If you don’t have confidence, you have very little chance of succeeding. This doesn’t just apply to trading; it applies to EVERYTHING in life (business, athletics, relationships etc.). With regards to trading, you have to believe in what you are doing and not be afraid to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them, make adjustments and constantly re-evaluate your progress.


There are so many different trading vehicles, like most things in life it is better to be the master of one than a jack of all trades across several different trading vehicles. We are forex traders who follow the Most Successful Forex Trading Strategies rigorously. Master your Currency and understand the full characteristics as I spoke about in one of my technical webinars.


If you are too nervous, maybe short-term trading isn’t for you. Everyone wants to make tons of money in the market really fast, but keep in mind that is not a healthy approach. Most people with this mindset tend to be “boom and bust” traders. They make a bunch of money and eventually blow up. If you are truly passionate about trading and hope to be in the game for a long time I recommend focusing on a slow and steady approach.


If you go to the subway, stare at the menu for 10 minutes and still can’t decide what to order … then you have NO shot as a trader. You HAVE to be able to make decisions. You can’t hesitate all the time and trade with fear. Who cares if you make a bad decision, just MAKE ONE!!! If you are wrong, you will learn from it and make a better decision next time. As a motivational speaker would say “Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.” The key is to stop trading with so many fears and MAKE a decision. Who knows? You might end up making the right choice, which will increase your confidence and enhance your ability to make sound decisions in the future.


This is very similar to confidence, but what I am referring to specifically is to have conviction in your ideas. It amazes me how many people will buy a currency just because someone on TV or Twitter mentions it. Don’t get me wrong I love to listen to ideas, but it has to fit my strategy in order for me to buy it. The same thing applies when someone says something negative about a trade you are in. Don’t be so easily swayed or talked out of your positions. Have conviction and let the MARKET prove you right or wrong! Remember you are a Platinum trader who has the whole plan set out in front of you at morning bell so Just follow the rules and the most successful forex trading strategies.


I’ve studied the best traders in history and they all have the same number one rule: CUT YOUR LOSSES! As a Trader, think of your cash as your inventory. If you can’t cut losses quickly, eventually they get bigger and bigger, and you will have no inventory left to work with. I have a strong conviction in my ideas but when the MARKET proves me wrong, I let go of my ego, cut my losses and move on.

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Hopefully, you have enjoyed today’s article. Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic day!

Nisha Patel
Live from the Platinum Trading Floor.

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel is a Forex Trader and Content Writer at the Platinum Trading Academy, she has been trading in the markets for over 15 years and covers three major aspects: Forex, Indices, and Fundamental Analysis.

“I understand the pain of day traders; by writing dynamic and exciting content which my readers can enjoy, I hope to enhance your trading skills and bring both profitability and consistency”

Having worked for three major corporate banks such as ICAP, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan, Nisha finally found a home with the Platinum Trading Academy.

Working together, we hope to bring you amazing content while trading the financial markets.

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