Forex Trading – Getting Started

Forex Trading: a Beginner’s Guide

The forex market is the world’s largest international currency trading market operating non-stop during the working week. Most forex trading is done by professionals such as bankers. Generally forex trading is done through a forex broker – but there is nothing to stop anyone trading currencies. Forex currency trading allows buyers and sellers to buy the currency they need for their business and sellers who have earned currency to exchange what they have for a more convenient currency. The world’s largest banks dominate forex and according to a survey in The Wall Street Journal Europe, the ten most active traders who are engaged in forex trading account for almost 73% of trading volume.

However, a sizeable proportion of the remainder of forex trading is speculative with traders building up an investment which they wish to liquidate at some stage for profit. While a currency may increase or decrease in value relative to a wide range of currencies, all forex trading transactions are based upon currency pairs. So, although the Euro may be ‘strong’ against a basket of currencies, traders will be trading in just one currency pair and may simply concern themselves with the Euro/US Dollar ( EUR/USD) ratio. Changes in relative values of currencies may be gradual or triggered by specific events such as are unfolding at the time of writing this – the toxic debt crisis.

Because the markets for currencies are global, the volumes traded every day are vast. For the large corporate investors, the great benefits of trading on Forex are:

  • Enormous liquidity – over $4 trillion per day, that’s $4,000,000,000. This means that there’s always someone ready to trade with you
  • Every one of the world’s free currencies are traded – this means that you may trade the currency you want at any time
  • Twenty four – hour trading during the 5-day working week
  • Operations are global which mean that you can trade with any part of the world at any time

From the point of view of the smaller trader there’s lots of benefits too, such as:

  • A rapidly-changing market – that’s one which is always changing and offering the chance to make money
  • Very well developed mechanisms for controlling risk
  • Ability to go long or short – this means that you can make money either in rising or falling markets
  • Leverage trading – meaning that you can benefit from large-volume trading while having a relatively-low capital base
  • Lots of options for zero-commission trading

How the forex Market WorksAs forex is all about foreign exchange, all transactions are made up from a currency pair – say, for instance, the Euro and the US Dollar. The basic tool for trading forex is the exchange rate which is expressed as a ratio between the values of the two currencies such as EUR/USD = 1.4086. This value, which is referred to as the ‘forex rate’ means that, at that particular time, one Euro would be worth 1.4086 US Dollars. This ratio is always expressed to 4 decimal places which means that you could see a forex rate of EUR/USD = 1.4086 or EUR/USD = 1.4087 but never EUR/USD = 1.40865. The rightmost digit of this ratio is referred to as a ‘pip’. So, a change from EUR/USD = 1.4086 to EUR/USD = 1.4088 would be referred to as a change of 2 pips. One pip, therefore is the smallest unit of trade.

With the forex rate at EUR/USD = 1.4086, an investor purchasing 1000 Euros using dollars would pay $1,408.60. If the forex rate then changed to EUR/USD = 1.5020, the investor could sell their 1000 Euros for $1,502.00 and bank the $93.40 as profit. If this doesn’t seem to be large amount to you, you have to put the sum into context. With a rising or falling market, the forex rate does not simply change in a uniform way but oscillates and profits can be taken many times per day as a rate oscillates around a trend.

When you’re expecting the value EUR/USD to fall, you might trade the other way by selling Euros for dollars and buying then back when the forex rate has changed to your advantage.

Is forex Risky?

When you trade on forex as in any form of currency trading, you’re in the business of currency speculation and it is just that – speculation. This means that there is some risk involved in forex currency trading as in any business but you might and should, take steps to minimise this. You can always set a limit to the downside of any trade, that means to define the maximum loss that you are prepared to accept if the market goes against you – and it will on occasions.

The best insurance against losing your shirt on the forex market is to set out to understand what you’re doing totally. Search the internet for a good forex trading tutorial and study it in detail- a bit of good forex education can go a long way!. When there’s bits you don’t understand, look for a good forex trading forum and ask lots and lots of questions. Many of the people who habitually answer your queries on this will have a good forex trading blog and this will probably not only give you answers to your questions but also provide lots of links to good sites. Be vigilant, however, watch out for forex trading scams. Don’t be too quick to part with your money and investigate anything very well before you shell out any hard-earned!

The forex Trading Systems

While you may be right in being cautious about any forex trading system that’s advertised, there are some good ones around. Most of them either utilise forex charts and by means of these, identify forex trading signals which tell the trader when to buy or sell. These signals will be made up of a particular change in a forex rate or a trend and these will have been devised by a forex trader who has studied long-term trends in the market so as to identify valid signals when they occur. Many of the systems will use forex trading software which identifies such signals from data inputs which are gathered automatically from market information sources. Some utilise automated forex trading software which can trigger trades automatically when the signals tell it to do so. If these sound too good to be true to you, look around for online forex trading systems which will allow you undertake some dummy trading to test them out. by doing this you can get some forex trading training by giving them a spin before you put real money on the table.

How Much do you Need to Start off with?

