Introduction To Forex
The Forex (Foreign Exchange) Market is the biggest and most liquid capital market in the world with a daily turnover of approximately $2 Trillion USD. In this gigantic market you can trade and enjoy the following benefits:
New source of return to your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds
Potential additional yield from high interest currencies
More risk diversification to your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds
Possibility to trade heavy macro economic events and trends
Numerous trading opportunities for technical and short-term traders
Profit from stop losses, high liquidity and safety
The foreign exchange market (forex or FX for short) is one of the most exciting, fast-paced markets around. Until recently, forex trading in the currency market had been the domain of large financial institutions, corporations, central banks, hedge funds and extremely wealthy individuals. The emergence of the internet has changed all of this, and now it is possible for average investors to buy and sell currencies easily with the click of a mouse through Traded FX.
Extreme liquidity and the availability of high leverage have helped to spur the market's rapid growth and made it the ideal place for many traders. Positions can be opened and closed within minutes or can be held for months. Currency prices are based on objective considerations of supply and demand and cannot be manipulated easily because the size of the market does not allow even the largest players, such as central banks, to move prices at will.
The forex market provides plenty of opportunity for investors. However, in order to be successful, a currency trader has to understand the basics behind currency movements. Currency trading is fairly straight-forward and is responsible for creating an ever-increasing number of millionaires.
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RISK DISCLOSURE Trading foreign exchange carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.