Forex day trading seen as the road to financial freedom by many traders and the appeal is obvious take small risks and build a fantastic second income. If you are a day trader not making as much as you think you can or a novice trader looking to start read this article…

Fact is day trading and forex scalping will lead you to financial ruin should you decide to base your forex trading system on them. The reason will become clearer if you ponder the problem below and it’s a hard one and one day traders cannot solve no matter how clever they think they are.

Think of how many traders all around the world and how different they are, in terms of their makeup, in terms of strategies they use, education they have and the degree to which they are all influenced by their emotions.

Your task (should you wish to accept it!) is to guess or predict what they are going to do in a matter of minutes or hours – is it possible?


In days gone by the floor traders made money day trading and had an advantage over the bulk of retail forex investors, as he had the news ahead of the crowd and could react quickly – but today we all have the information in a split second, in all corners of the world and the edge has gone and you don’t hear of this now as we live in a world of electronic currency trading.

Daily movement of price is random and as you cannot use support and resistance in these periods, you can apply technical analysis and tools that work in longer time frames cannot by there very nature work on random data – you may as well toss a coin.

You can be lucky for a while – but at the end of the day the market will sooner or later take your money.

What about all the forex day trading and scalping systems that have great track records?

Well take a read of the following snippets that normally accompany these stellar track records and it will make you think and see them differently

“CFTC RULE 4.41 – Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading.

And the following will also be seen

Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown”.

Would you trade a system which had that written on it?

Rather you than me.

The day trading myth is you make profits but the reality is different. Forex day trading is the road to ruin not financial fredome

So get the right forex education and get a forex trading strategy, based on data that can put the odds in your favor and this will allow you to get on the road to financial freedom.

Source by Sonia Kristina