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The Risks Of Currency Trading – How To Manage It For Big Gains

There are big rewards in currency trading and that means risk is present – without risk, there cannot reward – PERIOD. However, the risks of currency trading can be managed and controlled and you can then seek huge gains.As soon as you enter a currency trade you are taking a risk how you deal with that risk is critical and you can reduce it.Consider a high performance racing car. In the hands of an inexperienced driver the danger of a crash is high – but in the hands of an experienced driver, the risk is much reduced.Risk can be controlled and reduced, just as with driving a car and lots of other areas of life (including trading forex), you can control it.So how do you reduce the risks of trading currencies?Let’s look at some simple tips:1. Trade infrequentlySure you can trade for profits everyday but not all trades are equal and you will not have high odds trades’ everyday, so trade sparingly. I know traders who trade less than once a month yet; their profit per annum from their forex trading strategy is over 100%!2. Trade Longer termTrading is all about trading the odds and you don’t get the high odds trades if – you day trade or scalp, so avoid these methods of trading.You need to trade longer term and that means forex swing trading, or long term trend following.3. Trade BreakoutsMost major trends start from new highs or new chart lows and although it looks like you maybe missing the best entry point for your trading signal – your not, because the odds are so heavily in your favour.4. Trade Valid Support and ResistanceIf you trade breakouts, then trade valid support and resistance and this means – areas that have been tested at least three times, in two different time frames and the more widely spaced apart the better.Look for support and resistance that traders view as Important and breaks are highly psychological.5. Do NOT Look for perfectionSure we all want to buy market bottoms and sell market highs – but that’s not the real world of trading. Be prepared to miss the bottom and the top and take the chunk in the middle.If you caught 70% of every big trend you would be very, very rich.6. Confirm!Forget predicting! Confirm each and every move, with momentum indicators to make sure the odds are on your side.If you don’t know about momentum indicators make them part of your forex education.Never predict this is another word for hoping and guessing and will ensure you lose.7. Don’t Restrict risk to MuchMany traders like to trail stops or place them to close.While it may appear that the risk is less it’s not because you have a high odds of being stopped out by random volatility.Let the market breathe and understand volatility and standard deviation of price.If you are trading for big gains the above tips will help you manage and control risk and keep in mind, you have to take risks to make big gains – but there is a huge difference between trading in a rash way with no thought and a calculated risk which puts the odds on your side.If you trade the odds correctly, you can manage the risks of currency trading and make big long term gains with your currency trading system.