New York –April 28, 2010
To be King, you must have a strategy. That’s what put last month’s King of the Micro winner, Cao Yanhui on top. Yanhui, who lives in China, won $25,000 in the popular trading contest with an impressive profit of 970.43% by focusing primarily on the EURUSD currency pair. By targeting one pair, Yanhui was able to concentrate his efforts and ultimately win the competition. He largely did so by increasing his positions within a few days of the EUR fall, raking in considerable profits. Having traded forex for over three years, Yanhui’s trading preparation usually involves reviewing candlestick charts and analyzing forex commentary prior to placing trades. Although he takes trading seriously, Yanhui says he doesn’t take a loss to heart and believes his untroubled attitude is what has made him so successful. He would advise other traders to think the same way saying, “Don’t take results too seriously and enjoy the process.” View Yanhui's trading report and survey
Coming in behind Yanhui was Luo Yupeng, who lives in the U.S., winning 841.76% with focus on the GBPUSD and EURGBP pairs. He has found success in forex by constantly reflecting on his greatest weaknesses and working to correct them. He considers perseverance, excellent reasoning skills, and an objective mindset to be the most important traits of a successful trader. Adegeye Oluwaseun, also from the U.S., followed Yupeng to take third place with 526.59% and trading as many as five currency pairs. He encourages others to, “stay focused on the end result you desire… and with time it can be attained.” View Yupeng and Oluwaseun's trading report and survey
King of the Micro is a currency trading contest hosted by FXCM, which gives away cash prizes every month: $25,000 for the trader with the highest trading return, $10,000 to second, and $5,000 goes to third place.
For the past four years, King of the Micro has given traders around the world the chance to be King. In the past, winners have come from the U.S., China, Malaysia, Canada, and the U.K, among others. It’s free to enter and no registration is needed, making it easier than ever hit it big. All you need to do is be an FXCM client with $500 in your Micro account at the beginning of each month, and you’re automatically entered. You also must make ten trades during the month to remain eligible.
For more information on the King of the Micro contest, to read the full contest rules, and to deposit money into your FXCM Micro account, click here.
FXCM Micro is a division of FXCM that provides new traders with access to the currency markets for as little as $25. With a small (1K) lot size, FXCM Micro provides a great way to get started in the forex market. FXCM Micro is offered for individual, self-traded accounts. All participants of the King of the Micro contest can receive the FXCM Power Course free to improve their chances to be the King.
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*Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.