This is a bit of a ‘How long is a piece of string?’ question but there are ways for to be beginner to dip a toe into the water without needing a fortune to start with. The minimum trading size for most trades on forex is usually 100,000 units of any currency and this volume is referred to as a standard “lot”. However, there are many firms which offer the facility to purchase in dramatically-smaller lots than this and a bit of internet searching will soon locate these. There’s many adverts quoting only a couple of hundred dollars to get going! You will often see the term acciones trading forex and this is just a general term which covers the small guy trading forex. Small-scale trading facilities such as these are often called as forex mini trading.

Where do You Start?

The single most obvious answer is of course – on the internet! Online forex trading gives you direct access to the forex market and there’s lots and lots of companies out there who are in business just to deal with you online. Be vigilant, do spend the time to get some good forex trading education, again this can be provided online and set up your dummy account to trade before you attempt to go live. If you take care and take your time, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be successful in forex trading so, have patience and stick at it!

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Homemaker’s FAQ on Forex Trading and Forex Trading Signal Service

People tend to have many questions when they are presented with something new, especially when it is related to their money. The following are questions that homemakers frequently ask regarding forex trading and forex trading signal service:

Q1: Is forex trading safe?
A1: Trading forex is of course safe. The reason is because today more and more country regulates forex market and they enforce strict rules that every forex broker must follow. As a result, we find that only the good brokers stay in the forex trading industry. On a personal level though, it is up to you to determine the safety of your account. If you trade recklessly then you will find that your capital will drain rapidly. Sometimes it is faster to lose money in forex trading than in casino. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself mentally and acquire lots and lots of knowledge or you can choose to go with hiring a good profitable trader and subscribe to his trading signal service. The latter is by far the faster, easier way to trade forex if you have limited or no knowledge about forex at all.

Q2: Can a homemaker succeed in forex trading?
A2: Of course, you can succeed in forex trading just like other trader. Everyone who trades forex have the same opportunity. In fact, homemakers have more potential to succeed because they have the most flexible schedule and needless to say, they have more time at their disposal than any other newcomer in forex trading. Homemakers usually develop the ability to do multitasking and this is the number one reason they can manage hectic days without a hitch. And actually, people can multitask forex trading if only they know how to do it. First of all, they need to find a genuine forex trading signal service and subscribe to it. Second, just do the things they usually do day in day out. Homemakers don’t answer to any boss so they can use their time in any way they want and do the tasks however they want as long as the finish the tasks. This is why homemakers have the most potential to succeed if they know how to manage their abundant time.

Q3: Do I need to have experience in international finance to start trading forex?
A3: If you decided to trade forex with your own might then you need to go through the learning curve. However, if you join a trading signal service you don’t need to have any experience in trading at all. This is why assisted trading is deemed the easiest way to participate in the forex market. Assisted trading is a term used to describe trading using the assistance of a trading signal service.

Q4: Can someone who only graduates from high school trade forex?
A4: This answer is of course, yes. All you need to do is to find good trader who consistently profit from the market and pay him to let you know what currency pair to trade, when to enter the market and when to exit. If you are humble enough to let someone professional help you then you are fine.

Q5: What do I need to become successful in forex trading?
A5: You need to have a strong commitment, willingness to learn things and diligently update your knowledge or information. Most people fail because they don’t have a strong commitment from the start. Also, many people just don’t have the right kind of information or knowledge.

Q6: Do I need to have a high-tech computer?
A6: Absolutely not. You don’t need to have a computer that look like Star Trek or any other alien spaceship. A computer with 512 RAM, Pentium 4 2.67 Ghz, 80 Gb hard disk drive and windows xp is enough for you to be able to trade forex. However you need to know that it is important not to open multiple programs that consume a lot of resources from your computer or heavy program while you are trading forex. In nature, forex software such as Meta Trader 4 (commonly abbreviated as MT4) is very light and does not require computer with high specification.

Q7: Do I need to have a high-speed internet to trade forex?
A7: Well, it depends on what you mean by high-speed. Generally, an internet connection with 512 Kbps or more is already enough. It doesn’t really matter whether your subscription is DSL or cable. However, you need at least 1 Mbps if you want to incorporate scalping method in your trading because some scalping methods require you to trade using a time frame lower than 1 minute. Moreover, scalpers usually trade during active trading hours (session overlaps or session open). Nonetheless, scalping is not a trading method anyone can use. Also, it is important to note that while trading using wi-fi is not prohibited it is far safer to trade using wired internet connection. The reason is because internet connection loss is rare if you are plugged with a cable rather than using wireless connection.

Q8: What is the best forex broker out there?
A8: Most of today’s brokers are good because of the increasing number of regulations that swept the forex trading industry. The list is long but there are paths that you can follow to determine which broker is the best for you. You can choose to use a forex broker that has a presence in your own country because this will reduce the cost of transferring fund to and from your trading account. You can choose to use a broker outside of your country if you are looking for features that your domestic broker doesn’t have such as higher leverage or the ability to hedge or trade CFDs. Lastly, you can choose to use a forex broker based on the spread they offer. For whatever trading conditions that you require in a forex broker you will most likely find the broker that will suit your need.

