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Forex Day Trading - Why You Should Not Try This

Sep 9, 2008
You're staying at the beach house working in your office, calm and collected as you collect the profit from yet another successful day trade is debited to your account.

Your kids rush in and you take a break and head outside to play in the sand since you just made another small and easy fortune while those suckers at the office are working harder for less. It's a nice picture isn't it?

If this imaginary scenario sounds familiar, it's because there are probably half a dozen commercials on the television at all times of the day showing scenes like this to encourage people to get into day trading the Forex market, usually through signing up with a certain company or buying an expensive tutorial that is supposed to make beating the Forex market as easy as getting out of bed in the morning and turning on the computer.

So in danger of making myself unpopular, here's the stark truth of the matter: most traders should not try day trading. Day trading the Forex might be trendy, but it's not nearly as easy or profitable as these advertisements would like you to believe.

Day trading is an advanced form of currency trading, and often involves many shorter term trades. In fact, many Forex traders argue that turning a profit on day trading is one of the most difficult things to do in the Forex market.

There are literally hundreds of stories out there of smart, educated, sophisticated traders who went to day trading and proceeded to lose a fortune.

In my opinion, most traders would be better served learning to trade on the longer term trends that the Forex market has to offer. Not only does this allow you more data and time to analyze the developing trends in the market, but there is a lot more money to be made by being on the right side of a huge market breakthrough than by being right on even dozens of day trades.

If you're good enough to make money day trading, why wouldn't you learn to trade the parts of the Forex that offer bigger profits and less risk (although let me note, there is always major risk in trading Forex)?

While some traders will undoubtedly want to day trade, for most traders the real chance at making a living at the Forex revolves around the long term trades.

Learn to trade long term. That's where the money is, and that can help you to avoid many of the scams and heartbreak that's out there.
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From Jason Fielder: Founder, ForexImpact.com
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