In my previous articles, I’ve gone into detail about how and why trading works for millions of people all over the world. Now, I think it's time to discuss all the different Forex trading sessions so you're well-informed in the best times of day you should be trading. The Forex market can be broken up into four major trading sessions which are: the Sydney session, the London session, the Tokyo session and the New York session. You can expect the following market and closing times during U.S. seasons:
Throughout the plethora technical indicators that are used by many traders, momentum indicators are still proving to stand strong as a classic trading strategy. So, let’s dive in and start with what momentum trading even means. When you're referring to momentum in Forex, it means the strength of price with bearish momentum being the strength of a downward move in price and bullish momentum being the strength of an upward move in price.
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.
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.
The short answer to this question is: yes, part-time trading can improve your results just for the simple reason of your availability to dedicate to your trading career. If you can only commit to trading part-time in your trading career, that is perfect because you only want to dedicate your full and undivided attention to your trading career anyways.
Before you start trading, it’s important you become familiar and comfortable with some of the common lingo you will hear when you’re in the Forex industry. You want to not only understand what other traders in your community are referring to right off the bat, but you need to understand what your education and training is discussing without having to look things up.
A trader needs to have an understanding of information that can’t be extracted from usual price charts. So, they use technical analysis tools to gain additional insight. Although the tools can give information and suggestions, they can sound almost like a foreign language. It’s so important for a trader to have a basic knowledge of these tools. And once explained, they truly help traders make better-informed trading decisions, giving them ammo to aim at the market.