Next Step To Trading

Hello everyone. Today I have decided to take my next step in trading. I want to become a part of a trading community! I would say that I have moderate experience in the forex markets but I am missing one thing. A strategy. I have been able to use some knowledge from indicators and moving averages to clear my view of trading. I would just like some feedback on how to create a strategy. What does a strategy consist of? How I could make one and execute it. Also wondering if someone can show me the ropes to back testing. I have heard it is very useful
 
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Smith2525

A strategy could be something like 2-3 indicators lining up on your chosen timeframes combined with some technical analysis.
You write the rules and if all indicate buy/sell, you execute the trade. Apply risk management.
 

taylorarnold

Junior member
Hi. Before figuring out what your strategy should consist of, you should have full knowledge of forex analysis, whether its fundamental or technical analysis. Directly aiming for a strategy can be confusing. Once you have understood what you prefer, you can easily create your strategy. I’d also suggest you take help from youtube and babypips to understand technical concepts. Meanwhile, learning these concepts, implement them on a demo account.
 

Farm Yard Forex

Well-known member
I would also suggest considering your time constraints. There is little point in setting your sights on a scalping strategy when your time availability means you can hardly be sat at the charts.
 

sharonj

Junior member
Hey newbie, build your exit strategy even before you decide how you would enter the market. Exiting the market at the right time can help you save your money for future trades.Always make use of stop loss and take profit to trade safely.
 
Hey, welcome to the community! The best piece of advice that I would like to give is to never complicate your strategy. You will have to take risks but they should never go beyond your risk appetite. Take only those steps that you can understand and handle.
 

jonahelen527

Junior member
Hi, Welcome to the community.
If you are struggling to build your trading strategy I'd suggest you learn price action and using indicators for confirmation. It will help you build a strong foundation. There are many books and courses that are dedicated to price action, I'm sure you'll be able to learn it.
 
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Hi, welcome! When it comes to building a strategy, you must keep your trading goals in mind. If you know where you want to reach, you will pave your way in the right direction. But if you are trading just for fun, chances are you may not do well at it.
 

Jasonn

Junior member
Take a plunge if you really want to know what it is and what needs to be done. With your own experience, you will know what is happening and how you can take advantage of your skills and what needs to be included in your strategy.
 

ackleselden

Junior member
A demo account would help you a lot in building your trading strategy. Once you are through your basic learning, apply different strategies on the demo account. You may also change the variables to see what works for you. A strategy should not be anything beyond your understanding.
 

andrewborund597

Junior member
Hello everyone. Today I have decided to take my next step in trading. I want to become a part of a trading community! I would say that I have moderate experience in the forex markets but I am missing one thing. A strategy. I have been able to use some knowledge from indicators and moving averages to clear my view of trading. I would just like some feedback on how to create a strategy. What does a strategy consist of? How I could make one and execute it. Also wondering if someone can show me the ropes to back testing. I have heard it is very useful
Hey! Welcome to the community. I think you should analyse your trading style before choosing a trading strategy. You can do it by analysing your personality, your preferences, whether you want to trade long-term or short term, and what your risk tolerance is.
Then pick a strategy accordingly and work on it.
 

tomorton

Legendary member
Hey! Welcome to the community. I think you should analyse your trading style before choosing a trading strategy. You can do it by analysing your personality, your preferences, whether you want to trade long-term or short term, and what your risk tolerance is.
Then pick a strategy accordingly and work on it.
I agree, style is key.

That said, I go further and also recommend not using the same style as most new traders, since we know statistically that most new traders lose much or all of their money quite quickly. Most new traders trade counter-trend reversals on intra-day time-frames. They might have found or developed the very best strategy for doing this, but it won't work for them, the style is too demanding.
 

alexwinkler

Experienced member
If I could add my 2 cents, I'd say remember the grass is always greener...

Find a strategy that makes sense to you and stick with it for at least 6 months before even considering trading another strategy. Even long-time professional traders will often make all their profits just from one simple strategy. The second you throw something else into the mix your mind is no longer scanner for that one perfect setup but is starting to think maybe it's kinda this strategy, let me try. Slippery slope.

Your goal is to master one strategy first and MAYBE only then add another.

Good luck 🍻
 

Gracy2

Junior member
Next step to trading should be lots of practice and discovering what suits one's style. There can be hands on trying different Forex pairs to discover and explore.
 

Jorg@33

Junior member
Next step to trading is to work on improving your strategies with every new trade, and learn from your own experiences.
 

MonkeyMike

Junior member
Hello everyone. Today I have decided to take my next step in trading. I want to become a part of a trading community! I would say that I have moderate experience in the forex markets but I am missing one thing. A strategy. I have been able to use some knowledge from indicators and moving averages to clear my view of trading. I would just like some feedback on how to create a strategy. What does a strategy consist of? How I could make one and execute it. Also wondering if someone can show me the ropes to back testing. I have heard it is very useful
What was the first step? Could you share please:)
 
 
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