Understanding the Working of Forex Trading
Forex trading can be defined in simple words as a system of selling and buying currencies against other currencies.
The market of forex trading is the largest financial market in the world as $5 trillion is the daily turnover of this market.
A large number of currencies are traded in this market by a large number of people.
The currencies are traded in forex exchange in pairs because one currency is bought or sold against some other currency.
How to earn profit in forex trading?
You can earn profits in forex trading with the change in the exchange rates of the currencies.
The rates of exchange of different currencies are volatile as they always tend to change.
An example can help you to understand the working of forex trading.
Suppose, a trading company sends you abroad and you have 500 US Dollars to buy Euros at the prevailing exchange rate.
When you come back after suppose a week you will exchange the same Euros back into US Dollars.
If their exchange rate changes during that week and you can get 505 US dollars in exchange then you will be earning a profit of 5 US dollars.
This is the way forex trading works.
What is online forex trading?
Today you can trade in forex markets without leaving the comfort of your home as you can invest in different currencies online even without buying them physically.
Today you can find a number of online forex trading companies which allow forex traders to invest in different currencies through
their laptop, desktop or Smartphone from their home and earn good profits with the change in their exchange rates.
You can invest in various types of currencies as there are more than 80 currency pairs form which you can choose for forex trading according to your budget.
Some of the commonly traded currency pair options include:
Investors mostly trade in these currency pairs as nearly 85% of the total market of the forex exchange deals in majors.
USD is one of the main currencies in these pairs.
Some of the major pairs include USD/JPY, EUR/USD AUD/USD, GBP/USD, NZD/USD, USD/CAD and USD/CHF, etc.
These pairs do not include US dollars.
The pairs made of a major currency and a promising currency are known as exotic pairs.
For instance, USD/HKD and USD/ZAR are the exotic pairs.
PIP or Percentage In Point is the rate of movement of one unit of a currency in
a pair up to the fourth decimal digit.
In exceptional cases, in a rate, it can be up to second decimal digit like in the
pairs where Japanese Yen is one of the currencies in the pair.
For instance, if the movement of the currency pair of EUR/USD is 1.1051 from 1.1050 then
the rise in the value of currency pair will be .0001 or 1 PIP.
Thus, the information provided in this write-up can help a trading company as well as
individuals to invest in forex exchange and earn profits through forex trading.
Written By : YOUSSEF J A ALMEER
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