When trading in a market that is as fast paced as Forex is, preventing substantial losses is just as important as coming out ahead. You need to have systems in place as a part of each plan that not only will maximize your gains, but will also minimize your losses if your trade does not go as you thought it would.
There are simple strategies you should employ in each trade to make that happen for you. Fixing buy and sell setups will help you to control your risk while increasing your profitability. They work by fixing when you will enter a trade, and when you will exit. Regardless of whether you are gaining or losing.
Why is This Important?
Buy and sell setups take the human element out of the trade. Before you invest your money, you choose the terms that expose you to the least amount risk as possible. Once the trade begins, for better or worse you sit back and let your money ride. Trading in this way helps you to control those decisions you would make based on your emotions, such as pulling out too soon when you have shown some gain, or staying in the trade too long in order to try and reverse a bad trade. Continue reading "Setting Up Your Forex Trade For Success With Stops and Limits"