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What Is The Easiest Market To Begin Trading In?

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I can see you have been jumping around a little, that's ok , I did so too before.
But all markets will be hard to trade and give strings of losing trades.

I found that if I could not trade consistent good and profitable on a demo account there was way I could do it on a live account either.
- so step #1 was to trade 100 trades using my strategy and be conistent profitable on a demo account.

my first and best advice is for you to do the same.

I have sim traded a while on Ninja Trader. Did very well with that...live though, emotions ran a little wild some times. Had some winning trades and a few that went the wrong way.

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The question I like to ask is WHY?.
Why didn't you stick with what you started with?
Why did you switch?
Why are you looking to change again?

It's the first question you should ask yourself. Why am I trading?

I never seen any decent results with stocks...when I started, I bought newsletters and followed that.

I want to stick with commodities.

I would like to try forex too...don't know much about it though. I need to learn it.

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OK....but have you got a proven profitable trading strategy where there is an edge ?
Have you been using the same strategy all the time , or have you been changing that too ?

I don't understand why you want to trade the ES instead of f.ex. M6E or forex...which will give you much more time to get confident in yourself and your edge ...?

I advice you to read Mark Douglas' book "Trading in the zone"

I'm interested in learning more about forex for sure!

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I'm interested in learning more about forex for sure!

Trading forex is very much the same as trading anything else, just alot cheaper.
You can use support and ressistance , any indicator , volume .... etc..

Try a demo account from f.ex: fxcm or oanda and you will see.
Forex tester can also be used to test strategies.

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I'm interested in learning more about forex for sure!

Getting Started in Currency Trading, + Companion Website: Winning in Today's Market: Michael D. Archer: 9781118251652: Amazon.com: Books

Great book. Good value. Broad based. Explains the inner workings very well. Touches on several strategy concepts. Fundementals precurser Correlations. pip range for different eco reports. Technical precursor. List all of the pairs including exotics. Kathy Lien has published several great books on the subject as well. No holy grail bull&%$#^. Just prepares you for what you need to monitor to form good speculative intuition. Her books go a little more in depth regarding certain subjects. Her books are also more expensive except for....

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Currency-Trading-Profits/dp/047077035X/ref=sr_...The+Little+currency+book

Great book.
Plenty of info online but there is nothing like a good book to reference!

Oh almost forgot.

http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Forex-Dealer-insiders-exchange/dp/0470722088

Really enjoyed this one also. Kind of Zen.

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I never seen any decent results with stocks...when I started, I bought newsletters and followed that.

I want to stick with commodities.

I would like to try forex too...don't know much about it though. I need to learn it.

Again with the question WHY?

Why didn't you get decent results? What do you consider decent results?

Why commodities? What is there about commodities that is more attractive than stocks?

Same question for Forex?

It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.
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I never seen any decent results with stocks...when I started, I bought newsletters and followed that.

I want to stick with commodities.

I would like to try forex too...don't know much about it though. I need to learn it.

Try reading Nicholas Darvas's book - How I Made $2 million in the stock market. The story of how he turned $10,000 into over $2 million in 2 years. To me, those results are pretty damn decent.

You should seriously spend some time thinking about deaddog's questions? Are you sure the problem was with stocks and not with you? If you are willing to face these question head-on and learn from your past experience that would be a good start.

Also, if you struggled trading unleveraged instruments (stocks), what makes you believe that leveraged instruments are better suited to you? Aren't you concerned that the leverage will just cause large damage to your account in no time at all?

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Try reading Nicholas Darvas's book - How I Made $2 million in the stock market. The story of how he turned $10,000 into over $2 million in 2 years. To me, those results are pretty damn decent.

You should seriously spend some time thinking about deaddog's questions? Are you sure the problem was with stocks and not with you? If you are willing to face these question head-on and learn from your past experience that would be a good start.

Also, if you struggled trading unleveraged instruments (stocks), what makes you believe that leveraged instruments are better suited to you? Aren't you concerned that the leverage will just cause large damage to your account in no time at all?

I'll check it out...sounds interesting.


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Again with the question WHY?

Why didn't you get decent results?

I followed bad advice from hack newsletter publishers. I should have studied the markets, but, when you work most of the week (50-100 hours per)...you don't have much time for that.

Decent results would be doubling my account every year. Anything over that...impressive.

That is WHY...

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I followed bad advice from hack newsletter publishers. I should have studied the markets, but, when you work most of the week (50-100 hours per)...you don't have much time for that.

Decent results would be doubling my account every year. Anything over that...impressive.

That is WHY...

Getting a 20% return would be impressive, doubling your account every year would be extraordinary.

If you don't have time to study the markets now because your working are you planning to stop working in order to trade?

Don't discount the Darvas book. It gives you a system that incorporates fundamental analysis and technical analysis and a method of protecting your capital.

Good luck

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