Day 3: Intro to FxMindset™

Welcome to FxST™ Five Day eCourse – Start Forex Now! The topics covered in today’s course are the following:

  • Lower Margins  – What this Means for YOU
  • Spreads – A Crucial Broker Question
  • The “Darkside” of Forex – Ways to avoid it
  • Rollover – The Carry Trade
  • Forex vs Stocks, Futures & Commodities

Learning Goal: Understand Margin, Spreads, Risk, Rollover, Liquidity

Level: Beginner

Taking Advantage of the Benefits

There are many different advantages to trading FOREX instead of stocks or futures, such as:

  • Lower Margin - A FOREX trader can control a large amount of currency with only a small account deposit, just like when futures and stock speculation is done. Futures require a 5% margin and the margin required for FOREX is around 1%. In layman’s terms, in FOREX trading, a currency trader can control 5 times as much with his money as in futures trading and 50 times more than stock trading! There is much more profit in trading on margin, but you need to be fully aware of the very high risks too. Be sure you understand the ins and outs of your margin account and that you have read the margin agreement between you and the broker. If you still have things you are not sure about, discuss these issues beforehand with your account representative. If you allow your account to fall below an amount set in your agreement, you could experience the partial or complete liquidation of your positions. It may be done before you even get a margin call, so be sure you review your margin balance regularly. Take advantage of stop-loss orders on each open position; this is a must in order to reduce risk and preserve valuable working capital. Before committing to a trade, you should have a predefined amount of money you are willing to risk. This is where professionals have a Structured Business Plan
  • Spreads -In the Forex market there is what we call a “Spread”. This is the difference between the asking price and the bidding price. You could think of this as a commission you pay your broker for allowing your to trade. For example you can choose to sell at 10 or buy at 12. Therefore the spread would be 2. Your spread can vary slightly between different Forex brokers.  When searching for a Forex broker, you should always compare the spreads.
  • Guaranteed Stops and Limiting Risk – FOREX is said to have guaranteed stops that can be utilized to limit risk. This is a myth. During a time of extreme volatility your stops in the Forex market can be missed just as in any other market. We personally know of a trader with one of the largest Forex brokerages who had his stops run by over 140 pips per contract! Basically it is the equivalent of not being able to get out of a futures trading position as the price moves against you. There are times when you should and shouldn’t be trading the FOREX market and the FxST Community will teach the important times to be trading and also when to be sitting on the sidelines.
  • Rollover – This is a strategy in which a trader sells a certain currency with a relatively low interest rate and buys different currency yielding a higher interest rate, aka the “Carry Trade”. Rollover occurs at 5PM Est. Remember in Forex we trade pairs, so we are always buying one currency and  selling another simultaneously. So if we buy AUD/USD, technically we are buying Australian dollar and selling the US dollar. If Australia has a higher interest rate than the US, your broker may pay your “Rollover” & vice versa.
  • Open Around the Clock – In the futures market your trading is limited during the window of time that each market is open. If current events make getting out of a position important, you still must wait until the market reopens. That could be hours, creating financial disaster for you. But, the FOREX market is open around the clock, five days a week. It actually follows the sun! From the Australia to Asia, Europe, United States, and back again Australia. It literally allows you to trade at any time you desire!
  • Liquidity in FOREX – A Market place of Free Trade. On a daily basis, the foreign exchange is more than a 3 trillion (and growing) dollar market! This is 46 times larger than all the futures markets combined. Governments around the world struggle to control their own  currency because of the massive number of people trading FOREX worldwide.

FOREX trading is a tremendous opportunity and superior to stocks, futures and commodities trading. As is true with all trading, there are certainly risks involved. To reduce your risk, the services of a Broker are important and advised. This comprehensive guide will teach you exactly what is necessary to start achieving success in the FOREX market.

Let’s get started you can check out my video course course right now and be on your way to trading by this time tomorrow. CLICK HERE

Chief-Master Trader, Armando Martinez

To Your Success,

Armando Martinez
FxST Chief Master Trader

P.S. Tomorrow is already day 4 for your eCourse hopefully
you learned something new today, tomorrow we are going
to Get Started In The Exciting World Of Forex Trading!

Coming up next … DAY 4

Choosing the Right Brokers for YOU

  • Searching for a Broker – What to Look For
  • FOREX Research Tools & Information
  • Creating a Business Plan – ProfitProtectionSystem™
  • Dangers of Leverage – Your Friend or Enemy
  • Types of Accounts – What Account Fits YOU
  • Disreputable Brokers – Do Your Research