Dollar jumps again today as 10 year yield is having another attempt at 3% handle today. The greenback is trading above yesterday's high against...
There are some things that knock you for six when you hear them, and this is generally the case when one first encounters the foreign exchange markets, or 'forex' for short. Followed by the credit (debt) market (think US government bonds, notes and bills here), forex is the largest, most liquid market on the planet - an immense auction house which has a daily turnover of $5.1 trillion (according to the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets). Forex is a globally decentralized marketplace, which simply means that there's no central exchange or physical location. It Operates around the clock five days a week, with the action beginning in Wellington, New Zealand and closing on Friday evening in New York, essentially allowing one to pick and choose when to trade.
Even for the most experienced traders, the above is still true. For that reason, memorizing the subtle nuances of each trade is of the utmost importance, as this is how we recognize mistakes and ultimately mature as traders. How we do this is simple: keep a trading journal.
"Risky" means that, like other endeavours in life, you need to plan ahead in order to manage the inherent uncertainty of the markets, and make sure that your risk capital (which, after all, is what allows you to stay in the game) is never depleted. Notional funding, proper position sizing, and discipline are key to this part of the equation.