What are your top 7 problems as a Forex trader?

Discussion in 'Forex' started by johnmmf, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. johnmmf


    Share something your views?
  2. Shady brokers.

    No interbank volume.

    Padded spreads.

    Not trading against other traders but trading against the broker.

    Not regulated.

    Horrible platforms.

    Different prices at different companies.

    Those are what I've heard, I don't trade Forex ever.
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  3. davenz


    I'd say;

    1. Corrupt brokers – find one that's thoroughly regulated.
    2. Heavily manipulated. You not only have to learn how to trade, but how to identify when the big boys are moving it.
    3. No accurate representation of volume.
    4. Everyone knows the set ups. Gone are the days of the turtle traders. Back then, breakouts would break and keep going. Now, you never know if it's a breakout, or a fase-break.
    5. Volatility - is a good thing, but also bad as it can get far too wild.
    6. Fakers and false info - now days, pretty much everyone is a "forex expert" who teaches their "students" how to trade. (For the record, stay away from anyone who starts a video saying "alright guys, just going to do a little video about.." – traders trade, those who can't, teach). The amount of false information online is shocking also.
    7. It's really, really hard. I know how to invest in stocks and it works well.. I switched to FX for something more exciting and I can honestly say.. if you take how hard everyone says it is, then multiply that by 10, then you get an accurate representation of how difficult currencies are.
  4. The most common yet serious problems of a forex trader can be the following from my point of view:

    1. Lack of proper training and expertise about forex trading

    2. Trading with huge lots at one point of time

    3. Neglecting the importance of various risk management techniques like stop loss, take profit, etc.

    4. Ignoring the significance of demo trades

    5. Spending little time in demo trades

    6. Selection of wrong broker

    7. Lack of proper understanding about various technical and fundamental analysis tools and techniques.
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  5. truetype


    So who's the right broker?
  6. Mifar


    I think that many people have more than seven problems. Most of them have problems with stress or they don't manage their funds properly. Some don't predict their risks, they don't analyze. It's a widespread moment.
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  7. SalomonI


    The panic to operate is the main problem. Reviewing a broker before choosing it is better. But the panic and the emotions in the market are the main mistakes for me
  8. Most probably the main problem is related to emotions and to the fact that one needs to manage the funds properly. I think most people have similar problems in trade.
  9. tomorton


    1. Exits.

    That's it actually.
  10. The less interaction you need to have with each trade the better for me, im relying more on automatic EA's and just stepping in when things get out of hand. i do a little manual trading to keep my hand in but im enjoying it less and less.
    #10     Feb 28, 2018