7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex : Real and actionable techniques for profiting from the currency markets
About this book
This book describes seven fundamental and technical trading strategies for trading the foreign exchange markets. The purpose of this book is to show you how you can trade forex with these winning strategies. I will share with you some new ideas, interesting concepts, and the nuts and bolts of how you can implement each strategy more effectively. Thisbookisquitedifferentfromtraditionaltechnicalanalysisbooksbecause, while those books may document the reliability of certain technical patterns, I will explain in this book why certain technical patterns do not work as well in the forex market and therefore need adapting. For example, I have increasingly noticed that in recent times the first attempt of a price breakout more often than not results in a failure. The strategies that I am going to share with you are suitable for trading the forex market in any time frame – ranging from minutes to weeks. Throughout the book I also explain certain aspects of the forex market so that you can gain an insight into how the market behaves.
Even though each strategy has its own general guidelines, do note that all these strategies are open to individual customisation – flexibility is one of the key ingredients of becoming a successful trader. Flexibility is required for the trader to adapt his or her strategies to different market conditions, as well as for the trader to customise trading strategies to suit his or her own trading style and personality. Therefore, feel free to tweak or modify any of the parameters of these strategies to suit your own preferences. In my years of trading the forex market, I have found that consistent success came from basing my trading philosophy on three M’s: • Mind • Money • Method
While this book focuses primarily on the Method portion, I wish to emphasise that for any strategy to be profitable, mind mastery and money management must also be incorporated as part of a holistic approach in enhancing one’s overall trading performance – as performance is not assessed based on just a few trades, but on a series of trades made over a specific period of time. The 7 strategies in this book must be applied with discipline and a huge dose of common sense. Their rules and guidelines are not set in stone. What I provide is a guide to implementing these strategies so that you can tilt the odds of success to your side.