How to win with a prop trading firm
To avoid the frustration of losing with a prop trading firm, it's important to do your research and follow these simple steps.
If you want to successfully manage risk and develop a winning formula while working with a prop trading firm, you must keep two things in mind at all times.
If some trades fail, don’t assume that the market is always correct. We’ve seen far too many instances in which a trade just does not work out for whatever reason. It might be disheartening if we are confident in our approach or tactics and nothing has gone wrong until now! However, there will come a time when trading will become unprofitable. Consider breakouts and price movement failures.
And what proportion of your account will you lose if several of your trades fail? Always be in charge of your decisions and the amount you are willing to risk. Combine this with self-control and the ability to recognize when it is time to step away from the computer. Compounding poor decisions is unhealthy and will result in undesirable outcomes.
Managing others capital
The regulations are in place to safeguard the funds received from a prop trading firm. They are invested in their clients’ success. As a result, it might be challenging for them if too many things go wrong simultaneously, or if something unforeseen occurs when you are trading with someone else’s money on behalf of others who rely on your investing judgment.
However, do not be alarmed; there is always a honour system in place here. Forex traders have voluntarily committed to conduct themselves properly and honourably by adhering to these standards carefully. This is because we understand the critical nature of honesty between ourselves and other Forex traders in our community.
Respect the restrictions governing your prop capital; do not waste it!
Prevent account termination
If you want to be a successful Forex trader, and maybe most crucially, never reach your expiration date, you need to follow these basic guidelines to succeed with any prop or live trading account!
Always risk a small portion of what you have on hand. This way, if problems occur for one position, as they almost always do, you have a contingency plan. Others are standing by as backup alternatives while we weather the inevitable fluctuations until our next opportunity presents itself. Ad infinitum until ALL positions have been won or lost.
Use your tools and understand the prop firm wants
A prop trading firm will always favor Forex trading with smaller drawdowns than constantly gambling. You may believe that a 10% return on £10,000 and 1% on £100,000 does not sound like much. However, the reality is that you are risking varying sums of money with each investment!
For instance, making the same amount but taking on the same risk makes a significant impact when we’re talking about minor percentage variations. A mix of position sizing tools and sound technical analysis will improve your profitability, therefore increasing your earnings with a prop trading firm.
And it’s a win-win situation with a clear profit split for a proprietary trading firm like ours. We want our Forex traders to succeed so we can issue payouts and make returns ourselves.