Basic Facts of Forex Trading

Forex trading is mainly considered an over the counter financial market, aka. “off-exchange trading” this means that trades are conducted directly between two parties. This is contrasted with exchange trading, which occurs via facilities constructed for the purpose of trading (i.e. exchanges), such as futures exchanges or stock exchanges.

The Forex exchange market is responsible for determining the relative value of each currency. This market, facilitates the international business community, allowing the simple conversion from one currency to another.

Forex TradingKeys to Successful Forex Trading

There are certain precautions a trader needs to take to ensure that he has a successful trading experience. If the trader has good speculation skills, then he can definitely reduce the risk of losing money to a certain extent.

A successful forex trader can definitely make lot of money. But the trader should keep his eyes and ears open all the times. A lot of people have the notion that through trading in the world’s largest financial market, you can become rich overnight, but this is definitely not the case. To make a good profit, first you need to understand the market and your initial objective should be to develop a consistent income no matter how small. Do not rush things. A new trader should take his time in getting familiar with the Forex market.

Forex Trading Software

When it comes to the trading software, you can’t rely on them completely. When you first start using them, you might be impressed by excellent results on the back testing data. But in order to achieve success and avoid risk, you should not rely on back testing alone. Play it safe and begin with a “paper money” or “play money” account where you can practice without risking real money. 


Forex is considered to be the biggest liquid market and for this reason many uninitiated think that trading is a cake walk. Liquidity ensures that you will always be able to open a position and always get out of your open positions but it doesn’t guarantee profitability. Another advantage of investing in the Forex market is that you can save a lot of money on commissions your Forex dealings, compared to futures and the equity trading. Among all the currencies which are traded in the Forex market, the US dollar is given lot of importance and it is also considered the hottest currency, because this particular currency is mainly involved in 90% of the transactions. The major financial institutions which actively participate in Forex trading are the Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, HSBC, Barclay’s, and Merrill Lynch etc. Though the Forex trading can be very conveniently done in anywhere in the world, the major Forex centers are London, New York, Sydney and Frankfurt.

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