Having a Passion for Trading

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It is really difficult to be successful at trading the foreign exchange markets unless you have a special passion for it. You must be adept at mathematics, statistics, and the laws of probability – but much more than that: you must actually enjoy these disciplines. If you don’t, then being a successful forex trader is always going to be an uphill battle. You must also have an innate competitiveness in your genes – so if you are good at competitive sports, and you enjoy maths, then trading just might be your thing.


Being an organized person by nature can also help you gain success in the forex markets, but fortunately, this is something that you can learn as you go. It is important to be organized while trading so that you can keep a track of your trades, and effectively manage your trading bank and employ risk management strategies.


The forex markets are essentially a competition, whereby for every trade that is made, there is always one winner and one loser. In this sense, you are competing against individuals who have a contrary opinion to yours – and it is worth bearing this in mind. No matter how sure you are of a trade, there is always someone else who has the opposite opinion – otherwise, your trade could not be matched. This is the nature of the competition in the foreign exchange markets.


It is important that you enjoy looking at and assessing your forex charts. It has got to be something that you enjoy and get a buzz from, even when (and possibility especially when…) things are not going so well. It is easy to enjoy it when you are making money, but can you apply that same dedication when you are losing money? That is a vital question and one that all beginners will learn the answer to sooner or later.

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