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Humans have really strong tendency to sell assets which brought them profit and avoid to sell those which has shown loss. This reaction is called disposition effect and has major impact on most of trader’s trades. To explain this situation, scientists said that, in general, we avoid grief caused by losing transaction and we are aiming to reach pride caused by wining one. The main question is: Does closing early profitable transaction and keep increasing loss make reasonable trading?

Defining the problem

Every trader should check if he or she undergoes a disposition effect. Identifying problem may help optimizing trader’s outcome.
There are three questions you have to answer and if you answered yes to one of these questions you probably ended up trapped in disposition effect, keeping open losing positions when loss is only increasing in time:
1. If the price will return from the loss to break even point I am going to sell this position.
2. Loss is so big at the moment so I won’t close position because rebuilding capital will take too much time.
3. I will keep losing position because loss is so big it cannot go any bigger further.
How to prevent yourself from bei
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good job!

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VALTRAD 31 Aug.

Правильно написано

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Mattie 1 Sep.

Spend more time managing your winners than losers. Stop loss orders work for losing trades and GTC orders work well to capture profit when you do not have time to stare at the tape action all day.

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good luck

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Aaamira 4 Sep.

good article!

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In order to make money in forex consistently one has to review proven trading methods and techniques on a regular basis. They are always new simple interpretations and process that may be included in your current trading system to maintain a structured approach to the market and achieve constant returns.
Another important factor is to set a precise set of rule to control your actions when the market does not react as expected.Just like any trading system, the guidelines to combat a negative market must be simple enough to remember and execute. These guidelines must apply to a variety of scenarios and must be designed to compensate for the individuals weaknesses and inadequacies.In order to achieve long term success, they must be formulated to help in maintain discipline on a daily basis and offer timely memory aid in difficulty situations.
Here are some of the tips
1. Learn to limit your losses
Successful forex trading is more about avoiding losses than making profits. While avoiding losses, one protects from the drawdown that affect your existing account capital. Other ways of avoiding unexpected loss is by using predetermined stop loss level. A more advanced method is using trail…
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Lovely_bee 28 Nov.

Useful tips)

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Sebine 4 Dec.

Great!

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FXRabbit 4 Dec.

Good article!

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Learning is the must in becoming professional trader. You have to learn fundamentals and technical analyses methods for analyzing and predicting trends and movements in prize charts. However, not everyone becomes profitable after learning theories. Most of them are still suffering to increase their capital.
Everybody feels like something stops him or her from becoming profitable. Some people blame market, banks, big institutes, speculators with big money. They lost belief in indicators, analyzing methods and strategies.
I also faced same problem. In spite, that I make correct analyzes and predicted market move my equity does not increase. I see that 25% losing trades bit my 75% profitable trades. After some research and analyzing my trades and behaving, I came to decision that it is purely psychological. Nevertheless, some people does not accept that problems are in them, in their psychology, it is easier to blame market and system and make everything look much more complex.
In reality as we read from books and articles by professionals, “It is simple but hard!”

So why the trader with proper knowledge is not able to be profitable?

For that, we have to analyses the process of…
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usefull!

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olya2517 26 Sep.

Very nice

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al_dcdemo 29 Sep.

Nice job!

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very interesting

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good job

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Apart from being constantly aware of what happens in the markets, both in the charts and at the political / macro news space, a trader must be able to control himself/herself and not trade.
This is easier said than done, mostly because of the complexity of this action, which requires inaction not only when prices aren’t moving, but when volatility is high as well.
The main reason it is so difficult not to trade is the human brain. Even the most capable trader, and in particular the expert trader, will be able to see patterns, recognize previous behavior and take into account possible macro events. In short, the seasoned trader will be able to analyze any market.
This mythical expert and capable trader will also know that during certain months, timeframes within the day or timeframes prior to some big news approaching, whether it is hours, days or weeks, price action in the charts can be deceptive. This same knowledgeable trader, comfortable with risk due to experience, might be easily fooled to take action against his/her better judgement, simply because his/her brain can analyze all of the above and then some. This, in combination with experience and cool of mind, might more ea…
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md1fk1 16 Aug.

fully agree with this. this complements one of the points in article i wrote. see point 4
https://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest/?Forex-Traders-Vs-Cab-Driver&action=read&id=3920

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md1fk1 16 Aug.

very valid point. Inaction at times is better than action. and as such now with FOMC to be declared. GBP pairs at extreme low even though job data should support it. but still GBP/AUD below 1.63 and AUD/USD a percent up. So better to just watch till FOMC is away.

