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1.2 Advantage Of Trading 交易的优势

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Advantages of Forex Trading

There are many benefits and advantages of trading forex. Here are just a few reasons why so many people are choosing this market:

No commissions

No clearing fees, no exchange fees, no government fees, no brokerage fees. Most retail brokers are compensated for their services through something called the “bid-ask spread“.

No middlemen

Spot currency trading eliminates the middlemen and allows you to trade directly with the market responsible for the pricing on a particular currency pair.

No fixed lot size

In the futures markets, lot or contract sizes are determined by the exchanges. A standard-size contract for silver futures is 5,000 ounces. In spot forex, you determine your own lot, or position size. This allows traders to participate with accounts as small as $25 (although we’ll explain later why a $25 account is a bad idea).

Low transaction costs

The retail transaction cost (the bid/ask spread) is typically less than 0.1% under normal market conditions. At larger dealers, the spread could be as low as 0.07%. Of course this depends on your leverage and all will be explained later.

A 24-hour market

There is no waiting for the opening bell. From the Monday morning opening in Australia to the afternoon close in New York, the forex market never sleeps. This is awesome for those who want to trade on a part-time basis, because you can choose when you want to trade: morning, noon, night, during breakfast, or in your sleep.

No one can corner the market

The foreign exchange market is so huge and has so many participants that no single entity (not even a central bank or the mighty Chuck Norris himself) can control the market price for an extended period of time.

Leverage

In forex trading, a small deposit can control a much larger total contract value. Leverage gives the trader the ability to make nice profits, and at the same time keep risk capital to a minimum.

For example, a forex broker may offer 50-to-1 leverage, which means that a $50 dollar margin deposit would enable a trader to buy or sell $2,500 worth of currencies. Similarly, with $500 dollars, one could trade with $25,000 dollars and so on. While this is all gravy, let’s remember that leverage is a double-edged sword. Without proper risk management, this high degree of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains.

High Liquidity.

Because the forex market is so enormous, it is also extremely liquid. This is an advantage because it means that under normal market conditions, with a click of a mouse you can instantaneously buy and sell at will as there will usually be someone in the market willing to take the other side of your trade. You are never “stuck” in a trade. You can even set your online trading platform to automatically close your position once your desired profit level (a limit order) has been reached, and/or close a trade if a trade is going against you (a stop loss order).

Low Barriers to Entry

You would think that getting started as a currency trader would cost a ton of money. The fact is, when compared to trading stocks, options or futures, it doesn’t. Online forex brokers offer “mini” and “micro” trading accounts, some with a minimum account deposit of $25.

We’re not saying you should open an account with the bare minimum, but it does make forex trading much more accessible to the average individual who doesn’t have a lot of start-up trading capital.

Free Stuff Everywhere!

Most online forex brokers offer “demo” accounts to practice trading and build your skills, along with real-time forex news and charting services.

And guess what?! They’re all free!

Demo accounts are very valuable resources for those who are “financially hampered” and would like to hone their trading skills with “play money” before opening a live trading account and risking real money.

Now that you know the advantages of the forex market, see how it compares with the stock market!

外汇交易的优势



   


        交易外汇有很多的好处和优点。此处列举一些为什么有这么多人选择这个市场的原因:


无佣金


      没有清算费、没有兑换费、没有政府税、没有经纪费。大多数的外汇交易商通过“买卖差价”来赚取利润。



没有中间商


      现货外汇交易消除了中间商的麻烦,允许你直接对市场的某一货币进行定价。



无固定单位数量

       在期货市场,单位和合同大小由交易中心所决定。一个标准大小的白银期货合同是5千盎司。在外汇现货市场中,你可以决定你自己的单位或者是仓位大小。这就允许交易者只要用很小的资金,比如 25美元 就可以开立账户了。(待会我们会解释为什么开立25美元的账户是一个坏主意)



交易成本低


       典型零售商的交易花费(买\卖 差价),在平时的市场条件下低于0.1%。对于更大的交易商,差价可以少至0.07%。当然,这些都要根据你的杠杆比率和之后将要解释的规则来决定。



24小时开放的市场

       外汇市场是不需要等带 营业的铃铛响起的。从星期一早上,澳大利亚市场的开市到晚上纽约市场的闭市,外汇市场从不休息。这对于那些想要在业余时间进行交易的人来说,是最棒的消息了,因为你可以选择任何你希望交易的时间:上午,中午,晚上,早餐时间,或者在你睡觉的时候。



没有人能够垄断市场

       外国交易市场如此的巨大,且参与者是如此的多,所以没有任何一个个体(即时是最大的中央银行 或是 曾打败李小龙的世界空手道冠军Chuck Norris也不行)可以长期控制市场价格。

杠杆作用

      在外汇交易中,只需小额的保证金就可以控制一个非常大数目的总合同价值。杠杆作用给予了交易者可以获得很高利润的能力,同时把投资的风险降到最小。


       例如,一个外汇经纪人可能提供50:1的杠杆比,这就意味着50美元的保证金,允许交易者买进或者卖出价值2500美元的货币。同样的,如果是 500美元,一个交易者就可以交易 25000美元 等等。虽然这会提高获利的机会,我们必须记住杠杆作用是一把双刃剑。没有适当的风险管理,这种杠杆作用就会在带来巨额收益前,先导致巨额损失。 


高流动性

       因为外汇市场是如此的庞大,所以它也具有高流动性。这就意味着在正常市场条件下,只要鼠标一按,你就可以任意的不断地买进和卖出,并且永远会有人愿意和你交易。你永远不会在交易中被“困住”。你甚至可以设置你的网上交易平台,自动的进行获利平仓或追踪止损。


进入门槛低

       你可能觉得开始进行外汇交易会需要庞大的金钱。事实上,与买卖股票、期权或期货相比,外汇并没有那么的破费。网上外汇经纪商提供了“迷你”和“微型”交易账户,有一些甚至只要少至25美元就可以开立一个账户。


       我们不是说你应该用最少的钱开个帐户,而是说它确实让很多的,没有什么启动资金的普通人能够进行外汇交易。


免费的工具无处不在

       大多数网上外汇经纪商都提供了
“模拟”账户,可以练习并提高你的交易能力,以及实时的外汇新闻和图表分析服务。

       你猜怎么着?! 他们都是免费的!

       模拟账户对于那些在“经济上有所负担”的人来说,这是非常宝贵的资源。他们可以利用”玩假钱“来提高他们的交易技能,在开立真实帐户和冒着实际货币的交易危险之前。


       现在你了解到外汇市场的优势吧,让我们把它和股票市场,比比看有什么不同!