Did you know you can make money (and a lot of it) by simply modeling someone else’s trading plan? Certainly this was a decent gain, but I missed out on some upside do to impulsive profit taking, which could have been avoided by pegging my stop loss to the Kijun Sen line using a 30 min timeframe for my chart as shown in (Chart 2) currently at 99.305, which I was stopped out.
I have worked with and continue to teach my students in the Online Trading Academy classroom and ongoing Extended Learning Track (XLT) graduate program the benefits of these tools when used in the right circumstances (and only the right circumstances I might add!).
The free software combined with the easy sign up option is clever idea and will benefit the traders who are not interested in downloading or paying for software which makes it almost all of us or at least close to it. To an experienced trader, the customizable nature of the system and range of trading systems are enticing additions to consider.
Since you will be most likely trading at a time of high volatility – as this is best for scalping small quick profits – this injects another element of risk into the equation in the event price does a rapid turnabout and heads in the opposite direction to your intended trade.
So, the point here is that traders who are addicted to trading a 15 minute chart are actually addicted to the feeling they get from entering the market, and this means they are unable to use their more advanced planning and long-term brain areas effectively.
In addition to this, you will be making and losing money lots of times throughout the day, this in itself can be quite difficult to deal with, to be up £30 in one hour is a great feeling but then to be down £50 the following hour is horrible and frustrating.
Most traders worry about missing” an opportunity, but the reality of trading is that, more often than not, those traders end up jumping into a market too early and ending up with either losing trades, or, at best, trades they could have entered at much more favorable price points.
Although Trading in the Zone is not specifically about Forex trading it does deserve to be on this list – You see, to be a successful Forex trader you need the right mind-set, without this all the theory and knowledge in the world will be of little use to you.
Among the regulatory bodies in the country is the Investment Industry Regulatory Organisation of Canada (IIROC) Although this body is capable of formulating and enforcing laws in the Canadian trading markets and securities, it cannot do the same when it comes to online have taken time to review and evaluate each of the brokers offering their services to the Canadians.