Online Currency Trading

Written by Jacey Harmon
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The Internet has spawned a revolution in the world of investments. Individuals have unprecedented access to the markets and market moving information. Stock traders can easily find a company's financial statements on a host of financial websites. Futures traders can find thousands of websites dedicated to providing futures trading strategies. Through the Web, individual traders have direct access to the largest market in the world: the Forex market.

Online Forex Trading

The Forex market is a 24 hour global market that has a daily turnover over $1 trillion. The 24 hour market is attractive to many traders as they can trade on their schedule. They are not slave to an exchange's hours of operation. With online access, a trader can trade anyplace at anytime.

In order to access the Forex market you need to open an account with an online dealer. These organizations will provide you with a trading platform and commission free trading. The trading platform acts as your connection to the market. Through the platform you will be able to: manage your account, see profit/loss reports, maintain margin, track real time quotes, and view real time charts.

Many online dealers allow individuals to open an account with as little as $250. A small account like that will undoubtedly need to use available leverage to make meaningful profits. With 100:1 leverage, a trader can control $25,000 worth of currency with a $250 account. Though leverage increases profit potential, it equally increases potential for loss. Keep a tight loss-cutting strategy when using leverage in order to avoid demoralizing losses.


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