Advanced Forex Trading
Ten times out of 10, the Forex community uses different terms to say the same old thing. An advanced trader can say the same thing as a beginner, but in a completely different way. For example, supply and demand have many other terms.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow. Not all of us go through this phase of trading, but it does happen. If your strategy depends on a market inefficiency or a particular market environment, then this will most likely happen to you at some point. Frustration is only natural, but maybe don’t throw in the towel just yet…
I used to love holding positions until my intended target without adjusting my risk or the risk that I had left on the table. Yes, I know this was not the smartest thing but, we learn every day, right? So, for example, if I were risking 1% of my total capital, I would attempt the complete 1% until my intended target, whether 3% or 10%!! I would NEVER adjust my risk! This approach was problematic.
Have you ever been in a situation where it feels like everything around you is crumbling, and you have no control over how many things around you crumble, what crushes, or when these things crumble?
Imagine, with me for just one second, a boy or girl who grew up in a family where there wasn’t any more to spare month to month. Even worse, they couldn’t even get by, let alone have anything to spare, since their parents weren’t wealthy and didn’t have high-paying jobs but rather were considered part of the lowest income earners in society.
I don’t know about you, but when I started trading the Forex markets back in the day, I BARELY EVER focused on “the PPI”! I couldn’t care less, to be honest, and for a very long time, I never paid attention to this economic news event because I thought it was just something fancy for the traders at the bank.
Have you ever been sold a dream? All sunshine and rainbows, the greener side of the fence, the better products, and all those dreams?
If your answer to my question is no, well then, I am extremely happy for you. BUT, you’re probably lying to yourself because everyone is a victim of this!
At the time of writing, I’ve had an incredible week. Filled with opportunities and trade setups that would have you questioning whether or not we’ve actually come to the end of the year! I mean, seriously, since when are the markets so volatile in December??