News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Mixed
Oil - US Crude
Mixed
Wall Street
Mixed
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Mixed
USD/JPY
Mixed
More View more
Real Time News
  • US Dollar Price Action Setups: EUR/USD, GBP/USD https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/daily_briefing/session_briefing/daily_fundamentals/2021/04/19/US-Dollar-USD-Price-Action-Setups-EUR-USD-EURUSD-GBP-USD-GBPUSD.html $USD $EURUSD $GBPUSD https://t.co/Jyr7pfHhdH
  • RT @CGasparino: BREAKING -- @JoeBiden Admin is in the early stages of developing a regulatory approach to the booming crypto biz, sources t…
  • The US Dollar is in correction within the yearly uptrend with the decline now eyeing initial support objectives just lower. Get your $USD technical analysis from @MBForex here:https://t.co/QLdiJa8z7v https://t.co/95rBic2Ke8
  • Commodities Update: As of 18:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Oil - US Crude: -0.03% Gold: -0.29% Silver: -0.57% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/nj9OGkvt7a
  • The Dollar ($DXY) has cleared both its 50-day SMA and the midpoint of the 2021 range. What has greater pull: its roll as wayward safe haven (vs inverted $SPX) or the recent fade in returns (US 10yr). The 20-day correlation to both approximately ~0.8, strong https://t.co/1dteHRggua
  • US Dollar Index (DXY) trend from last March picking up steam again. February and January lows up next on radar, could take a few weeks. Get your market update from @PaulRobinsonFX here:https://t.co/KCsZINK3KI https://t.co/3EN4Xrxnjn
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Silver are long at 92.55%, while traders in Germany 30 are at opposite extremes with 80.61%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/9j9ojxURdw
  • RT @ChadPergram: Biden now mtg w/bipartisan/bicameral mbrs about infrastructure. Says they're discussing "how to pay for it." Adds they "ho…
  • $WTI #Crude #Oil Price Outlook: Breakout Eyes Resistance- Bulls at Risk - https://t.co/RuNq3bxxaW https://t.co/784dxJq0m7
  • Indices Update: As of 18:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: -0.17% France 40: -0.21% FTSE 100: -0.21% Wall Street: -0.43% US 500: -0.63% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/TOxQi0CN8k
Keep Your Expectations Realistic

Keep Your Expectations Realistic

Thomas Long, Course Instructor

Many times I hear from new traders who state that their goal is to make a certain number of pips every day. While it is important to establish goals in any endeavor, any benchmarks should be geared around your improvement as a trader and not about what you expect the market to give you. I have seen many new traders who while looking for at least 20 pips a day, end up losing big in an effort to reach this plateau.

The problem is that the market environment can change to the point where there are many days where solid trading opportunities just cannot be found.

So the new trader puts on a trade that they normally would not even think about. If that trade becomes a loser, they now have to win that loss back and then another 20 pips before the end of the day. You can see how this can turn into a nightmare after a couple of questionable setups end up as losing trades in the same day.

I think a better goal is to strive to be profitable every month.

If you end up with $1 more in your account at the end of the month from the beginning of the month, give yourself a pat on the back for being profitable. It is a series of monthly gains that can result in big returns. But you must treat trading as a business instead of a get rich quick scheme and keep your expectations realistic.

The DailyFX Trading Course can help by offering some excellent material on Money Management, including four different videos on the subject. The course is free for live FXCM clients and can be found at this link:

DailyFX Trading Course

The login is the same you use to access your live FXCM account. Good luck with your trading!

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES