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Trading competition have long been part of the forex industry. Since the traders’ interest is increasing, it’s becoming increasingly popular to test trading talents. Apart from that, it helps to expand trading knowledge in a fun and exciting setting.
To create more thrilling situations, forex brokers are holding competitions occasionally and all year round with numerous attractive prizes. Ultima Markets, for instance, has its first-ever trading competition on 10 October 2023 and ending on 15 December 2023, offering 10 top winners for total prizes of US$50,000.
Well, it takes work to win the competition, and the ones who win have better strategies, leaving the rest of the people behind. We have listed some tips to help you begin and succeed in trading competition.
To succeed in a trading competition, managing your time effectively is essential. Be aware that trading competition is only open for a short period, so kindly adjust your strategy accordingly.
In regular trading, traders typically wait for clear market trends before making decisions. However, in competition, traders must use and test multiple strategies simultaneously to maximize profits.
Generally, it is better to use multiple trading strategies and trade within shorter periods rather than wait for a significant trend to develop.
Many losses in trading competition occur because participants fail to read and understand the terms and conditions carefully.
The terms and conditions of the competition outline essential rules, including permitted and prohibited strategies, the formula for determining the winner, and information on how the prize is awarded.
It can lead to disqualification or loss if you fail to read and understand the terms thoroughly. If you understand the rules, you can know if you can follow them, thus preventing unnecessary disappointment.
Controlling risk and using the right money management strategy is crucial to achieving your trading competition objectives.
During a trading competition, participants aim to achieve the highest possible return within a specific period. To accomplish this, traders must be willing to take on riskier strategies and be open to experiencing more significant losses.
If you are concerned about the higher risk involved, remember that you don’t have to put your entire portfolio at stake in trading competitions. Instead, you can allocate a smaller portion of your portfolio for participation.
When it comes to trading, having control over your emotions is essential. Keep in mind that the market is highly unpredictable.
Hence, it is common for traders to feel anxious when they see their competitors doing well, leading them to make impulsive decisions. Please stay calm and focused on your strategies instead of worrying about what others do during competition.
If your strategy is effective, stick with it. If it is not working, reassess it, but don’t change it because others are doing something different.
When you decide to participate in a competition, you have a specific goal in mind, such as winning a prize or gaining prestige. Viewing every loss as motivation to improve and work harder is essential. So, don’t lose hope quickly after facing failure.
Experienced traders who succeeded in trading competition have typically been trading for a long time. One can take advantage of the numerous trading competitions by utilising specific tactics designed for competition and maintaining a determined mindset.
Are you ready to follow these tips?
Let’s check out the Ultima Markets Live Trading Competition to put your skills to the test.