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Control in Forex Trading

May 27, 2008
I can still remember the excitement of getting into my first investment as a young career man. Unfortunately I didn't understand some things so I put my money anywhere that looked interesting. Little did I know that this was violating a huge rule of investing and was setting my path towards losses that I wasn't prepared for.

I wish I would have learned this earlier on in my investing career. At first all I cared about was getting the money out there in the markets. I knew it wasn't making any money sitting in the bank. I trusted people way to much and took their advice as if they could predict the future. No one can predict the future, so be sure you do all that you can to control your money, thus controlling your financial future.

I can still hear my father saying, "Bob, no one will care for your money like you will". At first I was a little bit confused. I thought surely my broker and banker wanted me to make money, and they do. Just remember that they want, and need to make money as well. This is their first priority and there is nothing wrong with that. You just need to keep control and determine your own destiny.

The first thing we must know and understand is that your broker is not responsible for your money PERIOD! He is there to get you in and out of trades, suggest some trades, give his opinion, but in the end we have to make the decision, and we have to live with that decision. (Unless we have totally given the money to him and he is "managing" your money) My first trade lost me money, a lot of money. I was initially angry with my broker and called him up. I asked him why he didn't tell me to get out of that trade. He simply responded, "because you didn't tell me to". When we loose control and don't watch over our own money, we will ultimately loose money in the end.

I know that every broker and trading agent will tell you that they will take good care of your money. I am not saying that this is false; many brokers do take very good care of their clients' money. But we are focusing on YOU becoming a better investor! If YOU are going to become a better investor then you are going to have to educate yourself and decide how to invest your money.

Have you ever loaned your car to someone? I have more then a few times and I hate it every time. I see the people driving off and they throw there empty Coke can on the floor board of the passenger seat as if it were the trash can. It makes me mad! Why? Because I worked hard to buy a nice car and I just washed it. I don't want sugar stains and stick floor mats. But my friend isn't interested because once he is done borrowing my car, he gives it back to me. Money is the same way, I repeat, "no one will take care of your money the same way as you will!"

It really isn't that hard to be a successful investor. There are people out there that are not as smart as you making a lot of money in Forex trading. These individuals are doing well because they take control of their money and invest wisely.

With a good Forex trading platform you can do just that; control your trades. You can have a broker to help you. In fact I wouldn't suggest trying it without one. They can help you to control your money if you don't know how the system works. So work together with your broker and make lots of money. It is much more fun that way!

If you don't know much about Forex trading then log on to the website below. You will find a free e book that you can download and also many other articles that will help educate you about Forex trading. Happy Trading!
About the Author
To locate a trading platform and more information about the Forex market visit http://smartforextrade.com where you will locate a forum and Forex Trading Platform for your convenience along with a wide variety of articles to help you get started.
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