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 8 months with mixed results) and writing about it here on my blog.
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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
Gold has been trading sideways around $1,175.00. We can observe a gap zone between the levels of $1,175.00 and $1,181.00. Our gap zone is broken since the price has tested the level of $1,171.00. I am waiting for stronger price actions and a larger volume. In the daily time frame, we can observe a bearish bar in a volume above the average. Selling looks risky at this stage, because we got major support around $1,168.88 – $1,162.00.
Entered a buy trade on GBPJPY on a pin bar rejecting the 8day ema. Entry: 194.361, Stop: 192.982 TP: 197.108. Risk: 137.9 pips and Reward: 412.6 pips. Happy Trading.
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Marshall Gittler reports that the Greek talks have yet again broke up with no resolution and this leads to a crunch meeting on Saturday where both parties have to come to some kind of agreement before markets open on Monday. If they don’t then the 1.5 billion euros that Greece owes the IMF by Tuesday may be unpaid.
The pair is trading below the 20Dsma and 100Dema. It broken the ascending trendline and closed below that. Initially, the pair faced strong resistance at 1.1467 and the crucial line is seen at 1.1535. After the FOMC meeting, the pair formed the last leg on the higher side, but was twice rejected there.
Even though Greece and their creditors are not accepting each other’s proposals for extending their bailout the euro firmed slightly. If they don’t come to an agreement by Sunday night, banks have to close on Monday as capital controls will be in place. EU leaders begin their summit and Greece and the UK’s referendum on being in the union. This could impact on the GPB.
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.
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 in the widget to your right.
The Three Steps To Forex Trading SuccessStep One: Find a Credible Forex Trading Course/Mentor/Community
Finding Nial online has saved my forex trading life. Before I decided to follow his system, I was trawlin 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 might as well use Standard Bank to trade if you’re looking for a local solution, but because of the course I chose to do, who recommends using New York close charts for the particular strategy he taught.
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.
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.