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The5ers risk parameters shaped the discipline I needed for trading success​

Lih Y. is 34 years old, From Malaysia.

Lih has successfully passed two Level 1 accounts, the $40K and the $80K. In addition, he also passed the $100K Bootcamp account. He is now one of The5ers funded traders and is trading with an overall $220K funded accounts.

His next mission is to reach 10% of profit in the low-risk program and double his funds to $240K, and 5% profit on his Bootcamp program to receive a $125K account.


We spoke with Lih about his trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the Forex market and our platform as a funded trader.

  • Tell us a little bit about you.
    A full-time surgeon with a strong passion for trading
  • How long have you been trading?
    I have been trading for 5 years. I am a swing trader.
  • Briefly describe your Trading Plan and how it contributes to your success.
    My trading plan consists of daily analysis of the market in the morning, and I will mark the areas of interest and set alerts. Then, I will wait for the alerts to remind me to take a look at the charts again and make some final confirmations, especially in regards to risk-reward and also whether that move to my alert is influenced by some big news that might alter the fundamental bias of that particular pair. Having a similar routine reduces analysis paralysis, and I could take action pretty quickly.
  • Please share with us a challenge you faced in your trading career and how you overcame it.
    Patience, both in waiting for good setups to form or waiting for my positions to materialize fully. Medication is the way I used to overcome this challenge and keep having the bigger picture in mind to remind me of what I wanna achieve from trading, knowing that patience is everything that matters.
  • How did you adjust risk management to your trading personality?
    Currently, I have an even more sophisticated way of adjusting risk after taking a couple of other prop challenges. I would start with 0.5% risk and quickly reduce it to 0.25% if the first few positions were losers. This enables me to have plenty of room for losing streaks. This reduces my stress while trading but still maintains that flexibility of increasing risk if I manage to capture 4 times the current risk level. But I would cap it at 1~1.5% risk per trade at most.
  • Describe a key moment in your trading career.
    Passing the challenge for the first time really boosted my confidence. It enables me to take this bigger account size challenge.
  • How long does it take for you to become a consistent trader, and what aspects did you change that helped you to become consistent?
    5 years. Stop revenge trading and take the process step by step.
  • What is your mental/psychological strength, and how did you develop it?
    After losing enough time, you will understand that unless you change the way you think and manage your tradings, you will not achienve success. The thought of failing hurts more than anything else. Hence I make sure that I could lose to the market if the current market sentiment doesn’t suit my strategies, but not to my own psychological weakness.
  • What was your strategy to successfully pass The5ers’ First Level?
    Smart money concepts, in short.
  • How is trading for the5ers different from trading by yourself?
    The risk parameters shape the discipline needed for trading success.
  • What would you recommend to someone who is just starting with us?
    Absolutely, the experience of trading with you guys is amazing, and the support team is very helpful as well.
  • Share online resources that were/are significant in your trading development.
    Ariel Fx, Trading nut podcasts, Desire to trade podcast
  • Would you like to share anything else with us?
    Thank you for giving us the opportunity, and I will try to make a profit for the firm as well.
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Weekly Forex Forcast Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2022

In today’s trading room, we prepare for Canadian CPI on Wednesday, expected to come out lower than previous.

We see a lot of weakness across all major pairs, including EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and AUD/USD.

We took some little scalping trades on the 1m chart on GBP/USD.

For more information about the traders day live event, go to tradersday.live

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Weekly Forex Forcast Jan 2 – Jan 6, 2023

In today’s trading room, we discussed the Non-Farm payroll on Friday, potentially bringing interest into the USD.

All major pairs are in areas of confirmation, whereas to confirm a trend reversal or continuation.

JPY pair are the only ones moving. JPY is looking very strong and with nice opportunities to join the trend.

For more information about the traders day live event, go to tradersday.live

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Weekly Forex Forcast Jan 9 – Jan 13, 2023

In today’s trading room, we discussed the NFP on Friday and expecting a lower CPI this week, and we see confirmation of a USD bearish movement.

AUD looks strong across the board as CPI is expected to come higher than the previous time.

