Until several years ago, not many people knew how to trade Forex online. The reason was that not only do you need to know how to trade Forex, you also need to learn Forex like any other profession, to deeply understand about Forex or CFD trading strategies, and to be fully dedicated to your trading activity.
The common opinion held by the conventionalbanks and the large investing houses in the US and UK, was that only bigcompanies or investing groups can make money trading Forex.
If you were a private investor who wanted to trade the markets, you had to have a very large amount of money to invest, and a dedicated account manager whom you would visit regularly at your bank to learn about the Forex trading strategy that he plans for your capital.
However, times have changed. Over the last 10 years, more and more banks, brokers and investing houses opened online channels that bring FX trading to the mass market, allowing all of us, regardless if you are a big shot, rich tycoon from Texas US or just an average Joe looking to trade with 100 dollars. The opportunity to learn how to trade Forex is accessible and you can easily decide which Forex trading strategy works best for you.
Companies and online brokers, such as eToro,Plus500, FXCM and Markets.com brought trading to millions of people, who discovered that it is not such a big deal to learn the basics of Forex trading and invest a couple of thousand dollars in easy to understand and successful Forex trading strategies.
On the positive side, hundreds of thousands of people started making money via Forex trading; a massive buzz was created and it became the most popular trading channel in the world. On the other hand, it has led to strong regulations such as the American FSA, or the European FCA,which exist to keep us traders safe from scams and dodgy deals that are trying to take advantage of our ignorance.
Today there are hundreds of banks and online brokers that offer the full package service for traders who wish to trade Forex online. These packages include first class trading platforms, high-tech trading services, online support and tons of features and complementary services, which help you learn Forex, such as charts, news feeds and rates calculators.
All that is really left for you to do is decide how much money you are willing to invest, open a trade, and try to make money out of your investment.