Wednesday, 27 July 2011

5 Tips For Making Money Trading Forex And The Stocks


Day trading forex currency is becoming a more and more popular way to make money. Forex is the foreign exchange market where trillions of dollars worth of currencies are exchanged worldwide every day. Money is made by exchanging one currency for another when you think that the values will change, and then exchanging them back at a profit if this was successful. Day trading systems involve opening and closing trades within the same day, although many day traders work on a much shorter timescale of just a few minutes.

Some people become involved in forex day trading because they only have a short time available to trade. One advantage of the forex markets is that they are open 24 hours Monday through Friday, so you can hold down a job and trade in the evenings. Other traders become successful enough to do this full time. The fast and furious atmosphere provides a big rush, and although it is risky, there is the potential to make a lot of money very fast.

Of course you cannot just jump in and make tons of money. You will need to know something about currency trading and have a profitable system that tells you when to open a trade, when to close it and how much profit to aim for.

Here are our top 5 tips to help you make the most from day trading foreign currency.

1. Choose your broker carefully.

Some brokers do not like day trading and will close your account if you make money this way. Others are fine with it. Check this out before you open an account to save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

2. Start with a demo account.

Most brokers will provide a free demo account and you should start implementing your system with this. This will help you get to know the trading platform thoroughly and understand how to the make the most of your system before you ever risk any real money.

3. Plan your trading time.

You cannot be sure of having a trading opportunity right when you want it so it is important to be prepared through all of your potential trading time. Arrange not to be interrupted and minimize distractions by switching off your email and phone. See what is happening in the market including major world news. Check whether any financial reports are due during your trading time. A report being released when you did not expect it can lead to disaster!

4. Improve your analytical skills.

The fast moving world of day trading almost always relies on quick and accurate interpretation of charts and financial data. You do not need to be a math genius because most of the calculations are done by the software. You just need to understand what you are seeing and make confident decisions based on the data.

5. Stay level headed.

All forex trading relies on maintaining calm judgment, without being swayed by our hopes and fears. The fast pace of day trading makes this even more important. You must be able to apply your system patiently and consistently without being carried away by greed or panic.

Remember that day trading is risky and money can be lost as well as made. Be sure you have your system tested and these tips fully mastered if you want to make big money by day trading forex currency.


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