April 21, 2008

Investing the Forex Trading Market



Forex Trading (or Foreign Exchange Trading) is actually one of the most lucrative types of investments available today. The Forex market is the largest market in the world because it deals with every major country, on every continent in the world. Since it deals with countries around the world, it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Forex market place does not have a physical location, but it is a large network of banks and investors who exchange currency for large profit. Profits are so large that it's daily volume averages about 1.8 trillion dollars. Realistic investors make hundred percent or more profit per month. However, like any other type of investing, you need to have knowledge of the market to be successful.

Money is made using the Forex market place 2 ways. The first way is by buying low and selling high. For example, The Euro and Swiss value is going up, so you buy shares of the USD/Swiss. At the same time the you will sell the USD/Euro while it is up, locking in profit. This sounds easy, but in reality it takes a large amount of knowledge to understand. You will also make money on the banks interests rate, which may vary from country to country.

There are several ways that you can invest in the Forex trading market, each with their own unique set of pros and cons.

First, you can consider handling all of the investing yourself., however this will require a large amount of patience on your part, as the majority of investors only break even in the first year. Not only does it take knowledge to be successful, but you also have the proper experience as well. Also, you have to look at the fact that the market is open 24 hours a day. The key to success is buying and selling when the time is right. If, say for example, one of your investments skyrockets while you are asleep, and then falls before you wake up. You just lost that opportunity.

Another situation that arises when you invest on your own is making decisions. While this may seem to be a small part of trading, it seems to be the hardest task for any investor to do.

Another option you have is hiring an professional broker. Brokers are trained professionals, and have dealt with the market frequently, giving the knowledge they need to properly invest and control your money. The only real con is the amount of money you will have to pay them to do this. That and, like investing for yourself, brokers are human, and have to sleep as well, which may mean that you loose certain opportunities.

New internet technology has made it possible for you to trade online using an automated system. The automated system allows you to set up all your predefined limits and boundaries. Once you set up the program, the program will then take over your portfolio, buying and trading when the conditions of the market meet your predefined terms. This is a smart choice, mainly for the fact that the program will run 24 hours a day, and you will never miss an opportunity provided that you have your controls set right. However, like hiring a professional broker, you will have to pay a monthly fee to use the program.

3 comments:

Amanda Cubaum said...

Interesting post. I want to run a business, so I'll have to keep this in mind. I'm leaning towards buying a business instead of starting one from scratch, but I haven't had the best luck looking for one to buy. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Ethan Vern said...

Amanda-- Have you looked into local small business groups? They might be able to help and direct you. Plus, it's always good to network and get to know your fellow entrepreneurs.

I also suggest BizTrader.com, because it's this online global marketplace where you can invest in, buy, and sell a small business. You can even use it to find a lender or find a broker, should you need either. Good luck!

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