Forex trading can be a risky business, but it can also be a very profitable one. Forex trading is not for the faint of heart; 24-hour global trading can be overwhelming for some people. However, many others thrive on it.
Forex trading is similar to the stock market, except trades are made on a global level, with a variety of currencies. And, unlike the stock market, forex trading can be done anytime, day or night.
When it comes to currency trading strategies, there are all kinds of experts out there. However, virtually all currency trading strategies revolve around the idea of ‘getting short’. Getting short is the forex equivalent to ‘selling high and buying low’ in the stock market.
When you get short, you bet against the value of foreign currencies. It may seem strange at first, but it is actually a great way to make a lot of money, very quickly.
But even if you have great currency trading strategies, you need a good way to keep track of everything. That’s where forex trading software comes in.
If your account is big enough, you can usually get forex trading software right from your forex broker. However, a forex broker generally reserves the best forex trading software for his best clients – meaning you may have to invest a few thousand dollars to get it.
You can also buy forex trading software on your own, but it tends to be very expensive, and hard to use.
So, what makes for good forex trading software?
Aside from being easy to use, your software also needs to be able to handle your orders very quickly – before the market changes again. You also need software that charts well and lets you make trades right from those charts.
Good forex trading software also offers automated trading, which can make like much easier. Automated trading is what it sounds like – you turn over some (or all) of the decision-making to automated ‘robots’. The robots can handle the market while you’re handling other responsibilities – like when you’re at work, spending time you’re your family, or asleep. Robots also come in handy for certain areas of the forex market that you do not know much about. Instead of trying to fumble your way through, you can hand the work over to a robot that can make better decisions.