Currency trading offers immense potential to stock and futures investors seeking new speculative opportunities. However, there are several ways to trade in currencies, and many unsuspecting traders have been burned by aggressive marketing campaigns and gimmicks luring them into unfavorable trading environments. In this book, best-selling trading author Carley Garner covers everything you need to know to avoid those pitfalls and start earning big profits. Currency Trading begins by demystifying all the essentials, from quotes and calculations to the unique language of Forex trading. You'll learn about choosing trading platforms and brokerage firms; working with leverage; accounting for transaction costs; considering liquidity and margin issues; managing counterparty and other risks; and much more. Garner thoroughly explains the currency spot market (Forex, a.k.a. FX); currency futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and elsewhere; and currency ETFs. She candidly discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each, cutting through the "smoke and mirrors" often associated with currency trading.
You'll also find a full section on currency market speculation, including a clear introduction to fundamental and seasonal analysis in currency markets. With her guidance, you can identify the markets and approaches that best fit your objectives, and avoid the pitfalls that have all-too-often victimized new currency traders.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)