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Forex Trading Strategy

Apr 21st 2013 at 1:12 PM

Having an automated Forex trading system can give you an edge in Forex trading, but having a Forex strategy can give an upper hand.  If you want to reap long term profits, then you just do not trade using your instinct or just because a particular trade excites you. You need a trading system or a strategy to make sure that you are getting solid trades and transactions.

A Forex strategy or system consists of rules that guide you on how to make trades in the Forex market.  A Forex strategy or system provides information on when to enter a trade and how to exit the trade. It would also enable you to apply and use risk management rules. 

There are ways to know if your Forex trading strategy is really successful or good. 

• Start knowing how successful it has been in the past.  It pays to know how much previous or existing users of the system have earned so far by using the strategy.  Aside from that, also obtain some information on how much is the maximum drawdown of the system in its previous trading.

• There is a win-loss ratio wchich you can also check.  It is about how much you have won compared with much you have lost.  Aside from that, there is also a profit-loss ratio.  This s about the average winning trade compared to the losing trade.

• You would also have to know how consistent the system is in delivering profits.

When choosing a Forex strategy, you do not only have to factor-in the success rate and profit percentage.  You would also need to consider your lifestyle and what system can be used to fit or suit it. You would have to know what Forex trading system can be used appropriately in your time zone.

A useful strategy used in Forex trade is what is called leverage.  With the leverage strategy, you would earn about a hundred times the amount of the money that you are trading in your account. A lot of traders have testified that they were able to win a lot of profit by using this kind of strategy.  So if you have a funded Forex account, you can use this strategy to get more profits.

Another strategy is the stop-loss order.  This strategy works by identifying a point where you will not trade.  This trading point is identified and determined before the trading begins.  When using this kind of strategy, you would have to be able to analyze trading signals  so you would not be mistaken with your prediction. If your predicted trade did not go on as you expected, the stop loss system could be very disadvantageous.

The automated Forex trading is anther kind f system or strategy.  Entering and exiting an order will be determined by your automated system.  Again, the price and the point where the program would enter or exit a trade is predetermined. 

These Forex trading strategies would help you have better trade opportunities in the Forex market.  Whether you are using the leverage, stop loss or automated Forex trading system and strategies, 100 % success is not guaranteed.  These strategies do not aim to give your perfect trades, because that is impossible. These trading strategies are here to help us minimize the risk of losing in the trade.

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