We also took some profitable scalps on EUR/USD.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

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Weekly Forex Forcast Jan 16 – Jan 20, 2023

In today’s trading room, we analyzed the charts for the upcoming week. We start with the higher time frames and then check the lower ones to look for intraday opportunities.

We expect CPI for CAD and GBP to move the markets this week.

The clearest movement is on Gold, where the bias is clearly bullish. We marked the demand areas to take advantage of when the price retraces to them.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

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Weekly Forex Forcast Jan 23 – Jan 27, 2023

In today's session, we tried AI21, a similar program to chatGPT, to help us build a forecast for the upcoming week.

We also discuss how the markets are switching into a ranging market. Trends have slowed down.

Our bias on USD/JPY is still bearish, and gold is still bullish, but waiting for a pullback before buying.

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Yiannis successfully passed and scaled up his Bootcamp account. He is now trading the $125K funded account.

His next objective is to reach a 5% profit to scale up his account to $150K.

We spoke with Yiannis about his trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the Forex market and our platform as a funded trader.

Dont miss the biggest event in 2023, which will take place in the UK. It’s going to be the largest educational meet-up trading event in Europe! For more information visit tradersday.live


 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2023

In today’s trading room, we analyzed the charts for the upcoming week. We start with the higher time frames and then check the lower ones to look for intraday opportunities.

This week we expect 3 important news announcements: Interest in US and GBP, and NFP on Friday.

We see how the market is ranging in expectation of these announcements before starting a new impulse.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Feb 6 - 10, 2023

In today's trading room, we covered the difference between scalp and swing according to market behavior and not according to time.

We see how last week's announcements created new demand and supply areas. That dictates the bias for this week's activity.

The USD seems stronger across the board, especially JPY and Euro.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

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Caleb has successfully passed our PM 2 instant funding program and is now one of The5ers PM 2 funded traders, trading on a $160K low-risk account.

His next mission is to reach 10% of profit and double his funds to $320K.

We spoke with Caleb about his trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the markets and our platform as a funded trader.

Dont miss the biggest trading event in 2023, which will take place in the UK. It’s going to be the largest educational meet-up in Europe: For more information, visit tradersday.live

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Feb 13 - 17, 2023

In today's trading room, we established our bias on JPYUSD bullish, euro, and pound neutral.

We explained two ways to approach breakouts, the break or the retest.

We expect CPI in US and UK to affect the market this week.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

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The Bootcamp Increased My Confidence and Discipline in Trading

Variya K, 35 years old, From Thailand.

Variya has just successfully passed the Bootcamp challenge. She
is now one of The5ers funded traders and is trading a $100K funded account.

Her next objective is to reach a 5% profit to scale up her account.


We spoke with Variya about her trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the Forex market and our platform as a funded trader.

