Developing a profitable trading strategy in the Forex market

Everyone wants to become successful in the Forex trading industry. Every novice trader starts their trading career with big dreams of become a millionaire.

But within a short period of time, they realize that this industry is not that easy to master. To become a successful trader you have to take this profession as your business. Just like all other professional Aussie traders, you have to create a profitable trading system.

So how do you develop a profitable trading system? To be honest, developing a balanced trading system is one of the most difficult tasks in the world.

You have to deal with a variety of parameters to understand market movements. Being a novice trader, you might think that trading is not the perfect industry for you. But after reading this article you will understand how easily the professional traders are making money in the online trading industry.

Know the nature of the Forex market

Understanding the structure of the Forex trading industry is the first step in building your trading system. You have to learn about the active participants of this trading industry.

You might get confused with the advanced nuances of this investment industry but you must have strong confidence to learn currency trading. You’ll need to learn the major elements of this market.

Expert traders in Australia use technical analysis to identify the most profitable trade setups. Fundamental analysis is being used to assess the strength of market trends.

You also need to deal with market sentiment. You have to blend all of these skills into a single trading system.

Prior to the development of your trading system, ask yourself whether you truly understand the complex nature of currency pairs. If required, take some basic trading courses to help you get a clear knowledge of the industry.

Use a demo trading account

Developing a profitable trading strategy in the Forex market
If you’re just starting out, make sure you test your strategy with demo trading software. Photo: PIX1861, Pixabay

Using a demo account as your practice ground is an essential part of the development of any balanced trading strategy. If you truly believe that CFD trading is the perfect profession for you, you should test the waters and demo trade the market for the first three months.

Even the most experienced traders in Australia have used a demo trading account to develop their trading skills. You don’t have to risk any real money to learn currency pair trading.

When you open a demo account make sure you chose a reputed broker so that you can enjoy the best possible trading environment. You need to keep a trading journal so that you can easily identify any trading mistake.

If you start learning from your mistakes early it won’t take much time to learn currency trading. Unless you are confident you can make consistent profit from this market, never switch to a live trading account.

Keep things simple

Trading the market with a overly-complex trading system will never help you to become a successful trader. You have to create a simple trading system that works.

Since the market is dynamic in nature, you have to deal with several variables. When using an overly-complex trading system, it can become almost impossible for you to keep pace with quick market changes.

You can also use price action trading strategy since it is one of the easiest ways to find profitable trades. Instead of doing the market analysis in a lower time frame, focus on daily and weekly time frames.

A higher time frame will almost always give you a better trading result.

Back test your trading system

Back testing your trading system is the first step that you need to do before you start trading with real money. Your system should be capable of generating high-quality trades in any market condition.

If you can find high risk-reward trade setups, you can easily make money with a 60% win rate. So consider the risk-reward ratio of your strategy in back testing.

Christian Woods
Christian Woods
Christian is a morning reporter and technology columnist for Best in Australia. Christian has worked in the media since 2000, in a range of locations. He joined Best in Australia in 2018, and began working in Melbourne in 2019.
Share this