Is forex market an illusion? How to adapt to it ?

NVP

Legendary member
just imagine a room with 97 blind people and 3 fully sighted

in the event of a fire ask them all to run to the exit sign clearly marked

thats Trading ...the people with vision always survive .....the rest perish

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ffsear

Senior member
If you have a small amount of money to work with, you are a market timer. I think most retail traders fall into this category. Fundamentals mean nothing to small undercapitalized traders. Timing price extension is what is of greatest importance. If you are one of these small undercapitalized traders, you are someone that's trying to scrape together a modestly profitable side hustle. Fundamentals may come to mean something to you when you have a viable trading account, but till then just try to make 10 pips a day. You gotta start somewhere; forget about the fundamentals till you're managing portfolios.

You think the 5% of retail traders that actually money make ignore the fundamentals? No way!
 
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wmram

Member
Small undercapitalized retail traders don't have the capital to whether too much heat while fundamentals become the dominant driver of the price move. I'm inclined to think most retail traders are small and undercapitalized. I could be wrong about that. My point was directed toward what I believe to be the retail trader. I do believe that you are a market timer, and I do believe that you'd be better off spending time practicing looking for and participating in price extension that will make a 10 + pip scalp. Save the fundamentals for later when you've made money and proven that you've got staying power in this industry. Work on fundamentals when you can afford to trade markets from the perspective of a patient trader.
 

Henow1969

Well-known member
Trends are only visible in hindsight .Most trend traders lose money in chop , when breakouts become consolidation zones.There are more trend failures than trends materializing , most traders lose money trying to find the illusive trends.
 

Farm Yard Forex

Well-known member
The markets seek where ever liquidity lies in order to match orders placed by central banks. They don't see most retail trader money but it tends to be in the same place as it is for large hedge funds so retail get slapped around sometimes. At least that's my opinion of it.
 

sharabela

Active member
Using Buy Stop/Sell Stop often triggers an entry a bit earlier. Thus, the price may hit your stop loss and go towards your anticipated direction later. I suggest that you take entry in a live market after having confirmation candle. Do some practice on demo account. I am sure it will help. I am wishing you best of luck.
 

hatemypips

Established member
Streak of wins create this illusion and it's important to not fall into a dream and keep your hunger in check because it's the time when things could go sour.
 
 
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