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Mini Forex Trading Golden Tips and Advice

Jun 29, 2008
Forex trading is the new way to make money through online currency trading. With a worldwide market and over 60 currencies for you to trade there has never been an easier way to make money online.

Forex trading until recently was reserved for banks and other large financial industries but thanks to the power of the internet and online currency trading, forex has now become feasible for everyday people. The forex market has become the largest trading market in the world and each day there is an estimated turnover of over $1.5 trillion dollars. Another added bonus is that forex trading is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week unlike most other markets that operate on an 8 hour day. This means that people wishing to trade forex can do so at any given time.

Forex currency trading is done is pairs and these are known as crosses. These pairs are always against the US dollar and the main crosses you will find when trading forex are the USD/EUR and the USD/GDP. The most popular crosses are known as majors and these can make forex traders great profits. Currencies change on a regular basis and are based on the how the world financial markets see the value of the currencies. You can sell or buy these currencies and forex brokers do not charge commission fees.

Mini Forex trading is done in smaller contract sizes of ten thousand units, which is 1/10th the size of the standard account. For opening a mini Forex account you would require 100-300 dollars. Here one PIP is equivalent to one dollar for EUR/USD and GBP/USD.

With a mini Forex trading account you can learn risk management, which will help you in future while dealing full-size trading account. You can trade by using one mini lot and can then build up on the lot size later.

You may be concerned that the mini account requires a fairly large degree of leverage, 200 to 1. (In contrast, when day trading on stocks the leverage ratio is only 4 to 1 within a single trading day.) For obvious reasons, it is usually not an ideal proposition to take on a large amount of leverage in your investments. But this is the standard practice in mini Forex trading and is not considered over-leveraging. Also, the investor's risk on a mini account is actually offset by the lower possible losses one can face in mini trading.

With mini Forex trading, you can invest just $250, but trade 10,000 worth of a currency because of the high leverage. In a mini account, the margin deposit requirement per $10,000 lot traded is only $50. This leads to a leverage of 200 to 1 (10,000/50 = 200). Therefore, with your $250, you can trade a maximum of 5 mini lots, with $500 a maximum of 10, with $1000 a maximum of 20, etc.
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