Beginner Risk Management

Holiday Trading (End of Year)

Holiday Trading (End of Year)

A belated Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! (to whomever that applies). I hope you all spent some time with loved ones and re-centered yourselves in preparation for the new year that will come with new heights ergo new challenges.

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What Is A Pip In Forex Trading - TradingView Chart

What Is A Pip In Forex Trading?

Pip is an acronym for “price interest point” or “percentage in point”, which is a price change of 1/100 of 1% or one basis point. This represents the smallest possible change in an exchange rate.
The majority of Forex pairs are quoted up to 4 decimal places i.e. a pip is the last of those 4 decimal places.

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Breaking Down Win Rate (Percentage) For Traders

Breaking Down Win Rate (Percentage) For Traders

A trader’s win rate (percentage) is determined by the number of winning trades out of all the trades they have placed.
If you win 50 out of 100 trades, then your win rate sits at 50%. If you win 80 of 100 trades, your win rate is 80%.

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Understanding Forex Market Sessions

Understanding Forex Market Sessions

When I started Forex trading, I genuinely thought I had to be trading for 24 hours, 5 days a week, and 240 days in a calendar year! Genuinely! I kid you not. I thought that was the only way you made money in the Forex Market.
Until I learned that it all depended on your strategy and the kind of lifestyle you sought to live.

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How To Let Your Winning Trades Run

How To Let Your Winning Trades Run

Cut your losses short, let your winners run. You know the saying, but do you apply it in your trading? I can tell you now that most people do the exact opposite – They cut their winners short and hope losing trades will magically move in their favour.

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When Should You Leave The Forex Market Alone?

When Should You Leave The Forex Market Alone?

If this week has taught me anything, it’s that you can never be too sure because you never know what’s coming or when it is coming. This past week we witnessed the US elections, and with that came volatility.
As traders, we love volatility. We love movement in a bearish or bullish direction.

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Should You Use Trading Signal Providers

Should You Use Trading Signal Providers?

Over the years, I’ve had many questions about signal providers. Do they work? Are they for everyone? How do you really measure their accuracy? And even, WHY you would provide signals?
The only reason I asked that last question over the years was because I genuinely believed that providing signals would somewhat take the trader’s focus off their own trading.

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Should You Trade Every Currency Pair

Should You Trade Every Currency Pair?

Early on in my Forex journey, I would look for setups on every single pair, from the most common to the most exotic. The pairs very few traders even knew existed or cared to look at. This, of course, has a few benefits such as:

– Always finding a setup.
– Trading frequently.
– You feel more productive.

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How To Cut Your Losing Trades

How To Cut Your Losing Trades

Cut your losses short, let your winners run. While this piece of advice is well known, you will find that the majority of retail traders do not put this into practice.
Instead, they hope that losses will turn into profits and cut winning trades because they fear that the market will turn against them. This type of behavior is often because of a traders psychological pitfalls.

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The Hidden Cost Of Trading

The Hidden Cost Of Trading

I mean that literally. To every trader out there that thinks you place your trades for free, allow me to disabuse you of that notion immediately! IT COSTS MONEY TO TRADE. And no, I’m not talking about your losses.

When you place a trade, ANY TRADE, whether it was a mistake, a bad trade, or a good trade, your broker will either charge you a COMMISSION and/or a SPREAD. There is no avoiding this. You have to pay to play.

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