It's Not For Everyone! Online Currency Trading


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It's Not For Everyone! Online Currency Trading

  1. 1. It's Not For Everyone! Online Currency Trading
  2. 2. If you are a beginner to online currency trading, then you will have to do some research into what online currency trading is all about. Online currency trading is not gambling but you need to know what the investment is and how it works before you consider trading. But don't misinterpret this and think that online currency trading is a get-rich scheme. Online currency trading is not a difficult process if you take your time, do your research and understand the market. Getting started investing in online currency trading is easy and painless.
  3. 3. In currency trading, there are currency pairs. A currency pair consists of two currencies, one of which is being bought and the other is the currency used to buy the other currency. Take a look at this example: GBP/USD where GBP is the British Pound. The GBP is what we call the 'base currency' which has the initial value of 1. This is the currency being bought. Next is the USD or the US dollar. This is what we call the 'quote-currency' and has the value of how much one of the base currency is worth. For example: EUR/USD 1.2436, one Euro is worth 1.2436 US dollars. If you need 1000 Euro, you'd have to exchange it for 1243.6 US dollars. Other major currencies traded are Canadian dollar (CAD),
  4. 4. Japanese Yen (JPY), Australian dollar (AUD, and the Swiss Franc (CHF).
  5. 5. With Forex currency trading, you are actually buying or selling a "pair" of foreign currencies online, by phone or other methods. "Pair" means two currencies that are being compared by pip, or a common denominator between the two currency values. Bids are placed for the pair based on what buyers are willing to pay. An asking price is what sellers are willing to take at any given time. For example, you might buy Euro dollars with your US dollars, so you are actually buying the EUR/USD pair. The pair will either increase or decrease, depending on what buyers are willing to bid, giving you a gain or loss for your investment. The rise and fall of pips in Forex currency trading will depend on
  6. 6. each country's foreign exchange rate. The exchange rates can be affected by interest rates, unemployment rates, inflation, national events or disasters. If you have ever traveled to a foreign land, then you understand that your own currency could either be worth more or less than the currency of that nation.
  7. 7. Knowing how currency values changes is important in currency trading. In a nutshell, buy a currency when its value is low and sell it when its value is high. The changes in currency values depend on political and economic events. Foreigners going in a country triggers currency exchange as well as large purchases of commodity from one country to another. Also, we should not forget the influence of speculators in currency trading. They speculate on the increase or decrease of value of a currency therefore will make decisions in advance. It is important to be updated in these influences to the trade to be able to keep up with the fast-paced volatility of the currency trade.
  8. 8. Most brokers and brokerage houses now offer online trading to their clients and you can discover the POWERFUL POTENTIAL of FOREX Trading. Be advised that trading currency on a forward basis is not permissible. Currency trading has grown dramatically over the past 10 years and that then paved the way for companies to set up online currency trading known as Forex trading.
  9. 9. There are a few things to watch out for as a new investor. Be sure to choose a dependable registered broker. Be sure to research the company before you commit. Avoid trading mishaps by trying out a Forex currency trading demo first. There are some great demos available on the Web to help you become familiar with the Forex market and how it works. Most Forex currency trading brokers will allow you to have a free 30 day trial of their software making "paper" transactions to see what you can do. Beware of those companies or websites that promise "untold riches" with the Forex market. As with any investment, there is always risk no matter what their claims. Forex currency trading is a fabulous
  10. 10. business opportunity, but without the usual headaches of running a company. Understand your risks, start small with your investments, and watch your portfolio grow with Forex currency trading!
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