Today will mark the largest one day total profits of my entire trading career – with an impressive 9% overnight.
This brings me back to the topic of position size, and how I tend to see this as a much more “fluid” part of my trading plan as opposed to a static / formatted / predetermined element. Gains of this size could not be realized if only risking a static % of my total account balance per trade – every time I place a trade.
I have come to learn that “buying around the horn” makes much more sense in Forex ( and likely in any asset class) as it is virtually impossible to pick a single specific price level – and put your entire trade on in a single order. As well – there are times when “the coast is clear” and stepping on the gas just makes sense – as both fundamentals and technicals align perfectly to provide a clear sign that “now” is the time.
Identifying horizontal lines of support and resistance PRIOR TO PLACING A TRADE is an extremely important aspect of my trading. When these levels are hit (or at least “close” to being hit) I start to buy in smaller quantities before the turn has been made – so that by the time price has reversed I am well into the trade. This type of strategy generally has me “selling to you” as I am well into profit and banking my returns around same time you’ve come to realize that price is now moving up.
The majority of large moves happen at the beginning, and for the most part retail investors tend to jump onboard after this move has been made. This is when the “smart money” is already selling their shares “into strength” – as they had already “purchased weakness” around the horn – before the reversal was made.
More in Part 3