Currency trading is one of the most profitable online business you can find today. For this reason there are many people who want to do it, but most of the times, they don't know exactly how it is done, or where to start. Below are some 4 main steps which you have to pass through so as to be able to place your first trade in the Forex markets.
1. Having a broker
The very first thing you will want to do is to have a broker. Now there are so many brokers out there. Before choosing a broker, you need to examine his or her track record. All brokers are not the same. The more experience a broker has the better are the chances that he knows what he is doing, thereby may help you in some trading decisions. This may be a big plus for you.
Once you have a good broker, you then have to learn how to read charts, also called diagram reading. This is a very important step since your success in Forex trading really depends on your ability to correctly read charts and your capabilities to properly anticipate when there is going to be an increase or decrease in the value of a currency.
3. Using a demo account
Once you feel you are very comfortable with the charts, you can then start practicing on with a demo accounts. There is so much money involve in Forex, that is why they are these simulated accounts, which enables beginners to learn and actually have a feel of what real trading is, without risking real money. If you do well in with a simulated Forex account, then chances are very high that you will also do will during actual Forex trading.
4. Going into live trades
After all the above steps are successfully done, you can then start trading with a real Forex account. It is only at this point in time that you can say you are trading in the Forex market. Unlike a demo account, real money is at risk here, and real profit potential is available too. From the start, it is important not to be too aggressive. In fact as a beginner, it pays to be a conservative trader. This simply means that you should not take too much risk and make sure you learn form every mistake you make. (Watson Fru N)