My guess is absolutely you would flip that coin. You'd want to flip it over and over. Now let's say I have the same coin, but this time if heads is hit, you would triple your net worth; but when tails was hit, you would lose every possession you own. My guess is you would not because one bad flip of the coin would ruin your life. Even though you have the exact same percentage advantage in this example as the example above, no one in their right mind would flip this coin.
The second example is how many Forex traders view their trading account. They go "all-in" on one or two trades and end up losing their entire account. Even if their trades had an edge like our coin flipping example, it only takes one or two unlucky trades to wipe them out completely.
This is how leverage can cause a winning strategy to lose money. So how can we fix this? A good start is by using no more than 10x effective leverage. The 3rd lesson I've learned should come as no surprise to those that follow my articles I've written many articles about this topic.
It's the best tool I've ever used and is still a part of almost every trading strategy I am using, present day. IGCS is a free tool that tells us how many traders are long compared to how many traders are short each major currency pair.
It's meant to be used as a contrarian index where we want to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. Using it as a direction filter for my trades has turned my trading career completely around. If I could tell my younger self three things before I began trading forex, this would be the list I would give.
Utlimately though, if you are just starting out in the forex market, the best thing you can do is take time to learn as much as you can, starting with the basics. Read guides, keep up to date with the latest news and follow market analysts on social media. Due to the availability of leverage, forex traders can make a return on a single trade that is multiples of the margin they used to open the trade.
However, leverage is a double edged sword in that big gains can also mean big losses. Therefore, reliance on excessive leverage as a strategy typically leads to destruction of your account capital over the long run. This is because it only takes one adverse market move to drive the market far enough and trigger substantial losses. Your expectations on a return on investment is a critical element.
When traders expect too much from their account, they rely on excessive leverage and that typically triggers a losing account over time. View forex like you would any other market and expect normal returns by using conservative amounts of no leverage.
Since forex is a 24 hour market, the convenience of trading based on your availability makes it popular among day traders, swing traders, and part time traders. Regardless of your style, use small if any amounts of leverage.
If you were to expand the list to a fourth thing learned when starting to trade FX, what would it be? I touched on leverage above. We researched millions of live trades and compiled our results in a Traits of Successful Traders guide. In the guide we touch on risk to reward ratios and how it is important. With humans being human, we also touch on the psychological element that goes along with trading and why we may still make poor choices even if we know what is right.
Sometimes our biggest obstacle is between our ears. We have compiled a comprehensive guide for traders new to FX trading. This guide includes topics like why traders like FX, how do you decide what to buy and sell, reading a quote, pip values, lot sizing and many more. From my experience, learning how to decide what market to trade in FX is important. We also recommend the resource building confidence in trading which is found in the beginners tab of our trading guide resource section.
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Growing Uncertainty and Risk The financial markets have benefited for a couple of years now from the sea of liquidity provided by central banks easy monetary policies. This liquidity has lifted all boats and in particular, the equity markets until this month. You may ask: what is the reason for all this uncertainty and increase in risk? And why do many investors suddenly feel a bit uncomfortable when they think about the capital markets?
When everyone has been sitting on the same side of the boat and now they suddenly change their minds about where they want to be sitting, the danger of overturning increases. Indeed, the easing of monetary policies by major central banks around the globe supported economic recoveries coming out of the global financial crisis. Despite definite economic improvements over the last few years, many countries are still struggling to get back to solid economic growth.
And now, monetary policies seem to be diverging more and more on a global scale: 1. Quantitative Easing or buying own government bonds to zero decision on 29th October. The Bank of Japan is having difficulties creating inflation and is likely to increase their efforts at QE. The ECB in Europe, threatened by deflation, is finding reluctance for QE from member states and is currently being held in the box by its regulations. Tharp's Thoughts , October page 1.
This forming background of macro volatility in the global financial system will likely produce sharp surges and sudden drops in equities, bonds or commodities. On the other hand, the growing risk in major asset classes from this macro volatility leaves one asset class that will definitely offer profitable opportunities for the foreseeable future: currencies!
As Van likes to say, Crisis implies opportunity! Right now, it s plainly easy to see clear opportunities in Forex trading and investing. Over the last couple of months, we have seen strong and consistent trends in the currency markets. Equities, Mid October The most recent Live Forex Trading workshop held at the Van Tharp Institute just happened to fall on October 14th and the 15th with the latter one being the most volatile in the equities markets recently.
So, how did the trading go during the live trading workshop? It went very well on both days but let me focus on the group s work of the morning of the second day when so many markets moved in a big way. At am on the 15th, we were calmly observing the markets when important news was due to come out that could create some volatility.
We were watching the charts closely on different timeframes 4h, 1h, 15min, 5min as well as 3 and 1min bars. We were looking for setups for the three systems learned in the workshop in the days prior. After an initial surge of volatility and large price swings in many markets - including FX, we found several good setups and started stalking several specific low-risk entry points to ride the trend in specific timeframes.
Like the day prior, the systems delivered a good number of trades and a very high percentage of winners. Tharp's Thoughts , October page 2. Most of the signals came from the 3TMA system which tends to perform best in strong trends among the three systems I teach at the workshop.
Here is the summary trading log for the Live Forex Workshop: Does that look to be too good to be true? Please remember, by their very nature, currencies tend to trend. When you use systems with an edge in trending markets, you can benefit greatly as we did over these two strongly trending days. We got a nice, low-risk entry at 10am 4pm European time as indicated on the chart.
Tharp's Thoughts , October page 3. This longer term trade should develop nicely over the next months to come. It s an example of how certain system s edges can be used in multiple timeframes. Tharp's Thoughts , October page 4. What are equities going to do? I don t know, they may calm down or get more volatile.
What are currencies going to do? In this current market environment I have a strong belief that they will keep trending nicely. What are your beliefs about the various asset classes? How do your beliefs about different asset classes affect what you trade and how you trade? Think of the sea for a moment multiple forces from nearby as well as from a great distance affect it. Differences in regional air pressure systems can create ripples or small waves on the surface.
Big waves can be caused by either local storms or from energy stored in deep water waves from weather systems a thousand miles away. On calmer days, most sailors can go out and enjoy their time on the water. On stormy days, however, only the most experienced and bravest should venture out. Pay close attention to the conditions around you otherwise you might get surprised. A capsized boat can be very painful or even deadly so be sure to choose the right boat if you want to go out on the water.
If you are long equities right now, you still might make good money if the market moves sideways or even into bull territory again. Should a volatile bear market get started, however, you could trade equities on the short side as well but you will probably need to decrease your holding period to intraday. Those days hurt many short traders. Not many people or trading systems can handle that type of volatility very well.
Regardless of how volatile the equity markets become, however, the FX market will continue to offer great trading conditions for years to come. The central banks diverging monetary policies create tensions that translate into smooth, consistent and trending currency price charts. I certainly prefer sticking to this kind of trading. Think about it yourself - how can you add this asset class to your trading portfolio? Keep Forex trading in mind as you watch the equities.
I hope to see or hear from you soon. Timing the Trade How to Buy Right before a Huge Price Advance By now you should have read my first two ebooks and learned about the life cycle of a market, stock, or ETF, and discovered the best indicators. This strategy is aimed at simplicity as well as high probability trades.
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