Why You Need A Forex Trading System To Succeed – A Story Of Two Forex Traders Just Starting Out

Posted on April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

With whatever field or investment you’d like to take on, there are always tools and resources available to assist you. And this is especially true when it comes to Forex. The currency market can be quite overwhelming, and becoming a successful Forex trader does not come from pure luck. There are simply too many factors that can affect the direction that currency prices will move toward.

Here are two important realities to consider:

1. Most newbies try to take on Forex using no assistance or tools. (Most newbies lose all of their money).
2. Most successful traders use a Forex trading system to help them (Successful traders make VERY good money in Forex).

But even with these realities commonly known, newbies still try to attack Forex blind, basing their buying and selling decisions on limited knowledge and experience. It is not until they have lost all of their trading funds that they consider that it probably would have been smarter to invest in a Forex trading system and software from the beginning. Don’t make the same mistake. If you want to be successful with currency trading (ie. making consistent profitable trades) then it is highly recommended that you investigate the many Forex trading systems and software on the market.

Let me illustrate further with a story of about two Forex traders:

Tom and Jim have been reading about Forex a lot recently. Both have been spending hours online trying to understand what currency trading is and how (and if) they can make some quick profits. All of the marketing ads that they read say that you can increase your money very, very quickly. Sure, there’s some risk involved, but the potential rewards are just too good to pass up. So they both decide to try out Forex and see if they can make a go of it.

Both guys are highly motivated and want to give Forex their best chance. So each of them is going to invest $1000 of their savings into currency trading. If they lose the $1000, then they will quit Forex and re-evaluate whether or not to try again in the future. By investing a thousand bucks, both have shown that they are fully committed to making Forex work for them.

Starting Out:

Tom takes his entire $1000 and transfers it into a retail online Forex broker. Tom will be making all of his trading decisions on his own. He will be doing his own research and will lurking on Forex forums and blogs to see if he can get some much needed tips.

Jim goes a different route. Although he is just as motivated as Tom, he is also aware of the complexity of the Forex market and realizes that he just doesn’t have much experience at this point. So he takes $900 and transfers it to the same retail Forex broker as Tom. He saves the remaining $100 in order to get access to tools and resources (ie. Forex trading systems and software) to help him make better trades. He used to day trade stocks and knows first hand the edge that these tools and resources can have (especially if you are just learning the ropes).

Month 1:

Tom jumped right into currency trading. His first trade started off in the positive, but quickly went south. Before he could post his sell request, he had lost $100. Although he did have some minor profitable trades, overall his trading history was very similar to his first trade. Many trades started off good, but for some reason (that he just didn’t have the experience or knowledge to understand), then would eventually trend down. At the end of his first month trading currencies, Tom’s trading account was down to $400.

Jim, did a little bit of research and found Forex Ambush. This was a membership website that provided its members winning signals. What really caught his eye was that they boldly stated that their trading signals were 99.9% accurate. How could they make such a bold statement? Jim did some more digging and found lots of positive feedback from current members. And there was one more thing that finally swayed Jim into giving Forex Ambush a try: they offered a 7 day trial at a fraction of their normal price.

For less than twenty bucks, Jim had seven days to try out Forex Ambush and their 99.9% accurate trading signals. He was really excited. He had $900 in his Forex trading account and still had $80+ to use in case Forex Ambush didn’t help.

The next day Jim received an email with a trading signal from Forex Ambush. He was still very new to Forex, but with the bold accuracy statement still in his mind, Jim put in his order just as the trading signal specified. When his transaction closed later that day, Jim had made a $145 profit. He was very excited! After his 7 day trial ended, Jim went ahead and signed up to be a permanent member of Forex Ambush. Although not every trading signal resulted in profits, almost all of them did. And the losses that he did have were very small. After a month, Jim had $1750 in his Forex trading account.

Month 2:

Tom was feeling deflated. Within a month, he had gone from $1000 to $400. In order to try to make back his money, he did higher valued trades that were much more risky. The end result: he was down to $0 before the month had even ended. Tom was angry and frustrated. He swore off ever doing Forex again, telling anyone that would listen that it was a scam and that they should save their money.

Jim, on the other hand, was on cloud nine. He had turned his initial $900 and turned it into $1750. He was still getting the daily email from Forex Ambush with the trading signals, but he was also testing out a few other Forex trading systems. After a month of profitable trades, he had a much better understand on the Forex market and was full of confidence. By the end of month 2, Jim’s trading account was now at $2355.

