Special Risks of Off-Exchange Forex Trading

Part 3 of Forex Trading For Individual Investors. Forex trading in general presents significant risks to individual investors that require careful consideration. Off-exchange forex trading poses additional risks, including: There Is No Central Marketplace. Unlike the regulated futures and options exchanges, there is no central marketplace in the retail off-exchange forex market.¬†Instead, individual investors commonly […]


Risks of Forex Trading

Part 2 of Forex Trading For Individual Investors. The forex market is a large, global, and generally liquid financial market. Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, use the forex markets to manage the risks associated with fluctuations in currency rates. The risk of loss for individual investors who trade […]


Foreign Currency Exchange (Forex) Trading For Individual Investors

Part 1 of Forex Trading For Individual Investors. Individual investors who are considering participating in the foreign currency exchange (or “forex”) market need to understand fully the market and its unique characteristics. Forex trading can be very risky and is not appropriate for all investors. It is common in most forex trading strategies to employ […]


Investment Advice: Beware Day-Trading Ads

Advertisements for some day trading systems or advisory services make investing look like a virtual bonanza where everyone’s a winner. But if one thing’s certain about stocks, commodity futures, options and similar investments, it’s that they’re uncertain. Any company that guarantees huge earnings is feeding you a load of “bull.”  Day traders spend their time […]