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The importance of simplicity in forex trading
Written by: PaxForex analytics dept - Wednesday, 30 April 2014 0 comments
Forex traders often unknowingly cloud up their minds and confuse themselves by using over complicated trading strategies and systems that turn their charts into something resembling art. It is no big secret that you need to have an objective and calm mindset when trading the forex market, yet many traders make achieving such a mindset very difficult by using confusing and complicated trading methods.
The significance of simplicity with regards to the method used to trade the forex market cannot be emphasized enough. A simple method keeps your mind clear and allows you to focus your conscious mind on managing your emotions and maintaining discipline rather than trying to decipher a confusing mess of lagging indicators all over your charts. Most forex traders spend entirely too much time searching for that “holy grail” trading system that they think will turn their trading around.
Not only during forex trading itself you ought to keep things simple, but the same goes for gathering knowledge about online forex trading. Many beginning forex traders are very enthusiastic and they want to learn about forex as much as possible. It’s extremely important that knowledge has an added value otherwise there will always be the pitfall for you to try to enforce everything and to make things too
Whether they realize it or not the reason most traders lose money in the markets is because they are not managing their own emotions correctly. A big factor in emotional management is not being stressed out or confused as to what your trading strategy or trading system is trying to tell you. However, many traders use trading systems that require them to over-lay tons of indicators all over their charts or download expensive trading software that claims to fully automate the trading process.
Many traders are using very complicated trading strategies and systems because they erroneously believe that trading should be or is technically difficult. The difficult part of becoming a successful forex trader lies not in the technical chart analysis aspect. The difficulty lies in controlling your emotions and not over trading or over leveraging. If you look at any failed or failing trader they will inevitably be an over trader or a trader who risks too much per trade or both.