What Are Your Goals in Forex?

180+ Pips on AUD USD

180+ pips on AUD/USD

When people asks me what I do for a living and tell them I have a business called forex trading, people always jump out of joy and ask me to teach them how to do it. It seems that is rare for someone to encounter such a breed of people that you won’t be able to hide your joy and ask questions. It is a pleasure for me to teach. But it can quickly becomes a frustration when people don’t have the willingness to learn. Only the willingness to ask. There are a lot of forex tutorials, resources and beginner tools on the subject that its quite frustrating now to explain fibonacci, limit orders, SMA, margin and leverage to an average person. We all have those basic stuff online and for free. If you come across a forex trader in your life, do not scare him away by asking newbie questions. Educate yourself first so you can ask interesting question that would express your willingness to learn. You may build a good relationship with that person and might improve your trading.

In a business where your character will be tested, I think everyone should be willing to learn by themselves because after all, it is your money. First ask the question, what is your goal for trading forex. Is it to become a millionaire overnight? Is it to retire young? Or is it just a vehicle for you for wealth building?

Whatever your answer to this question ultimately lead to what kind of strategy you will utilize. Every person is different. And every person have a kind of threshold where he can take a loss and not quit. Everybody is different. So learn about yourself. And create your own strategy. Master the fundamentals and you’ll be able to learn faster. And most importantly, be patient and have self discipline.

I do have my personal goal in forex when I started out last year. I haven’t achieve this goal yet. But I’m seeing positive results now more than ever. And that’s because I never stopped learning.

Whatever your goals are in forex, I wish you good luck.

How To Trade Forex with Ichimoku Part 1

There are lots of ways to trade forex. And I have tried most of the indicators out there. Some of them work, some of them don’t. Some did work, but I’m not particularly comfortable using. And thru the years, I came to settle down with candlesticks and ichimoku.

Ichimoku or short for Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is a japanese indicator that tries to complement where the candlesticks left of. When using candlesticks, it tells us the story what happened during the trading day, but there’s something lacking when you look at the charts as a whole. Where are the support? Where are the resistances? Where is the trend going? Is it going strong or weak? What is the future of the trend? Ichimoku as its name implies, is a “one glance” indicator. When looking at it once, you’ll immediately know where are the important levels are.

In ichimoku, you will know where the resistance and support are. The Japanese who made the indicator believed that support and resistances are not flat lines. They vary wherever the price goes. It can be strong or weak, as indicated by a big or small cloud. And with ichimoku, you’ll also have an idea of the “future” with its future kumo cloud.

If all these things sounds confusing to you at first, bear with me. During the course of the following weeks, I’ll teach you how you could harness the power of this great indicator and hopefully share to you my knowledge on how to use them. You will know why I started to love this indicator.

So without further ado, I welcome you to the “How to Trade Forex with Ichimoku” series.