It is possible to take up Forex as a full time profession. In fact, it is the only home-based business anyone can set up from home with as little as 1500 USD. You will need USD 500 to set yourself up with a laptop and internet connection and 1000 USD to deposit in your forex personal ECN account. In 20 days you will be making more than USD 200 per day with this strategy, but it takes time and patience.
Good charting software that comes with the popular MT4 trading platform that almost every broker offers free along with a trading account is the only tool one needs. Added to this is the knowledge of trading strategies and risk management and one is all set to set up the perfect home based business without any overheads at all.
It is possible to make as much, or as little (whichever way you look at it), as 200 USD per day trading forex with a 1000 USD account.
I’ll let you in on a little secret forex trading strategy of mine:
Trade a 0.5 percent of your deposit in PIP value. This means that one pip should be equal to 0.5 percent of your deposit. So if your deposit is USD 1000, your exposure per pip should be USD 5.
This will leave you with 160 pips to play around with. The chances of the market moving 100 pips in the wrong direction are scarce if you have an eye on the screen while the trade is open.
A good strategy will give you ample warning that the market is going to move further and you can opt out. I suggest you keep a stop loss of 120 pips, believe me you will never need it if you follow this strategy.
Observe a monthly chart. Mark out the highest point and the lowest point the pair reached over a period of 3 months. Observe the most common price the currency pair kept returning to and draw a line through that point. That is your entry point. Go long with 0.2 lots at that point and go short at the same point with 0.2 lots. Your per-pip value will be USD 2 in each trade.
With 160 pips to play around with you don’t have to worry about the margin call. The market will move in both direction and return to the same entry point at some time or the other. You must set up alerts on the MT4 for 10 pips above and 12 pips below the entry price. When the alert sounds, exit the trade.
If the market moves away in either direction you will still make a profitable trade. It will be a matter of time before the market returns to the entry point.
With a 0.2 lot trade and take profit point at 10 pips, you stand to gain 20 USD per trade. You will get at least 4 opportunities to trade in a day. That will make you USD 80 per day. With a consistent trading strategy you will make 1600 USD in 20 days. Use it to increase your per-pip value.
This is one strategy that has worked for me over the last 2 years. Why, should it not work for you? The only thing that could be a problem here is that you need patience and have to be in front of your terminal every day. It will also pay if you increase your deposit and reduce your trade percentage. The lower the better because then you will have more pips to play around with if the market moves against the trade. Remember, the market will return to the entry point, you just have to wait it out without fearing a margin call.