Q9: How much money do I need to have to start trading forex?
A9: The first thing you need to remember is forex trading is a business and as with any other business it requires a good business plan and enough capital to start. You have to keep reality in check and don’t expect to enter the business with $250 and turn it to $1 million in a year. Sure, there are people who can make it but certainly not everyone. Generally, a sum of $10,000 is good to start with but many people usually start with as little as $5,000. 10% monthly return on a $10,000 account is $1,000 and it is $500 on a $5,000 account. Of course, with a solid trading plan, a good forex trading signal has the potential to drive more than 10% per month. However, consistency is what you should seek. If you can make 10% per month consistently you will see that your money will grow to a staggering $309,126.81 in 3 years. That’s a growth of 3,091%. so as you can see, 10% is actually great over a span of 3 years. Stick to the goal of 10% per month and you’ll reap the benefit in no time.

Q10: What is the best way to trade forex?
A10: To be brutally honest, the best way to trade forex is by subscribing to a forex trading signal service. Why? The reason is you still have full control of the account but you don’t really need to do the entire task needed to be done in trading. This solution is the best because it is practical especially if you are new to forex trading and know little or nothing about forex trading. When you have more experience you can trade by yourself and in the long run, this is the best way to trade forex. However, it will take time to learn the ropes and build your confidence and gain experience. Moreover, you need to consider the costs that will incur by buying trading literatures. Overall, your costs will include time, effort and money. So the wise decision to make is to subscribe to a forex trading signal service first and learn how to trade forex properly at the same time.

Q11: How does a forex trading signal service works?
A11: The first step is you need to find the service provider that you believe can deliver strong and accurate trading signal. After that, you pay the fee upfront so you can use their service for the next 30 days. The next step is to get familiar with their service and choose the method of delivery for the trading signals. They will then alert you when a good trading opportunity surfaced. Finally, you need to enter the orders exactly as they send and you can stay away from your computer. You will be alerted if the market situation changes so you will be able to protect your profit or even maximize your profit.

Q12: How much time do I need to set aside everyday to trade forex?
A12: You don’t really need to set that much time to trade forex if you are using a forex trading signal service because they will do the analysis and report the result for via email or text message (SMS). All you need to do is check the email or text message that they send which will only take 1 minute to do and then submit the orders from your trading platform. The latter will only take 5 minutes. So in total, you only need less than 10 minutes to trade forex per signal.

Q13: Can I leave my computer when I am trading?
A13: Honestly, you don’t need to stay in front of your computer all day long to trade forex. There are trading methods that are suited for long term trader or medium term trader and those types of trading method do not require you to constantly monitor the market. Moreover, you can use internal function in the trading platform to alert you when price crossed the price you desired. There are also indicators that have built-in alert so you know when price reacts in a certain way calculated by the indicator.

Q14: Is there any proof that a homemaker ever succeeded in trading?
A14: Well, you won’t be able to find out every single one of them on the net. The reason might be that they don’t want to be known by the public or the media only hunt real life stories that can increase their media circulation (or attract traffic to their website). However, you will find a few of them if you search using Google. Just use the keyword housewives trading forex or any combination of similar keywords. There are popular stories around the net regarding homemakers succeeding in forex trading and the most popular of them is Ms. Torii from Japan.

Q15: Is there a good forex trading signal service that I can subscribe to?
A15: Absolutely. There are many forex trading signal services out there but in order to profit, you need to find the genuine one. Of course, it is not an easy task to find it because they all claim to have delivered profitable forex trading signals to many people. In all honesty not all of them can back their claim with real result. Moreover, subscribing to a genuine forex trading signal service alone will not guarantee that you will profit. There are certain things that you can do to optimize the result of your trading. You can go here if you want to read about it.

I hope you can find the answer that you are looking for but more importantly, I hope that the answers can remove your doubt so you can enter the world of opportunities and start making money from the forex market.

Surely, there are a lot more questions than those listed above. However, asking too many questions will not get you anywhere. So instead of asking questions you can use that energy in learning how to do this business properly []. Ultimately only the doers will succeed in any business. So remove the doubt, give yourself a chance and take action [/] because you have the potential to succeed in the trading world.

Forex Profit Signals

What is Forex Trading:

Forex Trading is trading currencies from different countries against each other. Forex is an inter-bank market that took shape in 1971 when global trade shifted from fixed exchange rates to floating ones. This is a set of transactions among Forex market agents involving exchange of specified sums of money in a currency unit of any given nation for currency of another nation at an agreed rate as of any specified date. During exchange, the exchange rate of one currency to another currency is determined simply: by supply and demand – exchange to which both parties agree.

Actually Forex is the financial game between BULLS and BEARS.

The Major currencies pairs are:


And these are the 6 best Forex Markets.

What are Forex Signals?

Forex signals are indicators that let you know when it’s a good time to buy or sell a currency pair. They provide you with insight as to what’s going on in the Forex market without the necessity to monitor Forex trends throughout the day. If you are self-employed or employed by another company, Forex trading is likely a part-time endeavor for you. You won’t have time to sit at the computer and monitor the Forex market all day. Forex signals can be delivered to you throughout the day by professional Forex traders to give you a heads-up on what’s going on in the market. You can receive the signals, and then place the signals for buy or sell.

