Global Forex Trading
In olden times, people were investing money in businesses that run within their country. So, there was no need of a currency conversion mechanism. But as days went by, people started investing in foreign companies. When this situation prevails, the foreign currency has to be converted into the local currency before being used by the company. This was one of the main reasons that lead to the evolution of forex market. Forex stands for foreign exchange and it is similar to stock exchange except for the fact that currency is traded in place of stock. There are other various features that differentiate forex trading from stock market. One of the important advantages of forex trading over stock exchange is that forex market operates 24X7.
Forex is regarded as a global market since the currencies of all countries are traded. The main reason behind the wide reach of forex trading is that anyone from any part of the globe can become a trader. Also, there isn’t any central body for controlling and regulating it. Hence, forex market can be considered as the biggest decentralized market. There were some companies that tried to make forex as a centralized market but failed in their approach.
The major benefit of having such a decentralized market is that it facilitates many exchange places which offer different currency rates. Though the rates may not be at a large difference, in forex trading a small difference can make it worth. Since London is at the top of the forex trading world, most brokers quote London’s exchange rates.
Currencies are traded in pairs meaning that you cannot trade a single currency. A trader may choose any particular currency pair that he thinks is of benefit. The fluctuations in the rate of each currency pair is mainly dependent upon the economic conditions that prevail in the two countries. Some other factors like change in GDP, individual country’s budget, etc also add to the fluctuations in the value of a currency pair.
Though there are various ways to benefit from forex market, it is repeatedly said that most of the forex traders lose their money before they even notice it. This is mainly due to the fact that most traders start trading even before knowing what the trading is all about and what are the factors affecting their profit. Once these facts are known, forex trading can help each trader to earn a great fortune.
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