When you don’t have your risk under control at every trade, you simply open the door for the friendly but emotionals neighbours to come in and dominate in your house. We promise it’s hard when you start trading at the Forex market. Because it is an emotional market. It’s hard to stop trading emotionally once you’ve started or even admit you’re trading emotionally. The game is about how much you lose or better said how you minimize your losses. Not about your winnings. We all have that gambling friend that always talks about his big winnings. He never tells you about the day he lost $1000 on one hand of Black Jack does he? A good example that shows you how important it is to minimize your losses. You don’t want to lose that $1000 you’ve won with 100 hands on one hand do you?
So set your losing limit before you trade. This has to be an amount that your completely OK with losing. If you lose it’s just another day at the office.
Clarity and a good organization are the two aspects that your success will depend on. What do we mean with organized? Stick to your plan and read your trading journals. Remember it is not a casino where you just gamble on black or red. Forex is about knowledge and having a plan and stick to it.