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Are Your Trades Thriving or Just Surviving?

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.

Managing Greed in Forex Trading

If you want to be a successful forex trader, greed is probably the biggest obstacle you'll have to overcome. If you try to get rich on every trade, you'll more than likely end up blowing your account - slow and steady wins the race. It's the great paradox that all traders face - if you want to get rich quickly, you have to do it slowly.

Accepting Losses and Learning to Trade Forex Systematically

Even the best forex traders in the world have losing trades - losing is a part of trading - but how do you react when you lose? How do you feel? If you're angry or sad; chances are you were risking too much, or taking a trade you knew you shouldn't - or both.

Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You Enter A Trade

There are many different approaches to trading. From technical signals given by the indicators to the fundamentals that become the driving force in the asset or instrument. Put a few traders in a room and chances are that they will trade the same asset or instrument differently.

Taking Your First Live Forex Trade

From a psychological standpoint, taking trades on a demo account compared with trading in the live market are two completely different animals. Think tame house cat and wild lion! Regardless of how long one has successfully been trading on a demo account, pulling the trigger when hard-earned money is on the line is emotional for just about any trader.

The Psychology of Placing Your First Trades: Forex Trading for Beginners

We all know that if we want to get good at something, you can't beat experience. Just like an elite athlete, you can have the best coach and training in the world, but it's on the playing pitch where you learn the most. The trader is forged in the fire of battle, and that is where you need to be if you want to gain mastery.

Why Becoming an Independent Forex Trader is Appealing

Like most folks, the thought of low-paying government pensions, working in your seventies and, just, well, working in general, usually brings a sour taste to one's mouth. A lot of people are often left thinking that there must be more to life than this! As a matter of a fact, according to the Telegraph UK, most people at work are miserable. Shocker!

Five Simple Trading Lessons from Hell’s Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen, one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's many reality TV shows is quite an entertaining show to watch. Chefs face off to win a grand prize of running their own restaurants at the end. However, the path to success isn't easy as the contestants are truly put to hell. From having to deal with their peers to putting their differences aside and working as a team, Hell's Kitchen simply draws the viewer into it.

Your Trading Plan Is Essential

What is the first thing that you do when you want something with an intense desire? When you want it so bad you can taste it? When you can feel the desire in your bones? When you're driven by a desire that leaves you hungry for it? With this kind of emotionally passionate focus, you automatically begin to think about "how" you can get it. In other words you begin to plan. The "how" or "plan" charts the way to achieving the desired item...no matter what it is and no matter how small or large. Planning is essential to the process of achievement and without it you would come as close to accomplishing the goal as you would if you were to be blindfolded and spun around and given a bow and arrow to hit a bullseye 100 yards away. Trading requires planning at both the macro level (the big picture) and the micro level (the small picture or plan for every trade).

Myths of Fear and Greed in FX

For the subject of this week's article, I thought that I would take the time to explore the thought process behind most trading decisions we make during our FX speculating. As you may already know if you have read previous articles written by myself or my colleagues, we all drive home the importance of formulating and then following a detailed and actionable written trade plan, so as to remove any underlying emotions from the decision making process and thus enforce ongoing discipline in our trading activities. The less the trade becomes about us and more about our rules and plan, the more we have steered ourselves towards achieving success in the markets on a consistent basis. The plan tells us what to do, as opposed to us looking at a chart and guessing what we should do.

What Snipers Can Teach You about Trading

A military sniper's edge is not only crucial, it's also extremely extensive! Determining distance, selecting camouflage, preparing a suitable location, making sure that the rifle is well-sighted, having the correct mindset and showing patience are just some of the components that help form a sniper's edge in the field. Without it, there could potentially be fatal consequences. Fortunately, for us civilians we don't have to deal with the stresses of conflict. What we can do from here, however, is apply some of these elements a sniper uses to form a complete trading edge. What we mean by 'complete' is simply an edge which has all the necessary components to achieve consistency in the market.

Top Ten: Trading Risk & Psychology Reads

I want to kick this segment off with an introduction to what I consider my top ten Trading Books that aren't related to trading strategies or set ups, but focused specifically on risk and psychology, as the defining moment in my trading career was moving from part time gambler to full time student of risk and psychology.

How to Improve Your Trading Results with Daily & Weekly Routine

As humans, we tend to perform our best when we have a well laid out routine. Chaos is something that most of us by human nature tend to avoid at best. With trading, having a routine brings with it a certain level of discipline which helps you to improve your performance as a trader. Having a trading routine helps you follow a trading process and at the same time will help you to avoid taking impulsive trading decisions, be it entering or exiting a trade prematurely. Professional traders, whether they trade currencies or bonds, or stocks follow a routine.

How To Bounce Back From Trading Losses: 5 Lessons Learned

Trading is an interesting profession and has no peak as in other occupations. It is in fact an endless journey of discovery of oneself and trading itself. Trading for me at beginning was very tough not that I was not successful in other endeavours but i took it like every beginner thinking that it was easy. With this perception, i approached trading without a plan or proper trading education on how the market works. What do you expect? Your guess is as good as mind. It was a total disaster after taking many losses; i was almost psychologically blown a way. At this stage, two important things happened to me, my P&L was in the red and i was down emotionally.