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How to Practice Discipline in Trading Technical Analysis

Forex Educational Video Series

Author: Andreas Thalassinos (BSc, MSc, MSTA, CFTe, MFTA), Head of Education at FXTM.

How to Practice Discipline in Forex Trading

Discipline is an integral part of any forex trading strategy. Without discipline, a solid trading system and proper Risk Management rules lose all of their value. The good news is that – with some willpower on the trader’s part – discipline can be mastered. 

This involves carefully studying the forex markets – especially the ones you are trading – and mastering your self-control. In order to master discipline, you must practice patience and be able to control common emotional impulses like greed and fear. In more technical terms, proper discipline involves having and sticking to a trading plan. Create a schedule for your trading and know what signals will make you enter or exit a trade. Ensure that you apply proper risk management by sticking to your stop loss and take profit orders. 

If you follow the rules without trying to “outsmart” the market, you will find out that discipline is a prerequisite for success.

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