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Exchange rates are determined by supply and demand. For example, if there will be greater demand for American goods then there will tend to be an increase in value of the dollar. If markets will worry about the future of the US economy, they will tend to sell dollars, leading to a fall in the value of the dollar. Currency changes affect you, whether you are actively trading in the foreign exchange market. When it comes to the decision of whether you should buy or sell dollars, it all boils down to how the economy is performing. A strong economy will attract investment from all over the world due to the perceived safety and the ability to achieve an acceptable rate of return on investment.

Most important factors deriving exchange rates:

  1. Inflation plays an important role.

    As a general rule, a country with a consistently lower inflation rate exhibits a rising currency value, as its purchasing power increases relative to other currencies. During the last half of the twentieth century, the countries with low inflation included Japan, Germany and Switzerland, while the U.S. and Canada achieved low inflation only later. Those countries with higher inflation typically see depreciation in their currency in relation to the currencies of their trading partners. This is also usually accompanied by higher interest rates.

  2. Differentials in Interest Rates

    Interest rates, inflation and exchange rates are all highly correlated. Interest rates from central banks influence the retail rates financial institutions charge customers to borrow money. For instance, if the economy is under-performing, central banks may lower interest rates to make it cheaper to borrow; this often boosts consumer spending, which may help expand the economy. The opposite relationship exists for decreasing interest rates - that is, lower interest rates tend to decrease exchange rates.

  3. Trade Balance

    A ratio comparing export prices to import prices, the terms of trade is related to current accounts and the balance of payments. If the price of a country's exports rises by a greater rate than that of its imports, its terms of trade have favorably improved. Increasing terms of trade shows greater demand for the country's exports. This, in turn, results in rising revenues from exports, which provides increased demand for the country's currency and increase in the country’s currency value and vice-versa.

  4. Public Debt

    We all knew that in the short run, interest rates and currency valuations are often correlated. Countries will engage in large-scale deficit financing to pay for public sector projects and governmental funding. While such activity stimulates the domestic economy, nations with large public deficits and debts are less attractive to foreign investors. Reason is, a large debt encourages inflation, and if inflation is high, the debt will be serviced and ultimately paid off with cheaper real dollars in the future.

These above factors are most important to determine country’s currency power. In trading exchange rate of two currency pairs is most important to decide either to buy or sell.

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I think risk is down to the lack of education and experience, if we gain knowledge and experience, it is all very easy to work in Forex, I have been trading since last 3-4 years, and I have done nothing extra-ordinary, but I have went with a very simple and straight forward way, it is through collecting knowledge. The best source for me so far has been Babypips, it is well trusted site to learn from. I was unable to complete through their whole setup, but I did collect info that was useful for me, it has really helped me especially with broker like OctaFX, as I am able to execute whatever I have learn easily from their demo contest facility.

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Every job has a risk itself. In forex trading, leverage requires a small initial investment, called a margin, to gain access to substantial trades in foreign currencies. Small price fluctuations can result in margin calls where the investor is required to pay an additional margin. During volatile market conditions, aggressive use of leverage will result in substantial losses in excess of initial investments. I believe with TICKMILL. with sperads as low as 0.0 pips; no re-quotes, delays nor interventions; scalping, EAs and news trading allowed; STP, DMA and NDD; Leverage up to 1:500; trade from 0.01 lot

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Uncle Gober, I believe if you talk about jobs then that is incorrect as jobs don’t have risk, as it is all about hard work but if you put business then it is definitely risky. This is where having low investment to start off can be wise thing to do, if we fail then it is okay, but if we put high investment then losing can be unacceptable, so that’s why we need to be careful. I am really fortunate that I work with OctaFX broker where even low initial investment get boosted big time given the 50% deposit bonus available, it is use able too which makes it even better and plays key role in controlling the risk big time.

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Since, I am using honest trading broker so I am not in risking area. Basically, which traders are using market maker trading broker they are in danger. Because, I have seen scam brokers blocked traders account without any notice. Whatever, I get best capital security from ECN broker TradingBanks. In addition, I can transaction my big money from my live account at any time.

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In spite of good trading knowledge that’s not possible at all to make profit constancy without having a proper risk management which is very supportive to keep survive in this volatile trading place for a long time.

In my trading career, I am very lucky to select Trade12 as my trading broker where I am getting all successful trading tips with essential terms and conditions that is very supportive to avoid risk with certainly. So, my trading life is very much comfortable.

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The real risk of forex trading should come from yourself, many traders are defeated by their overconfident or lack of confident, traders should be clear that forex trading is high risky business, good mind is necessary for successfully traders.

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It’s involved in all kind of business either it’s online or offline. But it’s true the risk percentage is much higher here. On the other hand, Forex trading business is the most profitable business in the world. So, which traders can take this challenge positively they are the winner. In addition, my trading capital in a very protective place as I trade with TradingBanks.

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One thing I have learnt from http://www.alpari.com educational section is that without money management every trader is doomed to fail, you can't escape it. You must always consider you risk in everything you do, forex is not fast money at all.

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