It is very important, that the person, wishing to participate in foreign exchange transactions, clearly imagined essential distinction between gamble and investment. By the nature trade in currency represents speculative activity. The exchange markets are the jumpy markets in the world. When trade on them goes with margin use they should become the most unstable.
Day trade by currency can be extremely profitable, and market makers risking in a large way even for days can earn huge percent of the income. However from the intellectual and psychological point of view day trade is completely not simple employment and not everyone can be engaged in it. In effect, day trade represents gamble and day dealers only are engaged in it: participate in day trade. However many people making foreign exchange transactions, professional day dealers aren’t.
Often people using foreign exchange brokers are professionals in this or that area. These people don’t participate in the day auctions, and only occasionally open this or that position. It is also a gamble; also it is not necessary to confuse it with investment.
As a conclusion it is possible to tell that the nature of trade in currency is that that it is connected more with investment but less with gamble and hedging (hedging is used at work with forward tools) not so much. Somewhat probably to invest in currency on long-term prospect, however for this purpose it is required a great sum on the account and a low ratio of borrowed funds to own.
However many people making foreign exchange transactions are not professional day dealers.
In case you decided to participate in forex trading should start from learning the basics of currency exchange market to make sure you do not have problems with this industry.