Forex Trading involve a lot of risk and its not for anyone. Below is some risk discussed to make you ready for Forex Trading should you choose to accept. The first is that you will lose everything you put in.
Money for Forex Trading!
If trader are telling you this that you don’t need any money to trade Forex then they are not telling the truth! You need money to trade Forex but you can start off with small amount of capital. Some broker allows you to open mini account with as little as $500 or $250 to start with. Remember that you are buying at mini trade or micro trade which will give you $1 or $0.1 per pips. This is a good way to start live trading but will take a longer time for you to gain an adequate amount to sustain your expenses.
For starter, $1k on 0.1 lot trading is a good start where you earn about $1 per pip. Likewise your losses is also -$1 per pip. Trade, learn and increment your trade to 0.2 lots once your hit $2k or $3k and repeat this to grow your trade to 1 lot and more. For advance trader, good to start off with $10k on 1lot trading. If you are into automated Forex trading, you should start off with $10k and set a target of 1000 pips every month trading at 0.1 lot. If you calculated the margin, you may be able to load 3 EA that gives you 300 to 400 pips every month which will work out 1000pips or $1k every month.
In Forex trading, you need time to look at the chart and check your trading rules before you can execute a trade. There is buy stop and sell limit which lock I your trade and it will execute when the buy or sell price reached. But you still need plenty of time to go thru your chart and your trading rules. In some cases, the rules is forming but not yet ready and you need to wait for another bar or few more bars in order to start your trade. This will take you another hour or so depending on the charting time frame you are using. There time is required for trading if you are technical or fundamental.
There is another way which is automated Forex Trading. You don’t spend time executing the trade or looking at chart with indicators. The strategy is all coded and run automatically on your MT4 trading platform. (MT4 is one of the popular forex trading platform). Instead you spend time looking at executed trades, trades summary and close trade profit/loss. The time spend is on analysis these close trades, re-enforcing winning strategy and re-organizing losing strategy. You see the time spend is now on closed trades rather then spending time to look for trades matching your rules. You will have more time to focus on strategy that works and refine these strategy that don’t work.
There is risk and so there is fear of losing. No Forex trader will win every time. There bound to be wining and losing trades. The point is to overcome the fear of losing that is causing you to make repeated similar trades. Always look at statistic and trend. Forex trading is about repeating trades that make money, re-configure some of the trading rule along the way and consistent with money management. Fear has to be remove from every trade, instead forecast or estimated results should be anticipating in your feelings. Cast fear aside and trade without emotion.