Forex signals are basically “suggested” buy and sell points with price targets and stop-loss levels delivered by fx signal providers to traders. They may be delivered by email, instant messenger, cellphone, live currency trading systems or direct to your Forex signal metatrader on your desktop.

Forex trading is a risky business and it takes some time to master the art of Forex trading signals. There are a number of fx signal providers but before you choose, you need to make sure you have done your homework. Always ask for the Free signals to deliver for 3 to 5 days and test those signals in your Demo Account.

The main characteristics of Forex trading signals to be aware of are as follows;

Cost: monthly subscription
Complexity: Simple “one email a day” OR Full-Service
Control: You keep full control OR the signal provider trades your a/c for you

Most Forex trade signals charge a very modest subscription fee, usually in the region of USD $80 – $400 per month.

If you’re new to Forex trading, you probably realize how important it is to make the right trading decisions. One wrong trading move can drastically harm your portfolio while a good move can bring tremendous profits. That’s why trading signals are so important. Once you’ve tried a Forex demo account for practice and created a strategy that works for you, you can add trading signal services as a useful tool in your Forex trading.

With online Forex, finding a trading signal service is easier than ever.

In their simplest form a Forex trading signal will send you a Forex alert email once a day listing trade set ups for the next 24 hours.

Some Forex signal providers offer a free trial service, thus allowing currency traders to sample the signals to assess their worth. This is a helpful step, as it allows the trader to consider the quality and reliability of the signals before paying money. This is a crucial element in the research process, and weeds out the providers who want money upfront as they are not confident in their ability to call profitable trades. This is a good service that you can try for free for 3 to 5 days.

Various fx signal providers offer a few complimentary services along with the featured ones. Look for a fx signal company that provides email support, phone assistance and even mentoring to their clients. This is of great value, especially to new traders.

They assign their time assisting traders in taking buy/sell decisions. Forex traders depend upon and trust the recommendations of these professional signal providers, while making investing decision in the Forex market

Forex signals are not meant to be a magic solution to all your Forex problems. They are designed to inform you about the market.

Forex business timing is extremely crucial; a trader can earn millions or lose even more depending upon the his timely or untimely actions. Besides, being the biggest market on the face of earth – it generates business activity of almost 3 trillion USD, it operates around the clock, all over the globe, making it thus impossible for a trader to stay vigilant all the time about market fluctuation and probable changes therein. Therefore a trader needs alarms and indicators to get knowledge about the possible opportunities and probable pitch points. Hence the need for Forex signal or alerts. Basically Forex alert or signal is a communication or intimation to the trader indicating the ripe time to buy/sell and the suitable price to pay/ask. Most of the time, such signals and alerts are provided by trained professionals, either individual or companies.

When choosing a Forex signal service, be sure the company offers the type of signal alerts you need. Every person is different. Some require computer or email alerts, while others are not accurate Forex signals are made for both professional traders and although new traders. The best Forex signals trading system is going to cover multiple situations on the Forex market. For instance the best Forex trade signals is going to cover all major currencies like GBP, USD, and EUR at all times the market is open, not only for specific situation. Simply to get the full value of your Forex trade you must know what is happening in regards to all the major currencies. The Forex system should also be able to give you at least 1-3 Forex trading signal alerts a day.

Some Forex trading signals are high volume scalpers, calling many trades in a day aiming to profit a handful of pips on each. Others only call a few trades a day, aiming to profit 20 – 80 pips on each single trade.
Forex trading signal providers help you in minimizing risks or losses in trading.

Forex signals are generally given on a daily updated basis and all are contingent on factual market analysis and behavioral flow and not on mere hearsay and other speculations.

The signals are calculated and generated by using different indicators such as trends, moving average, Elliott waves, Bollinger bands, Fibonacci series, etc. In spite of that, some uses strategies like:

Pip Maximizer Method 1
Pip Maximizer Method 2
Pip Reversal Method
Pip Divergence Method
Instant Pip Method
Pip Retracement Method
Quantum Pip Strategy

… to give profitable and accurate signals.

The following question I wish to raise, is the abundant selection of Forex signals from which we can choose. Because of the variety of service providers, they offer different services, of which we must be aware. The first type of Forex signal provider will just send out trade alerts by email, often daily, sometimes at several intervals throughout the day. Thus you need to have a laptop of email receiving device ready at all times, to gain the most from trading Forex signals.

The next type to consider are through EA/Expert Advisors. These types of signals are not good at all because those are the computer oriented programs which can ruin your money within a few trades. But fortunately this is not such a big problem today, as more traders have email reading devices. The most crucial aspect concerning the format you receive the signals, is to ensure that you receive them immediately, and have the capability to act on them straight away – so you have to have immediate access to your Forex brokerage account, and place the trade as soon as you humanly can.

A unique benefit of trading Forex signals is that it gives guidance and discipline in a Forex currency trader. Forex profit signals service providers send you alerts when the conditions are right for the trade. They use cutting-edge technology which constantly monitor all major currency pairs for generating technical indicators.

