Have you heard of Forex, or the foreign exchange market? This is where countries from different parts of the world exchange their international treaties. Excluding weekends, the market is active 24 hours for five days a week. Different currencies have different values compared to one another, and the foreign exchange market determinates these values. You can make a lot of money with Forex by trading currencies with other currencies of a higher value. This is called “buying low and selling high.” Learn more about Forex in the following article.
How it Works
Trading in Forex works in currency pairs. There are four main currency pairs that you use when dealing in Forex: the United States Dollar (USD) and the Swiss Franc (CHF), the USD and the Japanese Yen (JPY), the Euro (EUR) and the USD, and the British Pound (GBP) and the USD. One currency acts as a commodity and the other acts as the actual money. A pair is quoted on Forex like so: GBP / USD = 3.00. This means that one British Pound unit is equal to about three US Dollars. The first currency in a pair is the “base currency,” and the second currency in a pair is the “quote currency.” If the base currency is going to be worth more than the quote currency, then you want to open a long position. This means that you are buying the base currency and selling the quote currency, which earns you a profit because it takes more than the quote currency to buy the base currency. I know this is all very confusing, but bear with me here. I was confused at first as well, but once I became a little more experienced the whole process became a lot easier. Now, the opposite of a long position is a short position, and you want to open this when it will take more base currency to buy the quote currency.
A Little More Information
That last paragraph will be hard to work through if you are new at Forex. However, once you do work through it, it will be worth the effort to trade with Forex. If you become good at it, then you could end up learning a lot of money with it. There are ways to predict whether or not the base and quote currency rate will rise, and the two methods are the technical method and the analytic method. With the technical method, you will use a price chart analysis and a few other tools. If you become good at reading these, then you can use the technical method very efficiently. The analytic method involves researching a country's economic situation. Say that a country's economic stands are 2% better one month vs. a previous month. This means that the currency will be worth more. You can use this information to further decide on how you will proceed with your trading. Using both the technical and analytical methods is the recommended approach to Forex. You should definitely try it out today, and see if you are good at analyzing the market!