Why You Need A Forex Trading System To Succeed – A Story Of Two Forex Traders Just Starting Out

With whatever field or investment you’d like to take on, there are always tools and resources available to assist you. And this is especially true when it comes to Forex. The currency market can be quite overwhelming, and becoming a successful Forex trader does not come from pure luck. There are simply too many factors that can affect the direction that currency prices will move toward.

Here are two important realities to consider:

1. Most newbies try to take on Forex using no assistance or tools. (Most newbies lose all of their money).
2. Most successful traders use a Forex trading system to help them (Successful traders make VERY good money in Forex).

But even with these realities commonly known, newbies still try to attack Forex blind, basing their buying and selling decisions on limited knowledge and experience. It is not until they have lost all of their trading funds that they consider that it probably would have been smarter to invest in a Forex trading system and software from the beginning. Don’t make the same mistake. If you want to be successful with currency trading (ie. making consistent profitable trades) then it is highly recommended that you investigate the many Forex trading systems and software on the market.

Let me illustrate further with a story of about two Forex traders:

Tom and Jim have been reading about Forex a lot recently. Both have been spending hours online trying to understand what currency trading is and how (and if) they can make some quick profits. All of the marketing ads that they read say that you can increase your money very, very quickly. Sure, there’s some risk involved, but the potential rewards are just too good to pass up. So they both decide to try out Forex and see if they can make a go of it.

Both guys are highly motivated and want to give Forex their best chance. So each of them is going to invest $1000 of their savings into currency trading. If they lose the $1000, then they will quit Forex and re-evaluate whether or not to try again in the future. By investing a thousand bucks, both have shown that they are fully committed to making Forex work for them.

Starting Out:

Tom takes his entire $1000 and transfers it into a retail online Forex broker. Tom will be making all of his trading decisions on his own. He will be doing his own research and will lurking on Forex forums and blogs to see if he can get some much needed tips.

Jim goes a different route. Although he is just as motivated as Tom, he is also aware of the complexity of the Forex market and realizes that he just doesn’t have much experience at this point. So he takes $900 and transfers it to the same retail Forex broker as Tom. He saves the remaining $100 in order to get access to tools and resources (ie. Forex trading systems and software) to help him make better trades. He used to day trade stocks and knows first hand the edge that these tools and resources can have (especially if you are just learning the ropes).

Month 1:

Tom jumped right into currency trading. His first trade started off in the positive, but quickly went south. Before he could post his sell request, he had lost $100. Although he did have some minor profitable trades, overall his trading history was very similar to his first trade. Many trades started off good, but for some reason (that he just didn’t have the experience or knowledge to understand), then would eventually trend down. At the end of his first month trading currencies, Tom’s trading account was down to $400.

Jim, did a little bit of research and found Forex Ambush. This was a membership website that provided its members winning signals. What really caught his eye was that they boldly stated that their trading signals were 99.9% accurate. How could they make such a bold statement? Jim did some more digging and found lots of positive feedback from current members. And there was one more thing that finally swayed Jim into giving Forex Ambush a try: they offered a 7 day trial at a fraction of their normal price.

For less than twenty bucks, Jim had seven days to try out Forex Ambush and their 99.9% accurate trading signals. He was really excited. He had $900 in his Forex trading account and still had $80+ to use in case Forex Ambush didn’t help.

The next day Jim received an email with a trading signal from Forex Ambush. He was still very new to Forex, but with the bold accuracy statement still in his mind, Jim put in his order just as the trading signal specified. When his transaction closed later that day, Jim had made a $145 profit. He was very excited! After his 7 day trial ended, Jim went ahead and signed up to be a permanent member of Forex Ambush. Although not every trading signal resulted in profits, almost all of them did. And the losses that he did have were very small. After a month, Jim had $1750 in his Forex trading account.

Month 2:

Tom was feeling deflated. Within a month, he had gone from $1000 to $400. In order to try to make back his money, he did higher valued trades that were much more risky. The end result: he was down to $0 before the month had even ended. Tom was angry and frustrated. He swore off ever doing Forex again, telling anyone that would listen that it was a scam and that they should save their money.

Jim, on the other hand, was on cloud nine. He had turned his initial $900 and turned it into $1750. He was still getting the daily email from Forex Ambush with the trading signals, but he was also testing out a few other Forex trading systems. After a month of profitable trades, he had a much better understand on the Forex market and was full of confidence. By the end of month 2, Jim’s trading account was now at $2355.

