Forex Trading Fundamentals

I have started my journey into world of Forex. It is a learning experience and I will share it with you as I stated in this post on my Forex Blog. I will be posting as I learn and discover. here is an excerpt of what I wrote today.

Introduction to Forex (currency exchange)
Foreign Exchange Market is known with many names; Currency Market, Forex Market or FX Market. Obviously it is a market where people exchange currencies from different countries. Transactions are simple. People purchase a block of one currency by paying with a block of another currency. Naturally it is the most liquid market in the world. The daily volume of trade currently exceeds USD $5 trillion.

Major Players in the Market are:

Large Banks
State/Federal Banks
Currency Speculators
Large Corporations
Governments
Financial Institutions (Hedge Funds, Investment Firms, Brokers)
Major Forex Trading Centers
London
Newyork
Tokyo
HongKong
Singapore

The Trading virtually goes on forever as the Asian trading session ends, the European session begins, followed by the North American session and then back to the Asian session. This 24/7 nature of market is only disrupted by weekends. So we can safely say that Forex Markets remain open from 5pm EST on Sunday until 4pm EST Friday.

How to Become Filthy Rich During Economic Crisis?

Popular media is painting a very bleak economic outlook. It is a time when people are confused about their savings and economic future. There are also people out there who see every challenge as an opportunity to make money. It is like Forex market to them. You can make money both ways, up or down. We have listed below the reasons why people think that this is best time in history to make lot’s of money and become filthy rich.

1-Invest in Stock Market.
Stock Markets are belly up and prices are really hitting the floor. There are some really cheap stocks out there.. i.e. Google is available at bargain prices.
Economy is going to get out of recession in few months or an years time and you will get capital gains of up to 10 times of your investment.

2-Become a Producer.
World population is growing. It will keep growing at this pace or faster unless people stop marrying for any reason. So starting a business that produces staple items that people need for every day use is a good idea like always. You can see you business flourish and demand for your products unaffected by economic situation.

3-Invest in Bargain Properties.
Due to current housing slump, there are some great properties out there that are available dirt cheap. Investors have already started buying them. If you move smartly and quickly, you will be able to double or quadruple your investment in a very short period of time. Historic prices of the house should be a good indicator for you for making a buy or no buy decision.

4-Invest in Municipal Bonds (Yields are Historic High).
Liquidity crunch like the current one is best time to invest in City Govt. Bonds i.e New York or LA. The yields are at historic high (touching 8% in some cities). If you don’t want to take risk, It is a great opportunity to invest and still get premium return on your investment. It’s the safe heaven you have been looking for.

5-Invest in Emerging Economies.
Economic melt down is global but all places are not equal. There are economies out there that will still grow at double digit pace. These emerging markets in Asia and Africa are still very lucrative. Historically, smart investors have seen up to 500% capital gains in some areas. This option is risky but the rewards are great too.

6-Invest in Staple Commodities.
Demand for food and other staple items like palm oil, coffee, medical supplies will continue to rise in future. Supplies will always lag behind demand. and the demand is in-elastic for these items. you should be investing in those when they dip as the dips are always followed by a rally in prices. Gold, Copper and other metals are also a good option. but know what you are doing when you make investment in such commodities.

7-Become a Psychiatrist.
With millions of people defaulting and facing difficulties in managing their financial situation, people are bound to get into mental and physical troubles. Psychiatrist will be among those making tons of money in these times as people are already flocking toward their offices. It is already hard to get appointment from any good doc these days…
we are eager to hear what you think and if you can share other ways to improvise this list. please feel free to comment.