Should You Only Trade With The Trend as a Beginner

Should You Only Trade With The Trend as a Beginner
Should You Only Trade With The Trend as a Beginner

When you start trading for the first time, it is very tempting to take every trade that comes your way. It is much better, however, when you are just learning how to trade to only ever trade with the trend.

Why you should trade with the trend if you are a beginner

Trading with the trend is much easier, than any other way of trading. It will give you a higher win ratio, so it will allow you to make some mistakes without losing your shirt doing it. Also, your potential take profit targets can be much larger trading with the trend and they are often hit more quickly as you are trading with momentum as well.

Trading with the trend is not exactly the same as implementing a trend following strategy. Let’s look at both at what a trend following strategy is and what trading with the trend is. This should clearly show you the difference between the two. Continue reading “Should You Only Trade With The Trend as a Beginner”

Where to Put Your Stop Loss

Where to put your stop loss
Where to put your stop loss

So I talked about “What is R in Trading” and why it is so important to understand. I hope I made clear that R lets you focus on and manage Risks by always setting a stop-loss order to take you out of a position automatically if things turn against you. Now, after writing that I was thinking: Where would I place my stop loss? How do I do it? And can I explain how I usually place my stop-loss orders? Interested in knowing how I do it? I will give it a shot and do my best to explain it to you.

The most basic rule I use for placing a stop-loss order on my trades is this:

I want to be taken out of the trade automatically when the market shows me that my initial idea or reason for entering the trade, is no longer valid. Continue reading “Where to Put Your Stop Loss”