how to trade, I realised the 3 biggest mistakes I made while learning to trade.

1. Overtrading
I would jump on the charts at the London open, do my analysis on 6-8+ pairs and place multiple trades at once. This happened every time I jumped on the charts, I ALWAYS thought there was a trade to be taken. I remember feeling like a real professional at the time, watching my multiple positions tick up into profit but eventually hitting my SL and closing me out, losing 2-3% a night.
Obviously just starting out, my trading psychology wasn't the best and this often resulted in emotional trading. I would open up bigger positions to make up for my losses, which often resulted in even greater losses. One trade, I lost 2k in a matter of minutes which was 40% of my account at the time.
Do I regret any of this? Absolutely not. This helped me to build the current mindset that I have today. When these BIG mistakes occur, you have to remember that you are in this for the long haul. I would tell myself that 2k will be nothing when I am trading a 100k account in the future. LEARN from your mistakes, do not make them again, and then move on.
I found journaling and back testing EVERY trade I took to greatly help this problem of overtrading as the more trades I took, the longer I would be spending on the weekends studying all my trades.

2. Not understanding the importance of RR and risk management
I didn't understand how important risk reward ratios were when I first started trading. My mentor would always tell me not to take any trades that were less than a 1:2.5 RR but I struggled to find these trades as I was always just taking random trades when I hopped on the charts.
Once I finally understood, through experience, that trading is a game of probabilities and to have an edge over the market and therefore gradually grow your account, you need to ensure you are taking trades with a good RR. I would be watching the charts and when price was coming close to my entry price, I would execute a buy/sell, not realising that the few pip difference made a massive difference to my RR. I found the use of pending orders to help this issue greatly as it removed my fear of missing a trade and executing at a worst price.

3. Trading multiple pairs
As I mentioned before, I would hop on the charts and analyse 6-8 pairs to see if there were any trades to take. If no trades grabbed my attention, I would continue to skim all 6-8 pairs until I forced a trade to come to my attention.
Trading multiple pairs was terrible for my trading at the beginning. I always assumed that all pairs have the same qualities and move the same but how wrong I was. Reducing the number of pairs that I traded to only 1-2 helped my trading greatly. You notice certain qualities that each individual trade has, such as EURUSD not pulling back as much as GBPJPY, for example. You learn the language of the pair and how it may react at certain S/R or to certain news.

What are you currently struggling with?
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This person randomly started texting me about how she wants me to get a trading account set up for Forex trading and that I'll pay her a commission fee off the profit generated. I know nothing about Forex and just wanted to know if this was a scam or what the hells going on.

This person randomly started texting me about how she wants me to get a trading account set up for Forex trading and that I'll pay her a commission fee off the profit generated. I know nothing about Forex and just wanted to know if this was a scam or what the hells going on. submitted by -Pergopa- to Forex [link] [comments]

Is there enough volume and open interest for to not experience any difference compared to trading a mini forex future instead?

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How to be profitable in Forex: High-probability trading.

Hello guys,
I see a lot of posts here either of new traders or non-profitable traders. Some people here even believe trading is gambling and it is impossible to be constantly profitable. I have been trading forex for a few years now and I have fallen into every trap you could imagine: Overtrading, too many indicators, no backtesting, anger trades, etc.. burned a few accounts and finally managed to be constantly profitable on a large period of time. That is why I decided to make a very quick guide on how I think everyone can achieve profitability.
High-probability trading is a very simple concept: Only take trades when stars align. I'd recommend focusing on a very few setups that have proven to be profitable, and to not trade if the setup isn't perfect. If you think there is a slight chance you could lose a trade, then do not take it. The most important rule is to have 100% confidence in your trades, so you are not disappointed when you lose one because you know you followed your guidances.
I am a full-time trader. I mostly look at the 5-minutes, 15-minutes, and 1-hour charts, and I watch all major currency pairs 10 hours a day. You'd assume I take a lot of trades because so many setups form each day, well I do not. I take 2 to 3 trades a week for a duration of 1 to 4 hours per trade. But because these trades are more likely to be profitable, I have a good monthly return.
Now we all have our own strategy and I'm not here to review yours. Just think of how you could make your strategy a high-probability one. If you take a trade at each trading session and you have less than 65% of winning rate, then you can certainly improve your guidances. Here are the two most important rules you must follow:
- Always trade with the trend on all your timeframes, and at least a higher one. If I take a trade on the 5-minutes, 15-minutes and 1-hour charts, I want to make sure I'm with the 5-minutes, 15-minutes, 1-hour and 4-hour trends. A 200-periods exponential moving average on each timeframe should do the trick to ensure that.
- Confluence. This is for me the most profitable rule of trading. Confluence is when you have two or more levels coming together and therefore making a confluence point. For example, if you are trading the retest of a bullish trendline on the 1-hour chart, a confluence point could be where the price: retests the 1-hour bull trendline, breaks the 15-minutes bear trendline, retests the 1-hour 50-period EMA, breaks the 15-minutes 50-period EMA with a bullish marubozu candlestick, with an RSI bullish divergence at an oversold level, and a retest of a support. Now this would be a crazy setup, but even when a few stars align in a confluence point the trade is high-probability.
Thank you for reading.
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Even when you win in forex you lose

Ive been trading forex for years. Ive never blown up an account but ive never been truly profitable. Best ive done is break even.
Now, after years of learning all my positions are green and headed for the moon. I bought Brent at $20, silver ar $12, nat gas at $1.36, sold USD at the top.
so what has my broker done? They've upped my daily interest fee by 450%. Theyre gonna blind me out before i can cash in. by my math, by the time im ready to cash out the daily interest charge will equal what i make. best i can do is even, likely be down some.
you can't win. it's rigged against you.
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Need opinions (divergence stopped working?)

