Forex Online Strategy Trading Tips – Best foreign currency Investment Strategies

Filed in Learn Forex Trading by on September 4, 2008 1 Comment • views: 466

Forex trading, the online buying and selling of foreign currencies, is not the complex world that many believe it to be, and with a little learning and understanding you stand to make a good deal of money given the right situation.

The best way to maximise your profit in Forex trading is to learn about the different strategies involved, and this is easily done, as there are a number of online sources that guide you through the potential minefield of online forex trading.

Forex trading works by buying and selling foreign currencies, and using the changing value of one currency in relation to another as a lever for making money. The trick is to know exactly when to sell, or exactly when to buy, and strategies provide answers and guidelines to what may seem a very tricky area indeed.

Buy or sell – and when?

Strategies are used to tell a trader when to sell or buy, and one such strategy is that that uses what is known as a ‘simple moving average’. To put it in basic terms, this looks at the changing prices of a currency over set blocks of time, and from simple calculations gives an indication of a time to sell or buy, based on the change in average price.

Remember that Forex trading is done by the minute, sometimes seconds, as foreign currency values are fluctuating all the time, so the time period that the simple moving average computes over can be a matter of just a few minutes.

Another method concentrates on the ‘resistance levels’ of a currency. Again in basics, this looks at the expected high price and expected low price of a currency, and watches for the value to either exceed or drop below either, signifying a change in tactic and a speculation that the market will continue to move that way.

It is important to remember, too, that no strategy is a guarantee, and many decisions in the Forex trading market are made on assumptions that prices will continue ion the direction they are seen to be going. Training and experience will bring you the intuition and knowledge needed to make decisions on this, and to do it – more often than not – correctly and with good returns.

The long and short of it

Strategies tend to differ around the time in which they are carried out; some traders will operate a ‘long’ strategy, keeping currency in the market for a predetermined length of time in order to maximise the opportunity of a rising or falling value, while others will tend towards a ‘short’ strategy, buying and selling in short bursts of time and capitalising on the small improvements or decreases that can occur in minutes or seconds on the Forex market.

Whichever strategy you choose, and we have looked at only a couple, make sure you research it first, ask around on the forums and at the brokers, and the best advice given by anyone is to choose a route and stand by it; chopping and changing your strategy mid-stream leads to instability and confusion, and generally results in poor returns.


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  1. Thank you for the great article. Really good tips.

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