Tips to Make Money as a Financial Trader

Tips to Make Money as a Financial Trader

With the rise of online financial trading platforms comes the viability to easily make passive income. However, as with any investment activity, it comes with risks.

As a trader, you must operate from a sound basis of knowledge and understanding. This should include both theoretical knowledge and an innate understanding of your own appetite for risk, as this enables you to make informed decisions about specific markets and asset classes. Here are some of the tips to make money as a financial trader:

Look for entry points where supply and demand are drastically imbalanced.

The greatest investor Warren Buffet once said: “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful.” While others fear of market crashes and financial meltdown, others are looking forward for it as it is one of the best times to enter a market with good fundamentals.

The global financial crisis of 2008, the oil price meltdown, and UK’s BREXIT are just some of the events which caused market crashes.

Set price targets for your entry and exit points

Decide in advance how much profit is acceptable for you as well as stop-loss level if the trade turns out against you. Once you’ve made this, stick with your decision. This practice limits your potential loss in an event of a bear market and keeps you from being overly greedy in the event of a bull market.

Plan your trades and trade your plan

Don’t get emotionally involved with your trades. Follow the set of buying and selling rules and don’t let your emotions change your mind. The key to trading success is emotional discipline.

Be patient

Investing always involve the element of time. That is why it is always advised to invest money that you don’t have an immediate need for it as it may take several days, months or even years before you can reap your profits.

Never risk too much capital in one trade

As always, diversification is the key to successful investment as well as with trading. Don’t risk a lot of money in one single trade. Diversify in other trades as well as in other asset classes.

Trade using a reputable platform

Have a thorough due diligence on the platform you’re using in your trades. Check its legitimacy and its features that you can leverage in your trades. Foreign exchange trading platforms such as FXPro offers access to numerous markets, analytical tools and various risk-management features.

In as much as easy you can make passive income from trading, the same way you can lose money from it. As always, make sure you thoroughly understand it when doing your trades.

Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

2 responses on “Tips to Make Money as a Financial Trader

  1. Hello Tyrone, There was this ad on the net that claims the key to financial success through options trading. I attended their free seminar to know what it is, understand it well, but they charge astronomical amount (on the range of 200K) for one to join, which in itself seems risky, unless they offer to teach you first and help you hit the ground running charge you on the profits you reap, which is not the case of course ;). I believe thay are legit and are experts in the field, but their expert fees are just too much to handle. #ouch

    I’m wondering if you know alternatives on Options trading that offers much less fees than what the above offers. I’m willing to shell out as much as 25-45K as long the knowledge I’ll get will give results.

  2. By the way, some additional info: the account they are to create for you is for the US stock exchange.

    Any thoughts on it?

    Thanks for the response in advance.

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