Forex Overview

The trusted source for everything in the world of foreign exchange, central banking and economic news. The fastest forex news and analysis. There are no commissions. Yep, you read it right. No exchange fees, no closing fees, no government fees, no brokerage fees. This all adds up to a very low retail transaction cost. If you select your broker properly, your round-trip transaction cost could be as low as07 percent.

HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Educate yourself on the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions.

Currency speculation is considered a highly suspect activity in many countries. where? While investment in traditional financial instruments like bonds or stocks often is considered to contribute positively to economic growth by providing capital, currency speculation does not; according to this view, it is simply gambling that often interferes with economic policy. For example, in 1992, currency speculation forced the Swedish National Bank (the central bank of Sweden) to raise interest rates for a few days to 500% per annum, and later to devalue the krona. 87 Mahathir Mohamad , one of the former Prime Ministers of Malaysia , is one well-known proponent of this view. He blamed the devaluation of the Malaysian ringgit in 1997 on George Soros and other speculators.

When trading forex, you always speculate on whether the price of the base currency will rise or fall against the counter currency. So in AUD/USD if you think AUD will rise against USD, you go long (buy) the currency pair. Alternatively, if you think AUD will fall against USD (or that USD will rise against AUD), you go short (sell) the currency pair.

Not understanding how Trader's Remorse works- You are analyzing the charts. You have your support and resistance numbers set and one of the currencies you are watching suddenly breaks the barrier of support. You immediately jump into the trade, betting that the market is going to go up. It does....for a second...only to fall back to it's original support/resistance line. What just happened? You have just been bitten by something called trader's remorse, a point where a breakout is tested and loses. I am not going to go into trader's remorse other than to tell you that it happens and accounts for a ton of losses.
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