We speak to Andie Zona in our latest Expert Q&A series about what it's like to be a woman in trading, trading psychology and sticking to strategies that work for you. You can check out her successful YouTube channel here!
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Expert Q&A: Andie Zona
Could you tell us how you began trading? What difficulties did you face at the beginning and how did you overcome them?
What is it like to be a woman in trading - a traditionally male-dominated industry? Is there any advice you would give to other women looking to start a career in trading?
What made you decide to start your YouTube channel?
Do you have any trading role models?
In your opinion, what are the essential elements of a good trading plan?
Psychology plays an important role in trading. What are the most common things, in your experience, that block a trader’s progress?
How soon should a trader move from a demo to a live account? What are the top three factors to determine the move?
Strategy flipping is pretty common in trading. What’s the one thing traders should ascertain before they decide to change to a new strategy?
Where do you think signal services play a role within the forex trading industry?
Should a new trader use a % amount to configure their risk or a fixed dollar amount per trade?
In your opinion, what’s the main reason such a huge percentage of traders lose money?
When you’re not trading, what do you do to keep yourself balanced? Do you meditate, or take any specific supplements to keep a clear mind?
You often hear traders saying you need to put the time in to become a consistently profitable trader - but what does this mean to you exactly and where should a trader be putting in the most time?