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5 Basic Steps to Start Trading Forex – Research Snipers 5 Basic Steps to Start Trading Forex

When it comes to business, you can’t just dive in with no knowledge and make huge bucks out of it. You first gather all the relevant information and then move to the next step. So, you need to do when starting trading forex.

When it comes to business, you can’t just dive in with no knowledge and make huge bucks out of it. You first gather all the relevant information and then move to the next step. So, you need to do when starting trading forex.

Earlier we have understood some basics about forex and stock trading. We also learn some differences between the two trading markets. And found that forex trading is relevantly easier to understand and get started. And it’s time for us to start with a plan of action.

Learn the Basics of Trading Forex

You don’t necessarily have to join some institute to get started. There are plenty of online forex trading courses, both free and paid. Forex trading apps guiding you with the basics of the market.  And tons of well-written books.

If you choose to register or join an online course, beware of scammers. They’ll tell you to join their course and in no time you’ll be making ten grand or more. Don’t fall for them.

I recommend joining free courses on YouTube first to get a better idea if this is the right investment place for you. Once you’re clear, you then can enroll in some paid courses.

Strategy Making

Once you have a good hold on the basics of forex trading, the second step is your strategy.

In this step, you’re going to plan when you’re going to buy or sell the currency. And how you plan to face the risk related to this financial market.

So in the beginning you can be as simple as you want to be. In this phase, you might make some losses (which is meant to happen in every business). But as you gain experience, you’ll learn to minimize the risk of losing.

With time you’ll get to build a great strategy. You’ll be able to understand the trends of the forex market and predict the trends based on some well-known platforms in this market.

One more thing to add here is that you can always test your strategy by trading on some demo accounts. Demo accounts usually give you a real-time market picture of this financial market. And they’re one best way to learn and plan ahead.

Choosing the Best Forex Trading Broker

Now that you’ve learned the basics and have a strategy to proceed, it’s time to choose the broker. A broker helps you trade the foreign currency for, perhaps a little commission.

You must have seen some forex trading apps when surfing Facebook or YouTube. These are usually the brokers. Since everything is going digital, you can trade in this financial market without having to go to an actual in-house broker. Rather you find the best broker app (forex trading apps), sign up, and start trading.

Again there are some fraudsters not working for your best interest. They would give you sweet dreams of making loads of money. They’d ask to invest the money and would want you to lose your cash.

One key point to see if a broker is a fraud is if they ask to give you huge leverage. In simple words, for example, they ask you to invest $500 and trade in a million worth of currency. This is huge and usually, no one takes this huge risk.

When choosing a broker, you’d learn that some brokers charge a commission and some don’t. Broker in the forex market usually makes their profits from the spread. Spread is the difference in the value of buying and selling price of a currency.

Also, check if that broker is regulated by some authority or not.

Dummy Trading

We have talked about this earlier. This is the one account that allows you to play with the dummy cash as you like. If you’ve followed the basic procedures and done the maths, you’ll win using this demo account. And if you’ve have succeeded in the demo account, chances of winning in the real account are very high.

Real Forex Trading

It’s time to get on your feet.

You’ve got the basics, you have a strategy, you know your broker and have tested yourself using demo accounts. It’s time to start investing some real cash and trade with it.

But don’t get too excited. Don’t go too easy this time. This is your real cash and it needs serious attention. Start with low leverage initially. Be very active on and review the trends with each passing day.

There are some apps that would help you analyze and discuss the trends of the market. Use them to become an expert.

These are some very basic tips for a beginner forex trader. You start with knowledge-gathering, move up to making a strategy using experts’ guidance, choose the best broker, test your guts with demo accounts, and then start trading with real cash.

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Don’t Count On JPY Correction; Staying Long GBP/JPY

The path of the potential pace of the JPY decline may still be underestimated by markets, which continue trading the JPY long.

While the 10% USDJPY advance from September lows looks impressive from a momentum point of view, it may no thave been driven by Japan’s institutional investors reducing their hedging ratios or Japan’s household sector reestablishing carry trades.

Instead, investors seemed to have been caught on the wrong foot, concerned about a sudden decline of risk appetite or the incoming US administration being focused on trade issues and not on spending. Spending requires funding and indeed the President-elect Trump’s team appears to be focused on funding. Here are a few examples: Reducing corporate taxation may pave the way for US corporates repatriating some of their USD2.6trn accumulated foreign profits. Cutting bank regulation could increase the risk-absorbing capacity within bank balance sheets. Hence, funding conditions – including for the sovereign – might generally ease. De-regulating the oil sector would help the trade balance, slowing the anticipated increase in the US current account deficit. The US current account deficit presently runs at 2.6% of GDP, which is below worrisome levels. Should the incoming government push for early trade restrictions, reaction (including Asian sovereigns reducing their holdings) could increase US funding costs, which runs against the interest of the Trump team.

