As a pioneer Forex trainer, Vic Noble has coached thousands of Forex traders worldwide since 2006Darko, a former student of Vic’s, has been trading for 12 years. In 2016, he completely turned is trading around and has been profitable every single month since then, with the exception of one month (loss of just 0.5%). Darko has now joined Vic in our popular Coach's Corner service, and has taken on the role as lead mentor, with his amazing daily Pre-Market Analysis videos. As Forex coaches, Vic and Darko see the challenges Forex traders face on a daily basis.
Hi Rayner reading through, I come to realize without any doubt I am a swing trader, due to my full time a very demanding job which I would like to be knowledgeable and profitable with trading to catch a break. My question here is since I know what kind of trader I am and I like the trend following strategy, how can I create a trading plan that as I follow to the T, will give me an edge as u always say, in the market.
In order for you to have the best chance in the markets you have to really focus on educating yourself. off course, There are many books you can read, but I would stay away from that method of education as it can get outdated very quickly as day trading is very dynamic. There is so much information on the web, so be prepared to digest it all over a two year period before you ever start seeing serious results from trading.
Backtesting is a kind of a strategy test performed on the past data. It can be either automated or manual. For automated backtesting, a special software should be coded. Automated testing is more precise but requires a fully mechanical trading system to test. Manual testing is slow and can be rather inaccurate, but requires no extra programming and can be done without any special preparation process. Any backtesting results should be taken with a grain of salt as the tested strategy might have been created to fit particular backetsting historical data.
Apart from the entry/exit rules and optional money management guidelines, strategies are often characterized by the list of trading tools required to employ the given strategy. These tools are usually charts, technical or fundamental indicators, some market data or anything else that can be used in trading. When choosing a strategy, you need to understand, which of the required tools you have in possession.