Forex trading has entered the home and lives of many people around the world, both men and women; all of them coming from many walks of life. Being this a relatively new phenomenon in the department of alternative income opportunities.
It was only about ten years ago that the Forex market moved into our homes. And this was made possible only thanks to the invention and rapid spreading of the internet. The technology that made online forex trading possible.
Before the internet era, trading was an activity reserved only to the big players, banks, brokerage firms, in short; only wealthy people could aspire to enter the currency markets. But the arrival of the internet and the online trading platforms available for downloading, most of them free of charge, to the computers of regular citizens have come to transform the face of forex currency trading in a few years.
The easy accessability to the forex markets and the ever increasing number of new forex traders that has taken place in the last few years has motivated the brokerage firms to improve their services and the accessibility of their trading platforms. Not only with better and more efficient software but also with new financial products as the Mini-account that allows people to trade with an awaesome minimum margin of only $100 or even less in their trading account.
Once you download and install the trading platform from your broker, there are many out there you can choose from. You will notice the many features made available to the trader thanks to these platforms. For example, they will show you the current prices of the most important currency pairs, also included with the platform will be the charting software that will let you perform the technical analysis needed in order to find good trades.
The charting tools coming in with the software included in the trading platform package is really handy. It usually has all the important indicators, RSI, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci levels, etc. and they are just one click away from you to use. And yes, you can even draw on the chart. The software also includes applications for the entering and exiting of trades (stop, limit, etc), and all is managed in real time through your home internet connection. And of course, when involved in online forex trading it is important to consider the fact that the higher the speed of your connection the better your trading experience will be. No one wants to lose information in the middle of a tight trade.