View Full Version : Forex Day Trading System - Why Don't Day Trading Systems EVER Make Profits?

04-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Understanding Day Trading

Forex day trading systems are popular and there are numerous ones for sale on the net and they make big claims but never have a track record that's real, its always simulated in hindsight - why don't they make money lets find out...

Here is the disclaimer you always see and it's not worth the paper it's written on in terms of helping you make profits:

"CFTC RULE 4.41 - Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown".

All the track records you see on day trading systems carry this or a similar disclaimer.

All it means is - the vendor can make money by having the closing prices to hand and simulate (make up) an appealing track record. You never see a simulation lose! The reason is you, me or my seven year old niece, could make money knowing the closing prices.

Of course this is why these systems never make money, because in real life you have to trade not knowing the closing prices!

You have to wonder why any forex trader would buy a forex trading system from a vendor, when the vendor hasn't got the confidence to trade it himself - but they do, in huge numbers and are blinded by greed and fear.

So why doesn't day trading work?

Common sense really, you have countless millions of forex traders who all think differently and this vast diverse mass make the price. You can't possibly hope to measure what such a diverse base of people will do in a day or less.

Anyone who says they can - ask for their real long term track record to prove it.

Volatility is random in short time frames and as prices can go anywhere in a day session, therefore you can never get the odds on your side and never win.

How to Win

If you want to make money at forex trading do not base your forex trading strategy on day trading. If you want to win either, swing trade and look for moves lasting between a few days and around a week or long term trend follow.

Both the above can work day trading doesn't.

So leave forex day trading systems to the naive and greedy traders who think forex trading is easy - go and get yourself some sensible forex education and trade longer term for forex success.
By Monica Hendrix

04-10-2008, 08:42 AM
can i withdraw my comission without initia deposit?

04-11-2008, 06:36 AM
is it clever thing to stop trading when u are in positive pole or should i wait
till full preparation of that candel in candelstick pattern of trading?