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By Charles Hopkins Published 10/14/2006 | Finance

Forex trading is on the rise ever since people have had access to the Internet. Easy access to the Forex market, however, can not always be equated to success. Numerous people who have traded at the Forex market have failed, lost their finances, and eventually their life. Their eagerness to trade was premature, and their failure is most usually caused by lack of knowledge and strategy in Forex trading.

Before one should attempt to trade, he should bear in mind that there is no easy path to a successful trading. He should equip himself first with the rudiments of trading before he goes to the market. The first thing to do is to join an online Forex trading website to learn the ropes and also for practice.

There are two current approaches to analysis in Forex trading: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. When using the fundamental approach, besides from diligently observing market events,  a trader must also formulate a number of theories. The technical approach, however, is what traders usually use because of its simple style in analysis. This approach is focused on the price action of currencies based on the trending of two points: the support and the resistance level. The support and resistance points are the recurring low and high points on the price action of the currency.

For a beginner trader, he will be eager to know as to which type of analysis will work for him best. What type of analysis it should be: technical or fundamental. For expert traders, they believe that there is no perfect form of approach or analysis in Forex trading. A trader must have all the necessary information that he can grasp in order to succeed in trading. Thus, a beginner trader should learn everything that he could possibly learn about trading, to emulate the techniques employed by successful traders, and learn to trust their gut feelings.

After some practice, a trader will be able to use the type of analysis and strategy he is comfortable with. While trading online, the beginner trader will be able to develop his own style of trading. The only possible indication of when he can open a real trading account is when the trade earnings he will earn a week will not be less than what he made for the week before, and an increase in trade earnings every month is evident.

When in actual trading, be sure to place limits on the losing trades. Set limits or use a stop-loss order to prevent a trade from further having losses. Using either of the two will control the risk on the trading. One other necessary trait of a good trader is to know when to close the position. Setting limits or using stop loss orders will not be effective if the trader can not control his impulses. When the limits are reached, he must immediately close the position and look for another trade opportunity.

In the end, trading at the Forex market will require patience, since practice on the online trading website is more than improving one's trading skills but are also useful to get ready for losing a trade. Losing a trade is hard to accept but as the old saying goes, accept but never admit defeat.