Forex Trading Basics

If you're looking to get started in forex trading, this is the place to start. The following articles will help you gain an understanding of the foreign exchange market, and how to succeed as a trader.
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How to Sell Short Currencies in the Forex Market
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How Does Foreign Exchange Trading Work?
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How to Start Small but Win Big in Foreign Exchange Trading
World Currency Rates
Find out Which Forex Trading Lot Size Works Best
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How to Invest In Japanese Yen
Foreign Currency
Best Times To Trade Forex
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How to Calculate Pip Value For Any Forex Pair or Account Currency
This illustration describes Forex day trading strategy 101 including "A strategy that focuses on risk management is best," "Keep risk on each trade at 1% or lower," "Aim for a 55% win-rate, as well as making more on winning trades than losing trades," "Slippage must be accounted for when calculating potential profit," and "Potential to earn 20% or more in returns (though never guaranteed)."
How Much You Can Make Forex Day Trading
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What Is Currency Intervention?
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How to Invest in Swiss Francs
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How to Determine Position Size When Forex Trading
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What Is Currency Trading?
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Day Trade the GBP/USD Only During These Hours
Currency markets consider interest rate parity in pricing.
What Is Interest Rate Parity?
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How To Read and Calculate Currency Exchange Rates
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Buying Euros Directly and with ETFs
Carry trading is one of the most simple strategies for currency trading that exists to benefit off interest rate differentials and trends
Carry Trading Is One of the Simple Strategies for FX Trading
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What Is Reserve Currency?
Foreign Currency
Everything to Know About Currency Risk In International Business
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The Best Methods for Learning about Forex Trading
Day Trade the EUR/USD Only During These Hours
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Beginner's Guide to Investing in Foreign Currency
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What Is a Forex Broker?
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Prevent Losses in Your Forex Trading
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What Is a Base Currency?
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Forex Investing Strategies to Get You Started With Trading
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Are You Ready to Hand Your Trading Over to a Forex Robot?
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Pips in Forex Trading Can Rapidly Affect Your Strategy
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How Can I Open a Forex Account?
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Forex Trading vs. Stock Trading: What's the Difference?
Forex trading is a $5.3 trillion a day business.
What Market Trades $5.1 Trillion Per Day?
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Currency Futures Trading and Markets, Margins, Settlement, and Profits
Currency Pairs
Learn How to Read a Forex Quote
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The Meaning of Drawdown in Forex
Learn the Basic of Forex With An Intro to the Science of Chart Reading
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Protect Yourself Against Forex Losses With Hedging
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What Is a Take Profit Order?
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How to Profit From Interest Rate Arbitrage
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Follow These Steps to Become a Forex Trader
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Learn What the Traders' Phrase "Catching a Falling Knife" Means
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How to Open a Forex Trading Demo Account
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What Is a Currency Crisis?
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Using Expert Advisors in Forex Trading
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Trailing Stops Are a Great Trading Tool for Enhancing Risk Management
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What Is an Interest Rate Differential?
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What Is Forex Scalping?
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How to Short the Euro the Easiest Way With Exchange-Traded Funds
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Making Your First Forex Trade
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The Basics of Using Stop Losses in Forex Trading
Losing a day trade
10 Big Mistakes Forex Day Traders Make
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What Is the Role of a Forex Brokerage?
Long-Term Forex Charts
Employing a Weekly Trading System
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Increase Your Chances of Making a Profitable Forex Trade
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The In and Outs of Forex Trading
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What New Traders Need to Know About Going Long
The San Paulo Stock Exchange
Finding The Best Forex Broker For You
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The Risks of Forex Trading
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How to Plan an Effective Long-Term FX Trading Strategy
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Decoding the Technical Analysis Tools Used by Forex Traders
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How Extreme Leverage Can Kill Your FX Trading Account