There is not a part-time trader out there who doesn’t dream of getting to the point where they can throw their day job to the wayside and trade currency from the deck of their pool. This is a legitimate fantasy that few will achieve, and for those that do it will be a hard road to get there.
There will be no chance of success at becoming a full time Forex trader until you honestly evaluate the following factors to see if it is viable in your situation:
Start Up Capital
How much is in your Forex account right now? $1,000? 2 grand? How much more can you add to it? Remember, pips don’t equal much when converted into cash and not even leveraging with that amount of money is going to make you self sufficient any time soon. Brokers don’t leverage more than what you have on hand to lose. Continue reading "Are You Ready to Become a Full Time Forex Trader?" →
Today's Guest Blogger is frequent TV contributor, Bob Iaccino from TraderOutlook.com. Iaccino will try to take a stab at teaching us about the importance of risk management in the Forex markets.You can also see Bob's recently released video series, charting his trading methods and successes. Make sure you comment below with any questions you have for Bob.
Position traders are suffering a little bit, both short and long term in the Forex market right now. Even scalpers are feeling the sort of chop they haven’t felt recently because of the lack of “trend/congestion, trend/congestion” that has been the consistent general nature of the Forex markets. When the economy is in a particular phase such as recession, growth, or even depression, we’ll see the Forex markets trending. However, the direction of the trend doesn’t ultimately matter. They’ll trend for a period of time, and then they’ll pause and move sideways.
Continue reading "The Golden Rule of Risk Management" →