Currency Trading For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Your plain-English guide to currency trading

Forex markets can be one of the fastest and most volatile financial markets to trade. Money can be lost or made in a matter of seconds, and forex markets are always moving. So how do you keep up? This hands-on, friendly guide shows you how the forex market really works, what moves it, and how you can actively trade in it — without losing your head!

  • All the world's...

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Currency Trading For Dummies

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Overview

Your plain-English guide to currency trading

Forex markets can be one of the fastest and most volatile financial markets to trade. Money can be lost or made in a matter of seconds, and forex markets are always moving. So how do you keep up? This hands-on, friendly guide shows you how the forex market really works, what moves it, and how you can actively trade in it — without losing your head!

  • All the world's a stage — get an easy-to-follow introduction to the global forex market and understand its size, scope, and players

  • Show me the money — take a look at the major fundamental and economic drivers that influence currency values and get the know-how to interpret data and events like a pro

  • Prepare for battle — discover different types of trading styles and make a concrete strategy and game plan before you act on anything

  • Pull the trigger — establish a position in the market, manage the trade while it's open, and close out on the most advantageous terms

Open the book and find:

  • Currency trading conventions and tools

  • Key characteristics of successful traders

  • Trading pitfalls to avoid and risk management rules to live by

  • How major currencies typically trade

  • Why it's important to be organized and prepared

  • The 411 on buying and selling simultaneously

  • Tips for understanding rollovers and interest rates

Learn to:

  • Grasp currency quotes

  • Capitalize on the foreign exchange market

  • Manage risk and reward

  • Use the forces that drive currency movements

  • Identify key traits of individual currency pairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118110881
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 266,638
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Dolan has worked for more than 20 years in the forex market as a currency trader and analyst. As the Chief Currency Strategist at FOREX.com, Brian oversees fundamental and technical analysis and is a frequent resource for the financial media on currency developments.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Trading the World’s Largest Financial Market.

Chapter 1: Currency Trading 101.

Chapter 2: What Is the Forex Market?

Chapter 3: Who Trades Currencies? Meet the Players.

Chapter 4: The Mechanics of Currency Trading.

Part II: Driving Forces behind Currencies.

Chapter 5: Looking at the Big Picture.

Chapter 6: Understanding and Applying Market News and Information.

Chapter 7: Getting Down and Dirty with Fundamental Data.

Chapter 8: Getting to Know the Major Currency Pairs.

Chapter 9: Minor Currency Pairs and Cross-Currency Trading.

Part III: Developing a Trading Plan.

Chapter 10: Training and Preparing for Battle.

Chapter 11: Cutting the Fog with Technical Analysis.

Chapter 12: Identifying Trade Opportunities.

Chapter 13: Risk-Management Considerations.

Part IV: Executing a Plan.

Chapter 14: Pulling the Trigger.

Chapter 15: Managing the Trade.

Chapter 16: Closing the Position and Evaluating Your Results.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Habits of Successful Currency Traders.

Chapter 18: Ten Beginner Trading Mistakes.

Chapter 19: Ten Rules of Risk Management.

Chapter 20: Ten Great Resources.

Index.

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    Posted February 7, 2013

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    Pretty clear and informative,it's left me a clear perspective.

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