What is online Forex trading?
One of the appeals of Forex trading is that it can be done online, sometimes with the assistance of programs that track and make automatic transactions, based on use preferences and defined programming. The use of the internet is an invaluable tool for potential Forex traders as this lowers the bar to entry and presents those that engage in online Forex trading with the latest, up-to-date information and analysis on currency trends.
How do I engage in online Forex trading?
You must be able to read Forex quotes. These are in pairs as with every online Forex trading transaction, you are simultaneously buying and selling two currencies. For instance, the US/Euro Forex quote may read like this:
EUR/USD = .7504
The first currency (EUR) represents the base currency that the quote is based on and the second represents the quote currency (USD). With this, you can determine that approximately .75 US cents can buy 1 Euro.
With this in mind, you will buy any number of Euros and wait for the exchange rate to increase. At that point, you will sell your Euros for USD, thus making a profit through online Forex trading. Under the higher exchange rate, it will take more US dollars to buy Euros and that difference represents your profit, as the demand for Euros is higher now when you have sold it.