Trading online is a good way for investors to make some huge amounts money, but people without experience will often lose huge sums of money. A good road map can minimize risks and save months if not years of very expensive trial and error.
Day Trading was popular during the big bull market of the mid 1990's. Most of the beginner investors have dropped out, but day trading is still quite popular and is practiced by professionals all over the world. There are less opportunities and advantages in the current market, but skilled traders and investors can still find them because they know exactly what to look for.
Forex is short for Foreign Exchange Market. It's the worlds largest financial exchange market and started in the 1970's. Daily turnover rate for the currency market is close to $ 1.3 trillion dollars a day.
It's not like other markets because FOREX does not trade on a fixed exchange rate. Instead, currency is traded between various types of central banks, commercial banks, many types of non-banking companies, big corporations, hedge funds, personal investors and speculators. Smaller investors were once excluded from trading FOREX because of the initial capital and investment that was required by law. That changed in 1995 and now many small investors trade with the big time banks. Since then, the number of FOREX investors has grown tremendously and many FOREX courses are available to help new investors increase their profits.
Actually, most experts advise new investors to take a FOREX trading course before opening a new account. It is very important to know market terms, leveraging in FOREX, and the analysis of the FOREX market. Potential investors should enroll in a FOREX training class or purchase some books that will prepare new investors.
Although, there are major pros and cons when enrolling in a FOREX course that you should know about. For the beginners, a FOREX course is a very fast paced method of learning the basics. Not a lot of time is spent on the history or economics of the FOREX market. Phone support or on-line guidance is usually available for a professional trader. This information is often condensed and very informative.
The major disadvantage to most people is the price of the course. A paperback is often less expensive. Also, a course is usually a biased approach of the instructor. Most professional investors have different strategies and opinions about theFOREX market. Therefore a student will become stuck on the way FOREX trading was taught, even when many different approaches to the market have been profitable. Another problem is knowledge of these approaches may not be enough. The FOREX market is very unpredictable and there are many different factors such as political issues, and changes of economies that effect the flow of profit in the market.
Many people today use automated software that detects these changes and can quickly create a trading road map. This often results in major profit for the investor.