Welcome Traders!

I wanted to delve a little further into a few books that have made a great impact on me, and I hope they can do the same for you.

Trading Psychology and Understanding Risk & Probabilities

The lessons from Annie Duke’s book “Thinking in Bets” could be applied to trading forex in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Recognize uncertainty: One of the key themes in the book is the recognition of uncertainty in decision-making. Forex traders can benefit from this by understanding that there is no guaranteed outcome for any trade and by being prepared for a range of possible outcomes.
  • Use probabilities: Duke emphasizes the use of probabilities in decision-making, and this approach can be useful for forex traders as well. By analyzing historical price data and market trends, traders can identify high-probability trading opportunities and use this information to inform their trading decisions.
  • Be open to changing course: Duke stresses the importance of being flexible and open to changing course when new information arises. Forex traders can apply this by setting stop losses and other risk management tools that allow them to exit a trade if the market moves against them.
  • Manage emotions: The book also discusses the role of emotions in decision-making and offers strategies for managing them. Forex traders can benefit from this by avoiding emotional decision-making and by developing a disciplined and systematic approach to trading.

Overall, the lessons from “Thinking in Bets” can be applied to forex trading by helping traders to recognize and manage uncertainty, use probabilities to inform their decisions, be flexible and open to new information, and manage their emotions to avoid impulsive decision-making. By incorporating these principles into their trading strategies, traders can improve their performance and achieve greater success in the forex markets.

Improving strategies and technical skills

For this, the best go-to is “Naked Forex” by Alex Nekritin and Walter Peters.

Walter is actually the trader I’m more familiar with. I believe, he’s an American living in Australia, with a bit of a surfer-bum vibe about him, but spend a few minutes running through the charts with him, and it’s obvious that he knows his stuff.

This little book is a steam engine of practical know-how.

The authors aim to teach traders how to trade forex without using traditional indicators that can be unreliable and confusing. Instead, the book emphasizes the importance of using price action and other raw data to make trading decisions.

The book begins by introducing readers to the concept of “naked trading,” which involves using price action to identify market trends, support and resistance levels, and other key data points. The authors argue that this approach can lead to more accurate and profitable trades.

Throughout the book, the authors provide practical advice and strategies for implementing a naked trading approach. This includes identifying trading patterns, such as double tops and bottoms, and understanding how to trade them effectively. The book also emphasizes the importance of risk management, providing several strategies for managing risk, such as using stop losses and adjusting position sizes.

Overall, “Naked Forex” is a valuable resource for forex traders who want to learn how to trade without relying on traditional indicators.

Here are 10 tips I have extracted from the book for you:

  1. Trading based on raw price movement is more effective than relying on lagging indicators.
  2. A thorough understanding of support and resistance levels is crucial for profitable trading.
  3. A trading plan with clear entry and exit rules helps to remove emotions from trading.
  4. Understanding the importance of the daily time frame can help traders make better decisions.
  5. Risk management is just as important as finding profitable trades.
  6. Avoiding overtrading and waiting for high probability setups is key to long-term success.
  7. The market is unpredictable and losses are inevitable, but controlling losses is crucial.
  8. Using multiple time frames can provide a more complete picture of the market.
  9. Journaling trades and reviewing them regularly can help traders identify areas for improvement.
  10. Taking breaks and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important for avoiding burnout and maintaining consistency in trading.

Happy Trading!

Adam Harris

FXGlobe Ambassador Adam Harris is based in London, UK. He’s been trading professionally since 2013 and his specialties are technical and trend-based trading.

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