Okay so I've been learning to trade forex for 7 months, created a good strategy, on demo out of 100 trades literally barely any negatives and if it didn't go my way I was still cut out in profit or break even. I trade on live and all of a sudden my win rate has gone from so high to barely winning, using the same strategy. My question is could it be market conditions have changed from a couple months ago? Is divergence not working for some reason? Or do I blame my psychology?
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I just spotted at least 7 potential FOREX trading opportunities for next week. Oh boy! Could be a $1k+ week. 🍻

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/u/lordyuty This one is for you " What is the main thing a Forex trader should be doing during a trading session?"

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Learn How To Trade Forex - Can A Beginner Make Money In Forex Trading?

Introduction
Contrary to what every Forex 'expert' out there would have you believe, it's not easy to learn how to trade Forex at all. Trading Forex is one of the most challenging skills you can ever set out to learn, which is especially daunting if you're a beginner just starting out to learn how to trade Forex. If you're finding it hard to learn how to trade Forex successfully right now, you're probably wondering: "Can a beginner make money in Forex trading?" By the end of this article, you'll know what you can do to make money in Forex trading right now.
Can A Beginner Make Money In Forex Trading?
If you have a look around the many Forex websites, forums, seminars and magazines, it seems like everyone's making millions of dollars trading Forex! The thing is, Forex traders love to talk about their winning trades and make themselves out to be wildly profitable traders, but the reality is that only 5% of Forex traders are consistently making money. Yes, even a beginner can make money in Forex trading, but there's a big difference between making money in Forex and making a full time income, achieving financial freedom, and building wealth through Forex.
What Stops Beginners From Making An Income
So what's stopping beginners from making a consistent, long term income from trading Forex? Well, unlike the professional Forex traders working for the big banks and hedge funds, most beginner traders learning to trade Forex aren't paid a full time salary to immerse themselves in the markets. If you're just starting out in Forex, then you've probably got a full time job that you spend at least 8 hours a day on, and a family and social life outside of that. That means that you have a very real shortage of time to get yourself to the level where you can trade like a pro, and believe me, it takes a lot of time and consistent effort.
It takes years of study, practice and real experience in the markets to learn how to trade Forex successfully, and get to the level where you can consistently make money in Forex trading. Not to mention that you'll be taking on, for all intents and purposes, an unpaid part time job that will chain you to your computer while you are trading. It's something that will alienate you from your social circle, and put considerable strain on your family relationships as well. It's no wonder that most traders wanting to learn how to trade Forex will give up within 3 months, and never make money in Forex trading.
What You Can Do To Make Money In Forex Trading Now
So what can you do to make money in Forex trading right now? The best shortcut I know is to buy a proven Forex trading system to do your trading for you. I'm not going to look you in the eye and tell you that you can just go out there and pick any system and make millions, because that's simply not true. Profitable trading systems are rare, and you need to choose very carefully. That said, if you can find a trading system that works, you can overcome the biggest challenges any trader faces while they learn how to trade Forex. You'll be able to gain valuable Forex market experience, preserve your personal relationships and most importantly make money in Forex trading while you learn how to trade Forex.
When you've built up the capital and income of your Forex systems operation, and have gathered up valuable trading experience, you may decide to try out trading Forex for yourself. Regardless of whether you trade with an automatic Forex system in the short, medium or long term, it's a powerful solution that will enable you to make money in Forex trading even if you're a beginner.
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IWantToLearn Forex Trading. What should I do? Should I take a course that costs me $2000 just for learning basic knowledges? Looking forward your advice! Thank you

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Which is smart? Working 24x5 or just a few hours a day? Well, you know the answer and this applies to Forex trading too. But which is the best time to trade? Get your answer here. (You don't know the third one for sure) https://wetalktrade.com/best-forex-market-hours-to-trade/

Which is smart? Working 24x5 or just a few hours a day? Well, you know the answer and this applies to Forex trading too. But which is the best time to trade? Get your answer here. (You don't know the third one for sure) https://wetalktrade.com/best-forex-market-hours-to-trade/ submitted by Wetalktrade to u/Wetalktrade [link] [comments]

This Random strategy broke even trading Forex every 15 minutes for a month.

New to Algo trading, and just learning and experimenting.

I'm posting this more because I found it to be interesting, though I wonder if anyone could suggest one small change to give this an edge slightly above break-even. (One old weird trick the algorithms don't want you to know!?)
I realize that 1 month isn't much time at all, but this thing traded every 15 minutes, 24/5.

Results: Break-even, after fluctuating +/- 10% several times throughout.

Parameters:

I thought this would waste my account in a big hurry, but I was pretty surprised at how well it did. Yeah, it isn't profitable, but for being totally random, I was not expecting it to break-even.
This experiment was inspired by the Incerto series by N. N. Taleb. (I should clarify- he doesn't advocate for trading this way, just reading so much about randomness got me interested in the experiment)

Here's a link to the actual script, for those interested.
https://pastebin.com/raw/Qwcr6hMG
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