Getting Started in Currency Trading: Winning in Today's Hottest Marketplace

Getting Started in Currency Trading: Winning in Today's Hottest Marketplace

Michael D. Archer

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0471713031

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Getting Started in Currency Trading is both an introduction and reference tool for beginning and intermediate foreign exchange (Forex) traders. This information-packed resource opens with a description of the Forex market and a section of clearly defined Forex terms with examples. You'll learn how to open your own trading account by following step-by-step instructions and numerous screen shots that show you what expect inside a dealer's trading platform. You'll walk through the physical process of placing and liquidating currency orders. Later chapters introduce various trading strategies and tactics in detail, along with some fundamental and technical analysis that will help you win in the exploding foreign exchange trading market.












EUR/USD currency pair and selling a GBP/USD. Cross currency pairs frequently carry a higher transaction cost. The three most frequently traded cross rates are EUR/JPY, GBP/EUR, and GBP/JPY. Base Currency The base currency is the first currency in any currency pair. It shows how much the base currency is worth as measured against the second currency. For example, if the USD/CHF rate equals 1.6215, then one USD is worth CHF 1.6215. In the FOREX markets, the U.S. dollar is normally considered the

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fundamental picture can be challenging. At the same time, you’ll find that your knowledge and understanding of a dynamic global market will increase immeasurably as you delve further and further into the complexities and subtleties of the fundamentals of the markets. Fundamental analysis is a very effective way to forecast economic conditions, but not necessarily exact market prices. For example, when analyzing an economist’s forecast of the upcoming GDP or employment report, you begin to get a

increasingly ineffectual and short-lived. Thus central banks are becoming less and less inclined to intervene to manipulate market prices. (You may remember the attempt to corner the silver futures market in the late 1970s. Such disruptive excess is not possible in the FOREX markets.) • No insider trading. Because of the FOREX market’s size and noncentralized nature, there is virtually no chance for ill effects caused by insider trading. Fraud possibilities, at least against the system as a

foreign exchange contract or cross currency contract. At this price, the trader can sell the base currency. It is shown on the left side of the quotation. For example, in the quote USD/CHF 1.4527/32, the bid price is 1.4527, meaning you can sell one U.S. dollar for 1.4527 Swiss francs. bid/ask spread the difference between the bid and offer price. 175 GLOSSARY 176 big figure quote dealer expression referring to the first few digits of an exchange rate. These digits are often omitted in

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