10 Step For Perfect Trading Plan in Forex


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Having a Forex trading plan is one of the key elements to becoming a successful Forex trader. Many traders never even make a trading plan, let alone use one regularly. Read 10 Step For Perfect Trading Plan in Forex.


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10 Step For Perfect Trading Plan:

10 Step For Perfect Trading Plan


Index Trading Plan 10 Step for Perfect Trading Plan 1. Skill Assessment 2. Mental Preparation 3. Set Risk Level 4. Set Goals 5. Do Homework 6. Trade Preparation 7. Set Exit Rules 8. Set Entry Rules 9. Keep Records 10. Perform a Post-Mortem

Trading Plan:

Trading Plan Once a trader knows where the market has potential to pause or reverse, they must then determine which one it will be and act accordingly. A trading plan should be written in stone while you are trading, but subject to re-evaluation once the market has closed. It changes with the market conditions and adjusts as the trader's skill level improves.

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Each trader should write their plan, taking into account personal trading styles and goals.

1. Skill Assessment:

1. Skill Assessment Are you ready to trade? Have you tested system by paper trading it and do you have confidence that it works? Can you follow the signals without hesitation? Trading in the markets is a battle of giving and take. The real pros are prepared, and they take their profits from the rest of the crowd who, lacking a plan, give the money away through costly mistakes.

2. Mental Preparation:

2. Mental Preparation How do you feel? Do you feel up to the challenge ahead? If you are not psychologically and emotionally ready to do battle in the markets, it is better to take the day off. Otherwise, you risk losing your shirt. It is guaranteed to happen if you are angry, preoccupied or otherwise distracted from the task at hand.

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Many of the traders have a market mantra they repeat before the day begins to get them ready. Create one that puts you in the trading position .

3. Set Risk Level:

3. Set Risk Level How much of your portfolio should you risk on any one trade? It can range everywhere from around 1% to as much as 5% of your portfolio on a given trading day . It means if you lose that amount at any point in the day, you get out and stay out.

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It will depend on your risk tolerance and trading style . Better to keep the powder dry to fight another day if things aren't going your way.

4. Set Goals:

4. Set Goals Before you enter a trade, set the realistic profit targets and risk/reward ratios. What is the minimum risk/reward you will accept? Many of traders will not take a trade unless the potential profit is at least 3 times greater than the risk.

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Example: If your stop loss is a dollar loss per share, your goal should be $3 profit. Set weekly, monthly and annual profit goals in the dollars or as a percentage of the portfolio, and re-assess them regularly.

5. Do Your Homework:

5. Do Your Homework Before the market opens, what is going on around the world? Are overseas markets up or down? Index futures are a good way of gauging the market mood before the market opens. What economic or earnings data is due out and when?

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Post a list on the wall in the front of you and decide whether you want to trade ahead of an important economic report. For most of the traders, it is better to wait till the report is released than taking unnecessary risk. Pros trade based on the probabilities. They don't gamble.

6. Trade Preparation:

6. Trade Preparation Whatever trading system and program you use, label major and minor support and resistance levels, set alerts for the entry and exit signals and make sure all signals can be easily seen or detected with the clear visual or auditory signal. Your trading area should not offer disturbances. Remember, this is a business, and distractions can be costly.

7. Set Exit Rules:

7. Set Exit Rules Many Traders make the mistakes of concentrating 90% or more of their efforts in looking for the buy signals, but pay very little attention to when and where to exit. Some Traders cannot sell if they are down because they don't want to take the loss. Get over it, or you will not make it as a trader.

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If stop gets hit, it means you were wrong. Don't take it personally. Professional Traders lose more trades then they still end up making profits.

8. Set Entry Rules:

8. Set Entry Rules That comes after the tips for exit rules for a reason: exits are very important than entries. Your system should be complicated enough to be useful, but easy to facilitate snap decisions. If you have 20 conditions that must be met and many are subjective, you will find it difficult if not impossible to make trades.

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Computers don't have to think or feel good to make the trade. If conditions are met, they enter. When the trade goes in the wrong way or hits to profit target, they exit. They don't get annoyed at the market or feel strong after making a few good trades. Each decision is based on probabilities.

9. Keep Records:

9. Keep Records All good traders are also good to record keepers. If they win a trade, they want to know precisely why and how. More importantly, they want to know the same when they lose, so they don't repeat the avoidable mistakes.

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Write down the details such as targets, the entry and exit of each trade, the time, support and resistance levels, a daily opening range, market open and close for the day. Also, you should save the trading records so that you can go back and analyze the profit or loss for the particular system, draw-downs, average time per trade and other important factors, and also compare them to a buy-and-hold strategy .

10. Perform a Post-Mortem:

10. Perform a Post-Mortem After each trading day, adding up the profit or loss is secondary to knowing the why and how. Write down your conclusions in the trading journal so that you can reference them again later.

Thank You:

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