To Be or Not to Be a Psychological Currency Trader?
Some traders say that there is no such thing as trading psychology. Why? Because you simply follow a trading plan or system. Where's the emotion in that? Well, if you look at it from a slightly different point of view, you could argue that trading psychology comes in because of this word: discipline, or self control. What does this mean? This could mean the mental discipline to do due diligence to find a good system. And then the strength to follow the system. But also the mental coolness to monitor your performance and the results of the system in real time. All this takes discipline in some way. Maybe this is the real psychology. [Editor's Note]
Currency trading, just like other trading fields, involves the risk of loss. This risk increases because of the traderís psychological weaknesses. Human features make the difference between the successful and always loosing investor. Hereís how to avoid making psychological mistakes while Currency trading.
There have been written many books about the psychological aspect of the trading business and Currency trading is no exception, even if the risk is diminished here. History, other peopleís experience and impressive statistics have proven that more people loose, while trading, than win. Economic techniques, forecasting methods and communication technology have advanced over time, yet we still see there are no changes in the statistics: more losers than winners. This is due to the fact that human nature is the same and it is the one that we should pay more attention to.
The probability of becoming one of the many persons who act according to their feelings and loose the invested money soon after is very high if you do not pay attention to written facts:
- Human emotions have to be controlled!
- Donít act upon fear or hope! Fear of loss leads to it and so does hoping without basing your feelings on real facts. (You could be an expert in Currency trading and it wouldn't matter if you donít use this rule.)
- Exploit other peopleís human emotions by learning from them. (people who are constant in their mistakes can not gain success and earn money)
- Be disciplined, make plans, follow strategies, apply mathematical and money management principles!
- Run only profitable trades and try to cut losses as fast as possible!
- Donít use rumors and advice unless you are certain of their authenticity and quality!
To be successful you have to think independently of the majority and stick out from the crowd. Just like in any trading field, these principles have to be followed in Currency trading also. Gaining money should be easy on the Forex Market, but not that easy because some have to win and some have to loose. Currency trading is much safer than other trading methods, but if you want to have an edge over other competitors than try to be wise and research first, study other peopleís behavior and choose from them only the best. "When everybody thinks alike, everybody is likely to be wrong". (Gann)
Donít forget to use Currency trading tips and information because being a great psychologist isnít enough. You also have to know how and when to trade currencies, the latest news, the best moments to sell or buy currencies, get familiar with the appropriate terminology, banking procedures and the dos and doníts of this type of trading. Be prepared for anything! You have to learn that investment, and therefore Currency trading too, implies risk and you may or you may not win.
So the answer to the question in the title would be ďYes, to know Currency trading and be a fine psychologist beats only knowing Currency trading!Ē
[Editor's Note] As you can see, everyoen is human when it coems to trading and the emotions that can occur as the value of your account goes up or down. The key here is to be aware that this occurs in trading, and as long as you have a proper edge in the market, the account goes up. Yes, maybe trading psychology is very important after all!
Amelie Gam is an Internet writer for Forex Trading Plus. For more information about Currency Trading visit http://www.forextradingplus.com and read about tips, news and terms or email at email@example.com
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