30th October 2010
In the highly volatile Forex market, trends change at a rapid pace. Traders have to be on their toes to stay abreast of these changes to correspondingly modify their Forex trading decisions. This can be done with the help of Forex alerts. The idea behind Forex alerts is to know what is about to happen in the Forex market. Traders can take necessary actions to increase their profit potential or reduce their losses on the basis of such alerts.
Traders and can get their alerts through modern technology such as emails in your inbox, or through text messages to your mobile ‘phone or as a popup window. Forex alerts are generated by experts who study and analyze various currency markets across the world Forex alerts are important tools that trader can use for effective decision making. Traders get to know the best time for trading a particular currency.
28th October 2010
With easy access to global brokers and the proliferation of trading systems promising riches are all promoting Forex trading for the masses, it is important to keep in mind that the amount of capital traders have at their disposal will greatly affect their ability to make a living from trading. In fact, capital’s role in trading is so important that even a slight edge can provide great returns.
So just how much capital is required? Every trader dreams of taking a small amount of capital and becoming a millionaire. The reality is that it is unlikely to occur by trading a small account. While profits can accumulate and compound over time, traders with small accounts often feel pressured to use large amounts of leverage or take on excessive risk in order to build up their accounts quickly. Not realizing that professional fund managers often make less than 10-15% per year, traders with small accounts often assume they can make double, triple or even 10 times their money in a single year.
22nd October 2010
The U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made clear that the U.S. is not going to devalue the prices of the dollar in order to boost exports, in a speech yesterday held in the presence of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. “Something like that will not happen in this country”, he said, stressing ironically that no country should underestimate its currency in order to benefit financially.
The statement was made with regard to the prolonged decline of the Forex trading prices of the Dollar in the view of the finance ministers meeting of the G20 to be held over the weekend in South Korea. The focus of the meeting is expected to be set on the tensions between China and U.S. regarding foreign exchange rates. Very brave words, but should you never say never?
18th October 2010
Forex trading is all about making money, sometimes big money as some investors have found it quite easy to make a large amount of money as the Forex market changes daily, but it also about skill and risk taking too. Usually Forex trading takes place through a broker or a financial institution this would probably be at the place where you are able, or maybe have purchased other types of stocks and shares, bonds and investments.
Using an institution to trade will mean that you will get statements to read and when reading your statements and learning more about your account, you will find that every type of currency has three letters that will represent that currency. For example, the United States dollars is USD, the Japanese yen is JPY, and the British pound sterling will read as GBP. For example a pair would perhaps look like JPY/GBP which means that your Japanese yen money and invested it into something in the British pound market. Contact your online investment broker for more details about making money on the currency FX market.
14th October 2010
The euro retreated today against the US dollar and the Japanese yen on the speculation that it rallied too much earlier, but it may still resume its rally depending on the decisions of the US and Japanese policy makers. The minutes of the Federal Reserve are due to be published and they are expected to suggest that the Fed would perform the expected quantitative easing the dollar would resume its downfall. Therefore, we can expect the rally of the euro not because of its inherent strength, but due to the weakness of other currencies.
In Britain, the pound dropped today after the report showed the decline of the house prices, signalling about the lack of the buyers’ confidence and the lack of the mortgages. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in a report showed that the surveyors reporting the prices decline exceeded by 36 percent those who reported about the increase of the prices in September. That’s compared with the previous reading of 32 percent reporting decrease.
13th October 2010
Forex, also known as foreign exchange market, deals primarily with trading currencies across numerous markets around the world. The concept is basically the same as any stock market; buy low, sell high. Because of the slow economic recovery across the world lots of people around the world have begun trading currency to try and earn some extra money. In the past six months Forex Trading has hit an all time high worldwide. The number of people looking to earn money through Forex trading has nearly tripled; largely thanks to the rapid expansion of online Forex trading sites.
Online Forex trading is quite simple to get into, but you will need some capital. It is helpful to note that the majority of the online Forex trading sites have numerous training systems and guidelines to help customers make money on trades. By all accounts 70% of all active trades are completed by the large banks of the world. This means that regardless of how much an individual puts into the market, they will not have major influence. Fortunately the large volume of trades also means the market is relatively stable compared to other markets.
9th October 2010
There is growing concern amongst traders that the Chinese authorities are holding their currency at an artificial low, to gain valuable advantages when it comes to exporting the country’s manufactured products. European authorities have urged China to let the Yuan rise in value, in a bid to appease fears of a global currency exchange war. Premier Wen Jiabao has been told by top officials from the Eurozone including European finance minister Jean-Claude Juncker and Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet that the renminbi should be allowed to find its natural worth. Mr Juncker was quoted by the AFP as saying: “China’s real effective exchange rate remains undervalued”.
It is considered in top circles that orderly, significant and broad-based appreciation of the renminbi would promote a more balanced growth to the benefit both of China and the global economy. The Yuan has effectively been maintained at or close to a rate of 6.8 to the US dollar for the past two years by Chinese authorities, but the country’s central bank said in June that it would end its intervention and allow the renminbi to rise.
7th October 2010
Financial experts are becoming increasing concerned that some of the Euro zone countries will be unable to reduce the massive deficit that has blighted just about all of Europe, particularly, Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain. This has seen the euro slip against most of its most traded counterparts as the concerns, that the European nations would fail to reduce their budget deficit, erased the attractiveness of the shared 16-nation currency.
The F.T. said that Ireland’s budget deficit would be higher than previously estimated this year. The concerns for Ireland’s economy halted the rally of the euro, which was very strong last week but now the European currency dropped against 13 of 16 most traded currencies.
3rd October 2010
The sterling fell today and traded near the lowest level in four months against the euro after the report showed that the number of the mortgage approvals in Britain declined, adding to the signs of the slowing recovery. As the government measures begin to bite, so the effect on the country’s currency begins to come under pressure.
In the whole of the UK the number of approved mortgages fell from 48,346 in July to 47,372 in August. This reading was in line with the forecasts. The concerns for Britain’s economy make the sterling one of the worst performing currencies among its major counterparts, except the dollar. GBP/USD fell from 1.5800 to 1.5791 as of 11:43 GMT 29th September, following the advance to 1.5873. EUR/GBP rose from 0.8595 to 0.8619 after it reached 0.8630, the highest level since May 24th.