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Traders involved in forex trading strategies do so because they like the excitement and profitability that only the forex market can offer. A forex broker or platform can facilitate most kinds of trading, but day trading and high frequency trading offer higher leverage, more opportunities for profitability through volatility and more activity and work to the trader. Traders love being busy in the markets, and most markets are not active for many hours. That's why very short term trading can introduce its own dynamic and offer so much opportunity when none seems to exist. Traders learn new things all the time, from sources such as a forex trading course or an online forex forum. But most of these forex trading strategies lack clarity and guidance or are downright wrong. While it is possible to learn so much from these sources, only a handful of methods and strategies really do work, and these are usually the least popular ones. There's also an element of conflict, where two methods may work independently on their own, but when combined they tend to offer conflicting signals.
High frequency trading is about volatility, and the willingness to be accept that all decisions are not correct and to thus minimize losing trades. Traders still make money because when wrong they they rapidly recognize their mistakes and correct them. Whereas when they are right, they are usually right about a market move which lasts several hours and this provides big opportunity. Even though the market may hardly move at all over the course of two hours. It is the intra-period volatility that makes price fluctuate up and down. All that is required is to buy the dips or sell the rallies and in the process accumulate many profitable trades. Some find it stressful and difficult work to do, other find it way too easy. The main point of focus in this game are stop loss orders. How to go about placing stop loss orders so that the amount of risk taken is exactly right, statistically right. If stop loss orders are too tight, risk seems low but it is actually impossible to trade like this. Traders who make money in forex, trade using rather large stop loss orders. Allowing them to sustain volatility and quite large open loss before the trades finally go one way or the other. And if price doesn't move far enough in either direction and the trade becomes static, they use notional stops in the time domain. They will simply close out a static trade within a brief perod, regardless of its profitability.