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Futures Trading - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Sep 4, 2007
Increasing amounts of traders are becoming interested in futures trading because of the great returns that this market provides.

Other reasons include boredom with investing in other trades such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, wanting to broaden their horizons after achieving success in other trades, failure with other trades, and observing the gain that other people have received from this trade.

Basically whatever the specific reasons, the fundamental reason for the popularity of futures trading lies in its possibility of great profits. However, this is not a risk-free activity and the more knowledge the trader is armed with helps the trader succeed.

The most important reason why people want to invest in futures is money. They get attracted to the thought of earning without much effort. However, it should be kept in mind that day futures trading has its own pitfalls. There are a lot of risks involved and you should be aware of them. You should be completely cognizant of the kinds of adversities you might face.

One thing to always keep in mind is that the market is unpredictable. No matter how sure you are that you are backing something that will win, trading is nothing less than gambling.

So never risk everything you have by putting all your resources and funds into it, because there's always an element of uncertainty involved.

Even the experts are not exactly a hundred per cent accurate. At the end of the day, keeping the risk factor in mind, try to minimize risks. Also, you must be sure of how much you are prepared to risk. Having a lot of emotional control and strategic planning will work in your favor. A good trader always remembers that even the best traders lose sometimes.

The main thing day futures trading can guarantee you is that you will lose at some point. This advice isn't really encouraging but it's a realistic look at the industry. That's why those who are just starting out in futures trading are being told to expect the worst, but hope for the best. If you win, then good for you. If you lose, take defeat like a professional, see where
you went wrong and then trade again.

When you make a POA, plan it all the way to the end, keeping in mind all the possible obstacles and problems that can come in your way and possible back up plans for these. Don't change course whimsically in the middle of your plan. That will inevitably lead to failure. The one guarantee about futures trading is this - be sure that you will lose along the way.

Whether it is minimal or a lot is totally up to how you play your cards. So take control over your own POA and fate will follow. Even if you lose, learn from it and never make the same mistakes again.
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