Whether you enter or exit a position in the Forex market depends on the market dynamics and the trade timing. When you exit a trade too early, you may miss out on price increases. However, if you hold on to a position for too long, your profit margin may be significantly eroded. A Forex exit trick can help you identify the best exit opportunities to maximize your profits.
If you are considering closing out a position, let’s consider each trade you make as an investment. A “trick” of risk analysis is used in investment evaluation that you might find really useful in your trading. In the market, you invest a certain amount of money – your risk capital – in the hopes that after a certain period, the market will behave in your favor, and you will have the opportunity to close the trade with a certain return on investment. Market investing is precisely what it sounds like.
When you decide to enter a market using your strategy, include your exit strategy when doing good trade practice. What should you do if all goes well and the market changes in ways you don’t expect? What should you do if the market changes in unexpected ways? In a robotic approach, traders set their take profit and stop loss limits; whatever happens in the market, the trade will hit one of those limits.
Even though there are arguments for this position, the purpose of this article is for those who reevaluate their positions once they are in the market – either to limit their inevitable losses, or to gain a more significant profit from a successful trade.
It’s a common belief that people fear losing money they’ve invested in the market. That makes sense – after all, you want your money back and some profit, too! However, you can better understand the market conditions right now if you think of that money as already gone.
For example, if you bought a pair, but the market goes in the wrong direction, you’re down 20 pip. If the market goes back up, you are more likely to hold onto your trade than risk a similar amount in a new trade to get those 20 pips back. When making a rational decision regarding where the market will go in the second half of the trade, thinking about the first half of the trade can get in the way.
You can help get around this by analyzing the situation as if those 20 pips are already gone. Your focus should be on where the market is heading – the market has already moved on.
Despite this, there is a positive side to this. For example, suppose the market is up, and you are wondering whether to wait until it hits the take-profit level or keeps running to make more money. In that case, you should close your trade immediately to ensure the profits you have accumulated. Therefore, more cautious traders are likelier to close the trade immediately – they don’t want to risk their investment.
The market doesn’t care how much you are up or down on a trade; it doesn’t impact where it’s going. The riskier traders might keep it open. Reasonable traders might look at accumulated profit the same way they look at accumulated loss.
As a result, you shouldn’t consider that when deciding whether to keep your trade open (but remember to adjust your stop loss to lock in profit). The way to evaluate your exit from a trade is to evaluate the market with the same cool detachment as when you enter a trade. If, as mentioned previously, you’re going to stick to rigid levels of profit and loss, then it’s important to remember that every trade has two parts.