The Life of a Forex Trader

A Forex trader’s lifestyle has its both advantages and disadvantages. If you are looking into Forex trading, you might want to consider these before starting.

The main advantage of Forex trading full-time, professionally, is that you get a lot of freedom. It means that you can pick your own hours and work whenever you want to work, since you will be self-employed and especially since the Forex market is open 24 hours a day (closing only on the weekends). With a full-time job, you usually will have to work all day every day, but with Forex trading you can wake up when you want (within reason) and take days off whenever you feel like it (again, within reason). By trading currencies full-time, you will experience a lot of freedom. Your Forex trading strategy will play a part though, when it comes to how many hours you actually spend trading; those who trade long-term trends can expect to work very little, for example, as they require much less attention than shorter-term trading strategies.

The lifestyle of a professional, full-time Forex trader also has many other advantages, which are also all related to extra freedom. For example, Forex traders can work from their own home, meaning they don’t have to travel to get to work and they can work in a very comfortable environment. This also means that they don’t have to get told what to do by a boss; they are self-employed and work how and when they want.

Some Forex traders do work for firms and not all are self-employed, so these traders don’t get as much freedom as the self-employed ones, but they can still experience a very fulfilling career with lots and lots of potential.

There are some disadvantages that come with trading currencies full-time though, as a professional Forex trader; it is a fairly lonesome job and some can get bored of it after a while. Both of these minor disadvantages can be overcome though. If you are a very focused individual, you probably won’t have a problem with working hard independently and staying focused on your goals, but some Forex traders do get tired of trading and it isn’t ideal to trade when you aren’t feeling the markets.

In order to overcome the minor disadvantages above, you can simply take some time off to spend with your friends or family; you can also take advantage of lots of fun, enjoyable features that some Forex brokers can provide within their trading platforms. For example, some brokers run social Forex trading networks, allowing to interact with other traders and copy the best Forex traders, which can allow you to take a break from your conventional Forex trading and actually make a nice, additional income. In fact, you might even build a following yourself and make even more cash. The possibilities really are endless, in Forex trading.

In conclusion, the life of a Forex trader is actually overall quite a pleasant one. There some minor disadvantages, but these can easily be overcome and a lot of freedom can be experienced through trading currencies full-time. Also don’t forget that you can make a huge amount of money through trading currencies, so there is also a lot of potential for self-employed Forex traders to make a lot, lot more than they could by working a regular job.

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Vijayraj Reddy
Vijayraj Reddy is founder & editor-in-chief of, a financial blog which helps people to earn money, invest money and save money. You can find him on Facebook & Twitter or send him email at [email protected]

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One Response to “The Life of a Forex Trader”

  1. Dima says:


    Great point! trading takes a great deal of discipline, and free time to manage, so best way to say, prioritize what you want in life.

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