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TheAnalyst 16 Aug.

Very good points, md1fk1. One only has to look at the EUR/USD chart even just 5min prior to FOMC to see how a trade could go wrong. Thanks for the link to your article!

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good

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well

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A typical conversation with a ‚Wannabee’ pro trader goes like this:
Me: Soooo, what’re you doing?
Wannabee: I’m gambling on forex ????
Hahaha… no.
This statement is apparently innocent and most Wannabees tell it as some sort of a joke, but the truth is – it’s a dangerous one. Do you know why? Because it shapes your actions. Yes, the way you think and talk about yourself shapes your actions.Have you ever talked to a professional trader? If you ask one what does he do on forex, he will tell you:I’m making money.Notice the difference? He is totally aware of the risk and he knows he’s gonna lose some money in the process, but, he still states that he earns money. You will never hear him calling himself a loser.There’s a reason to why professional traders make money on Forex – experience, good trading methodology, good risk management etc, etc. But there’s also one factor that usually slips away unnoticed.
Have you ever talked to a professional trader? If you ask one what does he do on forex, he will tell you:
I’m making money.
Notice the difference? He is totally aware of the risk and he knows he’s gonna lose some money in the process, but, he still states that he earns money. You will…
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very interesting

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In my last article,we discuss about greed and how it affect our trading decision,i receive some feedback and questions which will be treated in this edition as we continue to undo the enemies of trading successfully.
We’ll now shift towards “Fear and Hope”, another psychological trait which leads to making common mistakes. Fear always leads to illogical actions and hasty decisions which in turn cause detriment to traders.Just as the trader can become overwhelmed with greed, the same can happen with fear ("an unpleasant, often strong emotion, of anticipation or awareness of danger").
We all know that the market has its own cycle going up and down. The underlying reason why the cycle works is human fear that leads to the next cycle in market psychology. Traders become over-confident at the stage of Euphoria and aim at satisfying their fourth need without thinking logically, which can lead to losses and fear. Nevertheless, in the second market cycle fear becomes productive and the trader gets paid. Hence, it is good to have fear of market conditions, which keeps you alert while taking any trading decision, but at the same time too much fear can ruin the trading practice.
Fear in tra…
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Great article!

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Yes, we must be careful)) with the "hope"

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nice

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Chilli 17 Feb.

it's very good article like part A, essential for beginners, but also interesting for all traders

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tsutsu 27 Feb.

good

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Do not do what others do!

This was one of the first things I was taught when trading forex. Indeed, that makes sense as if everyone traded similarly, they would either lose or get a mediocre outcome of trading. Firstly, I developed my own tactics, that proves being efficient. But that was not enough for me. I found out that FX trading drains my strength even after I had learned to manage stress. Additionally it seemed impossible to always get on time with major fundamental events, as they tend not to be at the same daytime. I found out my own way to always be high spirited, focused and energetic when trading. The answer lied in herbs and chemistry- I took scientific approach to emotions. Results outmatched my most daring expectations, especially the side effects are only positive- it is 100% natural, after all.

Herbs for focus:

Ginseng - it is a well known energizer and memory enhancer, easier to find in a form of addition to tea in supermarkets. Though if you are lucky to get a pure root, you can simply chew it for best effect.
Side effects: Body ages slower.
Siberian ginseng - increases focus and strengthens organism. Wears of fatigue. Also helps to maintain stress.
Side effect…
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good job!

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Wow! Very interesting!

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anna_n 25 Dec.

very nice article!

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rh6899 27 Dec.

interesting thanks for sharing

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MarisaG 28 Dec.

Great article!)

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Abstract:
Some people have the capability of "business man or woman" by nature but others need to learn and have a process to get success.
I am not a business man by nature, in fact, I prefer to buy things to cover all my needs because I never wanted to be a businessman until to know about Forex Market less than two years ago.
This kind of business has from my view point two majority groups, trader, and investor.
The purpose this article is to expose the main features of each and share with you a tactic used today by some investors in Australia.
1.- Trader:
Working as a trader on Forex Market I can say that there are two ways to the pursuit and get profits, it is scalping or trading with techniques and tactics in a period of short term.
By scalping is oriented to people who likes to get in on the Forex Market take some profits (less than +10 pips) and get out quickly.
Trading in a period like a mid or long term we could have big profits like +50, +100 but less than +500 pips.
But the process and strategies are equal or more planned and structured than for scalping. The main difference is about stress.
Scalpers need to be monitoring the position or watching the charts …
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Wovch 29 Nov.

interesting

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arjaq 1 Dec.

