The reality of trading is that the achievement of reaching 100% success rate is virtually impossible. The reason why is there is always some factor outside of our control that turns the market bias to the opposite side in an instant. In fact, some professional traders rely on a 50-60% success rate while some have an even lower rate of around 40%. Even a low success rate such as this can provide profit for the trader as long they adopt professional money management techniques.
Money management is there to save your capital from disappearing. When used correctly, even a low success rate such as 40% can bring profits to the table. Every trader will experience losses at some point and it is money management alone that ensures they are not financially hurt in the long run.
Main reason why we use money management is because markets can be very unpredictable and volatile places. Unfortunately for us, this is the environment that we rely on so we need to adapt to it in every way that we can. The techniques we show you in the video tutorials will teach you how to adapt to the markets’ behaviour and ensure that you are always safe, no matter how much capital you have to invest. Managing your trading capital demands patience and while it may seem sometime that you could earn more if you only invested more, the long-term aim is financial success and if executed correctly; it is almost certain you will succeed.
Even in the face of a -14.4% drop in net-longs over the past two weeks, EUR/USD was still able to push to new highs going back to December 2014. Needless to say, it will take a great deal of negativity – a change in tone by the ECB, a substantial turn in economic data – for traders to give up on their Euro bullishness.
Speculation on Fed monetary policy has driven volatility across the markets since the beginning of the month. Minutes from January's FOMC meeting promise more of the same ahead.
In the week ahead, markets will look to try and follow-through from last week, but look for more two-way trade as the rally gets tested.