Comparison Between Forex, Binary Options And Penny Stocks Trading
The Forex and penny stock markets are the dangling carrots for the small trader. My thoughts would be that you should neither set yourself a certain number of pips, or a percentage gain per day or week, but rather that you should seek to maximise the amount of opportunity that the market presents to you within any given time period so that you can achieve your best possible returns.
That would be the case if you were trading one mini lot and USD is the currency your account is denominated or held in. And from there, you can then calculate other values, such as the pip value for trading 5 micro lots (half the amount of 1 mini lot) would be $0.50 USD per pip, and the pip value for trading 1 standard lot (ten times the amount of 1 mini lot) would be $10 USD per pip.
If a person wants to get rich quick and out of chance, then stocks would be the way to go, in stocks you can even do research of the companies and identify those that yield some potential meaning that you could effectively take the same risks as in forex with a much higher and potentially unlimited reward for an all or nothing” bet.
However if you’re aiming for 10 pips a day through day trading, it feels a little like gambling to me. Historical daily volatility of major pairs such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD etc is less than 1% thus making it even more challenging as it’s near impossible for us to always buy at the lowest and sell at the highest point.
In futures markets, traders compete among themselves and with market makers around the clock, with all the participants having access to the same tight bid and offer, or spread, that is created in a central marketplace regulated by the National Futures Association, whereas traders in forex compete directly with the dealer.
Forex Tester allowed me to advance in my trading and gave me the opportunity to understand several global principles of price action; this program is for those who have uniquely decided to figure out what trading really is; I will be looking forward to using it as a tester for a robot, but even those things I’ve understood with the help of this program can hardly be overestimated.
While trading does exist nearly around the clock for the electronically traded e-minis (trading ceases for about an hour a day to enable institutional investors to value their positions), the volume may be lower than the forex market, and liquidity during off-market hours could be a concern depending on the particular contract and time of day.
If I trade on a 15-minute chart I may only get a couple trades in each day, and I need to spend most of my day watching to make 4% maximum (if I win two trades with a 2:1 reward:risk ratio ). Now 4% is a great daily return, but that is the best case scenario (because you are risking 1% of your account per trade, if you make 2:1 on those trades, you are up 2% on each x 2 trades).
SWAP: If you hold a position overnight in the forex markets, what actually occurs is that your broker closes the position at the very end of trading day (the New York session close) and then immediately reopens it for you as the next trading day begins—although you are not charged any spread or transaction fees for that.
Example: If you’re trading EUR/USD and current price is 5 pips better than the price you entered the trade at—a 5 pip profit—and the profit showing on the trade is $5.00 USD, then your pip value for that position would be $1.00 USD, so every 1 pip movement in price is going to increase or decrease the profit or loss of your position by $1.00 USD.
Obviously when it comes to trading forex you really only need to worry about the pair of currencies that you have decided to focus your trading on. What this allows is that you can focus your attention specifically on just those two currencies instead of trying to figure out what stocks or futures that you need to study throughout the market.