9 Things You Didn’t Know About Successful Forex Traders

 


From my experience as a forex trader , my most successful trades come from maximizing the opportunity of volatile news. I am glad I had overcome some of the attributes that you mentioned.

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All successful Forex traders know when to walk away and take a break. Those who are truly passionate about trading Forex know how hard it can be sometimes to walk away from the market. Walking away can be especially difficult following a trade. This is because our emotions are running high and often get the best of us. It feels like things are finally starting to click. Walking away at this time can be tough. The natural tendency after a winning trade is to continue trading. Taking a break after a win will allow your emotions to settle.

So the next time you have a winning trade, pat yourself on the back and then walk away. I would immediately start going through all my charts looking for a new setup with the intent of recovering what I just lost.

Instead of seeing a loss as a reason to hop back in the market, take it as a signal to look at what you could have done differently. Successful Forex traders know this and have learned how to control these emotions. The very first step in controlling your emotions involves walking away for a bit. Not all brokers offer New York close charts, but you can go here to get access to the same style charts I use.

This is when I do the bulk of my analysis anyway since I trade the daily time frame, so it makes sense to take a breather until then. They do it because it sells. The only way you can fail at becoming a successful Forex trader is if you give up.

This sounds obvious, but it amazes me how often I see perseverance and grit left off the list of reasons why a certain trader became successful.

That brings us back to the first section of this post where I mentioned passion. You must have a burning desire to want to succeed as a trader. Not because you want more money, but because you love trading.

Sure, there are various tips that can help you, but those who have achieved consistent profits are not untouchable. Embrace the journey, because there is no finish line. Even those who have achieved consistent profits have more to learn. Did any of the traits above come as a surprise to you?

Can you think of an attribute of successful Forex traders I left out? Thank you very much Justin this is great staff picked up a lot in the easiest way possible thanks to this article!!! Dr Bennett Sir I call you Dr because whenever I read your article something get cured and I become more healthier trader. Your teaching are life changing and bank account changing. I love you man. Wow, thanks for the kind words. And from my perspective, comments like yours keep me going as running a website this large is no easy task.

Being a beginner at anything means you have a steep learning curve ahead of you. Trading is certainly no exception. Instead, hone in on one thing at a time. Become a master at identifying key levels. Then study pin bars until you know them inside and out. Trying to learn too much at one time is a recipe for disaster. I just want to say a big thank you to you Justin.

I am making amends and soon will share my story. You making an impact in the way I trade. Keep the good work. Thanks for the valuable summary. The only good thing I dare to say great of the 9 is never give up.

Getting the other 8 slowly but surely. Now, the more I trade the more I like myself because I am honest to face myself. Hey Justin, can you recommend trading books to read! Also, thanks for the Market Wizard recommendation! Thanks a lot justin for your insight and posts. Paper trading, utilizing very small lots, a big desire to learn from your mistakes and sticking to the same strategy and improving on its execution and management skills are key ingredients of success. Coach what about the desire for more informative material not just irrelevant information that is up on google and other sites in the internet?

I learned trading Forex at Online Trading Academy. Do you have any opinion about them and their method? Thank you Mr Bennett, I always love your posts and set up because no matter how experience you are, you will surely lean and gained from the post. Thanks Justin for sharing your thoughts and daily setups….

Thank you Justin, I read the article and I see many things reflected from the experience I have had in these three years operating, I follow it a year ago and my way of thinking and operating has taken a total turn and most importantly productive. Thank you illustrious for your valuable advice and teachings. I am glad I had overcome some of the attributes that you mentioned. My perseverance, passion and determination have assisted me a lot. The process and procedures to trade correctly have somehow made me a better trader.

No longer I feel pain, frustration and revenge when I lose in a trade. I had already learned what you given, that is, structured your thoughts of dollar value one can forgo as a loss thus there is no pain but seen as an expense into the business. Thank you for sharing such a wonder article. I have been reading your posts for sometime now, learned a lot to be able to decide whether I would start my trading career now that I am retired from work.

Thanks for the insights and looking forward to more understanding of trading the forex market! Very informative and helpful guide that any one venturing into trading must know beforehand. I have been following you for quite sometime. Since March I have engaged in going through all the free post and weekly setups. The information you put out is authentic and very helpful always gain so much in every post. On the other hand getting ready to join the community which I am happy to know I will be able beginning of October to complete the journey.

Thank you so much Justin. Your articles really rekindles hope in us. All that is left for me is the discipline to practice these great tips from your blog. God bless you real good. Good, this is an encouraging wake up message, well educative, now I have hope of becoming a successful Forex trader.

What left is to work towards it which I will try my best. Thank you for the good job. Dear Justin thank you so much for this wonderful piece of writing, i have learned so much from it. The fifth one came as surprise to me, i too used to think of risk in terms of percentage not the dollars, i will be sure to subscribe to this new mindset.

My favorite trait is the eighth one i am very positive that my trading will improve. Much love from Windhoek-Namibia.

Dear Justin, Sometime, l marvel at your wealth of experience. I really enjoy reading your writeups. I am still in forex trading because of my passion. I pray l get the required skill sets to start profiting. Simplicity is the key to success in Forex trading but the quantum of information available to traders confuses them. I think this is deliberate.

It is my wish you continue to make understanding forex simple to most of us determined to take it as a profession. Thank you for sharing with us what you know and are helping you to be successful. From my experience as a forex trader , my most successful trades come from maximizing the opportunity of volatile news.

I place stop orders on both sides of the market. Not always , but usually it results in a win. I check the charts and decide what is the stop entry order , what is take profit and what is stop loss with trailing stop. There is risk that entry will be delayed as well as stop loss because the market is moving so quickly.