Profit With Currency Trading in a Declining Economy or Recession

By: Andrew Shiveley

When you are discussing your financial life, it is a good idea to follow the motto of many governmental agencies such as the CIA: "Plan for the best, prepare for the worst."

In our present economy today there are many volatile factors that may prove tumultuous for the average person's finances, and it is certainly a good idea to put the above motto into action by implementing a way to make money that does not rely on the stock market or economic strength. For myself and many others, trading the online currency market is the way to make a five-figure per month income that is completely independent of the state of the economy.

By its very nature, the foreign exchange (currency) market cannot experience a bear market simply because it does not function in the same way that a normal equities market does. As opposed to a normal stock index which serves as a 'barometer' for the profitability of a nation's economy as a whole, the currency market exists as an amalgamation of the economies of all major first-world nations, where profit is generated through arbitrage and volatility of one nation's currency versus another.

Success at currency trading is not rocket science; it requires basic economic principles, a lot of common sense, and some basic technical analysis. With today's technology and the large number of retail forex brokers that cater to individual investors, you can incorporate this new revenue generation model into your life using only your home computer and internet connection. When learning how to trade the forex market, try to focus more on the practical and pragmatic aspects that are very down-to-earth and that can be readily applied, as opposed to trying to determine the complicated economic principles that drive the global economy.

Let's take technical analysis as an example of this. When many people begin to learn about the principles of technical analysis (which is basically reading charts of price data to determine market entry or exit points), they will often say something along the lines of "But I don't understand... *Why* does it work?" If you focus to much on the aspect of why the principles of technical analysis are effective for trading, you will get sucked into a line of logic that does not yield any profits.

Topics such as 'Why Technical Analysis Yields Accurate Trading Signals" can be very complex and are often the topic of research papers and Ph.D theses. Try not to get caught up in this mode of thinking, only focus on the fact the basic economic and technical principles that most new forex traders are taught DO work without philosophizing about why they work. Save that stuff for the stuck up University professors, while you devote most of your own conscious energy towards practical applications for making money from the forex market.

Basic economic principles are really the driving force behind movements in the currency market (such as the way that interest rates affect the value of a given currency), and basic technical analysis principles such as support and resistance levels serve to offer reliable entry and exit indicators that many traders follow.

Venturing into the realm of forex trading may seem a bit daunting but it can also be extremely rewarding, and it is best to focus on the proven trading strategies that consistently make profits and not get caught up on why these strategies work. Just as long as they make money, that should be enough to keep you (and your bank account) happy.

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