Making the decision to trade forex, whether its full time or just once in a while, requires answering a lot of questions about yourself and your methods. If you haven't been able to answer some fundamental problems, it's probably not time to attempt trading for a living. You have to make sure that in addition to working out your forex trading system you need to create a workable equity management system as well.
The forex market will do what all markets tend to do. At times that means taking on a, seemingly, life of its own. Do not be too eager to jump into the game with a large stake until you've come to terms what exactly you're trying to accomplish. And certainly don't be too quick to jump from a secure situation or job into the trading game full time unprepared. You have to realize that emotions, and likely your success, are directly related to the size of your margin account. If you see that your account is dwindling and, assuming you're relying on this money for living expenses, you might find that your emotions start to affecty the way you trade. Pretty soon, greed keeps you in too long or fear takes you out too soon, and you are forced to break the trading rules that you had previously formed.
If you want to become a serious and successful forex trader, you need to know how much you can lose and how much you need in your bank account to be comforable psychologically. After you've answered these questions honestly and accepted your finding (and of course established a proven trading system, etc. ) then it will be time for some serious trading.
If you plan to trade forex full time, you need to treat it like a job or a business, and not like a get rich quick scheme. You have to manage your finances, adjust your lifestyle as needed, and work hard. Your success will not necessarily depend on your IQ or someone else's trading system. It will come from your work ethic and your discipline, and your ability to maintain your emotions and follow through on the plans and systems that you've worked so hard to establish.
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