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The 3-Step Formula for Finding Forex Success


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Success within the world of forex trading is anything but a given, as risk is located around every turn. That being said, you should never let the potential risks associated with forex trading deter you from viewing it as a viable form of investing. Forgetting all the “get rich quick” and “instant success guaranteed” schemes that are consistently bouncing around the web, what you need to grasp is that while fast cash is unrealistic, slow-paced profits certainly aren’t out of the question. Having an effective long-lasting strategy can easily put you within touching distance of profit, with there being absolutely no doubt about that.

Understanding that you can indeed make the forex market your own is part of the battle, but confidence will only carry you so far. Helping you to figure out what’s what and what’s not when it comes to forex trading, we have compiled a three-step formula for finding forex success.

Step No. 1: Education

You shouldn’t—under any circumstances—start trading forex without understanding the demands and details involved with this form of investing. Before rushing in head first, learn about the history, strategy, terminology, and volatility associated with the realm of forex. You should also take the time to study the various philosophies surrounding market analysis. For example, margin and leverage trading allows you to use the “good-faith deposit” approach, which allows you to control larger trade sizes, magnify returns, and take calculated risks when navigating the market.

During the education process, you also need to take a long look at yourself, understanding if you have the capacity (whether it be financial or otherwise) to trade forex effectively. As an investment arena, forex can be treacherous, which is why you need to understand how you approach not only risk but also profit and loss, too. After committing plenty of time learning about what forex is and what it has to offer as a form of investing, you need to ask yourself if it is something that you are able to commit to over the long term.

Step No. 2: Training

Is there an element of luck involved with forex trading? However much it might be debated, on a small level, there probably is. That being said, the reality is that skill and knowledge are what separate the good traders from those who struggle to generate momentum. You need to train in order to become a better forex trader, as luck is certainly something that can’t be depended on in this domain. Through demo accounts (and other related tools), you can put a strategy into practice and test its effectiveness. You can also use such means to see how your trading budget would hold up under real market conditions.

After sharpening your skills through the use of a demo account, you are in a position to start forex trading with real money, but even then, you should still be “training.” With real money involved, training becomes a lot more personal, as you need to look at controlling your emotions and keeping a cool head. A trader who grasps the psychological factors of trading, along with the environmental factors, is a trader who is going to find success a lot easier to come by. When you’re ready to make your first deposit in a live account, you should use the same amount (as well as leverage level) that you used in your demo account so that you’re already used to the conditions.

Step No. 3: Knowing Yourself

It might sound somewhat over the top, but without knowing yourself as a person, you may just find that any forex trading efforts you put forward come up short. Natural instincts are key to forex trading success, as unlike with other forms of investing, you aren’t always going to be given time to take a decision. With historic and current currency information in mind, you are going to need to trust your instincts to take a decision at times of high pressure. If you can handle the heat that forex trading is sure to bring, and you have confidence to commit to a decision when it matters most, then the world of forex could well be a beacon of profit for you.

On top of that, you need to know enough of the market to not just understand its reactionary nature but also the importance of risk management. Knowing how to instill good risk management is absolutely pivotal to achieving forex success, as by protecting positions through stop-loss orders, you can always ensure that you are on the front foot when it comes to turning over profit.


There are simply no guarantees when it comes to trading forex, as every day is different and will often present new challenges. Anyone who decides to trade forex certainly needs to understand that risk can often wait around every turn, but with the three steps above, along with the backing of Valutrades, you can grasp what it means to find forex success.




The information provided herein is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed to constitute advice. If such information is acted upon by you then this should be solely at your discretion and Valutrades will not be held accountable in any way.

This post was written by Graeme Watkins

CEO Valutrades Limited, Graeme Watkins is an FX and CFD market veteran with more than 10 years experience. Key roles include management, senior systems and controls, sales, project management and operations. Graeme has help significant roles for both brokerages and technology platforms.