Forex Trading Plan
Here is my guide on how to build a forex trading plan, this is a trading plan template that you can use to base your trading plan on, remember this is not a real plan, although it is loosely based on mine. Say for instance you set your profit and you see it rising from +$50 to +$150 it remains stagnant for a while drizzles down to +40 and rises again, I for one would close it, if it goes up again to +150 without waiting for it to get to the take profit i initially set.
Forex trading has the highest volatility in the investment market, and it is tempting to just jump into the trading and make decisions based on the spikes and dips in currency values, but a successful Forex trader knows that he must never buy or sell using his emotions as leverage.
After setting yourself up for virtual or paper trading, it is strongly recommended that you trade in the demo account for at least a three month period, primarily to get used to watching the market and find out if you are comfortable trading the market.
I have found in my experiences as a trader that while there is undoubtedly a huge selection of technical indicators built into most quality trading and charting platforms, after time experimenting with them all it becomes clear that where most are concerned, they can be divided into two separate categories: Momentum based and oscillator based, with the former more widely used for the most basic buy and sell signals.
Everybody likes to become a multi-millionaire or multi-billionaire within the shortest time but the problem is this strong desire can not only prevent you from getting rich, but it doesn’t even let you become a profitable forex trader who is able to make a steady small income every month.
The other problem with lagging indicators like MACD and moving averages is that they will chop you to pieces in consolidating markets; firing off buy and sell signals just as the market is about ready to reverse and re-test the other side of the trading range or consolidation area.
A trading plan takes a strategy to the next level; it defines your position size based on your account size, how much you can risk, if you can take correlated positions, when you can take trades, if you will avoid some trades and other limitations which aren’t necessarily defined by a strategy.