Friday, September 14, 2007

The "95% of all Forex traders fail" Lie!

I refer 95% lie to sentence: “95% of traders fail”. Although this are calculations made by brokers, based on their account history. I suppose those are accounts that were blown out by newbie traders.

Anyway I have to admit that it is true that 95% of account ends up empty within less then three months. But hose who were trading them … were they really traders? I think not, in my opinion they were gold diggers or just uninformed fools.

It happens often that after forex success story in newspaper or magazine, people without knowing anything about forex think: “Hey this is easy way to make money! If that guy in the newspaper made millions, I can make at least few thousands I am not stupid”. I don’t have to tell you how wrong this guy is. He takes loan, and starts trading, within 3 months he has got no money but a big loan to pay.

I believe this are the people who goes by 95% rule. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make money, but you have to understand it is not going to happen overnight. Probably not even within two years. But it is possible.

What it takes to become trader? In my opinion the only difference between successful and unsuccessful trader is … experience. All you need to do is trade and get some experience.

But there is something more important. As you may lack successes within this two years it is crucial to believe that you can really do it, that it is possible to achieve success. If you have problem with that then, do yourself a favor and buy Anthony Robbins “Awaken the giant within” great book on positive mindset.