Forex Trading in South Africa

Due to the internet and computer age, forex trading has now become available to ordinary people like us. But this is still a new industry in South Africa and its hard to know who to trust.

I’ve spent the last few years researching the market, writing about brokers mainly and now I’m trading myself (for the last 2 years with mixed results) and writing about it here on my blog.

You can sign up for my newsletters and receive emails to guide you sweetly and easily through the process of either becoming a successful and profitable trader or simply make the money you want from a managed account.

I was alerted to the idea of Forex Trading by chance when a friend of a friend mentioned it in passing at a dinner party and many months later decided to investigate further.

After a long road, which I’ll discuss later in this blog, I opened my first live trading account in August 2014 and started with my broker’s minimum amount, $200.

I actually deposited $220 because I’m just funny like that.

The Three Steps To Forex Trading Success

Step One: Find a Credible Forex Trading Course/Mentor/Community

I’m updating this post and writing this sentence on 30 October 2014 an my account sits at $700 thus far. I probabaly won’t get too many opportunities to keep this post up to date with its current size but you can see my MQL5 signal here.

Finding Nial online has saved my forex trading life. Before I decided to follow his system, I was trawling the free forums trying to cobble together a coherent strategy but since I’ve started working with the method he teaches, I’ve really become a more disciplined trader and I’m focusing on honing my trading skills.

With lots of free content on his blog (covering the psychological aspects of trading), a very reasonably priced course (around $350, and always has an endless 30% off discount), a trading system that works for those who want to trade part-time or full time.

This course may not be the one for you and I do know of other courses that you can try that could be more appropriate to you, so get in touch with me for a chat, my details are below.

Step Two: Choose an honest broker

The button above will take you to Axitrader’s website where you can open an live standard account, use this link for a demo account, or if you’re an advanced trader, then please get in touch for their ECN type account (you get a free forex vps with this one).

Now I know that this is not a South African Broker, you can see a list of local brokers here.

I’m also an IB of this broker so if you open an account through my link, I’ll earn a small commission from your trading activity and I’d most appreciative.

So please…. Click Here To Open A Demo Account with Axitrader

Forex Trading can be daunting in the beginning and they offer a simple way to get into the forex trading opportunity in South Africa.

With Forex trading becoming accessible to more people, many are trading and with some dedicated practice, especially the arts of patience and discipline, anyone can become a successful trader, from earning some extra income every month, or to building it into a full time business, or even a regular salary to replace their usual day job.

Why I wrote this article

To be honest, initially it was just because I wanted to rank for the keyword “Forex Trading in South Africa” and monetise the traffic and while I was once on Google’s front page and managed to get some decent traffic, now I just want to help as many people as I can navigate this tricky business.

What follows ares the latest blog posts about that I’ve composed about Forex trading. Its a mix of my own live trades and other valuable content I’ve found online.

I’ve spent lots of time going through the horrible stuff that’s online and here I’ve collated some of the best.

My Latest Blog Posts

Daily analysis of USD/JPY for January 20, 2017

OverviewThe USD/JPY pair attempted to breach the bearish channel's resistance but it managed to settle below it, which keeps the bearish trend scenario valid until now. The bearish wave can be initiated that targets this channel's support located at 111.90. Therefore,...

Daily analysis of GBP/JPY for January 20, 2017

OverviewThe GBP/JPY pair continued to form correctional bullish waves to approach the bearish channel's resistance around 142.25. The price will regain the bearish bias unless this resistance is breached. The level of 140.00 is the first downside target in the nearest...

Daily analysis of gold for January 20, 2016

OverviewGold price bounced lower after testing the previously broken bullish channel's support, which turned into resistance at $1,209.85. The price needs to breach this level to resume the main bullish trend. The initial target is located at $1,218.55 and the next...

Daily analysis of silver for January 20, 2017

OverviewSilver resumed its upward trend after declining yesterday. The price is approaching the correctional bearish channel resistance again, as the EMA50 managed to protect the price from suffering more losses. Silver continues trading with bullish bias, targeting...

Gold analysis for January 20, 2017

Recently, gold has been trading sideways at the price of $1,203.00. In the 4H time frame and using the Ichimoku cloud, I found that there is potential space for a downward correction. I found cross Tenkan sen-Kijun sen which is a sign for potential weakness and it is...

Technical analysis of NZD/USD for January 20, 2017

NZD/USD is under pressure. The pair broke below its 20-period and 50-period moving averages, which play resistance roles now and maintain the downside bias, and accelerated on the downside. The relative strength index is capped by a bearish trend line and is below its...

Daily analysis of major pairs for January 20, 2017

EUR/USD: There is a bullish signal on the EUR/USD. The EMA 11 is above the EMA 56 and the Williams' % Range period 20 is trying to slope upwards, after just leaving the overbought region. Further upwards movement is anticipated and the resistance lines at 1.0650,...

Technical analysis of GBP/JPY for January 20, 2017

GBP/JPY is expected to extend its upside movement. The pair has formed a round bottom, and is staying above its resistance at 140.85. Both rising 20-period and 50-period moving averages should play support roles, while the relative strength index is also positively...

My story starts in February 2011 when I decided to Learn about Forex Trading, you see, I wanted to earn lots of money very quickly to realise my dream of living in the country and earn an income without too much “work”. I was looking for the holy grail.

I signed up with etoro, on a whim, didn’t enjoy their OpenBook trading.

Then learnt about Meta Trader, and other platforms. I also investigated forex robots like  FapTurbo, a forex robot, and while I was pleased with the results, it needs forex vps servers, and I realised that Forex Trading is not a get rich quick scheme, and its easy to lose money actually.

When I found LearnToTradeTheMarket.com, it literally saved my life, I eventually bought the course in August 2013 (it costs around $300 and well worth it, just don’t expect overnight miracles)  and its given me a a great grounding in how professional traders behave consistently and the simple, easy to follow plan to take action on its already bringing me a successful and growing trading account.

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