Category: 1. Own Trading Plan

Summary: Developing a Trading Plan

The difference between making money and losing money can be as simple as trading with a plan or trading without one. A trading plan is an organized approach to executing a trading system that you’ve developed based on your market analysis and outlook while factoring in risk management and personal psychology. No...
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Stick With Your Trading Plan

A forex trading plan is only effective if it’s followed. You have to stick to it. It sounds simple to do. It is really just common sense but most traders still can’t do it. Why, oh, why? Trader incompatibility.A trading plan should be a personalized plan for you, a...
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21 Questions You Should Answer In Your Trading Plan

One of the leading causes for the failure of many businesses is their lack of planning. If you want to be successful in life and business, you need to have a plan for how to obtain that success. Trading is no different from any other business. It is important...
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What Forex Trading Software, Hardware, And Other Tools Will You Use?

What “toys” will you use for your forex trading profession? Write down the hardware, software, data feeds, furniture, and internet access that will comprise your currency “trading desk.” Don’t forget backups! Make sure you have a backup plan for everything just in case your main tools fail while you’re in a...
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What Is Your Daily Pre-Trading Routine?

What is your daily pre-trading routine? Waking up doesn’t count. Having a pre-market routine is important. Don’t think you can just jump out of bed, plop in front of your computer, fire up your forex broker’s platform and start easily grabbing pips as if they were apples from a very short...
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Which Kind Of Returns Do You Expect To Make From Forex Trading?

I want to make some money! Ahhh. Of course, anybody who’s interested in forex trading certainly has ambitions of raking in some dough. Trading involves risk, and we expect to be compensated for those risks. There’s no doubt that every currency trader expects to make a profit. The questions that you...
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How Much Time Can You Dedicate To Forex Trading?

You need to seriously consider how much trading will affect your current lifestyle. How much time each day/week/month (whichever is most appropriate) can you dedicate to the various requirements of forex trading and managing a trading system? Your time availability should determine your trading style. The shorter the timeframe you are...
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What Is Your Risk Capital? How Much Money Can You Afford To Lose?

How are your personal finances? You need to determine if you can even afford to trade. Forex trading should only be done with risk capital. Risk capital is money that, if lost completely, would not have an overly harmful impact on you financially. Risk capital is money that you can lose.This is the...
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What is Your Motivation to Be a Forex Trader?

Why do you want to become a forex trader? Is it to become filthy rich? Is it for the thrill? Is it because you want to do something challenging and exciting?Is it because the girl you like trades currencies and you want to impress her? It is important to...
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How To Find A Trading Style That Suits Your Personality

The first step in building a trading plan is to realistically take a holistic view of yourself. The foundation of your trading plan starts with your self-reflection because you will be the only one using it.This self-reflection will reveal your trader profile, which is basically who you are as a trader....
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