Forex trade or trading in Forex is all about buying and selling of foreign currencies to earn profit in the world largest economic and trade market. Forex is a short form for the market called foreign exchange and has a large number of brokers and traders involved in it on daily basis. Forex trade deals with more than a trillion of dollars every day and has a working of 24/7.
With brokers, banks, financial institutes (across the world) all being involved in exchange of currencies via electronic mode of network, Forex market today largely represents the on that began in year 1971.
In the Forex market trading is done in currencies divided in pairs ‘majors’ and minors’. Here currencies are purchased and sold against another for the purpose of making profit. The ‘majors’ are highly dealt currency pairs, the commonly dealt ‘major’ are U.S Dollar vs. Japanese Yen (USD/JPY), Euro vs. U.S Dollar (EUR/USD), U.S Dollar vs. Swiss France (USD/CHF) and British Pound vs. U.S Dollar (GBP/USD).
Known as a serious market with fluctuations and inflation here and there without a notice, Forex trading requires a detail understanding and analyses before any decision regarding the buying and selling of currencies. The up and down in the Forex market or Forex trade largely depend upon any news or event affecting the political, economical and social happening of a particular country. Any change or implementation of a policy by bank or a financial institution can also affect the movement of a currency or pair. Thus, trading in Forex requires a person to keep a minute to minute update of news around the world.
Forex trade is world of investment where even a simple mistake can cause a heavy loss, thus for every new trader having a complete understanding of Forex trends and tools is necessary for making the right and calculated decision. Forex is a risk if taken as a past time, thus to have a substantial amount of course or training on FX does no harm. Those who declare Forex jeopardy to their investment are those who have no idea of Forex trade at all.
What makes Forex trade a platform o be explored is the fact that unlike other exchange market, Forex is an ‘Over the Counter’(OTC) market with a trade that runs whole week and can be access any part of the world as, trading in Forex is done on web and phone between two parties. Leverage and risk management tools are another reason that makes Forex trade worth getting into. Also, the fact that FX market has low transaction costs makes it a benefit. The volatility involved in Forex trade gives opportunities to be explored by buying and selling of highly paying currencies.
Apart from all the tools and techniques that work in earning a profit in Forex trading platform, personal intuition plays a role too. Forex trading largely depends on right assumptions and predictions based on the knowledge, understanding and a complete study of Forex trend.