Do you happen to know what the fastest growing investment opportunity is right now in our world? No, it is not some Multi-Level-Marketing scam trying to push some exotic fruit beverage that promises anti-oxidant boosts and improved health. No, it is not some get rich quick scam either! I have seen plenty of them in my day and I can tell you we are not discussing getting rich quick here.

What I am talking about in this article here, is called Forex. Forex is an investment market where your country's currency is being traded for another country's currency and the deviations between the purchase and selling of currencies is where you either make or lose money.

Forex is a round-the-clock 24 hour market where close to a whopping four trillion dollars is traded on a daily basis. Now the forex markets are not open on the weekends, but between Sunday evening / Monday morning and Friday afternoon / evening you can trade any part of the day or night.

In currency trading, you have a multiple of options for what courses that you want to trade. Perhaps you want to sell the euro against the United States dollar or maybe you want to sell the Japanese Yen against the English pound. There are several different trading strategies taken for account for each currency pair. Not one strategy is going to work for two different currency pairs. If you try to trade the EURUSD and USDJPY the same way, you will most likely lose your shirt. Both currency pairs resemble different financial situations and can not have the same volatility or movement behaviors.

To learn about forex, there are different ways to figure out the currency movements in a given currency pair. This is what we call Technical Analysis. There are different strategies from reading the financial news and the reaction to certain events, to measuring the candles that are generated on the forex charts to reading oscillators that detect potential future movement.

And there are the automated trading systems. Yes, the automated forex expert advisers that are pre-programmed with a trading strategy in mind to work in a certain method in hopes of sending profits back to a given investor's trading portfolio. If you lack the experience of knowing how to trade currencies, then maybe you should consider using an automated forex trading system such as an expert advisor. Learn from how these systems react to price action and see how they make trades and help the investor increase his profits.

These forex robots cost anywhere in the vicinity of $ 100 to $ 200 and up depending on the trading strategy and who is usually behind them. For the novice that just wants to paper trade and wants to know more, I could suggest that obtaining an automated trading system will help them gauge their progress and increase their overall aptitude in forex trading.

Source by Thomas Howell