Virtually anyone can get lucky sometimes or another and make a profit in the forex market by trading only a few times because there are moments in which the exchange of currency pairs moves up or down and following trends and entering in the right moment one could easily generate profits. After this, every investor in the forex market should keep strictly to his own strategy in order to achieve better results in the long term investment abiding always to his predetermined risk appetite.
Please find below the main points which allow traders to stick better to their strategies and achieve the right trading attitude.
Profit and Loss Possibilities
When you open a position keep in mind the reasonably cost-benefit ratio. You should be sure that it is more likely to gain than lose in a specific transaction, so that after losses are deducted a positive number remains which is your profit.
In other words, you should not open a position, if you do not have any reasons for doing so like an indication from economic or technical analysis. In addition, your alerting potential should always be greater than the loss potential, preferably in a ratio of 1: 2.
In practice, this means that if you open a position, you should assume that you will earn 20 pips and if something goes wrong, you will lose only 10 pips. Forex trading platforms determine such limits by using the stop-loss (closing a position after a certain loss) and take-profit (closing a position at a predetermined profit).
Keep Your Emotions in Check
One of the most important and difficult aspects from all sides of investing in forex trading is the ability to control your emotions. This means the ability to wait for a really good time to open position, wherein the risk return is really high.
Investors should approach the market without emotion, both during winning and losing transactions. After losing a trade one should not allow their ego to persist by trying willingly to win back the lost trades. After reaching a certain profit, you should also keep calm and continue to stick to your strategy. Please note that the market did not change due to your transaction in any way, so neither should your strategy change.
Investing Can Also Mean Losses
If you decide to invest in the forex market, you should definitely think about great profits. But the fact is that every single investor goes through bad periods of losing trades that have no logical explanation whatever. Such a phenomenon, without proper money management can lead to discouragement and in some cases zero deposit. This is especially true for beginners.
Experienced traders are well aware that deferred contracting losses, are an integral part of any strategy in the forex market. Of course, it is also crucial to management well your funds, have good risk management skills and be extremely resilient to stress.