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Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 02:43 PM
Having the right mindset is important for any trader to succeed in forex business. Your Forex trading mindset certainly determines if you will be a successful trader or not. Without a stable, profitable and successful mindset, your thoughts, emotions or fears, anxiety and unconscious habits might hinder your success trading Forex.
Ways to Develop a Profitable Forex Trading Mindset
Many traders always feel that it is the system and the volatility of the market that is hindering them from making maximum profit. Yet, it is the same system and volatility that other traders are using and are profitable.
What is the difference between the two set? Their trading mindset.
Below are the ways you can improve your trading mindset so you can make more profit from the biggest market in the world:
Who says you can’t have big expectations trading Forex? You can and should, but, make it a REALISTIC one! Forex trading is not an end itself, it is a means to an end. It is essential that you have realistic expectations about trading Forex. Don’t start trading Forex with the mind of quitting your job because you think your profits would be a million dollars every month (if you find a legit means like that, abeg call my number). That approach will result in a waste of time and money as you may even lose your capital without achieving your aim.
2. Be Logical
Dedicate yourself to the study of the market, spend time honing your skill, check for flaws in your methods and expose any bias you might have. All these will help you become objective and logical instead of being unnecessarily emotional.
Distraction is one major enemy of success in anything one chooses to accomplish in life, online Forex trading is not an exception.
To succeed as a trader, you must avoid any form of distraction, trading requires a very calm environment, let your head be clear of any emotional disturbances.
Try as much as possible not to take any trade personally (I know it might be difficult, but don’t!) Just because you lose on a few trades does not mean you are bad at trading and because you make profits on some trades doesn’t make you a “Forex god’ who can’t lose. Sometimes the volatility of the market might throw you off-guard but it’s your ability to move on and try again that makes you a successful trader.
It is possible to turn from being very poor to being rich overnight in Forex but this rarely occur. Always have it in mind that Forex trading is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Like every other business, you need to be patient and give it time to grow. You can start with making small and consist profits with small position size and build up your trading slowly but consistently. Slower and more consistent gains are the way to long-term success in the Forex markets.
As a trader, don’t judge your performance in trading by the close of one position either on loss or profit. Every trader takes losing trades, it is one of the things you have to deal with in becoming a professional trader. Don’t look at your trading result on a trade by trade basis but on a bigger scale. Because you loss five trades in a row doesn’t make you a loser and if you win on 5 trades in a row, this doesn’t mean you are immune to losing. Don’t measure your success or failure based on one trade, It is after a string of trades you can start seeing a pattern developing.
It is important to record your trades and you can do this in a Forex trading journal. A detailed trading journal will help you focus on what you set out to achieve in Forex trading. It will also serve as a track record since you will be able to look at it to get feedback on your trading performance. Keeping a trading journal will help you keep your emotions in check as you would have developed the habit of checking it to get new ways of improving your trades.
When things are not going the way you expected them, go back to demo and use virtual money to retest your method of trading and plan once again.
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