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  • Thursday 26 November 2020

    Can a Beginner Really Make Money Trading?

    Trading, whether stocks, forex, commodities, indices, or crypto, is a fantastic way to make anything from a little extra pocket money to a substantial income. Despite reading success stories and seeing how well people do with online trading from the comfort of their own homes, many people are scared to get started. Beginners often look at the risks and decide not to bother, not believing that they can make money and worried about what they could lose. 

    However, a beginner can make money, and even good money, trading. If it weren’t possible, most people would give up, and there’d be far fewer success stories. Here are some tips to help beginner traders make money and to minimize the risks.

    Find a Trading Platform

    If you think of trading and imagine a physical stock market where hundreds of men wave bits of paper about and shout at screens, chances are you are a little behind the times. While the stock market still exists in the form that you may have seen in the movies, things have moved on a little. 
    Using a trading platform like MT4 means that you’ve got all of the tools and information you need to start trading from home. As you learn, you’ll be able to set up customizable interfaces and alerts. But, in the early days, it’s the one-click trading, interaction with other traders, and fantastic advice that might offer you the most benefits. 

    Take the Right Advice

    If you tell your friends and family that you are going to start trading, they are bound to suddenly all become experts, happy to share their advice and stories. Even those of them that have never traded so much as a football card will suddenly be filled with pearls of wisdom they are keen to impart. 

    Often, the key to success as a beginner is knowing who to listen to and when to listen. It would be a mistake to think that you should go it alone or already know everything, but it would also be a mistake to listen to everyone and try to take all of their ideas on board. Find someone that you trust, and has plenty of experience with the markets that you are interested in, whether you know them in real life, or online, or don’t know them at all. And make the most of their knowledge. 

    Know Your Limits

    It’s all too easy to get carried away with trading, especially when things are going well. But, this can be a mistake. Know what you can afford to invest in trading, and don’t ever go over this limit. Use this information to manage your risks. Know what % you can afford to risk on every trade and within every day, and set firm rules for yourself. 

    Play the Long Game

    Being successful doesn’t mean making a fortune on day one. If this is what you are hoping for, you may need to adjust your expectations. Trading is a long game. You’ll need to research strategies and give each one a chance to work before trying the next. Take your time, learn from your mistakes, and continue to manage your risks. But remember, it will always be a long game, not a get rich quick scheme

    Sifiso Nkwanyana

    Author & Editor

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