The foreign exchange (FOREX) market is a financial market in which participants, such as international banks, companies or private investors, can both invest in and speculate on exchange rates. This market is considered one of the largest financial markets in the world in terms of trading volume. Indeed, the just-in-time price prediction for a currency pair exchange rate (e.g. EUR/USD) provides ... [Show full abstract]View full-text
There are many financial markets in the world, such as the stock, bond, and commodities markets, but few of them can compare to the Forex market in terms of daily turnover, trading hours, and opportunities. The Forex market is the largest financial market in the world and is open around the clock, from Monday to Friday. In this article, we’ll provide a Forex trading tutorial for new traders who are interested in joining this exciting market.
Regulation comes first on the list because if a broker is tightly regulated, 70% of broker-related issues suffered by traders would have been solved. The forex market in itself may be unregulated as there is no centralized exchange, but companies who do the business of forex brokerage are under regulatory supervision. In the US, this job belongs to the National Futures Association (NFA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Recently, the CFTC punished a forex broker and ordered them to pay $14 million in fines and compensations to clients for trading-related infractions. This is how powerful the regulation in the US can be and underscores the importance of ensuring that brokers are subject to regulation.
Important Note: Options transactions are intended for sophisticated investors and are complex, carry a high degree of risk, and are not suitable for all investors. For more information, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options prior to applying for an account. An options investor may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.
The US dollar is involved in around 80% of all Forex transactions, which makes it the single most traded currency on the Forex market. All currencies are quoted in pairs, which consist of the base and the counter-currency. The exchange rate always shows the price of the base currency, expressed in terms of the counter-currency. For example, if the EURUSD (euro vs. US dollar) pair trades at 1.20, this means that it takes $1.20 USD to buy 1 euro.

Welcome to our blog on forex trading for beginners, written for individuals who desire to explore the currency markets and develop a secondary source of income that’s reliable as well as consistent. As a beginner’s guide to forex trading, the blog tries to help individuals starting with their forex journey understand the nitty-gritty of forex trading and etch out a career as a Forex trader. We at Platinum Trading Institute (PTI) would like to welcome you for taking the first step to achieving financial independence by learning to trade financial markets. We can understand that as an FX trading beginner, you are uncertain and fearful about the process. At PTI, we strive to help you minimize that fear, and trade with confidence, knowledge resulting in immeasurable success.
What do buying and selling currencies look like? First of all, there is always someone buying a pair of currencies and someone selling a pair. The process of making a profit by buying and selling goes like this: You buy US $3000 by selling 2000 euros. This means that you are predicting the value of the US dollar will increase against the euro. If you were right, then, another step needs to be taken to make a profit. You need to sell your US $3000 into euros. Now you will obtain more than 2000 euros. The process as you can see is quite simple.
Volume price analysis makes sense to me, and her (and others') assertions that the market is controlled by insiders whose moves can be seen by analyzing volume is the best explanation I've seen yet for why price action forms certain consistent patterns. My previous concept of technical analysis was that specific price patterns form when there are enough people who believe it will, simply a self-fulfilling prophecy, and I could never quite accept that as a reliable way to make money. Now I understand how volume affects candle formation, and how insider action is reflected in volume, and it's all logical. I can trade on that with confidence, which is the biggest thing I've gotten from these two books.
Another possibility is to sell the call option to someone else before it expires, giving them the right to buy Purple Pizza shares at the below-market price of $50 per share. Since you bought the option when it had less value—i.e., when Purple Pizza stock was selling for less than $50 per share—you can potentially sell your option for a higher price and make a profit (not counting fees and commissions). In this scenario, you would make money buying and selling only the option; you’d never own actual Purple Pizza shares.
Good read and very useful the only part that lets this book down are the images! It is stated you can view the on her website but once you get there you need a password, what the password is your guess is as good as mine! Also several times in the book Anna will be talking about a set image but that image is a page back which is annoying when you're trying to read and scan the image.

Important Note: Options transactions are intended for sophisticated investors and are complex, carry a high degree of risk, and are not suitable for all investors. For more information, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options prior to applying for an account. An options investor may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.
Let’s continue this Forex trading basics tutorial with the major currencies that are traded on the Forex market. Those include the US dollar (USD), euro (EUR), British pound (GBP), Swiss franc (CHF), Japanese yen (JPY), Australian dollar (AUD), New Zealand dollar (NZD) and the Canadian dollar (CAD). Besides these eight major currencies, there are two more currencies that round up the G10 currencies – the Norwegian krone (NOK) and the Swedish krone (SEK).
There are many reasons why you should learn to trade. The best forex trading strategies will empower you to earn a considerable amount of money over time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t disadvantages to Forex trading. There are pros and cons of trading forex that you need to factor in. If you want to have a good starting experience, you need to have a 360-degree view of the FX market.

