I’ve switched from trading stocks to doing forex. Most of the reasons are obvious to most seasoned traders. It mostly has to do with leverage and transaction costs. I got sick of waiting around for a 2% gain in stocks, only to make $30, barely enough to cover commissions. Therefore, I am now focused onRead More
The forex market is the most active financial market in the world. About $4 trillion of currencies are traded daily around the world by hedge funds, investment banks, central banks, multinational corporation and individual day traders. The following are the forex trading strategies that are currently being utilized to trade the largest market in the world.
One thing that you should be aware of with even the best forex trading system is that they are all limited in what they can do for you. There is no perfect forex trading strategy.
An estimated 70-98% of trading activity in the currency market is speculative. That means a majority of the trading that happens in this market is strictly for profit. Only a small percentage is traded for end use, i.e. buying CAD so you can buy oil and other commodities, or for hedging risk. The rest are traders trying to make a profit on the fluctuations in the market. Here are some of the forex strategies they use to speculate on the currency market.
Forex investing is different than trading. Let me explain. Investing is finding good assets with good fundamentals that is undervalued by the market and one in which you expect the value to rise over time. It’s not as concerned with daily volatility and fluctuations. It’s also not trying to use the best forex trading strategies to make daily moves in the market.
An investor expects his assets to have peaks and valley on any given trading day. He’s comfortable with that because he’s in his forex investment for the long haul and already expects that some days will be better than others…
These calls happen pretty frequently, usually every quarter. This is where a company that is traded on the stock market announces important news events like changes in senior management. They usually also announce earnings for their previous quarter. You can potentially find some good stocks to invest in during these calls. Here is one wayRead More
Most investors just look at a stock on an individual level and ignore the market they are in. If you are doing this, you are doing it at your peril and at the potential demise of your investment portfolio. Be careful to do a thorough analysis of everything that would affect a stock, including theRead More
There are some things that you want to look into before investing in any stock. Here is how to invest in stocks by doing a bit more of an in depth analysis than just looking at the big picture. That’s not to say that it’s not important to get a bird’s eye view. That isRead More
Stock picking is not just about looking at individual companies. If you just do that, you will be in for a big surprise that will cost you a lot of money. Here is how to invest in stocks using industry analysis. It’s an important part of giving a stock a 360 degree, comprehensive analysis beforeRead More
The Fed is the one that starts bubbles and recessions. In essence, they are too involved and should get out of putting their hands in the pie of the economy. Here is some investment advice on how to predict stock market cycles with the Fed’s monetary policy. When there is rapid growth in the economy,Read More
Inflation is when the prices of goods and services go up. In essence, you are losing the purchasing power of each dollar when this happens. If you want to know how to invest in the stock market well, you need to understand how inflation works in the economy. But more importantly, you need to understandRead More
Industry analysis is a very important part of knowing how to invest in stocks. It’s often overlooked. But all stocks are in the context of both their industry and the markets there are a part of. The companies that know how to leverage what’s going on in the market and industry are the ones thatRead More
As the end of QE2 has come and gone, we are starting to see a strengthening dollar. There may be rallies to come and here is how you should play this. If you are not a currency trader, that’s okay. There are some plays you can make in the stock market as well. So hereRead More
Auto stocks have been on the rise since the financial crisis began. They took a huge hit when the recession started. Cars are the last thing people think about buying when they are uncertain of their financial futures. That has been the case for the past few years. But now, the auto industry is comingRead More
Comcast is in the services sector and under the broadcasting and cable TV industry. If you want to learn how to invest in stocks in the broadcasting space, Comcast is a good one to look at and consider. Here is a profile of this stock to buy and its performance in the market. Comcast isRead More
RBC is one of the most recognized names in banking today. They started out as a Canadian bank, but now they have their own separate entity in the US. They trade under the stock symbol RY. They are an $84 billion market cap stock. They have a P/E ratio of 13.45. That is low comparedRead More
The small business sector of the US is the biggest job creator we have. The office supplies industry is a leading indicator for this sector. The more office supplies that are bought mean that small businesses are probably hiring more employees. It’s a correlation that works pretty well. Here are some of the stocks inRead More
If you are developing investment strategies around the auto and truck parts industry, here is a stock to consider that has taken a hit today in trading. It is called Gentex Corporation. They trade under the stock symbol GNTX and are listed on the NASDAQ exchange. It may not be a good stock to buyRead More
Natural gas is going to be one of the new exports for America in the next decades to come. It’s ironic that after so many years of importing foreign oil, we will actually be exporting energy to other countries. To leverage this, I would invest in a natural gas ETF fund. Exporting would require thatRead More
Larry Fink is the famous CEO of the asset management company BlackRock. Actually, after their recent acquisition of Barclays Investors, they are now the largest such investment firm in the world. He gave some investment advice recently that I think makes a lot of sense. I think you should listen to it very carefully becauseRead More
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