With the improvement of technology in the late 20th century, the world of forex trading opened up to the internet. By 2004, forex had developed into a $1.9 trillion a day market. As of 2016, the daily volume surpassed $5 trillion a day! Gaining access to the markets is relatively easy. The creation of the Internet made it possible to trade currencies anywhere in the world with internet access, 24 hours a day five days a week.
While it is true that the forex market is open 24hrs a day five days a week, it doesn't mean that it's always active. Breaking down this 24hr auction house into manageable trading sessions is important. Knowing when liquidity is likely to come into the market and when it is expected to diminish, helps one determine the best time to trade.
Traders may or may not agree that using an automated trading strategy will improve your trading results. But one cannot ignore the fact that an EA can be beneficial in the early stages of developing your trading strategy. In this article, we look at how using automation can help you to cut down on time while providing an objective analysis of your trading system.
Some traders across the planet...no, actually, millions of traders across the planet are not fairing very well. They are imploding in trade after trade because they are unable to do what it takes to be consistently successful traders. They are failing to follow-through in some of the most fundamental ways, by lacking the discipline to stop violating trading rules and keep their promises. Regrettably, most of these traders will not last. On the other hand, there are a group of traders who are hanging on by the thinnest of margins and clutching their life-support vests as they barely navigate the mine fields of minutia that are their trading plans, and through sheer will power they are breaking even.
Did you know that you do not have to be right each time you interact with the market? Heck, you don't even need to be correct 50% of the time to bank a profit in this business! Once one has mastered a setup with an edge, trading should, to a point, be no more than a repetitive chore. However, because of our natural tendency to always want to be correct, we make trading difficult.
Imagine for a moment that you're a newly appointed trainee chef. Eager, excited and ready to get in the kitchen, the head chef unexpectedly throws you a curve ball. He asks that you begin preparations to cook five-star meals at their finest restaurant in town that evening. We'd be surprised if this didn't raise an eyebrow, or two! A trainee chef, especially one that's new to the industry, would surely need time to hone his/her skills before being let loose in a restaurant kitchen! Not knowing how to properly slice an onion or even read a recipe would, as you can imagine, likely end in a culinary catastrophe.
Financial markets are driven by two powerful emotions - greed and fear'. This is an old Wall Street saying we've heard more times than we care to remember, but still holds true today. Whether one admits it or not, greed and fear are two drivers that have a big impact on our lives. Unfortunately, these emotions carry over to our trading, which, if not controlled, can have a detrimental effect on your account.
Life as a forex trader is exhilarating and rewarding. In an exciting market, expert traders have to be goal-oriented, mentally sharp and emotionally intelligent. To reach trading goals, successful forex traders need to acquire optimal knowledge and a focused mindset. On a constant basis, traders have to practice analysis, strategizing and diligence. Eventually, this provides a positive and proactive way of thinking that is beneficial for both personal life and career goals.
Support and resistance levels or supply and demand levels are the backbones of technical trading. Regardless of the type of technical analysis methods used, be it an indicator based trading system or a price action based trading system, support and resistance levels plays a crucial role.
Using oscillators is very prominent in the world of trading, whether you are just beginning or have been trading professionally for years. Oscillators are based on math formulas and are categorized as inductive statistics. In forex, they make up a vital part of technical analysis since they are used to confirm market trends, signal when a trade is being overbought or oversold under extreme conditions, and also inform the trader when the market's movement is about to reverse due to loss of momentum.
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