Boredom And Forex


Today, we will show you some of the key factors helping forex traders to achieve relatively stable results.

Probably, the information you could acquire here today won’t be the most entertaining fact in your life, but in case you can implement some of them into your business strategies, then you could encounter not only significant changes in your trading mindset within a short period of time, but also in important trading decisions.

So, what do you need to do to finally achieve stable results in forex trading?

Don’t trade a single market only

A number of traders (not only newbies but also those experienced ones) make one big mistake when they try to become professionals by trading only a single currency pair. Thanks to this fact, usually, they open relatively big trading positions in such a pair (in relation to the size of such trading account), striving to achieve higher profitability.

However, higher profitability potential is also related to a higher risk of losses, supported by the fact that the trader is making a single stake (trading at one market) and if any unexpected event occurs on such market, it could have adverse impact not only on the trading account, but also to the mental stability of traders.

Extend stop-losses and take-profits

You could be thinking, why the market hits your stop losses all the time? However, the answer to this question tends to be relatively simple. These days, traders tend to follow the trading methodology of banks, however, they don’t realize that, in spite of the banks, they don’t have “unlimited” equity.

Thanks to this fact, banks may balance certain losses by a significant increase of traded volumes, thus achieving, in spite of the others, considerable trading advantage.

The extension of stop losses has numerous advantages. The first and the main advantage is, that the volume of deducted fees is reduced frequently (fees for opening of positions) resulting in saving portion of funds for trading.

Another big advantage is that the trades tend to last relatively longer and so the trader has more space for their decisions, not being under such psychological pressure as in case of “faster” trades.


It would be relatively senseless to increase potential losses for your trades (shifting of stop-losses further) while keeping the same potential profits. Therefore, take-profits should be shifted more as well.

Let’s become bored

If you would really like to achieve stable results, in fact, you should become “bored.” Wait! Don’t start to think that trading is boring. For sure not!

Nevertheless, extreme trading only on the basis of the fact that the trader feels like action is needed is often his first step to hell. So, what does it mean that you should become “bored”? In simple words, a large part of trading is about waiting for the right moment.

And that’s something, let’s be honest, not very entertaining. Waiting, reduction of trades and wider stop-losses will result in you becoming bored to a certain extent, but on the other hand, this approach could make you a better trader – and that’s exactly the main point at the end.


These days, there are numerous methods to trade. However, regardless of the fact which strategy the traders are going to opt for, there are always approaches which not only trading strategies may be optimized with, but also, the trading skills of traders may be improved with, being the top benefit for traders naturally.

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