And the most remarkable thing was that Jim was doing all of this in his spare time. He still had a full-time job to cover his living expenses. Everything he made in Forex was extra. He has been contemplating quitting his job and trading Forex on a full-time basis. But for now, he’s happy for the stability his current job brings him and is enjoying the benefits that his “side” money in Forex is providing him.

The moral of the story: if you want to succeed at anything that you have very little knowledge and experience with, it is highly recommended that you invest in the tools and resources to maximize your chances of success.

You need to ask yourself: do you want to be like Tom, poor, angry, and swearing that Forex is just a scam? Or would you rather be like Jim, investing in tools to help you succeed and enjoying the profits that those tools will help you make? If you are serious about making money with Forex, then you owe it to yourself to find a Forex trading system that will give you the winning edge.

Homemaker’s FAQ on Forex Trading and Forex Trading Signal Service

People tend to have many questions when they are presented with something new, especially when it is related to their money. The following are questions that homemakers frequently ask regarding forex trading and forex trading signal service:

Q1: Is forex trading safe?
A1: Trading forex is of course safe. The reason is because today more and more country regulates forex market and they enforce strict rules that every forex broker must follow. As a result, we find that only the good brokers stay in the forex trading industry. On a personal level though, it is up to you to determine the safety of your account. If you trade recklessly then you will find that your capital will drain rapidly. Sometimes it is faster to lose money in forex trading than in casino. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself mentally and acquire lots and lots of knowledge or you can choose to go with hiring a good profitable trader and subscribe to his trading signal service. The latter is by far the faster, easier way to trade forex if you have limited or no knowledge about forex at all.

Q2: Can a homemaker succeed in forex trading?
A2: Of course, you can succeed in forex trading just like other trader. Everyone who trades forex have the same opportunity. In fact, homemakers have more potential to succeed because they have the most flexible schedule and needless to say, they have more time at their disposal than any other newcomer in forex trading. Homemakers usually develop the ability to do multitasking and this is the number one reason they can manage hectic days without a hitch. And actually, people can multitask forex trading if only they know how to do it. First of all, they need to find a genuine forex trading signal service and subscribe to it. Second, just do the things they usually do day in day out. Homemakers don’t answer to any boss so they can use their time in any way they want and do the tasks however they want as long as the finish the tasks. This is why homemakers have the most potential to succeed if they know how to manage their abundant time.

Q3: Do I need to have experience in international finance to start trading forex?
A3: If you decided to trade forex with your own might then you need to go through the learning curve. However, if you join a trading signal service you don’t need to have any experience in trading at all. This is why assisted trading is deemed the easiest way to participate in the forex market. Assisted trading is a term used to describe trading using the assistance of a trading signal service.

Q4: Can someone who only graduates from high school trade forex?
A4: This answer is of course, yes. All you need to do is to find good trader who consistently profit from the market and pay him to let you know what currency pair to trade, when to enter the market and when to exit. If you are humble enough to let someone professional help you then you are fine.

Q5: What do I need to become successful in forex trading?
A5: You need to have a strong commitment, willingness to learn things and diligently update your knowledge or information. Most people fail because they don’t have a strong commitment from the start. Also, many people just don’t have the right kind of information or knowledge.

Q6: Do I need to have a high-tech computer?
A6: Absolutely not. You don’t need to have a computer that look like Star Trek or any other alien spaceship. A computer with 512 RAM, Pentium 4 2.67 Ghz, 80 Gb hard disk drive and windows xp is enough for you to be able to trade forex. However you need to know that it is important not to open multiple programs that consume a lot of resources from your computer or heavy program while you are trading forex. In nature, forex software such as Meta Trader 4 (commonly abbreviated as MT4) is very light and does not require computer with high specification.

Q7: Do I need to have a high-speed internet to trade forex?
A7: Well, it depends on what you mean by high-speed. Generally, an internet connection with 512 Kbps or more is already enough. It doesn’t really matter whether your subscription is DSL or cable. However, you need at least 1 Mbps if you want to incorporate scalping method in your trading because some scalping methods require you to trade using a time frame lower than 1 minute. Moreover, scalpers usually trade during active trading hours (session overlaps or session open). Nonetheless, scalping is not a trading method anyone can use. Also, it is important to note that while trading using wi-fi is not prohibited it is far safer to trade using wired internet connection. The reason is because internet connection loss is rare if you are plugged with a cable rather than using wireless connection.

