Thursday, January 22, 2009

What is the Best Forex Training Strategy

Every successful broker will tell you that knowledge is his or her key to profitable forex trading. A trader with Forex education has better experience in determining market movements and choosing profitable transactions. Without proper knowledge of Forex trading, you are risking everything you have in the dark. Although you may succeed in a few trades, the odds are that you are going to lose in the end. How do you avoid such losses?

The key is finding a good Forex trading course that will enable you to trade knowledgeably and avoid disastrous losses. Although tons of Forex information is available online, on books and with plenty of schools, this is not something you should thank for because separating the best Forex trading course from the rest can be an overwhelming task. Imagine searching through hundreds of web sites and buying several books just to find out you lack the knowledge to step into the Forex market.

Obviously, the the most powerful Forex trading course should teach you everything you need to know about the Forex market with easy-to-understand terms and advices. If you’re the type of person who learns easily even with self-learning, you can choose from e-books, guides and books to lead you through all the aspects of Forex trading. However, for people who are not used to self-learning, on-location courses and comprehensive online guides are the best Forex trading course for you.

For people who have extra time, they could surf the web and find plenty of Forex facts. However, the problem with online sources is that the information is usually unstructured. In choosing the best Forex trading course online, ensure that the web site presents a step-by-step guide, so you can actually walk through beginners, immediate and expert phases, learn from your mistakes and master trading techniques.

When you choose to go for study courses, expect a structured and logical syllabus. With this type of courses, you can save time and effort that you would have wasted when researching information on your own. Remember that the best Forex trading course should be available for your knowledge level, so a beginner should never be introduced to advanced Forex trading lessons.

Although you can grab a copy of an online Forex course without charge, it will only give you basic information to get you started in the market, but lacks in-depth training that you need to analyze charts and create solid trading strategies. The cost of Forex trading lessons vary greatly from free to thousands of dollars.

You can choose to attend seminars, study at your own pace, attend classes with a group of fellow beginners or sign up for a comprehensive online course, but you can never beat the benefits of having your own mentor. The best Forex trading course involves a trainer that has a reputable experience in Forex trading, who is willing to offer strategies and insights he has learned throughout all his years of conducting trades. Unfortunately, Forex experts usually charge a lot of money.

Regardless of your learning style, choosing the best Forex trading course depends largely on how much money you are willing to invest for your education, how much time and effort you are willing to give into the industry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Homeowners re-defaulting after getting aid

Wait a minute. You mean homeowners who were defaulting on their loans are re-defaulting after getting temporary band-aid modifications?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent data suggests that many borrowers who received help with mortgage modifications earlier this year tended to re-default on their payments, a top U.S. banking regulator said on Monday.

"The results, I confess, were somewhat surprising, and not in a good way," said John Dugan, head of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, in prepared remarks for a U.S. housing forum.

"Put simply, it shows that over half of mortgage modifications seemed not to be working after six months," he said.

Dugan said based on data collected from some of the biggest U.S. institutions, like Bank of America, Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, home foreclosure starts fell 2.6 percent in the three months ended in September.

However, data which is to be issued by the OCC and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) next week could throw cold water on a push by some U.S. policymakers for loan modifications as the key remedy for the ailing U.S. financial and economic crisis.

Dugan said recent data showed that after three months, nearly 36 percent of borrowers who received restructured mortgages in the first quarter re-defaulted.

The rate of re-default jumped to about 53 percent after six months and 58 percent after eight months, Dugan said, without providing an explanation for the trend.

Regulators speaking at an OTS-housing forum did not provide any explanations for the causes behind the data.

"We don't know the answers yet, but these are the types of questions that we have begun asking our servicers in detail," Dugan said.

Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, who has been pushing for fast and systematic loan modifications, said regulators need to examine re-default data more closely.

"I think it's very important to look at this data carefully and know what it says and what it doesn't say," Bair said.

Dugan said the third-quarter report will show many of the same disturbing trends as other recent mortgage reports, as credit quality continued to decline across the board and delinquencies rose for subprime, alt-A and prime mortgages.

He said the report will also show that the greatest delinquencies were in prime mortgages.