Forex is actually a shortened version of foreign exchange. This is a market where traders around the world trade one type of currency for others. Currencies in the marketplace work in pairs, with investors buying, selling and trading currencies based on their current and projected strengths. For instance, someone purchasing the USD against Japanese yen hopes that the dollar is stronger. If the dollar happens to be stronger, there’s a lot of profit in it.
It is important to have two separate trading accounts when you first begin. One account, of course, is your real account. The other account is a demo account, one that uses “play money” to test trading decisions.
Novice forex traders should avoid jumping into a thin market. When things are low, it may seem like the ideal time to buy, but history has proven that the market can always go lower.
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