Q8: What is the best forex broker out there?
A8: Most of today’s brokers are good because of the increasing number of regulations that swept the forex trading industry. The list is long but there are paths that you can follow to determine which broker is the best for you. You can choose to use a forex broker that has a presence in your own country because this will reduce the cost of transferring fund to and from your trading account. You can choose to use a broker outside of your country if you are looking for features that your domestic broker doesn’t have such as higher leverage or the ability to hedge or trade CFDs. Lastly, you can choose to use a forex broker based on the spread they offer. For whatever trading conditions that you require in a forex broker you will most likely find the broker that will suit your need.

Q9: How much money do I need to have to start trading forex?
A9: The first thing you need to remember is forex trading is a business and as with any other business it requires a good business plan and enough capital to start. You have to keep reality in check and don’t expect to enter the business with $250 and turn it to $1 million in a year. Sure, there are people who can make it but certainly not everyone. Generally, a sum of $10,000 is good to start with but many people usually start with as little as $5,000. 10% monthly return on a $10,000 account is $1,000 and it is $500 on a $5,000 account. Of course, with a solid trading plan, a good forex trading signal has the potential to drive more than 10% per month. However, consistency is what you should seek. If you can make 10% per month consistently you will see that your money will grow to a staggering $309,126.81 in 3 years. That’s a growth of 3,091%. so as you can see, 10% is actually great over a span of 3 years. Stick to the goal of 10% per month and you’ll reap the benefit in no time.

Q10: What is the best way to trade forex?
A10: To be brutally honest, the best way to trade forex is by subscribing to a forex trading signal service. Why? The reason is you still have full control of the account but you don’t really need to do the entire task needed to be done in trading. This solution is the best because it is practical especially if you are new to forex trading and know little or nothing about forex trading. When you have more experience you can trade by yourself and in the long run, this is the best way to trade forex. However, it will take time to learn the ropes and build your confidence and gain experience. Moreover, you need to consider the costs that will incur by buying trading literatures. Overall, your costs will include time, effort and money. So the wise decision to make is to subscribe to a forex trading signal service first and learn how to trade forex properly at the same time.

Q11: How does a forex trading signal service works?
A11: The first step is you need to find the service provider that you believe can deliver strong and accurate trading signal. After that, you pay the fee upfront so you can use their service for the next 30 days. The next step is to get familiar with their service and choose the method of delivery for the trading signals. They will then alert you when a good trading opportunity surfaced. Finally, you need to enter the orders exactly as they send and you can stay away from your computer. You will be alerted if the market situation changes so you will be able to protect your profit or even maximize your profit.

Q12: How much time do I need to set aside everyday to trade forex?
A12: You don’t really need to set that much time to trade forex if you are using a forex trading signal service because they will do the analysis and report the result for via email or text message (SMS). All you need to do is check the email or text message that they send which will only take 1 minute to do and then submit the orders from your trading platform. The latter will only take 5 minutes. So in total, you only need less than 10 minutes to trade forex per signal.

Q13: Can I leave my computer when I am trading?
A13: Honestly, you don’t need to stay in front of your computer all day long to trade forex. There are trading methods that are suited for long term trader or medium term trader and those types of trading method do not require you to constantly monitor the market. Moreover, you can use internal function in the trading platform to alert you when price crossed the price you desired. There are also indicators that have built-in alert so you know when price reacts in a certain way calculated by the indicator.

Q14: Is there any proof that a homemaker ever succeeded in trading?
A14: Well, you won’t be able to find out every single one of them on the net. The reason might be that they don’t want to be known by the public or the media only hunt real life stories that can increase their media circulation (or attract traffic to their website). However, you will find a few of them if you search using Google. Just use the keyword housewives trading forex or any combination of similar keywords. There are popular stories around the net regarding homemakers succeeding in forex trading and the most popular of them is Ms. Torii from Japan.

Q15: Is there a good forex trading signal service that I can subscribe to?
A15: Absolutely. There are many forex trading signal services out there but in order to profit, you need to find the genuine one. Of course, it is not an easy task to find it because they all claim to have delivered profitable forex trading signals to many people. In all honesty not all of them can back their claim with real result. Moreover, subscribing to a genuine forex trading signal service alone will not guarantee that you will profit. There are certain things that you can do to optimize the result of your trading. You can go here if you want to read about it.

I hope you can find the answer that you are looking for but more importantly, I hope that the answers can remove your doubt so you can enter the world of opportunities and start making money from the forex market.