Forex signal generators produce Forex signals which are indicators of ideal trading opportunities. These are certain algorithmic patterns which have been evident in successful Forex trades throughout the years. These Forex signals are then fed onto the program of Forex automated EA or Expert Advisors. This program will then either make Forex trading decisions for the individual while s/he is away from the computer or advice the individual about what to do. Forex EAs act like wizards which monitor currency ratings through online Forex Trading Platforms. One can look at Forex signals as triggers of commands which allow the automated system to function.

Forex signals can immeasurably add to the profits of a Forex trader.

How to Receive Forex Signals:
Forex signal services are available to provide signals to you around the clock. These services usually have professional Forex traders who monitor the market 24/7 and provide you with up-to-date information. These services often charge a monthly or yearly subscription fee for their services. The methods used to deliver the Forex signals to you can vary from one service to the next. Signals can be sent through email alerts, to your phone or cell phone, through your pager, or even through a pop-up software system that will show a screen on your computer each time a signal is sent. The services also vary in how they present information to you. Some will provide live charts to give you more insight as to what as happening in the market.

Time frame for which the Forex trading signals are generated is equally important. Few trading signals can be valid only for a few minutes or an hour; others may have recommendations that are valid for a day or more. If the Forex trading signal providers generate signals for shorter time frame, you need to monitor the market frequently.

Some Forex signal service providers offer add-on services like email or mobile alerts. The service provider should have end-to-end technical support for the customers.

Even with experienced traders calling your trades, it’s prudent risk management to never ever risk more than 3% of your initial capital on any one trade, preferably only 1%. So, if for example your initial capital, (or to put it another way, the maximum you can afford to lose) is let’s say 5,000, the position size you take on each trade should be such that if the trade hit your stop loss, your maximum loss would be no more than 1% x 5,000 = 50.

Forex signal providers render Forex business quite a bit easy for traders, especially those who are relatively new in the business. Forex signal generation and provision can be either manual or automated and it provides entry/exit points of the trade streak for major or already chosen currency pairs. In manual signal generation system a simple trade signal is provided by the single provider. In automated signal generation system, the Forex system not only intimates and alerts the trade to either enter or exit the trade, but some times makes the deal by operating in synchronization with the trader’s bank or broker.

Initially Forex signals and alerts used to come in the form of telephone calls and facsimiles. Now as we have stepped into the era of information revolution which has brought forth amazingly advanced digital technology, Forex signals and alerts generation and provision system has also advanced and become much more sophisticated and quick. Now these alerts come in the form of e-mails, SMS (Short Message Service, a way of sending text messages to mobile devices), or desktop software. However with trading Forex signals, there is no such chance to over trade your account. It is absolutely possible to learn the mental aspects of trading, by following a set of rules, and not to deviate from those rules.

Many trading Forex signals provide you with a complete set of instructions in order to take the trade. Frequently the signal will have multiple exits, which enable a trader to take money off the table in small steps. So this enables the currency trader to input all of these prices into his trading platform when he gets the signals, and then to switch off the computer.

As for any purchase, it is essential that the Forex trader first does his research into the more effective trading Forex signal service for him or her. This involves a lot of careful research, and reading various reviews and testimonials of the service in question. Before I go, in conclusion, the trader is strongly advised to practice using the trading Forex signals on a demo account first, so that the Forex trader can totally test out the profitability of the signals. This has an supplementary benefit for a complete new, as it will enable the currency trader to become familiar with the trading platform, and reduce the possibility of making any mistakes.

Whenever possible, go for a free demo account and then try your forex signals for a few days before becoming a paid member. Forex trading does involve some planning and strategy building so be prepared for a steep learning curve before trading with real money!
I’m going to start by telling you some cool facts about the FOREX market.

As you may already know, FOREX is the acronym for “The Foreign Exchange Market.” This market concerns itself with the buying and selling of the currencies of just about every country on earth. This market is BIG! So big, in fact, it’s hard to wrap your mind around the size of it.

Listen. The daily average volume of FOREX is:

Almost 5 TRILLION Dollars Per Day!

I’m going to try to bring that fact home for you: The New York Stock Exchange has a daily volume of approximately 50 billion dollars. That means the FOREX is 100 times larger than the NYSE

Actually, the daily volume of the FOREX is triple the size of all other investment markets combined!

In spite of its size, the FOREX does not have a physical location or a central exchange. It operates through an electronic network of people, banks and companies that specialize in trading one currency for another.

Almost all FOREX trades are executed on the internet by someone sitting at a computer with a high-speed connection. So, if you don’t like working with a computer you may as well stop reading… because… you will be left out.

Still with me? Good.

The Only 24 Hour Financial
Market In The Whole World
Because the FOREX does not have a physical location or a central exchange, it is able to operate on a 24 hour basis leapfrogging from one time zone to another across the major financial centers of the world.

