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Position Trading

Forex Position Trader

Position trading is the longest term trading and can have trades that last for several months to several years!

This kind of forex trading is reserved for the ultra-patient traders, and requires a good understanding of the fundamentals.

Because position trading is held for so long, fundamental themes will be the predominant focus when analyzing the markets.

Fundamentals dictate the long term trends of currency pairs and it is important that you understand how economic data affects your countries and its future outlook.

Because of the lengthy holding time of your trades, your stop losses will be very large.

You must make sure you are well capitalized or you will most likely get margin called.

For an idea of how much money you should have in your trading account, check out our money management lesson.

Forex position trading also requires thick skin because it is almost guaranteed that your trades will go against you at one point or another.

These won’t just be little retracements either.

You may experience huge swings and you must be ready and have absolute trust in your analysis in order to remain calm during these times.

You might be a forex position trader if:

  • You are an independent thinker. You have to be able to ignore popular opinion and make your own educated guesses as to where the market is going.
  • You have a great understanding of fundamentals and have good foresight into how they affect your currency pair in the long run.
  • You have thick skin and can weather any retracements you face.
  • You have enough capital to withstand several hundred pips if the market goes against you
  • You don’t mind waiting for your grand reward. Long term forex trading can net you several hundred to several thousands of pips. If you get excited being up 50 pips and already want to exit your trade, consider moving to a shorter term trading style.
  • You are extremely patient and calm.

You might NOT be a forex position trader if:

  • You easily get swayed by popular opinions on the markets.
  • You don’t have a good understanding of how fundamentals affect the markets in the long run.
  • You aren’t patient. Even if you are somewhat patient, this still might not be the trading style for you. You have to be the ultimate zen master when it comes to being this kind of patient!
  • You don’t have enough starting capital.
  • You don’t like it when the market goes against you.
  • You like seeing your results fast. You may not mind waiting a few days, but several months or even years is just too long for you to wait.

头寸交易者

头寸交易是最长期的交易模式,能让交易延续几个月甚至几年。

这类交易是为超有耐心的交易者设置的,并且要求交易者要十分了解基本面。

因为头寸交易留存时间较长,分析市场时,基本主题是主要关注点。

基本面主要用于分析货币对的长期走势,对你理解经济数据对国家经济的影响和经济前景十分重要。

由于交易留存时间较长,你的止损设定将会较大。

你必须确保有充足的资金,否则你将有可能被要求追加保证金。

至于你应该在交易账户里存多少钱,请查资金管理课程。头寸交易也需要脸皮厚,因为它要保证在交易偏离你的预期时,你能继续交易。

那可不只是一点点回撤。

你有可能会经历大幅波动,你要做好准备,坚定地相信自己的分析,在这种情况下保持冷静。

你能成为一名头寸交易者,如果:

你是个独立的思考者。你能够忽略大家的意见,自己判断市场的走向。

你要十分了解基本面,能预见它们对你所交易的货币对的影响。

你脸皮厚,可以承受回撤。

你有足够的资金,当市场与你的预期相反时,能够接受几百点的变动。

你不介意等待大丰收的到来。长期的交易可以给你带来几百甚至几千点的收益。如果上升50点你就觉得十分兴奋,想要离开交易,考虑一下选择较短期的交易风格。

你十分有耐心,且很冷静。

你不能成为一名头寸交易者,如果:

你很容易受市场上舆论的影响。

你不了解从长远角度来看,基本面是怎样影响市场的。

你没有耐心。即使你有耐心,这也不是适合你的交易风格。你必须拥有禅宗大师般的耐心。

你没有足够的开始资金。

你不喜欢市场背离你的预期。

你喜欢很快看到成效。你不介意等几天,但是几个月甚至几年,你等不了那么长的时间。