Focus more on the trading process than on results

Trading is a challenging task because people have to deal with volatile price movements. After analyzing the market for hours, it is not surprising to find that the direction has changed completely. Many people invest but a minority could make it out successful. Forex is the prime profession in contemporary times and many misconceptions exist about the market. One such misconception is to always focus on the results.

Investors believe the outcome is the ultimate goal. From their perspective, if an order is not successful then it is not worth the risks. Every decision is risky but they only choose with rewarding potentials. What is ignored is the process that is followed throughout this period. In this article, we are going to describe why emphasizing the process is key to success. You may not know the importance of it, but without an accurate formula, no one can make money.

But the result is more important?

We agree money is important which the ultimate achievement of using a formula is. However, certain contradictions exist which keep us from using the techniques. First of all, an outcome is obtained by following a certain schedule. For example, if we want to enroll in a Master’s Program at university, submission of a bachelor’s degree is a mandatory formality. Depending on the nations, this will not change. Whether an Asian student wants to pursue higher studies in Australia does not matter as long as the documentation is properly organized. Even for a European citizen, the process remains as before to study abroad, regardless of the location. The destination is the result and the process of completion of an undergraduate degree is the procedure in Forex.

Whether an investor in the CFD market wants to use a scalping method, this will remain consistent. People ignore the principles and try to improvise. It is essential to cope with the changing situations but overthrowing existing regulations cannot help with your career development. Every person should follow an organized system to achieve success.

Rely on rational goals

Rookies love to set irrational goals. To them, trading is the only way by which they can become a millionaire without doing the hard work. But CFD trading is just like any other business in the world. You have to evaluate the market dynamics and look for the trade signals systematically. Instead of setting up irrational goals, you should be working on realistic targets. Set your take profit and stop loss by using the support and resistance. Try to rely on a higher risk to reward ratio trade setup because it will make things easier.

What if I follow but don’t get the expected outcome?

Don’t expect to get instant rewards in Forex. The community is impatient and thinks this is a quick-rich scheme. Learning how to trade can take years depending on your skills and the amount of practice. Yet, if you find yourself making losses, never lose hope. In such situations, you need to reevaluate the strategies used. Occasionally the news change which affects the price movements. When a person is being governed by intuition, there is no way to analyze the chart. If the mind considers this will be profitable, the order will be opened without any basis. In those performances, analysis will not help. When a trader is following a systematic schedule, identifying errors to improve is simple. This saves time, money and even improves the results gradually.

How can I concentrate if my process is not rewarding?

A practice account is given for this reason to adjust to the market. Traders need months before getting their first orders right. The beginning phases are the most arduous steps in a career. Try to think in long run and develop a successful plan. Run simulations and find the flaws in your system. Rectify them and keep on checking until perfection is achieved. Never mind the failure in the demo but continue to learn and grow as an investor.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.