  • Tell us a little bit about you.
    My name is Variya Katewongsa. I am from Thailand but living now in France for my professional career. I love trading and started Forex trading around two years ago. I usually share my trading plan, technical analysis, and trading strategy there.Two years ago, I started on it with gold trading as major pair. Then learn to know that there are some proprietary firms in the market, funding qualifying traders with a significant amount of funds. So I stop my personal portfolio trading and focused only on passing the firm’s evaluation.It was difficult during the first year. All things that I have learned and understood were improper for sustainable and risk management trading. It is more like a bet. I spent the year after learning and overcoming all my trading knowledge and behavior, including start growing my technical analysis knowledge. I was just passing Chartered Market Technician Program level I (CMT level I) beginning of this year. It is a program to learn about technical analysis organized by the CMT association. Anyhow, it is just to improve my own technical analysis knowledge. My main career is nothing linked to this trading or finance activity. Trading is my part-time hobby which I will do for the whole of my life.
  • How long have you been trading?
    I began my FX trading in January 2020. However, I personally invest in other markets as a value investor and am interested in the investment. So, for trading in FX and the oversea market, let’s say that it is now 2 years exactly since I started trading.
  • Briefly describe your Trading Plan and how it contributes to your success.
    There will be several factors for my trading plan.1. Start Analysis with a Macroeconomics view and Money flow.
    It is important that we understand how the world and economic policy circumstance is. For example, FED Interest rate decisions and inflation, how it will impact to USD index, overall indexes, FX currency, and other commodities. Then play along with that policy. As said, don’t fight the FED! It is always the first hint to take a look at the analysis.2. Technical Analysis
    I have developed my quantitative analysis method into a trading view. Despite it, is several indicators. But I use them all! I have more confidence in judging the situation by using numbers and quantitative analysis conditions with a multi-timeframe. Here are the following key factors.- Trend Analysis
  • Momentum Analysis
  • Price Range Analysis
  • ConfirmationAll the above, I usually confirm with several numbers and create my trading scenarios according to the situation. Most of the time, it will be trend following strategy as the trend is a friend. But sometimes, I also decide to be a contrarian or momentum trader If I see that there should be some available opportunity for that trade. But let’s assume that 70-80% of my trading is likely to trend in the following strategy.Another important thing is we need to plan,
  • how many pairs are we going to trade or focus on?
  • How many lot sizes we can place per pair.
  • What if we have 1 trade? What is going to be the lot size versus we have 4 trades?
  • What is the risk per trade we are going to use?
  • Is that trade a good quality or just normal quality trade?This is the basic thing that I need to calculate and plan before placing any order aside from technical analysis.Using the Daily Average True Range for risk management is key for my trading plan. Every trade needs to calculate carefully to ensure that we won’t have too much risk of violating our balance. This is a key contribute to success on top of the other analysis.Always think about risk management first before thinking about profit.
  • Share with us a challenge you faced in your trading career and how you overcame it?
    As I am working as other professional fulltime job. To do it together with trading, I really need to manage my time properly then I can focus and do my best at both things. Previously I was so addicted to trading and traded almost all of the time. This can lead to the wrong decision when you are trading in the condition that you are not ready. I spent one year changing my trading behavior to have better focus.I trade just only when the price reaches the zone that I did the trading plan, which is usually in H1 - H4 timeframe. In case I am busy at work or not available, I won’t do any trading or watch the chart. What I have to do is just control myself to trade based on the plan. Just plan the trade and trade the plan. And work-life balance is also necessary.I was also wondering about the real basic of technical analysis. Did I really understand all the technical correctly? Then I put myself enrolled CMT program and spent 6 months of basic technical analysis study last year to enhance my technical analysis knowledge. At least I have learned basic technical analysis, not just only one trading system. I also attend several webinars to strengthen my knowledge. Using the one that I learn from the class to apply in my trading strategy is the key to success.Do not stop yourself from learning new things. Be always the empty glass to fill new knowledge.
  • How did you adjust risk management to your trading personality?
    I am always using Average True Range in a Daily timeframe to calculate the stop loss point. Sometimes it is 100% of the ATR Daily range, and sometimes it is 75% or 50%. My stop loss is always based on this system, and I use daily timeframe and master timeframe to manage the risk. I am not a fan of the high Risk to Reward Ratio. According to ATR Strategy, I will calculate lot size and risk per trade accordingly to avoid losing more than what we can accept. It is from 0.5% - 1.5% of the account initial balance per total trade.
  • Describe a key moment in your trading career.
    When I realized that the current behavior and situation that I was facing were not good for sustainability in long-term trading, I lost a lot of money, and I applied for several proprietary fund programs but failed. I stopped trading for a while and stepped back. Studying with the right knowledge and approach, adapting good trading manners, and eliminating bad behavior like overtrading, trading with emotion, or trade when the situation is complicated. Try not to focus on the money but on risk management. It was a hard time because several times I fell into the same trap. But I try to reinforce my change that if I really need to survive in trading, I MUST change. So, I believe this is the key moment of my trading career.
  • How long it took for you to become a consistent trader, and what aspects did you change that helped you to become consistent?
    2 years until I can stabilize my trading style. As explained above, I force myself that if I want to become a sustainable trader, I need to change myself.
  • What is your mental/psychological strength, and how did you develop it?
    Stop trading addiction, keep calm, accept the loss, and move on.I think the key to developing psychology is to learn from your mistake. Understand what the root cause is and why it happens. Then reinforce yourself to avoid making the same mistake. It is hard, but you really need time to overcome it.Forgive yourself if you just do something wrong and believe that tomorrow you will be a much better version.
  • What was your strategy to successfully pass The5ers’ First Level?
    This round, I trade only gold and approximately 15 trades in total for 3 challenges.Think first about the risk, but not the profit. Bear in mind that there will always be the opportunity to trade. If I miss it, I just wait for the next setup. Sometimes I am so eager to maximize RRR, but it won’t always work. I found that trading with less RRR and mainly focusing on Risk management (Using ATR as explained before) is a suitable strategy to pass the Bootcamp challenge.
  • How is trading for The5ers different from trading by yourself?
    You need to understand several things and plan the trade in a very consistent way. While trading by myself might have more flexibility than The5ers. In addition, The5ers also provides the opportunity of growing the portfolio according to the trader’s performance rapidly.
  • What would you recommend to someone who is just starting with us?
    Think about the risk before profit. Take your time on the evaluation. And be very careful with each trading plan. Think before you place an order.
  • Would you like to share anything else with us?
    Thank you so much for having such a great program like Bootcamp! It is really a “Behavior Changing” Program, which brings me to have more confidence and discipline in trading.
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Weekly Forex Forecast Feb Feb 20 - 24, 2023

