One of the reasons why only 5% of the traders are successful and the majority of the 95% fail in the Forex market. Besides that, a lot of people lack a mindset that is essential for successful Forex Trading. Below are the 4 factors that most people lack of:
1. Discipline – This is a very important factor. Whether you are able to maintain successful Forex Trading in the long run will depend on this. As a disciplined trader, you have to follow the rules of a Forex Trading system and you do not break them. But on the other hand, you do not react to any signals appeared in the trading system blindly, you have to also understand the Forex market conditions. E.g. You may not want to go long on GBP/USD, when there are weak economic concerns about the U.K. market.
2. Trading Psychology – The inability to control the greed factor could lead to a downfall of your trading career. Always be satisfied with the profit target that you have planned and forget about the losses that you incurred in a failed Forex trade, there will always be more trading opportunities. Another bad habit of trading psychology is the Fear of losing a trade, meaning people may cut losses earlier or later. Leave it all to the target profit and stop loss that you have set, which means that you are consistent in everything you trade.
3. Money Management – Forex Trading is also about how good you manage your money. Do not trade all your capital, but only the amount that you can afford to loose. Plan on how much are you willing to risk per trade. I would recommend trading on 1% to 5% of your trading capital per trade. This ensures you have enough money to trade Forex when you loose some.
4. Consistency – If you can be consistent in the above 3 factors, then you should be making profits in Forex Trading, and consistently. A Forex trader can make a huge sum of profits in a short period of time, but if he/she lacks consistency, I can guarantee that the trader won’t make a successful trader in the long haul.
I understand that as a newbie trader, you may find it tough to follow the above 4 points. I have gone through that too. This is why Forex Trading is not as easy as one may think. But by learning to abide those rules and following my Forex Trading guide, which teaches Forex system trading, I can be sure that through hard work and determination, you can be one of the successful traders as well.