Interview with contest winners: "All trades are worthwhile, some bring you money, others bring experience"
Success is a relative notion. Someone would be discouraged by failure and stop acting entirely, but others would find new opportunities in a complex situation. Great illustration of this statement is the story of our contestant from Pakistan. We invite you to read our interview with him and other contest winners.
Kukuh Setiadi, Indonesia, winner of 477th round of Drag Trade, received real $200
"I’m 43, I own a business. I’ve been trading almost 6 years, learned from various courses and seminars, practiced on a demo account and contests. I want to become an investment manager in the future. I avoid worrying too much thanks to my self-confidence, experience and caution when making decisions. When choosing a broker, I pay attention to the following criteria: spread, execution speed, trading conditions. Drag Trade is a pretty exhausting contest, because it lasts only one hour and traders have to use all opportunities they get to win. My recommendation to novice traders is to learn from your own experience, feel free to ask about anything they don’t understand, be persistent."
Kasandra Vranic, Serbia, winner of 249th round of Rally Trade, received $500 no-deposit bonus
"I’m 25, I’m a college student, I study construction. I’m interested in physics, math, music. I’ve been trading for about a year. My future goal is to provide for my self with trading. My dog helps me relieve stress, hugging it restores my strength. My choice of broker is based on many criteria: integrity, reviews, spreads and swaps, instruments, trading conditions, available deposit and withdrawal options, fees. I chose Grand Capital because I was satisfied with everything I mentioned, and also I like the contests very much. They are great! I like to feel the thrill of competition, every trader can show what they are capable of and the winner is determined by experience, not luck. The round that I won was very captivating! I started off quite well, chose a volatile instrument and guessed the direction of the price movement correctly. Last few hours were very intense because I was ahead only by a small margin. I was very happy when it all ended in my favor! If I were to give a piece of advice to beginners, I’d suggest practicing on demo accounts until you’re sure you understand how everything works. When you feel confident, go for the real account. Always have a trading plan prepared!"
Jamal Jan, Pakistan, winner of the 578th round of Drag Trade, received real $200
"My name is Jamal Jan, I’m 32. I like cricket and social networks, and Forex is my passion. My cousins taught me trading, they are professionals. I want to earn enough to buy my own house, and it’s going well so far! I’ve been trading for 2 years, stated with gold, then moved on to currencies and energies. But gold still remains my favorite instrument. I use EAs and carefully examine volumes of currency pairs. If the volumes are huge, I see the trend. I think that all trades are worthwhile, some bring you money, others bring experience. My most memorable trade involved GBP/JPY, my profit reached 1,000 pips. To be honest, initially I chose Grand Capital because of the contests, but started trading here them because I liked them so much. Beginners should first study a lot, then try trading with small investments to test their strategies."