To have a successful for forex trading career, one must familiarize themselves with the basics first . After that, it's important to learn to recognize patterns and develop personal strategies. Demo trading is a great way to hone these skills without too much risk. Once a trading mindset is established, profit can be madeasily through setting and achieving goals.
- At the very least you should know what pips, leverage and risk management are, as well as how broker execution and spreads factor into your trades.
- Just like athletes recognize patterns by watching tons of tape, you should also look at A LOT of forex price action to develop the skill of recognizing patterns.
- In trading, you don’t get extra points for having the most unique take on the markets. Being right won’t automatically translate to being profitable either.
"Once you identify the factors that give you more wins than losses, you can piece together your own trading system."
Originally published at 6 Steps to Starting Your Forex Trading Career