"What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut." - Mark Twain
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At times? Traders will want to switch. Switch from trading the venue of the capital markets they have been trading, like ... say ... common stock? To Forex. Or he or she is a Forex trader, and they want to switch to trading futures?
Is this a good idea? Does this offer benefits? When should you do this, and when is a 'bad' idea?
After a review of the markets? I discuss the concept a trader switching to another 'market venue' the following podcast ...
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You should never switch from, say ... trading commodities to common stock? Simply because you are bored, or because you are beginning to experience drawdown. It is not "wrong" to trade other markets. It offers a trader a wonderful 'overall' view of the capital markets. I 'switch' or 'migrate' to other markets as it were.
Just make sure you migrate for the right reasons, and you have a definite strategy.
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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 13 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.