Real Time FOREX Trading: The Most Dangerous Game

Real time Forex trading is considered one of the most dangerous forms of investment available. However, that has not stopped it from becoming extremely popular among investors. Here are a few reasons that real time Forex trading is considered dangerous.

High Leverage

One thing that makes real time Forex trading so dangerous is the high leverage that is used. When you trade in the stock market, you might choose to use leverage of 2 to 1. However, when trading Forex, you could potentially get an account that has leverage of as much as 500 to 1. Therefore, it does not take much movement in order to really amplify the results in your account.

Rapid Movement

The Forex market is designed to take advantage of fluctuations in the exchange rate between two currencies. On a daily basis, a lot of movement can take place between the two currencies. For example, as a result of an economic news announcements, a currency pair could go through a rapid period of movement. This makes many traders scared to trade around economic news announcements. However, sometimes it does not take a news announcements for a rapid swing to occur. These huge movements can occur at any time of day or night.

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