The actual trading in the Forex market takes place in currency pairs. You either sell on currency for another or buy a currency with another. Each pair is made up of a base and a quote currency. In the EUR/USD pair, the Euro is the base and the US dollar is the quote. While the forex market is clearly a great market to trade, I would note to all beginners that trading carries both the potential for reward and risk. Many people come into the markets thinking only about the reward and ignoring the risks involved, this is the fastest way to lose all of your trading account money. If you want to get started trading the Fx market on the right track, it's critical that you are aware of and accept the fact that you could lose on any given trade you take.
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The prime goal of any investor who deals in the Forex market is to hold a currency that is appreciating in value in relation to the other currencies. To illustrate with an example, if you choose to buy 100 British Pounds in exchange for 200 US Dollars, hold the 100 British Pounds for a week and in that period, the value of the British Pound appreciates in relation to the US Dollar, you get to convert those Pounds back into Dollars for say $250 and make a tidy profit.
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