Forex is the shortened word derived from two words: Foreign Exchange. The Foreign Exchange is the exchange of one currency for another. Hence, Forex currency trading is the exchange of a foreign currency. The understood part is ‘in order to make significant profits.’
Forex currency trading wasn’t always as easy to get into as it is today. Before the barriers were broken down and tossed aside in the Forex market, smaller investors who wanted to compete in Forex currency trading couldn’t.
It was the banker’s world and wannabe traders weren’t even allowed to play on the same playground by reason of lack of funds and lack of the tools needed to find success with Forex currency trading.
By now, when you surf the Internet and see the word Forex, you may also see the words currency pair along with it. Just know that the currency pairs are what Forex currency trading consists of. You are taking pairs of currency – and they are always in pairs, never singles – and you’re either buying those currencies or you’re selling them.
Some currency pairs are more popular than other currencies and you may see those referred to as the ‘majors.’ This is information that you will need to know a lot about when you want to be a part of Forex currency trading, so learn as much as you can about currency pairs.
Learn all the currency pairs, but concentrate mainly on the ones that trade most often and then when you’re ready to start in Forex currency trading, trade only those currencies you have become knowledgeable enough to trade.
Your main focus in Forex currency trading should be obtaining a currency that is going to go up above the other currency. It’s sort of like a horse race. When you’re at the track, you want to bet on the horse that you know the history on and feel is a winner. The same principle applies to Forex currency trading. You want the pair that’s going to come in a winner.
How do you know which currency is going to come in the winner? You go over your charts, you study trends until the images are imprinted on your eyelids when you fall asleep. A strong trend is what the banks knew and followed in the beginning when other smaller investors weren’t trading and the trend is what you need to follow as well in Forex currency trading.