The FOREX market actually follows the sun around the globe… because… as one country is closing for the day, another is just opening up. This market is open 24 hours a day, six days a week from 5:00 PM Sunday (East Coast Time) to 4:00 PM Friday (East Coast Time). This 24 hour access combined with its huge trading volume makes this…

The Most Liquid
Market On Earth!
Except for Saturdays, you can enter or exit the FOREX market anytime night or day. This market has virtually no gaps whatsoever and your stop-loss orders are almost guaranteed.

Can you imagine that? The multi-trillion dollar liquidity, combined with 24-hour trading access virtually guarantees your stop-loss orders will be executed without slippage.

Just try to get that kind of guarantee from your stockbroker!

The stock, futures and options markets cannot offer you this guarantee because the limited trading hours create frequent gap opens. Nearly all Forex brokers make sure their hours of operation coincide with the hours of operation of the global FOREX market.

Let’s see, what else?
Oh, yeah, no one can corner the market. The FOREX market is so huge and has so many global participants that no single individual nor entity… not even a central bank… can control the market for any significant period of time.

There Is No Insider Trading!
Because of the vast size of the global FOREX market and its non-centralized nature, there is no chance whatsoever for disruptions caused by insider trading. There is less chance for fraud in the FOREX than in any other investment market. Best of all forex can never become zero but stocks can become zero and majority of the options expire worthless.

There are no commissions. Yep, you read it right. No exchange fees, no closing fees, no government fees, no brokerage fees. This all adds up to a very low retail transaction cost. If you select your broker properly, your round-trip transaction cost could be as low as .07 percent.

And know this, a very desirable by-product of extremely high liquidity is almost instantaneous transactions executed with blinding speed. You can leverage your trades by a factor of 50 to 1, 100 to 1 and even 400 to 1.

Not only that, you can trade with a very low margin with relative safety compared to the disastrous potential of margin trading found in other financial markets. Also it is tax free income if the country you reside has no capital gain tax.

And finally, if you get really great at currency trading, your potential financial reward is so big it can make your head swim!

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Forex Overview

Each day, millions of trades are made in a currency exchange market called Forex. The word “Forex” directly stems off of the beginning of two words – “foreign” and “exchange”. Unlike other trading systems such as the stock market, Forex does not involve the trading of any goods, physical or representative. Instead, Forex operates through buying, selling, and trading between the currencies of various economies from around the world. Because the Forex market is truly a global trading system, trades are made 24 hours a day, five days a week. In addition, Forex is not bound by any one control agency, which means that Forex is the only true free market economic trading system available today. By leaving the exchange rates out of any one group’s hands, it is much more difficult to even attempt to manipulate or corner the currency market. With all of the advantages associated with the Forex system, and the global range of participation, the Forex market is the largest market in the entire world. Anywhere between 1 trillion and 1.5 trillion equivalent United States dollars are traded on the Forex market each and every day.

Forex operates mainly on the concept of “free-floating” currencies; this can be explained best as currencies that are not backed by specific materials such as gold or silver. Prior to 1971, a market such as Forex would not work because of the international “Bretton Woods” agreement. This agreement stipulated that all involved economies would strive to hold the value of their currencies close to the value of the US dollar, which in turn was held to the value of gold. In 1971, the Bretton Woods agreement was abandoned. The United States had run a huge deficit during the Vietnam Conflict, and began printing out more paper currency than they could back with gold, resulting in a relatively high level of inflation. By 1976, every major currency worldwide had left the system established under the Bretton Woods agreement, and had changed into a free-floating system of currency. This free-floating system meant that each country’s currency could have vastly different values that fluctuated based on how the country’s economy was faring at that time.

Because each currency fluctuates independently, it is possible to make a profit from the changes in currency value. For example, 1 Euro used to be worth about 0.86 US dollars. Shortly thereafter, 1 Euro was worth about 1.08 US dollars. Those who bought Euros at 86 cents and sold them at 1.08 US dollars were able to make 22 cents profit off of each Euro – this could equate to hundreds of millions in profits for those who were deeply rooted in the Euro. Everything in the Forex market is hanging on the exchange rate of various currencies. Sadly, very few people realize that the exchange rates they see on the news and read about in the newspapers each day could possibly be able to work towards profits on their behalf, even if they were just to make a small investment.
The Euro and the US dollar are probably the two most well-known currencies that are used in the Forex market, and therefore they are two of the most widely traded in the Forex market. In addition to the two “kings of currency”, there are a few other currencies that have fairly strong reputation for Forex trading. The Australian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Canadian Dollar, and the New Zealand Dollar are all staple currencies used by established Forex traders. However, it is important to note that on most Forex services, you won’t see the full name of a currency written out. Each currency has it’s own symbol, just as companies involved in the stock market have their own symbol based off of the name of their company. Some of the important currency symbols to know are:

USD – United States Dollar

EUR – The Euro

CAD – The Canadian Dollar

AUD – The Australian Dollar

JPY – The Japanese Yen

NZD – The New Zealand Dollar

Although the symbols may be confusing at first, you’ll get used to them after a while. Remember that each currency’s symbol is logically formed from the name of the currency, usually in some form of acronym. With a little practice, you’ll be able to determine most currency codes without even having to look them up.

