The foreign exchange market (forex or FX for short) is one of the most exciting, fast-paced markets around. Until recently, forex trading in the currency market had been the domain of large financial institutions, corporations, central banks, hedge funds and extremely wealthy individuals. The emergence of the internet has changed all of this, and now it is possible for average investors to buy and sell currencies easily with the click of a mouse through online brokerage accounts.

Daily currency fluctuations are usually very small. Most currency pairs move less than one cent per day, representing a less than 1% change in the value of the currency. This makes foreign exchange one of the least volatile financial markets around. Therefore, many currency speculators rely on the availability of enormous leverage to increase the value of potential movements. In the retail forex market, leverage can be as much as 250:1. Higher leverage can be extremely risky, but because of round-the-clock trading and deep liquidity, foreign exchange brokers have been able to make high leverage an industry standard in order to make the movements meaningful for currency traders.

Extreme liquidity and the availability of high leverage have helped to spur the market’s rapid growth and made it the ideal place for many traders. Positions can be opened and closed within minutes or can be held for months. Currency prices are based on objective considerations of supply and demand and cannot be manipulated easily because the size of the market does not allow even the largest players, such as central banks, to move prices at will.

The forex market provides plenty of opportunity for investors. However, in order to be successful, a currency trader has to understand the basics behind currency movements.

The goal of this forex tutorial is to provide a foundation for investors or traders who are new to the foreign currency markets. We’ll cover the basics of exchange rates, the market’s history and the key concepts you need to understand in order to be able to participate in this market. We’ll also venture into how to start trading foreign currencies and the different types of strategies that can be employed.

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  1. Call – Option for rising prices. If you believe the price is about to go up, choose this option.

PUT – Option for falling prices. Buy this option when you expect the price to decrease.

If you see on the chart that the price isn’t rising or falling, that means that right now there’s a “neutral trend.” In this case, it’s best to hold off on buying this option. Consider choosing a different asset to invest in.

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  1. Never invest more than 2% of your capital in a single option. This is the golden rule for any investor. This way you can manage your investing without losing your head…or your money
  2. If 60% of your transactions end up “in the money” then you will be consistently profitable, and you may gradually increase your investment amount.
  3. In order to improve the quality of your results, use technical & fundamental market analysis.
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Australia Q1 Annual Inflation Jumps to Highest Since September 2014, Remains unchanged Q/q

Australia’s first-quarter annual inflation jumped to its highest since September 2014, although the q/q figures remain unchanged during the period. The Q1 CPI data provides confirmation that inflation has stabilised and is creeping toward the policy target band.

Headline CPI is now above 2 percent y/y, but core inflation remains softer. The average of the two core measures rose 0.4 percent q/q, in line with the previous two quarters but the ANZ diffusion index continues to point to soft price pressure across a broad range of items. The data is consistent with the RBA’s profile and, as such, has no policy implications.

Further, headline CPI rose by 0.5 percent q/q in Q1; the strongest categories were fuel (+5.7 percent), new dwelling purchase prices (+1.0 percent), medical and hospital services (+1.6 percent) and electricity (+2.5 percent). Partially offsetting this was a seasonal fall for international holiday and accommodation (-3.8 percent) as well as falls for fruits (-6.7 percent) and furniture (-3.5 percent).

While the Q1 data suggest that core inflationary pressures have stabilised (it is the third consecutive 0.4 percent quarterly outcome), the underlying price pulse remains weak. The ANZ Diffusion index remains low, with just 34 percent of the basket rising by more than 2.5 percent annualised in Q1.

However, tradable inflation remained weak, falling by 0.2 percent q/q in Q1, while non-tradable prices rose by 0.9 percent. Weak wage growth continues to impact, with market services inflation flat in Q1, and up just 0.7 percent y/y.

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Australian CPI only OK – AUD/USD slides

Australia releases its inflation figures only once per quarter, making every publication a big market-mover. Volatility did not disappoint this time either. The headline q/q figures came out at with a minor miss of 0.5% instead of 0.5% expected. Year over year, the miss was similar: 2.1% against 2.2% projected. AUD/USD still responded with a downfall, dipping [...]

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