Start Trading The Forex Market – Your How To Guide Part Two
Why has trading FOREX become so popular?
One of the main reasons that FOREX trading is so popular is because you can trade from virtually anywhere. From your kitchen table, bedroom, office, and garage, from your nearest Starbucks coffeehouse and even from your tablets or smartphones!
If you have or like to travel, take your laptop with you and you can trade the FOREX anywhere in the world where you have an Internet connection.
When you want to start trading the Forex Market nobody is asking you for a diploma, a formal license or a proof of how many hours you have spent studying the Foreign Exchange Market and/or Banking Industry.
FOREX Trading is Economical and Start-up Costs are Low!
With Hydra Markets ( www.hydramarkets.com) , you can open an account to trade Forex with as little as $100 USD.
I personally do recommend taking things slow, playing with the free demo accounts and learning how to trade before placing any money on the table. To open a Hydra demo account click here - https://vault.hydramarkets.com/open-demo-account
The Main Benefits of Trading the FX Spot Market are:
- YOU can trade 24-hours a day ! ( Sunday evening to Friday evening)
- YOU can trade up to 1000:1 Leverage !
- YOU can have FREE Streaming executable Price quotes and live charts!
- YOU can have FREE Streaming Price quotes and live charts!
It is important to know the differences between cash FOREX (SPOT FX) and currency futures.
In currency futures, the contract size is predetermined.
With FOREX (SPOT FX), you may trade electronically any desired amount, from $1000 USD up to $10 Million USD in a single trade.
The futures market closes at the end of the business day (similar to the stock market).If important data is released overseas while the U.S. futures markets is closed, the next day's opening might sustain large gaps with potential for large losses if the direction of the move is against your position.
The Spot FOREX market runs continuously on a 24-hour basis from 7:00 am New Zealand time Monday morning to 5:00 pm New York Time Friday evening.
Dealers in every major FX trading center (Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong/Singapore, London, Geneva and New York/Toronto) ensure a smooth transaction as liquidity migrates from one time zone to the next.
Furthermore, currency futures trade in non-USD denominated currency amounts only, whereas in spot FOREX, an investor can trade in almost any currency denomination, or in the more conventionally quoted USD amounts.
The currency futures pit, even during Regular IMM (International Money Market) hours suffers from sporadic lulls in liquidity and constant price gaps.
The spot FOREX market offers constant liquidity and market depth much more consistently than Futures.
With IMM futures one is limited in the currency pairs he can trade. Most currency futures are traded only versus the USD.
With spot FOREX, you may trade foreign currencies vs. USD or vs. each other on a 'cross' basis, for example: EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY, CHF/JPY, EUR/GBP and AUD/NZD
More and more well informed investor and entrepreneurs are diversifying their traditional investments like stocks, bonds & commodities with foreign currency because of the following reasons: (will be continued)
The speculation of both leveraged foreign exchange (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFDs) products is undertaken in order to potentially earn a profit from the price difference between the opening and closing of the transaction. Because leverage can work either in favour of or against the investor, FX and CFD transactions carry an extreme level of risk. For these reasons, FX and CFD trading may not be suitable for all investors as it is possible to lose a partial or full amount of the invested capital. You should only trade with capital that you are willing to lose. In addition, before making any trading decisions, it is highly suggested that you review the associated risks while taking into account your investment objects and level of experience. Past trading performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. If you have any doubts, seek independent advice from a financial advisor.