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Why Forex Traders Fail | Ep. 002

Why Forex Traders Fail The Forex Warrior

Dr. Jason Gospodarek has been actively trading in the forex market mentoring traders, creating forex courses, promoting websites and working with brokers, he’s seen a lot of why forex traders fail.  Jason shares why they fail and how you can avoid the same mistakes.

“Don’t bet the farm on one trade…Risk what you are comfortable risking” – Dr. Jason Gospodarek

Overleveraging the Account

Most traders he’s met have overleveraged accounts. There are brokers that give you 1000:1 leverage, 3000:1, 5000:1 and even 100:1 leverage is too much for most traders, especially when they are starting out. This is the main reason forex traders fail.  

“Stick to your plan. You should always have a target.” – Dr. Jason Gospodarek

Using too much risk and too much margin on your account is a key to failures in your endeavors. The forex market is open 24 hours, 5 ½ days a week so don’t bet the farm on one trade, one day, one week or even month.

Early Profit Taking – Why Forex Traders Fail

Risking too much to make too little. Trader “X” was a good trader but he could not let the trade run to the target. If he had a 50 PIP stop on a trade and 100 PIP take profit, he would get into 30 PIP’s of profit and he would want to change his stops and take profit right away. This leads to lots of smaller wins but larger losers. Don’t get too excited when you’re in profit. Stick to your plan. You should always have a target set.

Blindly Following Others

When you’re on the internet, you have no idea if someone has been trading full time for decades or if they just started a month ago. Anyone can get a beautiful website these days and get all the software and apps to make it seem like they have a successful business and a successful trading record.

Always study someone you’re learning from.  If you’re looking for someone to actually trade for you or trade your funds, make sure and see a live account. Demo accounts don’t mean a lot in the forex marketplace. Always ask for a live account record from a third party vendor like FX Blue, Myfxbook there are a lot of them out there. See if they really are who they say they are.

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About the author, Jason Gospodarek

Dr. Jason Gospodarek has successfully managed several forex related websites for nearly 14 years, has been a mentor and daily live forex streamer on a leading forex educational website, and has helped to launch two forex brokerage firms. He has been involved in the money management side of the business as well as the back end and setup of metatrader liquidity pools over the years. Although he manages his own funds in the currency markets, he also helps lead new and seasoned traders down their path to trading success. While all his trading is done live currently, he has worked to create and have his own automated trading robots (EAs), as well as fully customized trade copying software, created. He is also the founder of the popular podcast "The Forex Warrior".

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