Now that you have opened your account in forex and are aware of factors that come with opening an account we can now move on to trading with your opened account. There are two ways to trade in forex with the first by simply buying and selling currency pairs. The second involves purchasing derivatives that keep track of the movements of a chosen currency pair. Both techniques are very similar to the techniques used in other markets.
While there are two ways of trading in forex, the most common technique is the buying and selling of currency pairs which functions on a similar level traders buy and sell stocks. Derivatives on the other hand use products such as futures and options to help profit from the changes that occur in a currency’s value.
If you choose to buy an option for a currency pair, you gain the right to buy a currency pair that has a set rate before it reaches a certain set point in time. On the other hand, futures contracts obligate you to buy the currency at a set point in time. Both are utilized by advance traders and those who are more familiar I the market, but that does not mean you should neglect the important to familiarize yourself with these techniques.