Today, Alpari is one of the world’s largest Forex brokers. Thanks to the experience that the company has acquired with years of work, Alpari is able to offer its clients a broad spectre of quality services for modern-age Internet trading on the foreign exchange currency market. More than a million clients have chosen Alpari as their trusted provider of Forex services.
What is Forex?
The Forex (FOReign EXchange) market appeared at the end of the 1970s after many countries decided to unpeg their currency value from that of the US dollar or gold. This led to the formation of an international market on which currency could be exchanged and traded freely. Today, Forex is the largest financial market in the world. It doesn’t matter where you live or even where you are right now; as long as you have access to the Internet, a trading terminal (a special program for trading Forex), and an account with a Forex broker, all the instruments and opportunities of Forex are available to you.
Who are traders?
Traders are people who work on the Forex market, trying to ascertain the direction in which the value of a currency will go and make a trade for the purchase or sale of that currency. As such, by buying a currency cheaper and selling it for more, traders earn money on the Forex market. Traders make their decisions based on the analysis of all factors that can affect prices; allowing them to work out precisely in which direction prices are moving. You can make a profit on the Forex market when the value of a currency drops as well as when it increases. Furthermore, traders can make trades on the Forex market from anywhere in the world; from London to Timbuktu.
Where can I learn how to trade Forex?
For novices who have just taken their first steps onto the Forex market, we recommend enrolling on one of our educational courses. The courses will teach you not only the basics of the foreign exchange market, but also methods of analysing it and how to avoid common pitfalls.
With education from Alpari, you will gain valuable theoretical knowledge which you will be able to apply when trading. Moreover, you will find out about money management, learn to keep your emotions under control, discover how trading robots can be useful, and much more. You can take part in our courses online from the comfort of your own home.
Daily analytical reviews and news updates, along with ready-to-use trading ideas on Alpari’s website will help you make the right decisions when trading Forex.
How can I get started trading Forex?
Open an account
If you have never worked with Forex before, you can get acquainted with the ins and outs of currency trading on a demo account with virtual funds. With a demo account, you'll be able to explore the Forex market from within and develop your own trading strategy.
Download the trading terminal
After you have opened an account, whether it be a demo or live account, you will need to download MetaTrader; a special program for trading on the Forex market. In the terminal, you can keep track of market quotes, make trades by opening and closing positions, and stay up to date with financial news. The terminal is available on PC as well as on mobile devices.
Top up your account and start trading
With Alpari, you can start trading on the Forex market with any amount of funds on your account. If you would like to try trading Forex on a live account, but you'd also like to keep risk to a minimum, try trading with a nano.mt4 account, where currency is traded in eurocents and US dollar cents.