And the most remarkable thing was that Jim was doing all of this in his spare time. He still had a full-time job to cover his living expenses. Everything he made in Forex was extra. He has been contemplating quitting his job and trading Forex on a full-time basis. But for now, he’s happy for the stability his current job brings him and is enjoying the benefits that his “side” money in Forex is providing him.

The moral of the story: if you want to succeed at anything that you have very little knowledge and experience with, it is highly recommended that you invest in the tools and resources to maximize your chances of success.

You need to ask yourself: do you want to be like Tom, poor, angry, and swearing that Forex is just a scam? Or would you rather be like Jim, investing in tools to help you succeed and enjoying the profits that those tools will help you make? If you are serious about making money with Forex, then you owe it to yourself to find a Forex trading system that will give you the winning edge.

Binary Options Trading As an Investment Vehicle

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

It is human nature to try to make the most of our assets, including our financial assets. Apart from those people who have no ambition and throw away their money, the majority look for ways to increase the amount they have. They look to the future, and try to build enough resources to let them see out their retirement in a financially stable way.

One of the most common ways to try to build up cash reserves is to use existing cash to put into some kind of investment scheme. There are many different investment vehicles available, and one of the most popular ones in recent times has been binary options.

Like all investment schemes, there is an element of risk involved, but one of the reasons binary trading has become so popular is it provides an opportunity to make substantial profits over a relatively short time period.

Bad investments

There was a time when people were quite happy to leave their spare cash in a bank. They felt it was secure there, and that gave them such confidence that they did not worry too much about the poor rates of interest they were receiving.

Today, unless you have a very large sum of money to invest, putting your money in a savings account is like throwing it away, albeit over a long time period. Interest rates on standard savings accounts are now almost always lower than the rate of inflation.

That means that even though the dollar amount in your savings account may be growing year on year, its real value is actually falling. In other words, you can buy less with the amount in your savings account now than you could with the amount you originally invested. In the present financial situation, putting your money in a bank savings account has to be regarded as a bad investment. This is especially the case for long term goals, such as a comfortable retirement.

Why binary options trading is a viable alternative?

As already stated, binary trading provides a way to make decent profits over relatively short time spans. One of the key aspects of this type of trading is that results are known quickly, giving investors the option to take corrective action before large losses are incurred.

Later, we will look at how this type of trading compares to other forms of investment. First, it is important for the potential trader to understand what this type of trading involves, and how it is different from other more standard types of investing. The best way to do this is to compare this type of trading with stock market investments.

To make our explanation clearer, we are going to create a fictitious company called Ace Products Inc. whose stocks are traded on the NASDAQ. The company is doing well, and its share price has risen by more than a dollar in the last year to $7.95 today.

Stocks

Stocks or shares are issued by companies that have floated on one or more of the world’s stock exchanges, such as the NASDAQ or the London Stock Exchange. Companies issue shares at a given price, and anybody can then buy some of these shares. Shares are bought and sold through the stock exchanges. The price of shares is dictated by supply and demand. The more demand for a given the share, the higher the price will be.When you buy shares in a company, you become a part owner in that company, no matter how small your share allocation is. That means you have a say, albeit a tiny one, in how the business is run.

Shareholders are entitled to vote at the company’s AGM, where they can take part in votes to appoint people to the board, and to approve the company’s annual accounts. Most people who have small shareholdings do not bother to attend the AGM to do this. They can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. If they do not attend and do not appoint a proxy, they assign the right to vote on their behalf to one of the board members.

If the company they have invested in makes a profit, the board may decide to issue a dividend. The company decides it has a surplus of cash that will be divided amongst the shareholders. Each share will have some monetary value, and the total payable to a shareholder is the share dividend value multiplied by the total number of shares he or she owns. When the dividend is paid out, most companies permit shareholders to reinvest the money by purchasing new shares, or they can opt to receive a cash amount.

For the purposes of our illustration, we will assume you own 1,000 shares in Ace Products Inc., which you bought 6 months ago at $7.25 each. The company has announced that it will pay a dividend of 2c per share. That means you are entitled to a $20 payout from the company. For simplicity’s sake, we will ignore brokerage fees and bid/offer spread (of which more later), but if you decide to sell the shares, you can now make a profit in your investment. Here’s how:

Sale price: 1,000 x 7.95 = 7,950

Dividend: 20

Gross worth: 7,970

Amount invested: 1,000 x 7.25 = 7,250

Gross profit: 720

The key factors here are:

1. As a part owner of the company you got a dividend of $20 from profit distribution.

2. When the company is doing well, the price of shares tends to rise.

3. If the company did not do well, there almost certainly would have been no dividend, and the price of shares is likely to have fallen.

