Trading Forex for Beginners
Looking for forex trading advice? If you wish to get started trading forex then you are going to need to understand the market.
Gathering information on the main global economies and their currencies is essential.
It is a good idea to develop an extensive collection not only of a currency's rate fluctuations but also a county's history on interest rate fluctuations, economic and political history and all of which can and will have a significant influence on strength of a particular currency against another. Remember with forex trading you are always trading one currencies price fluctuations in relation to another currency.
In addition you need to become skilled at technical analysis, studying the minutae of price movements using charts, and trending tools. Most forex trading, unlike stock trading, is relatively short term. Day trading is far more common but remember in the currency market a day is 24 hours. More than ever then, you need a trading plan. A plan that you can implement and manage 24 hours a day. You have to sleep some time.
The risks can be much greater in forex trading as well. Trading takes place on large multiple of the margin held in your trading account (anything up to 200X) and whilst this allows you to trade in very large sums, losses and gains are magnified.
With the many technological advances that have taken place in this decade it is now possible for people to trade forex online from their own computers via an online forex broker. Many people are now looking to do this as a full time 'work from home' career or perhaps just for some extra cash. Indeed, there are now a flood of so called 'robots' that you can buy that will trade the market for you, while you sleep. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it probably is. However some of the robots have merit, at least in being able to assist you.
An understanding of the forex market and some sound training will stand you in good stead. It's an exiting market to be in!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm Dave Johansen, co-owner of ForexForensic.com, a website dedicated to forex trading. You'll need a top forex broker to get started so be sure to see our Forex Broker Reviews and you can then make an informed choice.