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7 Reasons Why Most Traders Fail in Forex

Forex trading

Why is the forex market one of the biggest financial markets out there? Well, it’s probably because of the many investors putting their heart and soul (and money) into it. However, you might be surprised when we tell you that a majority of these traders fail when it comes to investing in forex.

There are only a few successful traders in this market. It’s the same reason why investors fail in alternative asset classes. It’s obvious that trading in forex isn’t the easiest thing in this world. The job has to be taken seriously. But how can you do that? Well, first let’s learn the reasons behind forex trader failures.

  1. Fear Is an Under-Acknowledgement: If someone told you about the world of trading and investments, you probably wouldn’t have thought about traders having any fear when thinking about assets. Traders often have several scary thoughts about losing whatever they have and the overall failure of the trade. It is the basis of reading psychology but is often disregarded. A great trading system can go to waste if you are peeing your pants over it.
  1. Not Letting Emotion Aside: Traders often allow emotions to meddle with their projects. This should not happen. Your trading decisions should not be controlled by emotions that are irrelevant. Discipline is something that exists in every industry and is an important factor to keep the industry running. Getting to the very top standard of trading takes a lot of experience. Along with this experience comes trials and tribulations. You might have consecutive losses too. This can hit hard and carry the trader to failure.
  1. Being Too Greedy: Greed makes traders act irrationally. Avoid over leveraging and over trading in the market. It is not doing any good and causes only harm. Traders often exploit forex trading accounts in order to get one successful trade. Patience is the key and greed should be avoided under all circumstances. Although it is not easy, but it is an important principle of trade. Greed makes the trader stay in an even longer period of failure than the market would cause. This is something that no one wants.
  1. Hope Can Do More Harm: A sense of hope is often seen as the light inside the tunnel. This surely applies to most areas in a person’s life but when it comes to professional trading, things can head more towards the negative side. A hopeful trader waits for the market to come back instead of looking for one that can actually be invested in. Hope can be used in situations where they can hope for more money on a winning trade scenario instead of waiting on something that they’ve already been defeated at.
  1. Trading Without Any Planning:Being spontaneous is something that does not work in trading. Regardless of whether its forex or anything else, a proper trading plan will take you far. Instead of just hopping into things, plan everything technically. Risk management rules and ROI need to be individually planned in order to get a specific place in the market. The plan has to have a trading strategy as well.
  1. Not Adjusting to The Market:Markets change all the time. Which is why specific changes from the trader side will help elevate the process. When the market opens or even way before that, a plan can be created for every trade. What this means is that every move must be planned for every potential countermove from the market. Like we said earlier, markets change all the time and along with it comes various risks and possibilities.
  1. Setting Unrealistic Goals:Although planning in trade is extremely important and we recommend it 100%, there is a limit to which a trader’s goals can be met. Your goals must also be respondent to your trading plan and strategies. Following trading discipline and planning beforehand can improve your chances to the maximum instead of looking forward to something inevitable.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Deputy executive editor at the ​CEOWORLD magazine. Writer, internet person, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. Passions: health & wellness, coffee, running & dogs.
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