4. If the price of shares falls below the price at which you bought, your holding will be worth less than what you paid for it. You will have just two choices. You either sell at a loss, or hold on to your shares in the hope that the share price will go up again.

5. When you bought your shares, you did so because you expected the share price to rise.

6. You own your shares, and you can hold on to them for as long as you like.

Binary options trading

The term “binary options” harks back to the early days of this type of trading, when there were only two possible outcomes. You either made a profit or make a loss – there was no other scenario. Today, there are many more complex ways in which you can take part in this type of trading, but beginners should stick to the most basic.

Binary trades always have an underlying asset. This could be a stock, a currency, a commodity, a stock market index, and so on. We will use Ace Products Inc. as our underlying asset.

A key element of this type of trading is that you must specify an expiry time in the future. This could be just a few minutes, an hour, a month etc. Another key element is the strike price. When you make a trade, you take a position that says the strike price will be at or above a certain level at some time in the future.

If you think that Ace Products Inc.’s share price will have risen to $8 in 30 days’ time, you can make a call option. You back your belief with an investment amount. On the trading platform, another trader will have the opinion that your prediction is wrong. He or she will make an offer that will be a percentage of your investment amount.

You both enter into an irrevocable options contract. When the contract expires or closes, the Ace Products Inc. will either be at or above the $8 you predicted. Is so, you get your investment amount back, plus the additional percentage you were offered. If the share price is below $8, you lose your entire investment amount.

When you make a call option in a binary options trade, you are not buying anything physical. If you take a call option on the share price of Ace Products Inc., you do not own any shares in the company. Taking a call option means you think the price of the share is going to increase to at least the specified price at the specified time.

For the sake of completeness, it is worth pointing out that even if the share price of Ace Products Inc. had exceeded $8 during the lifetime of the contract, which is irrelevant. It is the price at the exact expiry time that counts.

With this type of trading, you are not restricted to making contracts based on rising prices. You could also make contracts based on the value of the underlying asset falling. This is termed a “put” option. This works in exactly the same way. For example, you can take a put option that Ace Products Inc. price will have fallen to $7.90 in 30 days’ time. You will be shown an offer amount that you will get if you are right. If you are wrong, you lose your investment.

Why is binary options trading better than investing in the stock market?

Hopefully, it should be fairly clear from the example above that this type of trading provides you with a vehicle for making quick profits. This is almost impossible with share investments.

If you buy or sell stocks, there are other factors you must take into account. We mentioned the bid/offer spread above. This is often referred to as the bid/ask price. When you see a quoted price for Ace Products Inc. share price, which is an average of the selling price and the buying price, because these two prices are different. The amount that you can buy a given share for is always higher than the amount you could sell it for at that particular time. The difference between the two is the bid/offer spread.The bid/offer spread can be quite substantial, and it is not unusual to see spreads of 1 – 2%. That means if you buy some shares in Ace Products Inc., the share price has to rise by at least the bid/offer spread percentage before you could possibly make a profit on selling the shares. In addition, you will almost always have to pay brokerage fees on both your purchase and on your sale.

This means your investment is going to be tied up for some time before there is any chance of making a profit on it. Another vital aspect of investing in stocks is that there is no way to make a profit or even break even if the stock price goes down.

If the stock price starts falling, you are faced with the agonizing decision of whether you should sell at a loss, or wait in the hope that the price will rise again. There is nothing you can do to improve your position. Another important factor is that you will have to make quite large investments in stocks to gain a reasonable profit.

With binary options trading, you can make a good profit from a series of small investments. You will know the results very soon, and you have the opportunity to offset negative results relatively quickly. In other words, you have much more control over your investments.

Is binary options trading better than investing in property?

As with stocks, when you invest in property you own the asset. You will have to make a large investment in buying property, and that can be tied up for quite some time. The costs of buying property are high and there are many associated fees for owning/buying a property. You can expect to pay about 10% above the purchase price in fees, duties and taxes. You will also have to pay legal fees when you sell property.

All this means that you cannot possibly make a profit from property investments until the price of your asset has risen by at least 10%. That means your investment has to be considered a long term one, and your capital is completely tied up. As with stocks, if property prices go down instead of up, there is no way for you to regain your investment.

So in conclusion, there are always risks involved in all kinds of investments. When you invest in stocks, property or other standard investment vehicles, you have no way to offset falling prices. Investments in these vehicles tend to be long term.

