Investing your money had never been tough, considering the low interests we are witnessing at a global scale. Bank deposits are far from being considered an investment generating return since you’ll end up with little or less than you initially had (some countries, like Japan and Switzerland, have negative interest rates).
As a result, people were forced to move into the financial markets and today we will talk about some starting tips which you definitely need to take into account if you want to start trading CFDs.
Before you even start, you need to be fully that trading is not a lottery as some people claim. Everything works based on cause-effect relationships and that is true for equity prices. Whether we talk about CFD stocks, currency CFDs or anything else, their price moves up and down based on demand and supply.
Your job, as an aspiring trader, is to understand the reasons that influence supply and demand and then learn to anticipate price movements. Leave trading aside and focus on your education. Technical analysis, fundamental analysis, risk management, market sentiment, are all representing fields where you need as much knowledge as you can digest.
Your trading system
In a fast-changing environment, where you won’t find any certainty, a clear and specific set of trading rules is required. Beginners treat with ignorance the importance of a trading strategy, which is why most of them end up losing money.
Repeating the same mistake won’t take you another place, which is why is crucial, after you’ve done with phase one- education, to sit down and write a compelling trading strategy. There isn’t a specific pattern on how to do it and you’ll find different methods online.
The important aspect to note here is that your strategy must cover in-depth how you’ll enter the market, what trading setups you will search in the market, your risk management rules, how you review your trading activity, how you analyze the market, and last but not least, how you constantly improve the entire strategy as you progress.
It’s all about risk management
Whether you like or not, if you want to be successful at trading, you’ll need to learn how to manage risk effectively. No matter what kind of trading strategy you choose, one thing’s certain: you won’t make money 100% of the time. That is why you need to find an efficient way to limit the downside when you lose money, and leverage the upside, when you profit.