Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A History of Trading the Forex Market

Forex currency trading has made massive advancements over recent years and is becoming on the Internets most searched for trading opportunities.

Technological advancements have made Forex an opportunity to make money for everyone from small individual speculators to large multi-national companies.

In reality the principles of Forex trade have existed for centuries but it wasn't until 1967 when the idea of a global system of currency exchange first began to be put together.

A college professor named Milton Friedman famously wanted to take a bank loan in Pounds Sterling (feeling that the currency was overpriced against the dollar) and then sell it before buying it back once the price against the dollar had fallen.

This would allow him to repay the bank and pocket a nice profit for himself. His loan application was declined due to the bretton woods agreement that was in place at the time but this set the wheels in motion for worldwide Forex trading.

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