Divergences are one of the most popular trading concepts because they offer very reliable and high-quality trading signals when combined with other trading tools and concepts. Although indicators are somewhat lagging, just as price action is lagging as well, when it comes to divergences, this lagging feature is actually going to help traders find better and more reliable trade entries! Divergences can not only be used by reversal traders but also trend following traders can use divergences to time their exits. Let’s dig into what a divergence is so you can get comfortable with using it in your strategy successfully.
There are a lot of people out in our big world who have probably heard about Forex trading, maybe from a family member, a friend, read an article, or seen an advertisement online, etc. Most likely, it has piqued your curiosity but you’ve never really pulled the plug on learning more. So, this article is for those of you who can relate to that, or for beginner traders who may feel they’re a bit in over their heads.
Demo accounts are being broadly used nowadays throughout the Forex industry. They're popular because they're easy to use and often free. Typically, when you partner with a brokerage company, you will receive a demo account already active and ready to go. I always suggest finding a demo account through a brokerage company so you can have access to trading education, advice and guidance.
Among your fellow trading community, you might come across some nicknames or slang for trading. You need to prepare yourself so you know what your peers are talking about, and for your own personal trading education, too. You might hear something such as, “I’m going short 5 lots in cable, what are you thinking?” Would you rather have no idea what that means, or would you want to know what your peer is talking about?
Knowing the difference between a strategy that's not working for you and your style of trading, and one that has given you a few losing trades lately is a tricky concept for a lot of traders to grasp. I hear about traders that have a few losing trades and think it's solely the strategy they're using, and so they switch strategies and are still experiencing losing trades. These are common problems that a trader will face, and making the wrong assumptions can lead to disastrous decisions. It’s important for you as a trader to truly understand how common losing trades are so you know what to expect, and really familiarize yourself with statistics behind trading.
Currency markets are prone to a range of factors which affect volatility and many traders look to adjust their strategies to gain on most volatile currency pairs. Volatility is typically measured using the standard exchange of currency and gives traders an expectation of how much a currency can detour from its current price over a certain period. The higher the volatility of the currency, the higher the risk will be.
In my opinion, there is no key strategy every trader can adapt to be successful and profitable when they trade Foreign Exchange because every strategy will be used slightly differently with every trader. I suggest going through all the strategies in your demo account, and really exhaust all options your brokerage company has given you access to. You want to make sure you feel confident when using your strategy and make sure you use it in the market and it comes naturally and easily.
Forex signals are typically offered by broker company’s, (in my case, that’s The Apiary Fund) professional traders, etc. There are quite a few advantages when it comes to using trading signals, and one of them right off the bat is you don’t need to worry about monitoring the market for entry and exit points. You will also get far better trading results in way less time.
Being new to the Forex industry can be a daunting and overwhelming experience! So, it’s easy to see why so many beginner traders get so quickly flustered by the market’s intense pressure and end up running away. That is why I’m going to go over a few tools you can continue to familiarize yourself with so you can accomplish all your trading goals, and beat the feeling of not being prepared.
Day trading can be a tough business to get into and is only profitable when traders take it seriously and value their education and support system. It should be considered only as if it was a job: not a hobby. So, it should be taken seriously and as a trader, you need to be focused, attentive, and attach yourself to mental preparedness.