How to Make Money Fast and Easy with Forex Trading?
How can I make money with forex trading and is it possible to make money fast with forex trading? These are some of the common questions you can find on any currency trading forum. There are so many advertisements out there that endorse ways to make money. Earn little extra cash from home, make money online, replace your day job or start a home business … whatever you want to do; there seem to be a hundreds of ways to do it. And yet we all know that it not really easy as it sounds. Naturally now the questions arising in your mind should be, is the same thing true of forex trading?
Forex trading is currency or foreign exchange trading which involves anticipating the movement of currency prices around the world. A forex trader exchanges one currency for another because he thinks that the price of one currency will rise and fall relative to the price of the other.
For example, if the US economy is doing well but the Canadian economy is doing badly, you might want to trade the USD/CAD currency pair. You would buy the currency pair which means that you are buying USD. One time when you might want to do this would be if there is a fall in the price of oil. Canada is a big exporter of oil and the USA is a big importer, so the value of the US dollar against the Canadian dollar is likely to rise when oil is cheap. This could be true even if the US dollar is falling against other currencies.
Of course, if you just had a couple hundred dollars in an account that you wanted to invest in this trade and you got 1 for 1 when you bought this currency pair, you would probably not make more than a few cents on the trade. Currencies just do not change in value that much that fast, at least most of the time.
So forex traders use leverage to increase the size of the sums that they can control (lots). Brokers will allow you to open a trade a position that is at least 100 and sometimes 200 times the amount that you are putting up. This means that your $10 controls $1,000 or $2,000 in the market, or your $100 controls $10,000 or $20,000 in the market. Now the profits could be a lot bigger. This is how people make money fast with forex.
From this example you will see that forex is risky. In this it is like all speculative investment. Generally speaking, the risk increases along with the potential returns. There are safe investments like government bonds where you have a guaranteed return, but it’s low. Then there are risky investments like stock or forex trading where you can make money fast and make a lot, but on the other hand you can lose it all. So it is important not to trade with money that you cannot afford to lose.
Fortunately forex brokers provide demo accounts where you can try out your skills and trading systems on a virtual money account until you are profiting on a regular basis. It is necessary to practice in demo mode for a while before you go live, so forex is not something that can turn a complete beginner into a millionaire overnight. The truth is, there is nothing that can do that outside of gambling, which is even more risky.
However, once a person has learned to trade forex steadily and well, it is certainly possible to make money fast with forex. I would suggest you to spend some time and money on forex education. You could reduce the learning curve by utilizing automated forex trading robots like FAP Turbo or Forex Brilliance. However remember that even if you are using a Forex EA you still need to learn the basics.