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How to Handle Your Money While Doing Forex Trading

Jun 17, 2008
Now if you are a new forex trader then your best bet as always is to manage your money in a correct way. Bad money management can ruin you chances of making success out of your forex trading foray. There are literally thousands of people who venture into the world of currency trading but then beat a hasty retreat as they do not have good money management practices and hence lose their money very quickly.

Here are a few tips that can be very helpful while take a leap into the dungeons of the currency trading with little or no knowledge. I will call them rules for the trade each and every time you do those trades.

Always make sure that you have a put a limit on the number of dollars you want to trade or for that matter what will be the size of the trade. The other way to say this is to tell that how many trades you can leave open at any given point of time. In forex markets leverage plays a big role so make sure that your leverage does not exceed 10% of the entire account. By this I mean that you will only trade for $20 if you have $200 in your account. This is known as pip value and you should try to restrict it to $ 2 for $2000 account. I am reasonably sure that this will help you in your currency trading.

Now make a ground rule about how much you are wiling to accept as risk and stop your losses when that threshold is reached which means that when you trade plan ahead and effective planning is key to success. Set a limit for your stop loss so that you do not lose money fast or infinitely and set a limit to your profit too as that will help in narrowing the risk bandwidth.

So plan ahead and plan for both loss and profit.

Manage your risk and manage it to la level of 2% per trade.

Do not over leverage your money.

Remember it is easier to get swayed when you are making money and throw caution to winds but the fact is that will only decrease you chances of success in the long run. Strategize as if you are in marathon and not in a 100 meter dash. That is the key to your success in the forex markets.Remember money management will also help in every aspect of the forex trading including reaping in the profits and also maximizing them.
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The author has been through beginners forex trading trials and tribulations and he has evolved a mantra for success for beginners learning forex trading.
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