He has a monthly readership of , traders and has taught over 20, students. If you want to have a realistic chance at making a full-time living from the markets you are going to have to approach your trading with a disciplined and patient mindset, that is perhaps the single most important piece of insight I can give you. I teach traders how to trade with simple yet high-probability Forex price action setups on this website.
There are no guarantees and no promises of trading from the beach next month while making a million dollars a year. The first thing you need to do if you want to make a full-time living trading the markets is to simply be realistic and honest with yourself about what is possible at the current moment given the size of your trading account. Focus on being a good trader whilst your account is small and I promise you the money will follow later. Traders who put too much emphasis on the money in the beginning of their career are the ones who end up losing and quitting.
So, make sure you understand what the Forex market is, why it exists, and basic trading styles BEFORE you start trading with real money, you can take my free forex beginners course here. You only need to master one trading setup to be a consistently profitable trader. Screen time will allow you to master one setup. This can be an ongoing process developing your own style. The best price action setup to begin with is the one that you see and understand easiest. If you are forcing yourself to learn a setup because you believe another person is successful using it you may be taking the longer route to profitability.
We are all different. Our brains and personalities will gravitate to different setups. This is also true of exit techniques. Most traders I hear from lengthen their road to profitability by trying to apply too many concepts before owning the first one. They have studied a myriad of techniques but have yet to master any. This allows them to talk about trading but they are unable to consistently trade profitably.
The first decision to make is; do you desire to be a counter-trend trader or a trader who trades with the trend? Eventually, you can be both. At the beginning, or at a new beginning perhaps, you will do best by choosing to master trading one setup with the trend.
If you have been at this game for awhile and are not yet consistently profitable you know what I am saying is correct. This site contains trading techniques and setups with the intent that it will aid you in creating your own personal trading style. My personal trading style is a combination of various styles and setups. I trust this website will be an exercise in my personal understanding of my own style allowing all to benefit.
Next, you need to solidify your mastery of your trading strategy by creating a Forex trading plan around it. A trading plan is a critical element to becoming a full-time Forex trader because it acts as a guide for you to follow and as a constant reminder of how to trade your strategy.
This helps you to stay focused and disciplined and helps you to avoid over-trading, over-leveraging your account or generally trading emotionally. You also need a Forex trading journal so that you can track your trades and see your trading performance over time. Businesses have plans and they track their costs vs. After you have mastered an effective trading strategy and forged a trading plan around it and have your journal ready, you can start practicing your trading strategy on a demo account.
I suggest any serious trader practice their trading strategy on a demo account until they are consistently profitable for 3 months or more before even thinking about trading with real money. You need to understand the power of risk reward and you need to also understand position sizing , as these two things are crucial components to correctly managing your risk in the Forex markets.
Struggling traders tend to gamble in the markets whereas professional traders view trading as more of a business and take calculated risks. However, when you have these feelings, you must understand they are not logical and they are not part of your trading plan.
Thanks Nial, This article makes me see the trading in a different perspective…a business perspective. I think this was a very important article because a lot of people think they can jump their way into becoming a full time trader not realizing that just like any other business it will take time.
Not only because they have to deal with the markets, but because they will have to deal with them selves… and in my opinion that right there is the hardest battle of all … nonetheless very good points. Thanx Nial, Your selflessness will be re payed as the more traders adopt your strategies and triggers precisely the better the chances of the market moving in the way that you specifically taught….. A brilliant mind is what you are NIal. I have been trading on a demo account for a few months now.
My strategy has been to chart the high and low on a 1 hour chart and a 15 minute chart. If I spot a trend happening around the high or the low I move in. I have had success doing this. Do you think this is a good strategy? Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Any Advice or information on this website is General Advice Only - It does not take into account your personal circumstances, please do not trade or invest based solely on this information.
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Please remember that the past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results. Checkout Nial's Professional Forex Course here. How to Become a Disciplined Forex Trader. Puvan October 25, at 4: Mark June 21, at 9: Thanks Nial, I think this was a very important article because a lot of people think they can jump their way into becoming a full time trader not realizing that just like any other business it will take time.
Geetha June 10, at 9: Thanks for the lesson sir Reply. Frith Moore June 19, at 8: Really like the demo trading approach, good to get a level of familiarity, before the real deal. Thank Nail, Now I am learning the trendline, fibbonaci and ema line, very interesting.
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Price Action Trading Patterns: Very helpful Coach, many thanks Great article and lesson from the great mind of Ni Sure to put this 'creed' in to my trading style im Nice lesson very helpfull for newer just like me This is just fantastic coach.More...