Investing in binary options trading gives you much more control over your capital. You are dealing in a short-term marketplace, so you get the opportunity to take corrective action if trades go against you. You can invest small amounts of money and still have the chance to make good profits. Binary options trading is certainly something to which the savvy investor should give some thought.

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What Are the Benefits of Binary Options Trading?

Posted on April 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Even though trading binary options can present some sort of risks, it is considered as the less risky way of trading where earning high return is very fast.

Risks of Binary Options

While speaking of online trading, the trader is given the possibility to start trading with a minimum amount of money of $10 according to the trading tool chosen. The binary options risk is reduced as it gives the opportunity to the trader to invest as little as he can afford to lose. Furthermore, the brokerage platform usually clearly indicates to the traders the exact amount they have the possibility to win and the amount they will lose, prior to the investment that made. If the return or the potential loss prediction do not suit the trader, the latter will have the opportunity to change his investment to a smaller or greater amount.

Therefore, binary options trading give the opportunity to traders to evaluate the risks before they invest their money, which is a feature that other forms of financial trading do not provide. No matter how much the financial market moves, the trader will always be aware of his potential losses.

Online Trading Investment

Binary trading is becoming increasingly popular among traders all over the internet. This popularity is due to the completely different way of trading they offer. Moreover, the traders have the ability to monitor their online trading investment by trading the amount of money they want. This way of trading accepts a minimum investment of $10 per trades, making the online trades very affordable according to the trading tool chosen. Furthermore, Binary Options offer a wide range of financial assets to invest in such as Forex, commodities and stocks.

  • Forex – Which describes changes in foreign currencies such as USD, EUR and AUD
  • Commodities – Metals such as Gold and Silver, Oil and several more
  • Stocks – These are huge companies such as Google and Apple which are available in the asset list.

Fast Returns

Nowadays traders engaging on binary options platform, want to generate high profits in a relatively short period of time. Compared to other traditional financial trading methods, options trading generates a very fast return. It offers the opportunity to have a profit margin up to 85% from the initial investment made. The expiry times available on the trading platforms is relatively short depending on the trading tool chosen. For example, when using the Speed Option tool, the expiry time usually stand between thirty to three hundred seconds. On the other side, traditional trading is held for longer period of time and can go up to many years in some cases. The opportunity to trade rapidly on financial markets combined with the potential of earning high returns is one of the most attractive feature of binary options trading. If a trader succeeds to chain a few winning trades, he can make a substantial profit in less than two hours.

Is Binary Options Easy?

In order to speed up the process from the initial investment to the first trade, brokers have ensured that trading binary options are as simple as possible. Besides, there are only a few steps involved between the signing up to a platform stage and choosing the financial asset the trader will choose to invest on. Those steps also include the choice of the amount the investor wants to trade, the selection of the asset he wants to trade with and the direction he thinks the market will move by the end of the expiry time. The trader gets through all these stages in only a few clicks making binary option very easy.

Furthermore, the profit or loss the investors will encounter will depend upon the fluctuations of the value of the asset. If a trader believes the market is rising, he would place a “call.” Whereas if the trader believes the market is falling, he would invest on a “put” option. In order to ensure that a “call” option is profitable, the closing price should be greater than the strike price at the expiry time. Accordingly, for a “put” to be profitable, the price must be below the strike price at the expiry time.

Trading Accessibility

As most of the trading platforms are web-based, they can be accessed everywhere without any downloads as long as the trader has an internet connection. This availability makes it easy for the traders to regularly and conveniently check their options and monitor the financial market on a 24/7 basis. Besides, as the platform offers the access to international markets, traders can constantly keep trading at any time of the day. Moreover, the web-based platforms are now available on desktop computers as well as laptops, tablets and mobile phones which increase the trading access. The mobile application is very popular and is compatible with both Android and IOS software.Trading binary options is the new trend nowadays. This growing popularity and notoriety in some isolated cases came from the fact that it is quite simple to get embark on this adventure that it is widely available. In order to avoid being on the wrong side of the road, the trader should, first of all, make thorough research in order to choose the most reliable brokerage firm. While speaking of binary option trading, the choice of the service provider is the hardest step for two reasons. The first one is because there is a vast amount of options trading firms and the second reason is that not all of them are regulated and will respect their promise. Therefore, this crucial choice will determine the whole journey of the trader. Once this step done, it is advised whether you are and experienced trader or not to carry out some research about the financial market and to wisely use the educational tools the platform you have chosen gave to you.

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