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Steps to Becoming a Long-Term Currency Trader

Everyone wants to become successful at currency trading. If you do some research you will be surprised to see the number of active traders in the online trading world is rising at an exponential rate.

You might have extensive knowledge about the retail business industry but when it comes to currency trading you are dealing with the most sophisticated market. At times you will see many retail traders are funding huge amount of money to secure their financial freedom based on currency trading. But do you really think this is the perfect way to make money and secure your financial freedom?

Currency trader

To become successful in currency trading, you have to learn the craft. Though this market offers an extreme level of profit potential to the retail traders, sadly only 5% of the traders are successful. But fear not; if you can follow simple guidelines you can easily become a long-term currency trader.

1. Consider trading as your business

Before you even think to make money in the retail trading industry, you need to consider trading as your business. Most of the novice traders are losing money since they don’t know the perfect way to trade this market. They are using their emotions to place a trade.

But emotions have no place in the retail trading industry.

You have to consider this profession as your business. Some retail traders focus on the lower time frame data and try to execute low-quality trades. To become successful at currency trading you must trade the daily time frame. Higher time frame trading is always profitable as it allows the traders to find quality trades.

Stop chasing the low-quality trades. It will force you to overtrade the market. If you can focus on the market trend and do the technical analysis in the daily or weekly time frame, you will see a dramatic improvement in your career.

2. Trade with professional broker

Trading the market in a professional environment is very crucial to your success. The retail traders always try to save cost by using the low-end broker’s service. But this is not the right way to trade. You need to find reputed introducing broker so that you get the best possible trading environment. They will also give you premium access to the advanced trading platform.

The Forex market is dynamic in nature it’s very important you broker is providing high-class technology for your trading. If you chose an average broker you will not get premium trading tools on the market.

Forex market data in online trading platform

3. Trade with the market trend

Do you know why the retail traders are failing to make money? They are always placing trades against the market trend. Being a new trader you will often find many profitable trade setups against the market trend. But do you really think you should trade such patterns? If you do so you will not become a profitable trader.

Instead of becoming a day trader, try to become a long-term trader.

The long-term traders always follow the conservative way of trading and they never take any trade without doing the market analysis. Finding the long-term market trend is very easy but riding it is the hard part. Majority of the traders don’t have enough patience to carry their trades for weeks. But this where the professional traders are one step ahead. They never place any trade without doing risk-reward ratio calculation. They always make sure that their winners are bigger so that they can cover up their trading loss.

Just follow this simple principle and you will become a successful trader.

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Ivan Widjaya
Ivan Widjaya 3034 posts

Ivan Widjaya is the Owner/Editor of Noobpreneur.com, as well as several other blogs. He is a business blogger, web publisher and content marketer for SMEs.

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