Tips For Trading Forex Profitably

Discussion in 'Forex' started by fxgator, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. fxgator


    Trading Forex can make you a lot of money if you know what you are doing. However, it can also lose you a lot of money if you are not careful. Here are 3 tips for becoming more profitable in Forex:

    Be cautious when using software

    There are plenty of Forex trading software programs out there, and most of them claim they can get you huge returns on your investments. However, you need to be cautious about which programs-if any-you use. There is a reason that 95% of human investors fail to make money with Forex trading-it is difficult. There is no program that will get you rich, and you are usually better served to invest yourself.

    If you do plan on using software, make sure to research it thoroughly beforehand. There is nothing wrong with using a robot, and for some traders it is a necessity. After all, it can take a long time to analyze the market, and if you have a day job this might not be practical. However, not all software packages are created equal. Just be sure that you have read a number of reviews before committing to any program.

    Have stop losses in place

    Many investors believe that all their trades are going to make money, and they jump in with reckless abandon. However, even expert traders lose money on a huge percentage of their trades, and you will do the same. Make sure you always have a set point you will see the investment at no matter what, and stick with that at all costs. Just remember: the key to successful Forex trading is limiting your losses and riding your winners. This is true of any investment opportunity, and Forex trading is no different.

    Use low leverage feature

    Many times you will find brokers giving high leverages of up to 150:1, but these are very dangerous, particularly if you are new. If you are a beginner, do not go any higher than 10:1 to limit the risk. There is still significant profit potential with low leverage positions, but the loss potential is significantly less.