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JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, has revealed a surprise trading loss of at least $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders.
Trading currency in foreign exchange markets, or FOREX, the world’s largest securities market is available to anyone with small capital. The essence of foreign currency trading is simple. You buy one country’s currency with that of another country. If the exchange rate changes in your favor, you buy the original currency back at a profit.
Educate yourself on how the foreign exchange markets work…
Why Trade the News
The simple answer to that question is “To make more money!”
But in all seriousness, trading the news gives us another opportunity to trade the forex market. As we learned in the previous section, news is a very important part to the market because it’s what makes it move!
When news comes out, especially important news that everyone is watching, you can expect to see some major movement. Your goal as a trader is to get on the right side of the move, but the fact that you know the market will indeed move somewhere makes it an opportunity definitely worth looking at.