The Online Forex Trader's Success Tips



A successful online forex trader must start on a positive footing and to do this I'll expect that you set up your principles and guidelines on how you intend to go about your trading business. If you adhere to your trading principles, I bet you're on your way towards becoming a winning trader.

It you venture into this business without a guiding principle, this in turn means you are goalless and could end up like the rest of the over 90% forex traders who end up being broke. I'll outline some basic principles that would get you started as a successful online forex trader.

  • If you must trade, please make sure you do so based on triggers from your trading system not just because you fell like trading.

  • When you do take trading positions, please do risk not more than 10% of your equity as this is key money management technique that we most times throw to the wind.

  • The use of trailing stops is very important and it is advised that stops are carefully applied.

  • Try not to adjust your stop loss after entering the trade, rather step out of the trade.

  • While in a winning trade please ensure that you don't let it run into the negative territory, this you can do by using trailing stops effectively.

  • Try as much as possible not to exit a trade just because you have lost patience.

  • It is important that hedging is not applied to a losing trade.

  • Some traders change trade directions abruptly, never do this unless you have a wonderful reason.

  • Stick to your trade plan and never change it based on an advice from someone else.

  • Stay out of trades that you're not sure of the trends. Always apply a grounded analysis as a guide for your decisions.

  • After losing for while, it is advised that you stay away from the market and reevaluate your trading system.

  • Strong support and resistance levels should be noted.

  • Diversify your risk evenly amongst the various markets.

  • After losing you should reduce the lot size; don't increase it in a bid to take a revenge on the market.

  • Be disciplined enough to allow you profits run and slash your losses.

  • Stay out of the market when you are not too sure.
This are some of the tips that I've followed over time, but yet an online forex trader must get all necessary training that he can acquire as education is key in this business. The online forex trader's training enables an investor get all the training on the various factors that affect the foreign exchange market.

This sort of training can be undergone by appearing in a physical venue for classes, or online over the internet. Trainings like this would start by introducing the currency market basics when they are tailored for newbie would-be online forex trader. Sometime trainings can be tailored for advanced users as well.