I am type 3: speculoinvestor- fast speculations for relax and long term carry positions for high profit investment on forex. I also stack good stocks - yet I consider my stocks rather as an insurance for life than investment.

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Beto 2 Dec.

That sound very good stuff. Great body.

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nice work

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RIANNA 8 Dec.

interesting

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Introduction
This article is to explain and show how a price flow actually works, thorugh some extremely simplified examples, in the attempt to show what is in my opinion the most important concept to understand about financial markets.
Basic concept
Everything starts from accepting a law: if there is an imbalance between supply and demand, as direct consequence a price will change. This is true for any exchangeable stuff, will it be a product, a service, an idea, a commodity and so on. It is an extremely simple concept indeed: more demand equals price up, more supply equals price down. If there is 1 unit of anything, and a lot of people looking to buy it, price will be rising till the point where only 1 will be the buyer.
On the other side if there are 100 units and few buyers, price will be correcting down to attract new customers till the point where all units will be sold.
Supply / demand flows
In a financial marketplace there is a continuous exchange and participants can be either selling or buying the same instrument, or even simultaneously selling and buying. An important difference with any other market, is that there is unlimited quantity of any given instrument, so price…
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loriana 1 Dec.

Great read

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Good article!

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TInna 2 Dec.

very good!

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chuvee 2 Dec.

I like the article.

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nice work

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Introduction
This article will continue the "Trading Abc" series, going through a deeper analysis of what is a chart, how price flow is represented on different timeframes and how to consider a timeframe compared to another which are some basilar points I need to focus on before going through the main aspect regarding supply and demand and market behaviors.
If you are interested, here below the list of previous parts:
Charts
Everytime we look at a chart, what we see is the graphical representation of the consensus price for a given instrument over a specific period of time. This is done by a software elaborating all data and drawing a line for every new tick, so for example this is how the GBP / USD chart looks like:
In this case the chart represents all ticks coming in 20 minutes from 14:00 to 14:20, and they are connected each-other by a line so to simplify and make the visualization more readable by human eye. There are other ways to visualize the same price changes over a period, and the most commonly used is the candlestick chart, where every candle is a representation of all tick data over a specific frame of time. Let's say …
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olya2517 5 Nov.

good)

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TInna 9 Nov.

wery well!

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good

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adiray 16 Dec.

great article there

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Starsailor 31 Dec.

nice work

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Introduction
My experience in trading started long time ago and I can already count something about 7 years on charts and I feel like my learning process is just at the beginning. It is not about the ability to recognize a price direction, or to correlate price setup with current fundamental scenario: it is about the mental attitude, the psychological ability to accept and behave properly depending on the changing conditions.
Focus
When thinking about my experiences in trading, I can divide my learning process in 2 clear steps: one about learning all the technical part, and one knowing how to behave. The first part took me some years in reading, listening, doing researches, comparing, analyzing and recognizing the different technical developments while happening in a chart. The second part started at a certain point in the meantime, when I had already learnt a lot of things, but still was able only to burn a one thousands dollars account in a very, very quick time.
As per our nature, when things go wrong we tend to blame something or someone. My first reaction was to blame market, being always ready to get my stops no matter where I put them. If I moved stop at breakeven, price…
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GammaBurst 19 Oct.

Big good work my friend!

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TInna 19 Oct.

well done!)

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klintons 20 Oct.

Very well

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rupesh1984 25 Oct.

Quite a topic opened here, the one above all other aspects, very top of the ladder. Nicely explained friend, true words!

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Bidza 27 Oct.

Well done, you have brought OneGoodTrade out into the article writing too...great work.

