If you’ve been reading and somewhat keeping up on the articles that Apiary Fund has been releasing, a lot of them have been talking about how while trading is a difficult field, but it is somewhat easy at the same time. The transition from that hard to that easy feeling is really just finding a nice strategy that you can execute with the time you have and the goals you want to reach. These can take time to find and reach yourself when starting out, but can be more quickly discovered by working and talking to someone who has been trading for quite some time and has gone through many strategies.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is the most critical monetary policy committee in the U.S. The FOMC has the most control over the U.S. Dollar compared to any other entity. To FOREX traders, the FOMC is colloquially known as the “feds” from time to time and is actually not part of the federal government per se. They were established under President Woodrow Wilson in 1913 as a governing board that is a section of the Federal Government, but set up as a private corporation in which the U.S. government bestowed upon monetary decisions. So, as a non-governmental governmental agency, who are and what all does the FOMC do asides offer one of Shawn Lucas’ favorite to trade news events?
When someone says they're a FOREX trader, a lot of times, people will scoff at them. Personally, throughout my time working at Apiary Fund and being at Trader on the Street from the beginning, I have heard that “FOREX is a scam,” "you can’t possibly be making money,” “you can’t make a living off of that,” and so much more. This sort of thing comes with the territory. There are a lot of myths about FOREX; much more than any other trading or investment source out there. So, what are the most common myths, how did they arise, and how do we know they are myths?
In this article, I thought being able to discuss the most common language you will encounter while trading in the Forex markets was important so you don’t feel as if you’re in completely over your head. You should be prepared enough to follow along with the lingo when going through your education to learn how to trade, and I’m hoping to provide you with some of the most common language you can expect to see beforehand. The first most common term you can expect to see a lot of is Pips. The following are 12 terms you're likely to encounter:
Previously, we looked at some things to look into for choosing a broker and if you need a broker when it comes to trading FOREX. Here, we'll look into some of the questions you should ask your broker before you start with them. Knowing key details about your broker will affect your trading and profits. You can review Apiary Fund’s “creating a trading business” practices that go along with choosing a broker in their 13th education course. This can further help the profits and how to take in your profits from your broker. So, when picking a broker to trade with, ask these questions:
If printing a ton of money causes hyperinflation and devalues money and amount of money is pretty static for all countries, how can you make money trading and investing in money? Forex trading has the great opportunity to trade 24 hours a day and five days a week (opens late Sunday but remains open until closing early Friday balancing out to approximately five days). And there's also a bit more to the world money flow than the ‘all countries have a set amount of currency’ idea. So, how exactly is money made by investing in money?
Apiary Fund reviews many different strategies, LPs, pairs, and more. When you look into the FOREX market as much as Shawn Lucas and the rest of the Apiary Team, you come upon some pretty interesting facts. Some people think investing in FOREX is only serious business. However, a little bit of fun and knowledge never hurts, especially when talking about something you want to go into and have a greater understanding of. So, here are some of Apiary Fund’s favorite and most interesting facts about trading FOREX.
Recently, we had an article discussing the risk to rewards of trading. Risk is a huge part of trading and in unavoidable. But how can we reduce and manage the risk that we have in the FOREX markets? There are certain strategies such as the Wobble Technique that Shawn Lucas teaches that minimize risk, and there are also more defined ways such as setting up stop losses closer to the trades.
The Forex market is the largest volume market in the world in terms of money coming through it a day. It has 24 hour a day trading capabilities and requires very little money to get started in since it's traded on leverage. But how does this all work since you're dealing with two countries' money and the fact that what you pay and what someone else in a different country pays for a candy bar doesn’t change day to day? Trader on the Street goes through the way the markets work all while showing how to trade in the markets and how to account for the movements that are there.