Forex? What is it, anyway?
The currency trading (foreign exchange, Forex, FX) market is the biggest and
fastest growing market on earth. Its daily turnover is more than 2.5 trillion
dollars. The participants in this market are central and commercial banks,
corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, and private individuals like
What happens in the market?
Markets are places where goods are traded, and the same goes with Forex. In
Forex markets, the "goods" are the currencies of various countries (as well as
gold and silver). For example, you might buy euro with US dollars, or you
might sell Japanese Yen for Canadian dollars. It's as basic as trading one
currency for another.
Of course, you don't have to purchase or sell actual, physical currency: you
trade and work with your own base currency, and deal with any currency pair
you wish to.
"Leverage" is the Forex advantage
The ratio of investment to actual value is called "leverage". Using a $1,000 to
buy a Forex contract with a $100,000 value is "leveraging" at a 1:100 ratio.
The $1,000 is all you invest and all you risk, but the gains you can make may
be many times greater.
How does one profit in the Forex market?
Obviously, buy low and sell high! The profit potential comes from the
fluctuations (changes) in the currency exchange market. Unlike the stock
market, where share are purchased, Forex trading does not require physical
purchase of the currencies, but rather involves contracts for amount and
exchange rate of currency pairs.
The advantageous thing about the Forex market is that regular daily
fluctuations - in the regular currency exchange markets, often around 1% - are
multiplied by 100! (Easy-ForexT generally offers trading ratios from 1:50 to
How risky is Forex trading?
You cannot lose more than your initial investment (also called your "margin").
The profit you may make is unlimited, but you can never lose more than the
margin. You are strongly advised to never risk more than you can afford to
How do I start trading?
If you wish to trade using the Easy-ForexT Trading Platform, or any other, you
must first register and then deposit the amount you wish to have in your
margin account to invest. Registering is easy with Easy-ForexT and it accepts
payment via most major credit cards, PayPal, Western Union. Once your
deposit has been received, you are ready to start trading.
How do I monitor my Forex trading?
Online, anywhere, anytime. You have full control to monitor your trading
status, check scenarios, change some terms in your Forex deals, close deals,
or withdraw profits.