Day trading often has a bad reputation due to the pattern day trading rule primarily seen in stocks. This rule makes it so that traders cannot open and close a trade more than four times in a five day period if the account is margined. This rule can be circumvented if you have an account size over 25K, or if you trade in a different market like FOREX. So, since most people reading this are trading FOREX or looking to get into the currency market, here, Apiary Fund will review a few day trading tips to get you along while trading in the currency markets.
Failure is bound to happen in your trading; not failure in that trading will not be a viable outlet for income, but failure in that some trades will lose. This is not something to be deterred by. No trader is perfect, trades are always lost. George Soros, Shawn Lucas, and Warren Buffett have all had a trade lose at one point or another. As the phrase goes, “It’s not how many times you fall that matters, it’s how many times you stand up.” Not everyone decides to stand up on that final fall, though. Those people are the ones who do not reach success in the FOREX world. But what are some of the reasons why traders fail?
Money management is a core ideology in the trading world. This money management comes in both the form of managing your profits correctly, and correctly managing your losses. Managing your losses can come in many forms from cutting them short to stopping trading from the day. Managing your wins can come in similar forms, such as proper take profit placement and stopping trading after certain criteria have been met. Regardless of your management method for both wins and losses, having a system in place is required for your trading to progress to the level that allows for you to live off of your trading and even to have it just as a secondary income-generating stream.
The EUR/USD has become the core of trading pairs. It's currently the most-traded FOREX pair in the world. The EUR/USD is perfect for beginner strategies along with advanced trading strategies alike. These are a few of the reasons you will see the EUR/USD being traded often with Apiary Fund trade sessions. Being one of the most-traded pairs makes it one of the most likely candidates to fall in line with certain patterns making it ideal for strategy testing and execution. Regardless of what you're looking for, the EUR/USD is bound to perform for you.
Low volatility trading can be one of the biggest turn downs to a traders day. Not much is worse, other than a huge loss, than sitting down to trade, signing into the platform, and having nothing to trade off of. No market movements, no trends, and just general low volatility. Thankfully, Apiary Fund reviews many different market conditions to trade in and set up trades, so if you are into shorter term trading, one of the primary trading types that gets thrown askew by low volatility, there’s a few ways to still make some profits for the day.
One of the most common questions when people start trading is “What Are the Best Indicators That You Should Start Trading?” The answer primarily varies on what type of trading you’ll be doing, what time frame you’ll be trading, and a lot more factors as well. Overall, however, there are a few indicators that are best to start with to work up to other indicators that may increase your overall profitability and trading in the long run. Depending on your end goal and your analytical mindset in the markets, you may needn’t ever switch from some of the good ol’ basic indicators to outperform the trading competition.
One of the top things people say about FOREX is that you can’t make money and profits can only be made by the big banks. This is one of the points that was discussed in the Common Myths of the Currency Market article. Trading can be for everyone and is a great way to make residual income when starting out and to have a primary income once you’ve developed your strategy and can spend the required time to make what you need. Success isn’t all about immediate large returns. Here’s a bit more information on if you can make money in the currency markets as an individual trader.
Scalping is the quickest way to make money when you are trading. Along with the quick money of scalping, however, comes the risk of losses at a greater magnitude. So, why is the quick money even for lower amounts the ideal strategy of some, like Shawn Lucas? And what are the actual associated risks of scalping in the FOREX market at a strategy over something longer term that could last weeks or longer in a trade?
As you progress through your trades and learn more about the markets and how they move, you develop a stronger strategy and sense of what doesn’t work for you. The least effective strategies can be a relative term. There are many instances that I can recall where one person’s strategy works great for them but someone else just can’t pull off the strategy. The only real “least effective strategy,” however, is what works least for you personally.
If you’ve been reading and somewhat keeping up on the articles that Apiary Fund has been releasing, a lot of them have been talking about how while trading is a difficult field, but it is somewhat easy at the same time. The transition from that hard to that easy feeling is really just finding a nice strategy that you can execute with the time you have and the goals you want to reach. These can take time to find and reach yourself when starting out, but can be more quickly discovered by working and talking to someone who has been trading for quite some time and has gone through many strategies.