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Protect Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self
Before we go any further we are going to be 100% honest with you and tell you the following before you consider trading currencies: All forex traders, and we mean all traders LOSE money on trades.
Ninety percent of traders lose money, largely due to lack of planning and training and having poor money management rules. Also, if you hate to lose or are a super perfectionist, you'll probably have a hard time adjusting to trading.
Trading forex is not for the unemployed, those on low incomes, or who can't afford to pay their electricity bill or afford to eat.
You should have at least $10,000 of trading capital (in a mini account) that you can afford to lose. Donít expect to start an account with a few hundred dollars and expect to become a kazillionaire.
The Forex market is one of the most popular markets for speculation, due to its enormous size, liquidity and tendency for currencies to move in strong trends. You would think traders all over the world would make a killing, but success has been limited to very small percentage of traders.
Many traders come with the misguided hope of making a gazillion bucks, but in reality, lack the discipline required for trading. Most people usually lack the discipline to stick to a diet or to go to the gym three times a week. If you can't even do that, how do you think you're going to succeed trading?
Short term trading IS NOT for amateurs, and it is rarely the path to ďget rich quickĒ. You can't make gigantic profits without taking gigantic risks. A trading strategy that involves taking a massive degree of risk means suffering inconsistent trading performance and often suffering large loss. A trader who does this probably doesnít even have a trading strategy - unless you call gambling a trading strategy!
Forex trading is a SKILL that takes TIME to learn.
Skilled traders can and do make money in this field. However, like any other occupation or career, success doesnít just happen overnight.
Forex trading isnít a piece of cake (as some people would like you to believe). Think about it, if it was, everyone trading would already be millionaires. The truth is that even expert traders with years of experience still encounter periodic losses.
There is no substitute for hard work and diligence. Practice trading on a DEMO ACCOUNT and pretend the virtual money is your own real money.
Do NOT open a live trading account until you are trading PROFITABLY on a demo account.
If you can't wait until you're profitable on a demo account, at least demo trade for 2 months. Hey, at least you were able to hold off losing all your money for two months right? If you can't hold out for 2 months, cut your hands off.
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