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An Introduction to Forex Trading

An Introduction to Forex Trading


An Introduction to Forex Trading

by Bart Icles

Before we engage into any new venture, it is important that we give ourselves enough time to have a proper introduction to the new kind of business we are considering. The same is true if we are locking our eyes on to foreign exchange trading or forex trading. The forex or FX market is a very attractive kind of market, and is reputed to be the largest known financial or trading market in the world. Everyday, trillions of US dollars are being traded in this lucrative market. This average value is even greater than what US equity or stock markets can make in combined volume.

The foreign exchange market works through a spontaneous purchasing or buying of a certain currency in exchange for another type of currency. Although spontaneous, forex traders often make decisions based on market signals. This only emphasizes the different forms of irony that take place in this unpredictable kind of market. In trading currencies, you will notice they are typically bought and sold in groups of two or what the forex market knows as currency pairs. The most common currency pairs include EUR/USD and USD/JPY.

One of the most common questions that newcomers to the forex market have is why people need to engage in forex trading. Currencies are often traded because businesses and governments that sell and purchase products and services to international markets need to convert the profits that they make into currencies that can be accepted in their home countries. However, this only counts as a small part of the forex market.

The large bulk of earnings made through forex trading can be attributed to traders who venture into the market to make profits and at other times, speculations. Presently, currency trading is often done through the use of majors or the most liquid currencies. The most liquid currencies in the forex market as of date are the Euro, US dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc, and British pound.

One main advantage of the forex market is its availability to traders virtually 24 hours a day. Typically, the forex market opens each day a Sydney then makes its way to other forex trading centers in the world, including Tokyo, London, and New York. In this manner, forex traders or investors can quickly respond to currency fluctuations. These currency fluctuations are results of economic, social, and political events that take place and change everyday.

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