At the start of each trading session, you will receive an email with the author's new posts. After working in investment banks for 20 years many of which were as a Chief trader its second knowledge how to extract cash out of the market. It all comes down to understanding how the traders at the banks execute and make trading decisions. First let me bust the first myth about forex traders in institutions.
Most of the time they are simply transacting on behalf of the banks customers. They may perform a few thousand trades a day but none of these are for their proprietary book.
They actually only perform trades a week for their own trading account. These trades are the ones they are judged on at the end of the year to see whether they deserve an additional bonus or not. They are extremely methodical in their approach and make trading decisions when everything lines up, technically and fundamentally. As far as technical analysis goes it is extremely simple. They are often littered with mathematical indicators which not only have significant hour time lags but also often contradict each other.
Trading with these indicators and this approach is the quickest way to rip through your trading capital. In fact they are completely the opposite. All they want to know is where the key critical levels.
The bank traders are the market. They make split second decisions based on key technical and fundamental changes.
Understanding their technical analysis is the first step to becoming a successful trader. What it all comes down to is simple support and resistance. No clutter, nothing to alter their trading decisions. Simple, effective and highlighting the key levels. The trendlines are simply there to indicate key support and resistance. Entering the market is another discussion all together. The key aspect to their trading decisions is derived from the economic fundamentals. When you have the political situation countering the central bank announcements currency direction is somewhat disjointed.
This is what bank traders wait for. The fundamental aspect of the market is extremely complex and it can take years to master them. This is a major area we concentrate on during our two day workshop to ensure traders have a complete understanding of each area.
If you understand them you are set up for long term success as this is where currency direction comes from. There is a lot of money to be made from trading the economic data releases. The key to trading the releases is twofold. First, having an excellent understanding of the fundamentals and how the various releases impact the market. Secondly, knowing how to execute the trades with precision and without hesitation. After all it is these economic releases which really direct the currencies.
These are the same economic releases that central banks formulate policy around. Now to be truly successful you need an extremely comprehensive capital management system that not only protects you during periods of uncertainty but also pushes you forward to experience capital expansion.
Our stringent capital management system perfectly encompasses your risk to rewards ratios, capital controls as well as our trade plan — entry and exits. Having such a system in place will also alleviate the stresses of trading and allow you to go about your day without spending endless hours monitoring the market.
I can tell you most traders at banks spend most of the day wandering around the dealing room chatting to other traders or going to lunches with brokers. Rarely are they in front of the computer for more than a few hours. You should be taking the same approach. If you understand the technical and fundamental aspects of the market and have a comprehensive professional capital management system then you can.
From here it just takes a simple understanding of the key strategies to apply and where to apply them and away you go. Trust me you will experience more capital growth then you ever have before if you know how the bank traders trade. That way you will be trading with the market not against it. So to conclude let me say this: There are no miraculous secrets to trading forex. There are no special indicators or robots that can mimic the dynamic forex market.
You simply need to understand how the major players bankers trade and analyse the market. If you get these aspects right then your well on the way to success. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these securities.
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