How much money can one make trading Forex?
How much money can you really make trading Forex? There are a lot of websites that claim to double or triple their money every month. However, in practice professional traders return 20-80% a month, so a return of 20-30% is both a realistic and a reasonable expectation. Remember that currency trading is like any investment vehicle, and having realistic expectations for what you can make is going to set you up to succeed more than thinking that you can get rich quickly with only a $50 investment.
When you buy/sell one currency against another, it means you open a long/short position on this pair. For example, the current price of EUR/USD is 1.1000. If you expect the euro to appreciate against US dollar, you open long position on EUR/USD. This is a common Forex transaction.
As some time passes and the price of EUR/USD rises, you close the position and get the profit. The amount of profit depends on how much the rate of this currency pair has increased during this time and the size of your position.
If your assumption was wrong and EUR/USD declined after you open a long position, you will have a loss. Same as with profit, the size of your loss will depend on how much the rate of this currency pair has fallen during this time and the size of your position
Traders who expect the prices to rise are called ‘bulls’, while those who expect a decline are referred to as ‘bears’.
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