Some of the richest people in the world have Forex as a large part of their investment portfolio. Warren Buffet, the world’s richest man, has over $20 Billion invested in various currencies on the Forex market. His revenue portfolio usually includes well over one-hundred million dollars in profit from Forex trades each quartile. George Soros is another big name in the field of currency trading – it is believed that he made over $1 billion in profit from a single day of trading in 1992! Although those types of trades are very rare, he was still able to amass over $7 Billion from three decades of trading on the Forex market. The strategy of George Soros also goes to show that you don’t have to be too risky to make profits on Forex – his conservative strategy involves withdrawing large portions of his profits from the market, even when the trend of his various investments seems to still be correlating upward.

Thankfully, you don’t have to invest millions of dollars to make a profit on Forex. Many people have recorded their success with initial investments of anywhere from $10,000 to as little as $100 for an initial investment. This wide range of economic requirements makes Forex an attractive venue for trading among all classes, from those well entrenched in the lower rungs of the middle class, all the way up to the richest people alive on the planet. For those on the lower end of the spectrum, access to the Forex market is a fairly recent innovation. Within the past decades, various companies began offering a system that is friendlier to the average person, allowing the smaller initial investments and greater flexibility that is seen in the market today. Now, no matter what economic position you are in, you can get started. Although it’s possible to jump right in and start investing, it’s best that you make sure you have a better understanding of the ins and outs of Forex trading before you get started.

The world of Forex is one that can be both profitable and exciting, but in order to make Forex work for you it is important that you know how the system works. Like most lucrative activities, to become a Forex pro you need a lot of practice. There are many websites that offer exactly this, the simulated practice of Foreign Exchange.

The services provided by online practice sites differ from site to site, so it is always a good idea to make sure you know all of the details of the site you are about to use. For example, there are several online brokers who will offer a practice account for a period of several weeks, then terminate it and start you on a live account, which means you may end up using your own money before you are ready to. It’s always a good idea to find a site that offers an unlimited practice account. Having a practice account allows you to learn the ways of the trade with no risk at all.
Continuing to use the practice account while you use a live account is also a beneficial tool for even the most seasoned Forex traders. The use of a no risk practice account enables you to try out new trading strategies and tread into unknown waters. If the strategy works, you know that you can now implement that strategy into your real account. If the strategy fails, you know to refrain from the use of that strategy without the loss of any actual money.

Of course, simply using a no risk account won’t get you anywhere. In order to make money with Forex, you need to put your own money in. Obviously, it would be ridiculous to travel to other countries to purchase and sell different currencies, so there are many websites that you can use to digitally trade your money. Almost all online brokerage systems have different features to offer you so you have to do the research to find out which site you wish to create an account with.
All brokers will require specific information of you to create your account. The information they will need from you includes information required to communicate with you, including your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address. They also require information needed to identify who you are, including your Social Security number, Passport number or Tax Identification number. It is required by law that they have this information, so they can prevent fraudulent trading. They may also collect various personal information when you open an account, including gender, birth date, occupation, and employment status.

Now that you have practiced trading currency and set up your live account, it is time to truly enter this profitable yet risky world. To make money with Forex, you do need to have money to begin with. It is possible to trade with very small amounts of money, but this will also lead to very small profits. As is with many other exchange systems, high payouts will only come with high risks. You can’t expect to start getting millions as soon as you put money in to the market, but you can’t expect to make any money at all if you don’t put in at least a 3-digit value.

As most Forex brokers will warn you, you can loose money in the foreign exchange market, so don’t put your life savings into any one trade. Always trade with money that you’d be able to survive without. This will ensure that if you get a bad trade and loose a lot of money, you wont end up on the streets, and you’ll be able to make a comeback in the future.

So how does trading currency work? Logically, trades always come in pairs. For example, a common trade would be the United States Dollar to the Japanese Yen. This is expressed as USD/JPY. The way to quote a trade is kind of tricky, but with practice it becomes as natural as reading your native language. In a Forex quote, the first currency in the list (IE: USD in USD/JPY) is the base currency, and in the quote the base is always one. This means if (hypothetically of course) One USD was worth Two JPY, that the quote would be expressed as 1/2.

When trading in Forex, we use pips. Pip is an acronym for “percentage in point”. A pip a certain decimal place in a number compared to the same decimal place in another number. Using pips, we track the gains and losses of a currencies value compared to another’s. Let’s take a look at an example. Say a value is written as 1.0001/1.0004. This would indicate a 3-pip spread, because of the 3 number difference in the fourth decimal place. Almost all currency pairs go to the fourth decimal place. The only currency pair that doesn’t is that of the USD/JPY, and it goes to the second decimal place. For example, a USD/JPY quote with a 3-point spread would look like this: 1.01/1.04.

A very common aspect to the foreign exchange is leverage. Leverage trading, also known as trading on margin, is a way to amplify the amount of money you are making. When you use leverage trading, you borrow a certain amount of money from your broker and use that to make your transaction. This allows you to trade with more money then you are actually spending, meaning you can make higher profits than you would normally be able to make.