Rosenberg, then an analyst at Merrill Lynch, wrote one of the definitive works on forex trading. It was first published in 1995, and ever since, analysts and traders have turned to his concise, intuitive, and brainy text. It combines the macroeconomics of foreign exchange and international monetary dynamics with fundamental and technical analysis. Rosenberg's ability to delineate clear connections between disparate financial and economic factors continues to make Currency Forecasting a go-to guide for currency traders.


Welcome to our blog on forex trading for beginners, written for individuals who desire to explore the currency markets and develop a secondary source of income that’s reliable as well as consistent. As a beginner’s guide to forex trading, the blog tries to help individuals starting with their forex journey understand the nitty-gritty of forex trading and etch out a career as a Forex trader. We at Platinum Trading Institute (PTI) would like to welcome you for taking the first step to achieving financial independence by learning to trade financial markets. We can understand that as an FX trading beginner, you are uncertain and fearful about the process. At PTI, we strive to help you minimize that fear, and trade with confidence, knowledge resulting in immeasurable success.
As we mentioned earlier the most used currency in the Forex market is the US dollar. That leads us to the term currency pairs. The most important thing is that the paired currencies have to be liquid in the market. For example USD/JPY, EUR/USD, USD/CAD, AUD/USD, GBP/USD… present the major currency pairs. There are also currency pairs that are not often used even though they are liquid. They are known as minor currencies and their pairing is not very common such as GBP/JPY, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF.
Our site is designed to help beginners, heck our slogan is Forex Trading for Beginners! Some aspects of our thought process didn’t fit into the other chapters of the ebook. As a result we decided to put these in the conclusion. For example, information on careers in the foreign exchange market, the options you have aren’t what you think. You don’t need to be a 1 man or woman army to become a successful forex trader. Make the right decisions and you can get noticed by the right people. If you prefer a more safe salary you can usually fit in an international bank once you’ve proved your worth.

In the European Union, brokers are subject to the MiFID regulatory protocol. The Financial Conduct Authority does the business in the United Kingdom. It is very easy to verify a broker’s status from any of these agencies, especially as many brokers now operate branches from different continents. Information about a broker’s track record is also obtainable from the various online forex forums we have out there on the internet.

Regulation comes first on the list because if a broker is tightly regulated, 70% of broker-related issues suffered by traders would have been solved. The forex market in itself may be unregulated as there is no centralized exchange, but companies who do the business of forex brokerage are under regulatory supervision. In the US, this job belongs to the National Futures Association (NFA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Recently, the CFTC punished a forex broker and ordered them to pay $14 million in fines and compensations to clients for trading-related infractions. This is how powerful the regulation in the US can be and underscores the importance of ensuring that brokers are subject to regulation.


A year or so later I ran across an article about Richard Dennis and the 'Turtle Traders'. I realized: a) people do make money doing these things, b) anyone can learn the methods, c) and there are experts out there who are willing to share their knowledge. I started looking for a good book again and almost immediately found Anna's books. Forex for Beginners was so cheap and the free sample indicated it would be an easy read. Halfway through, and also after reading comments about it on several forums, I was sold on VPA. I decided to re-open my FXCM practice account and try some of her recommendations, then read the next book (A Complete Guide to Volume Price Analysis) while waiting for my account to fund. She recommends not using a practice account for anything more than learning the interface, for several reasons: real money is more meaningful and lessons stick better, the practice account feed is usually not a real live feed even if they say it is, and the practice feed won't show you the sudden spikes in the spread caused by your broker sometimes taking advantage of a fast moving market. Forex for Beginners was very helpful in explaining how the different types of forex brokers' operations can work against your interests if you have the wrong type of broker, and how to find the right type so you're not betting against the house.

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Challenge: Banks, brokers, and dealers in the forex markets allow a high amount of leverage, which means that traders can control large positions with relatively little money of their own. Leverage in the range of 100:1 is a high ratio but not uncommon in forex. A trader must understand the use of leverage and the risks that leverage introduces in an account. Extreme amounts of leverage have led to many dealers becoming insolvent unexpectedly.
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