In today's trading room, we analyzed candlestick patterns and explained why sometimes they work and other times they do not.

In short, we are looking for how the patterns were formed on lower timeframes and if there was an institutional movement behind them.

Gold is around the 1800 level, the last key support before a potential strong down movement.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

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Weekly Forex Forecast Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2023

In today's session, we checked how many of our levels from the past week actually held.

We see the clear strengthening of the USD against major currencies, especially against JPY and NZD.

Also, if gold breaks down the 1800 level, we can expect a continuation lower as there are no support levels to hold prices from dropping aggressively.

Finally, We also took a successful long scalp on GBPAUD.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Mar 6 - 10, 2023

In today's session, we analyzed the fundamental events to expect this week.

Canada seems to have stopped the increments in interest rates, and the expected number this week is similar to the previous one.

We also answered some questions about the new programs at The5ers.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Denislav has been trading with The5ers for over a year. He is funded on the Instant Funding and Bootcamp programs.

We spoke with Denislav about his trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the markets and our platform as a funded trader.

Dont miss the biggest trading event in 2023, which will take place in the UK. It’s going to be the largest educational meet-up in Europe: For more information, visit tradersday.live

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Mar 13 - 17, 2023

In today’s session, we took and managed 2 profitable trades, one on GBJ/JPY and the other one on CAD/CHF.

We see the reaction of the markets to the closing of the high-tech bank in the US.

Gold, JPY, and CHF are strengthening as being considered safe assets.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Mar 20 - 24, 2023

In today’s session, we reviewed the large amount of high-impact events scheduled for this week, including interest rates in the UK, US, and CHF.

Gold broke a key resistance level and headed toward 2040 prices.

We managed a position on EUR/USD, currently in DD, and explained the plan in case it goes against or in favor.

For more information about the largest traders event in 2023, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Apr 3 – 7, 2023

In today's session, Michael Katz, Trade the Pool CEO, explains how to build a position with the right risk approach while creating scenarios for the asset you want to trade.

He gave some tips and tricks/tools to understand when the market should shift its direction.

Michael analyzed the USD/JPY and the US indices and shared his experience on how to read the market.

For more information about the trading festival of the year, go to tradersday.live

We will go LIVE tomorrow @9:00 AM ET on The5ers YouTube channel

 

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Weekly Forex Forecast Apr 10 – 14, 2023

In today’s trading room, we analysed the Gold and the major forex pairs and Indices.

As uncertainty remains in the stock market, we see money going into Gold, which recently broke the 2000 level.

Technically, the break out of the level looks solid, but very soon, meeting an old supply.

Overall, we see a very rangy market with sideways movements.

CPI on Wednesday is expected to come lower, which indicates less inflation and less demand for USD

For more information about the trading festival of the year, go to tradersday.live