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How to Trade Currencies With Less Risk

Aug 2, 2008
Testing out currency pairs is the cornerstone of forex trading. To do this a plan must first be kept in place. The use of the plan allows the trader to examine which currency pair reacts the best and allows for higher profits. For example, if USD/CHF, GBP/USD and EUR/USD were tested using the plan, and the results showed that USD/CHF had reacted positively, this currency pair is concentrated on more than the others.

The first rule of trading currencies is to never enter into a trade without researching on it. The forex market is based around researching the market and analyzing the different currency pairs available to exchange. It is recommended that each trader have a plan in place before entering the forex market. However, each plan must be tested before entering the market. This can be done through demo accounts.

Another rule when it comes to trading currencies is to never trade a currency pair which the trader does not know about. Trading involves many risks. As well as that, it is understandable that there are many currency pairs available to trade with that it may be overwhelming. However, it is not advised that a trader just pick any currency pair to trade with. High amounts of money can be lost through this form of thinking. By pre-testing currency pairs, it allows the trader to have a fair idea of how each one works. Thus, going for predictable currency pairs is always the best option.

Each currency pair reacts differently to outside influences. For example, some currency pairs can be effected by government deficits or surpluses, whilst others won't be greatly effected by it. Fundamental analysis allows a trader to determine which currency pairs are effected and which one's aren't. Each pair is unpredictable in their own way. Thus, by using the information found through fundamental analysis and testing out currency pairs in demo accounts, a trader can get a fair idea of each pair reacts in certain situations.

Technical analysis is also a major key to testing out each currency pair. It has been shown, through vast amounts of research, that some currency pairs differences can be found more easily then others through technical analysis. For example, through moving averages, money flow index's and relative strength index's. However, finding these differences through technical analysis is not an easy thing to do. Only experiences traders are able to find the little differences.

Since each currency pair is different, it is up to the trader to find the one that suits them best. The currency pair that is chosen, should allow them to meet their goals when it comes to the forex market. As well as that, it should suit their personality and the situation that they are in. For example, a trader that only does trading as a side-job. This would limit the amount of time they can spend on the forex market. Thus, they would need a low-risk currency pair, which doesn't need constant surveillance and is fairly predictable. The use of a mentor can also help a trader. The mentor can examine a trader and their personality and based on their years of experience and judgment skills, can give educated advice to the trader.

This article has shown the importance of developing a plan when it comes to trading currencies. As well as that, ways in which each currency is different and how they can be effected by outside influences.

Arkaitz Arteaga http://www.MarketStock.net
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I have a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. I've been working in the world of forex trading and stock market investing.
I also have been building a variety of websites for the last 3 years.

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