The Authority’ on Price Action Trading. Time frame forex scalping algorithm 2016, Nial won the Million Dollar Trader Competition. Hopefully this article gives you some insight into why day trading is typically a highway to disaster for most traders.
The reality of a day-trader is a guy who got 2 hours of sleep last night because he was trying to trade the overnight session, now he’s up at 6am trying to day-trade the next session. Top down approach As a trading educator, it makes me HATE day-trading even more when I think about all the trading websites out there promoting it and how a lot of them are geared towards beginner traders, not to mention how heavily day-trading and scalping are discussed in almost every public trading discussion forum on the internet. Another reason why I hate day-trading is that there’s definitely a financial incentive for brokers to get people to trade more frequently. It’s very simple, more trades equals more money from spreads or commissions and that equals more money for the broker.
So, there’s an underlying bias by many brokers and the greater Forex industry to get traders hooked on trading as frequently as possible. Stop-hunters love day-traders Day traders naturally have stop losses closer to the market price since they are typically trading intra-day charts and trying to get quick gains with tight stops. Being a day trader and entering a lot of trades each week means it’s a lot harder to have a high winning percentage, largely because you get stopped out so much. Example Of Stop Hunting In Action In the chart example below, we are looking at a 15minute USDJPY chart from earlier this week.
A retail day-trader in today’s markets has a much tougher time trying to turn a profit than they did even about 10 years ago before all this high-frequency computer trading was so prevalent. As some of you know, I only teach and trade on time frames above the 1 hour, and even the 1 hour is not a time frame I personally trade very often. How can you not make that trade a day? One must be very patient or well trained to limit your mind to not to trade. May I ask how Nail was able to avoid trading? How did you train your mind in order not to trade every day?
Intra day trading of small time frames is now as dead as a nail hammered to a wall as far as my trading is concerned. GREAT to hear from you always Nial. I read this article I started trading H4 on my demo accounts and as I did it a day time I made about 9000 and refuse to take profit, then later on all of them runed back to heavy negatives and finally the trades were taken away automatically by the broker and I think margin level was reached each trade was about 8 in value and I intentionally do not put stop losses. Yes mate, i’m now knowing you’re completely right.