A Guide to Trading Forex to Earn that Extra Money!

Trading the stock market is normally only for people with a direct connection to the markets and captains of industry, right? Wrong. There are some markets which can be traded by just about anyone, which, if done successfully, could prove to be quite lucrative. One form of trading where it’s possible to potentially make significant profits is forex trading. Short for foreign exchange, trading forex involves speculating on whether one currency will strengthen or weaken against another currency e.g. GB Pound/US Dollar.

What is Forex trading

One of the best things about trading forex is that, unlike other, more traditional forms of trading, you could potentially make money regardless of whether there’s a rise or fall in the market you’re trading in. All you need to do to get started is open a forex trading account and find a guide to read before you commence trading. There are many great forex trading guides out there such as the how to trade forex guide by City Index, which is available online.

You choose a currency pair you know of, and either decide to ‘go long’, which means you think the first currency in the pair will rise in value against the other. Or you can ‘go short’ if you believe a fall in value will happen. You start at a set price, and can close the trade when you’re satisfied with the level of profit made or want to limit any losses. It’s an attractive form of trading which can be done at any time of the day from Sunday night to Friday evening, as the forex markets are open for trading 24hrs a day between these days to allow for international time zones.

Any money made from trading forex could really help to boost your income. It could be used for home improvements, buying a new car or going on holiday abroad, or, if you have any debts that need clearing, you can wipe them out or reduce them if with your profits. However, when getting started, it’s important to be cautious, so that you know what to do in future when you’re used to forex trading.

It is also important to recognise that forex trading is a leveraged product and you can encounter losses that exceed your initial deposit. As such, forex trading is not for everyone. Please understand the risks involved before trading forex.

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  1. If playing the stock market is akin to gambling, then I would imagine this is like playing Russian roulette.

    It never ceases to amaze me how the benefits of such “products” are used to tempt people who may have no business getting involved, yet the drawbacks or dangers are left to a short, simple sentence either hidden in the main body or at the very end of the pitch. I bet there are way more people who lose their houses than holiday abroad, buy new cars or whatever other wonderful results are dangled in front of people.


    • I know what you feel like Eric. I am with you. I wish I could have added some disclaimer in the post but contractual obligation…



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