Why It’s Easier Than You Think To Make Money Consistently In Forex

There is a potential source of income that many people do not even know exist. And those that do know about this are somehow confused by the mythology and confusion surrounding this. This can be one of the most lucrative investments you make both with your time, and your money. With just a few hours a week, you can a few hundred dollars, and slowly grow those hundred dollars into a sizeable nest egg that you can use for whatever you want.

Of course, with anything that promises taking a few hundred dollars and turning it into a few thousand, or even a few hundred thousand, there are certain risks. But once those risks are understood, and strategies are taken to protect against them, turning that few hundred into a few thousand is a lot easier than most people realize.

I’m talking, of course, about the forex markets. Forex, short for foreign exchange, is the global currency markets. Dollars for Euros, Euros for Yen, Yen for Francs, the flow of money is astounding. And with the explosion of the Internet, and all the information it can provide, there has never been a time like now to study new ways to powerfully increase your wealth.

Despite all the hype you’ll read on the internet about turning thirty five cents into twenty seven billion dollars by using trading “robot” while you are watching episodes of “Lost,” if you go in with only a desire to make money quickly and easily, you’ll likely get burned. Trust me, I know. When I first tried my hand at futures, I had big dreams of striking it rich, and telling my boss what’s what.

As I watched my ten thousand dollars quickly evaporate, I knew I might have bitten off a bit more than I could chew.

Luckily, after learning from my mistakes, and reading up on the subject, I later figured out a strategy to make a profit on a consistent basis. Because everybody has different temperaments and comfortable levels of stress, there is no “one size fits all,” trading strategy.

The key is to understand the markets, how they work, and develop a consistent stop loss and take profits strategy. I personally use an eight percent stop loss, meaning that any time I’m down more than eight percent on any position, for any reason, I get out, and get out quick. This, of course, can lead to a string of small losses, but if you stick with this, and choose your positions wisely, you’ll eventually make a big profit that will more than make up for your string of small losses.

On the flip side, it pays to develop a profit taking strategy. I’ve heard of several investors to take profits automatically, without question, when they reach a thirty or forty percent profit. Others hold out for fifty or even a hundred percent. Realize that the higher profit you are shooting for on each trade, the longer string of small losses you can tolerate.

When you choose a solid trading strategy, coupled with the right trading platform, it becomes very difficult not to make a consistent profit over time. And when you get into forex trading with a long term, specific financial goal in mind, your likelihood of success increases even more.

Taking the first step is sometimes the hardest for some. Because you can imagine what it will be like when you become successful, you can take advantage of this opportunity.

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  • Dave Hanna

    With all due respect, IMHO 8% is a HUGE stop loss. The trading mentoring programs I have been involved with, including the Winners Edge Trading room, recommend 1/2 %. You must be either VERY good or VERY lucky to still be trading with an 8% stop loss.