Instead of counting on risk aversion to stop the JPY depreciation, we expect nominal yield differentials and the Fed moderately hiking rates to unleash capital outflows from Japan.The yield differential argumenthas become more compelling with the BoJ turning into yield curve managers. Via this policy move, rising inflation rates push JPY real rates and yields lower, which will weaken the JPY. Exhibit 12 shows how much Japan’s labor market conditions have tightened. A minor surge in corporate profitability may now be sufficient, pushing Japan wages up and implicity real yields lower.

JPY dynamics are diametrical to last year . Last year, the JGB’s “exhausted”yield curve left the BoJ without a tool to push real yields low enough to adequately address the weakened nominal GDP outlook. JPY remained artificially high at a time when the US opted for sharply lower real yields. USDJPY had to decline, triggering JPY bullish secondround effects via JPY-based financial institutions increasing their FX hedge ratios and Japan’s retail sector cutting its carry trade exposures. Now the opposite seems to be happening. The managed JGB curve suggests rising inflation expectations are driving Japan’s real yield lower. The Fed reluctantly hiking rates may keep risk appetite supported but increase USD hedging costs.Financial institutions reducinghedge ratios and Japan’s household sector piling back into the carry trade could provide secondround JPY weakening effects

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Mexico raises interest rates, cites Trump as risk

The head of Mexico’s central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a “hurricane” sized threat to Mexico.

Banco de Mexico Gov. Agustin Carstens told the Radio Formula network Friday that a Trump presidency “would be a hurricane and a particularly intense one if he fulfills what he has been saying in his campaign.”

Trump has proposed building a wall along the border and re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mexico’s central bank raised its prime lending rate by half a percent to 4.75 percent Thursday, citing “nervousness surrounding the possible consequences of the U.S. elections, whose implications for Mexico could be particularly significant.”

Mexico’s peso had lost about 6 percent in value against the dollar since mid-August. It recovered slightly after the rate hike

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Africa’s first Fairtrade certified gold co-operative offers hope to gold miners living in poverty

Syanyonja Artisan Miners’ Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal small scale mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified, bringing much needed hope to impoverished communities who risk their lives to mine the rich gold seam that runs around Lake Victoria.

SAMA is one of nine previously informal groups from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania which has benefitted from a pilot project launched by Fairtrade in 2013. This innovative program aims to extend the benefits of Fairtrade gold to artisanal miners across East Africa.

In that short time, SAMA has undergone training in business and entrepreneurship, as well as safe use of mercury, internal control systems, labour rights and better working conditions, health and safety and more. Previously, daily contact with toxic chemicals used to process gold meant members risked disease, premature births and even death.  Fairtrade gold was first launched in 2011, and SAMA now joins Fairtrade certified gold mines MACDESA, AURELSA and SOTRAMI in Peru.

The co-operative produces just 5 kg gold per year, but nevertheless has the potential to significantly benefit many people in the local community through better conditions through certification. It is expected that Fairtrade and organizations like Cred Jewellery will support the miners, ensuring their gold can be refined and made available to jewellers in the UK and other markets.

Gonzaga Mungai, Gold Manager at Fairtrade Africa said: “This is a truly momentous and historical achievement and the realisation of a dream that is many years in the making. Gold production is an important source of income for people in rural economies. Congratulations to SAMA, it sets a precedent which shows that if groups like this can achieve certification, then it can work for others right across the African continent.”

The Fairtrade Gold Standard encourages better practice and changes to come in line with international regulation around the production and trade of so-called ‘conflict minerals’. Under the Standard, miners are required to:

  • Uphold a human rights policy preventing war crimes, bribery, money laundering and child labour
  • Clearly represent where the minerals were mined
  • Minimise the risks of conflict minerals through robust risk assessments and collaboration across supply chains
  • Report to buyers and trading partners regarding the risks of conflict minerals

Now in its second phase, the programme will focus on supporting other mining groups in the region to access affordable loans and explore a phased approach to accessing the Fairtrade market, allowing more mining co-operatives across Africa to participate in the programme.

Gonzaga added: “Sourcing African metals from smallscale miners in the Great Lakes Region is the responsible thing to do. For a long time companies have avoided buying gold from this region, with devastating consequences for impoverished communities who were already struggling. It has driven trade deeper underground, as unscrupulous buyers pay lower prices and launder illegal gold into legitimate supply chains. That’s why we have chosen to work with these groups to help them earn more from their gold within a robust compliance system that offers social, environmental, and economic protections.”

The Fairtrade gold programme offers a small but scalable solution to sustainable sourcing of gold from the region in line with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act in the US, OECD Due Diligence Guidance and recent EU Supply-Chain Due Diligence proposals which could come into effect in 2016. This means that up to 880,000 EU firms that use tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold in manufacturing consumer products could be obliged to provide information on steps they have taken to identify and address risks in their supply chains for so-called ‘conflict minerals’.

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