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If every investor out there suddenly started to profit, then the markets would completely shut down. Somebody has to lose money for other people to make money, and that's what's so dangerous about a market like Forex. However, if you check out these tips and tactics, you can end up on the right side of the fence.
If you are losing money, cut your losses and run. Traders often make the mistake of trying to ride out the market until a turn around, however this is often a mistake. If you are showing a profit, keep going but when things turn south get out. Make this tip a integral part of your trading plan.
When trading, try to avoid placing protective stops on numbers that are obviously round. When you do have to place a stop, make sure to put it below those round numbers and on short positions instead. Round numbers include 10, 20, 35, 40, 55, 60, 100, etc.
If you plan on participating in Forex trading, a great thing to keep in mind is to always double-check yourself before making a trade. We all make careless mistakes from time to time. If you do not double-check your trades before you make them, you could end up in a very unfavorable trade by mistake.
When trading in forex markets, it's important to remember that those markets are just that, foreign. They work on different time zones from yours. The active trading hours for each currency will be tied to the morning hours in each locale, not to your locality's trading or business hours. The most profitable trades usually occur within 2 hours of the market opening in a given nation.
Always manage your risk. The Forex market is tricky and it can turn on you in a heartbeat. Set up stop loss amounts to keep yourself from losing your shirt in a downturn. If you are making a profit, pull the profit out of the market and leave your initial investment.