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In today's article I want to talk about two types of traders. They define two different styles of trading.
The important thing I realized, engaging in trading - there is no trading system that would suit everyone. We all have different financial goals and a different perception of risks. Read this post until the end, think and decide what style of trading suits you most.
System Trading

System Trading is based on specific rules that the trader does not have the right to violate. This means that if trading strategy gives you a signal to buy, then you should definitely buy. There is no place for the human factor and reflection.
The first systems traders, which I learned about, were "turtle-traders." They traded futures on the 20 and / or 50-day breakdown. In total, I think, about 18 instruments. Their task is to catch the trend. Drawdown reached in some cases 40%. That is, the number of losing trades was great.
Now imagine that a system trader suddenly decides not to enter the market, although he got strategy signals. And just at this moment trend starts - a source of profits of this trading style. As you know, one mistake, so it is the human factor, resulting in a significant l…
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Cremelady 27 Sep.

good topic

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feo_fx 27 Sep.

nice

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klintons 27 Sep.

Gut artikel

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anna_n 29 Sep.

интересно

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really nice

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Application of the rules of money management in the market is one of the most important and yet often neglected principles of successful trading. You can often uslishat and see more trading strategies, many of which are really effective, but neither one of them is not a word about money management. In this article I will try to tell why money management is so important.
Profitable trading - it is much more than one or two good deals. Talking about the lucrative trade is possible only if these profits will be consistent and regular. This art capital management creates a difference between a successful professional trader and a loser, with the fear of launching the platform in the morning, because he never knows what might see there.
Enough to have only six transactions per month, three of which will be profitable, and three unprofitable and eventually stay in the black. At the same time, you can have 5 trades and only one loss-making, but is this a bad deal will bring you the loss to make up for that you get only in the next few months of successful trading.
What also plays a significant role in the results of the tenders? The answer is simple - money management. The purpose of this…
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SikmaN 14 Dec.

salamandra дякую! це як на мене найголовніше в трейді))

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SikmaN 14 Dec.

Olga18375 Спасибо!!!

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Agnessa26 14 Dec.

Good job)

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Удачи со статьей, держим кулачки :)

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SikmaN 20 Dec.

VictoriaVika  Спасибо, держим)))

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My Simple yet Powerful 10-30-60 Forex Trading Strategy
The Truth

When I started trading some years ago, I thought that to be a Successful Trader I should use a Perfect, Complicated Trading Strategy. Later I realized the truth: Trading Strategy and Market Analysis are only 10% of the success. Another 30% are for using suitable Risk and Money Management. Finally 60% are for having a Solid Trading Psychology- to be a Disciplined Trader, to follow your Trading Strategy and Money Management Rules. 10, 30, 60 - I like these numbers, they are my favorite ones. I find them everywhere : The Market is usually about 60% of the time in Range mode ; 30% of the time it is in Trend (Up or Down); and 10% it is indefinitely. So, if you use a Trend- following strategy you will lose about 70% (60+10) of the time and only 30% of the time you will win. More often in a Good Trading Strategy 90% (60+30) of the Growth comes with 10% of the deals; in other 90% of the deals your account is about zero "0", or may be go down.That is why 90% of the Traders in long run lose their money, only 10% succeed.
The Strategy These numbers :10-30-60 I use in my Favorite Trend -Following Trading Strat…
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avava 29 Nov.

Good job!

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vavav 29 Nov.

Good luck!

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vanvan 29 Nov.

Great article!

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kafeviya 29 Nov.

Great!!!

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As simple as possible but no simpler :) Great article!

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In a definition of Price Action trading (PA) strategy, it is an act of responding to ways and manner that price behaves or behaving during a period in time. With PA, you are going to trade what you see and not relying on any complex indicator that you did not even know how it’s been calculated. You act based on some laid down rules as regards price behavior.
Although, price action is best recommended for anyone who’s just beginning in financial market. I could recall my first encounter with FX market, I was so overwhelmed with a whole lot of different trading strategies. They all appear great in theory, but ugly in practice. Not until I’ve learn to settle down for price action strategy and the reward was huge.
No strategy is fail safe, price action inclusive. No strategy or system will single-handedly give you consistent result or profit. Every time we speak of consistency in Forex trading, little do we know that it cut across the way we interpret the market, the way we stick to a strategy over a period of time, the way we keep to a leverage size and the time we open and close the trading terminal every day.
Well, I wouldn’t want to bug you with too much talk. If you’ve been in the…
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JockPippin 13 June

Sound words and a sound plan  .Something similar to my mindset and I have achieved what I set out to do in Forex .

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If we only knew to which signals we should listen to:)

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