If you’re a stranger to forex trading then you probably don’t understand why you should add this to your list of investments. You probably are intimidated by the term “forex trading” because you associate anything having the word “trading” in it with people losing their shirts. Well you don’t have to be so intimidated anymore by this lucrative investment. I am going to explain it in a way a kid can understand. By the time you are done reading this article you’ll have a clear understanding as to why you should invest in forex trading.
Forex trading in a nutshell
For those of you who don’t already know; forex stands for foreign exchange, but you’re not exchanging goods, your exchanging currencies. In the international market, currencies are bought and sold. The purpose is to exchange one currency for another in the hopes that the value will rise and it’ll be worth more then what you bough it for.
The foreign exchange market began in the nineteen seventies; this is the time when free exchange rates were first brought to attention. A free Exchange rate simply means the currencies exchange rate can fluctuate as supposed to staying at a fixed exchange rate. So as you can see; even though this type of investment is still relatively young, you don’t have to worry about it going anywhere anytime soon.
The kind of returns you can expect
Forex trading unlike any other form of investment offers you the ability to receive nice dividends without the worry of being wiped out. There are only a few major currencies that are traded, and unless these countries currencies become worthless tomorrow you would have to be very reckless to lose substantial amount of money.
Here is a look at the currencies that are traded word wide; the United States dollar, the Japanese yen, the euro, the pound sterling, the Swiss franc, the Australian dollar, the Canadian dollar, Swedish krona, the Hong Kong dollar, The Norwegian krone, the New Zealand dollar, the Mexican peso, the Singapore dollar, and the South Korean Won.
These are the most popular markets primarily because they are the most populated markets. You can expect much better returns in forex trading then what you ever could by just putting your money in a regular bank. You see; forex trading used to be a game just for the big boys. Only big name banks and wealthy corporations could come to the table, but changes were made to the forex trading structure in the 1980s that allowed people to come to the table with smaller amounts and leverage large sums for a fraction of the cost.
You can earn much higher returns then what you ever could keeping your money in a bank, because you are able to open up what is called a marginal account. These marginal accounts let you control large amounts of money for a fraction of their worth, like accounts offering 100-1 leverage on money. This means you can control $100,000 with only $1,000 where in the past you would’ve had to put up all the capital.
This is just giving you a small idea of what forex trading is and what it can do for you, I will continue convincing you in the second part to this article.
The Forex Trading System articles are strictly informational publications and do not provide personalized or individualized investment or trading advice. Commodity futures and forex trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for you. The money you allocate to futures or forex trading should be money that you can afford to lose.