There are risks associated with leverage trading. If you increase the amount of money you are using, if a trade goes bad, then you’ll loose more money than you’d usually loose. The risks are worth it though, because a big win on margin means a huge payout. As mentioned before, it is definitely a wise idea to try out leverage trading on your practice account before you use it excessively on your live account, so you can get a feel for the way it works.

Now that you’re an expert on the way Forex trading works there are some things about foreign exchange that you should know. Forex is just like the stock market in that there are many benefits and risks, but if you are going to invest your time and personal money into this system, you should be fully aware of all of the factors that may change your decision to invest in the currency market.

Generally speaking, Forex is a difficult subject to opinionate on, because of the different factors that may alter the currency over the years. “Supply and demand” is a major issue affecting the Forex organization, because the world is in constant variable to change, one significant product being oil. Usually the currency of all the nations around the globe is described as a huge “melting pot”, because of the fact that all of the interchanging controversy, political affairs, national disputes, and possibly war conflicts, all mixed together as a whole, altering the nature of Forex every second! Although problems such as supply and demand, and the whole “melting pot” issue, there are a numerous amount of pros to Forex; one being benefited profit from long term stock. Because of the positive aspects of Forex, the percentage of the use of electronic trading in the FX market (shortened from Foreign Exchange) increased by 7% from 2005 to 2008. Despite the controversial realm of Forex, it is still recognized today by many, and is still popular amongst many of the nations in the world.

Of all the organizations that recognize Forex, most of them practice fiscal policy, and monetary policy. Both policies are dependent on the nation’s outlook on economics, and their standards set. The government’s budget deficits, or surpluses against the country, is widely affected by the country’s economic status of trade, and may critically inflict the nation’s currency. Another factor for the nation’s deficit spending is what the nation already has, in terms of necessities for the citizens, and the society. The more the country already has, prior to trade, the greater the budget for other demands from the people, such as technology, innovations in existing products, etc. Although a country may have an abundance in necessities, greed may hinder the nation’s economic status, by changing government official’s wants, to want “unnecessary” products, therefore ruining or “wasting” the country’s money. This negative trend may lead to the country’s doom, and hurt the Forex’s reputation for positive change. There are some countries which hold more of a product (such as oil stated above), the Middle East dominating that sector in the circle of trade; Since the Middle East suffers much poverty, as a result of deficit spending, and lack of other resources, they demand for a higher price in oil, to maintain their economic status. This process is known as the “flights to quality”, and is practiced by many countries, wanting to survive in the trading network that exists today. Interest rate, and leveraged financing, is due to the inflations that occur in many parts of the world from one point to another. Inflations wear down purchasing abilities, causing the currency to fall with it. In some cases, a country may observe the trends that it takes, and beforehand, take action to avoid any mishaps that had been experienced before. Sometimes, the country will buy more of a product, or sell more of a product, otherwise known as “overbought” or “oversold”. This may aid in the country’s future, or devastatingly hurt the country, because of lack of thought, as a result of fraud logic.
“What started out as a market for professionals is now attracting traders from all over the world and of all experience levels” is part of a letter of the chairman of Forex, and it is completely true. There is even a 30-day trial for Forex online at if anyone interested in Forex wants to learn more about the company. Although affected by leveraged financing, interest rate, and causing an increase or decrease in exchange rate risks, Forex can be a great way for quick profits and integrated economy for the country. In investing in stocks that are most likely to be successful for a long period of time, and researching these companies for more reference and background that you need to know, Forex can aid in these fields. In the Forex market of different levels of access, the inter-bank market composed of the largest investment bank firm, which contains “spreads”, which are divided into bid, and ask prices. Large amounts of transactions, with large amounts traded, and requesting a small amount of difference is known as a better spread, which is preferred by many investors.

In comparison to the Stock Market, the Forex organization is just as stable, and safe, if the users on it are aware, and decently knowledgeable about the topic. The Stock Market Crash in 1929 was a result of lack of thinking, because of the extremely cheap shares, replacing the shares originally costing thousands of dollars. When the Stock Market crashed, and the New Deal was proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, leveraged finance was present, and utilized to stabilize the economy at the time. The United States was extremely wealthy and prosperous in the 20s (prior to the depression), and had not realized what could happen as a result of carelessness in spending. This is a result of deficit spending, and how it could damage a society, in less than a decade! When joining Forex, keep in mind that with the possible positive outcomes, and negative ones, there are obstacles that must be faced to become successful.

As a result of many catastrophic events, such as the Great Depression that occurred in the United States, people investing in the Forex organization keep in mind of the dangers, and rewards that may come upon them in a certain point in time. With more work and consideration outputted by a person, or organization in the Forex program will there be more signs of prosperity as a result. In relation to individuals such as Warren Buffet and George Soros, they have become successful through experience, and determination through many programs, and research, for security purposes. Reserving some of the most riches people in the world, to others that are just test driving it to discover its potential for them, Forex is a broad topic that experiences different people everyday. Forex may not help everyone that invests in it, but if enough outputted effort is amplified in attempts to better the economy, it is most definitely something that any person should experience first-hand.

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