When most people start trading, they do not put much thought into theirtrades. They will either buy or sell a currency pair (probably theEUR/USD) because they think they see a trend or maybe even because they put a moving average on the chart. Sometimes there is no reason at all for the trade, they just want in. Either that trade nets a small profit or the trades starts going against the new trader. The trader that gets the small profit will feel invincible and likely base trades in the near future on the same reason as the first one. Of course they expect every trade to win. The trader whose position moves against them leaves their position open, stares at the their computer without blinking, and laments that they will get out if the market only goes back to break even.