Macro economic data is the lifeblood of the Forex markets and whether you are a fundamental or technical trader, it's this data, the changes in sentiment and outlook among your trading peers that drive price action. Simply because FX is all about global macro at heart.
Like most folks, the thought of low-paying government pensions, working in your seventies and, just, well, working in general, usually brings a sour taste to one's mouth. A lot of people are often left thinking that there must be more to life than this! As a matter of a fact, according to the Telegraph UK, most people at work are miserable. Shocker!
In this day and age, becoming an independent financial trader is easy. You just need some capital and a brokerage account, and voilà, you're a trader! The only problem is, trading the markets is not quite so straightforward!
Have you ever found that your trading system works great one day but fails miserably the next? Your problem is quite possibly market type identification. Too many Forex traders will trade the same way no matter what the market is doing. Instead look to identify the market type first, and then devise a strategy appropriate to that market type.
A general flaw of many traders is the habit of seeking "certainty" via indicators. It's not uncommon to see charts with five to seven indicators overlaid on them. However, the traders that seek certainty through indicators are usually the same traders that don't "dig deep" into the indicator to understand how it's built.
"Risky" means that, like other endeavours in life, you need to plan ahead in order to manage the inherent uncertainty of the markets, and make sure that your risk capital (which, after all, is what allows you to stay in the game) is never depleted. Notional funding, proper position sizing, and discipline are key to this part of the equation.
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