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Forex trading for beginners

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Forex trading for beginners can be difficult. Generally, this is due to unrealistic but common expectations among newcomers to this market. Whether we are talking about forex trading or stock trading for beginners, many of the basic principles overlap. In this article, we will however focus on Forex trading.

Have you thought about starting to trade forex? Then you have probably already discovered that it can be a bit of a jungle to find your way around. There are several things you should have a handle on before you dive into currency trading, and if you skip the introductory exercises, there is a big risk that you end up losing money on a failed forex adventure. Let’s have a look at where to start, so you can open an account with a broker that make it easy to start trading currency pairs based on both FIAT and crypto currencies.

Understand the concept

As a beginner to forex trading, you will quickly find that there are a large number of terms and words that are used over and over again in forex and currency trading. These terms are used internationally and are thus the same regardless of location. 

It is therefore a good idea to start by getting a handle on the most used terms within forex so that you basically understand what is being said and written about when the various terms are used.

Find the right forex platform

After reading up on the terminology and understanding the concept, it’s time to find the right forex platform on which to trade currency. Start trading currency pairs and open an account with a broker that makes it easy to start trading currency pairs based on both FIAT and cryptocurrencies. 

There are several platforms to choose from, and it may initially be difficult to find out which platform suits you best. Some platforms are easier to use than others, and, especially in the beginning, it is important that you choose a platform you feel comfortable trading on. 

Several platforms also offer the opportunity to trade on a demo account. It gives you the opportunity to try out the platform before deciding whether you want to trade with real money on it or not. Therefore, it might be a good idea to test the platform by using the demo version the first time around.

Theory, theory, and more theory

In order to start forex trading, you need to know a lot about it and the currencies you plan on trading with. It may sound a bit boring to have to learn theory, but if you have a genuine interest in forex, you will quickly discover that it is very interesting to learn about the various theories. And not only is it interesting – it is also imperative. 

If you want to understand how the foreign exchange market moves, you also need to understand the underlying market mechanisms and theories that often underlie the fluctuations of exchange rates. There are almost unimaginable amounts of theories to tackle, and at first, it can seem overwhelming. However, do yourself the favor of spending time getting to know the theories properly – it pays off.

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