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Forex: 10 Reasons to Trade Forex

More and more investors are embracing Forex as a way to diversify their portfolios and obtain higher returns than typically gained from traditional asset classes. So what is it about increasingly popular Forex trading that is attracting investors to take it up? Here are ten reasons why you might consider trying your hand in the world’s largest and most lucrative market.


1. The World's Largest Market
The Foreign Exchange (Forex) market is the biggest and most liquid of all equities markets to get involved with. This in itself is an advantage as with an average daily trade volume of $4 trillion a day, no single person or institution (not even Central Banks!) can corner or control the market, and you almost always buy or sell a position at a reasonable price, with price execution based on current interbank rates.


2. 24-Hour Global Access
The forex market is open continuously 24 hours a day from 5pm Sunday to 5pm Friday. Meaning you can trade over different time zones giving you many opportunities to make money and choose the hours that you want to trade... no waiting for the bell to ring and the markets to open.


3. Make Money When the Market is Going Up or Down
You buy one currency pair whilst simultaneously selling another, which means you can profit in both rising and falling markets. Profits are realised from both the fluctuation of currencies and interest rate differentials.


4. Minimal Manipulation
The foreign exchange market generates billions in revenue for the world’s banks and is a necessity of the global markets. Analysts, pundits, banks and brokers alike don’t drive how the deals flow, they just analyse the forex market. This makes your investments less susceptible to being cornered by the markets or for central banks to intervene to manipulate market prices, as can be the case with stocks and shares.


5. Less Choice
There are approximately 40,000 stocks listed across global exchanges such as the LSE and NASDAQ. For stock market investors this means that many hours of research must be spent working through which stocks are to be invested in. In Forex trading it is much simpler. There are dozens of currencies traded, but the majority of the market trades just 4 major currency pairs. So Forex is a lot easier to focus analysis on and keep track of changes in the market.


6. Leverage One of the big reasons that so many investors are attracted to Forex is that it offers much higher leverage than is available with stock market investing.


7. Reduce Exposure to Risk Trading forex is a great way to remove market risk, as part of a rounded trading strategy. Unlike shares trading, a weakening market sentiment in forex cannot cause all currency interactions to fall - as one currency’s loss is another currency’s gain.


8. No Stamp Duty There is no stamp duty to pay on trading forex and spreads are tight. Forex trading is highly transparent and does not have any hidden commissions or exchange fees. Forex brokers make a small percentage of the bid/ask spread and that’s it. Most brokers offer free trading platforms - enabling you to trade from home (or just about anywhere else!) 24 hours a day.


9. Forex Trends Exceptionally Well
One of the underlying tenets of technical analysis is that historical price action predicts future price action. Owed to the large number and variety of foreign exchange market participants, there tends to be a large amount of data to gauge future price activity, making it the perfect market for traders that use technical tools to determine entry and exit points.


10. Real-Time Forex Alerts & Anytime Anywhere Access Don’t forget to check out timetotrade’s new forex alerts tool. Use timetotrade to set up your own customised price and technical indicator alerts against all the major currency pairs. Track real-time changes in the markets and receive forex alerts to your mobile.



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