Many people consider trading to be too risky. No doubt it is. But for those who don’t know risk control in trading. You see, winning and losing is part of life. Whatever, you do in life, you will face success and failure both. Watch the football world cup, the last time winner seldom wins the next time. Same applies in trading. You have winning trades and you will have losing trades. What you need is a method that gives you more winners than losers.
You must have heard or read a lot about George Soros. George Soros is famous for breaking the Bank of England in the early 1990s when he successful speculated on the devaluation of British Pound and make a nice $1 Billion in a few days. But have you ever heard about Bruce Kovner? Bruce Kovner started trading the forex and the futures market in 1977. He did not have money. So, he used his credit card to fund $3,000 into his trading account. Over the years, he became of the richest man in the world. His net worth is around $11 Billion now.
What this story shows is that you don’t need to have tens of thousands of dollars in your trading account to make a lot of money. What you need is the right approach and the right trading strategy that gives you more winners than losers. What do I mean by the right approach? What I mean is that you need to give the most importance to risk and money management in your trading. Without proper risk control, you cannot make consistent money.
Learning the art of long term survival is the essence of trading. Don’t bet everything on one single big trade. Learn to trade another day. Once you learn how to make more winners than losers, you are on your way to growing your account. Suppose, you learn how to grow your account every month by 50%. This means if you start the year 2010 with just $1,000 in your trading account and grow it by 50% every month,by the end of 2010, you would have made something like $130,000. Do the math yourself. I just give you one hint. Use the compounding formula that you had learned in your high school. Forgotten it. Just Google it and you will find it. This just shows that your trading account actually grows with compounding. Every month,you just make a steady ROI and leave the rest to the power of compounding.
This is not bad! Try making an ROI of 100% each month and do the math. You will definitely make $1M in 12 months with this ROI starting with only $1,000. This brings us to the second part: trading strategy that can give you a 100% ROI each month. So combining good risk and money management with a good strategy can make you into a millionaire trader in just one year.
This is exactly one Hoosain Harneker from South Africa did! He had no money, not even $1,000! So he kept on practicing on his demo account while working to make $1,000. In a few months, he consistently doubled his demo account three times in a row. Now, he had the money too. He started trading live and became a millionaire in one year. You too can do it with the right approach and the right method in the forex market!