The Foreign Exchange Market which is known as FOREX Market or Currency Exchange Market is the largest market in the world of finances and trades. It is where international banks, financial institutions and governments post trades for foreign currencies. Unlike to the Stock Exchange Market, the currency exchange is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before, only large banks and financial institutions had access to the Forex Market but thanks to the development of the Internet, individual day traders now have access to the foreign exchange market. The profit one can make in trading currencies can attract a lot of people but investing in the Foreign Exchange market can be risky since it is the most unstable market out there. To ensure you invest your money properly and safely to the Foreign Exchange Market, there are some things you will need to remember: Knowledge is power Learn the common terms that are used in FOREX trading like pip, margin, leverage etc. You can learn this by finding and consulting to a reputable broker. Do some intensive research before giving your assets to anyone, even if it is your broker. Look for a broker who does compete against his clients and who offers a flexible margin and is always available anytime of the day. Another way is to read Forex Books or Forex eBooks. You can find this in bookstores or you could download an eBook in the internet. Read one book at a time so that you could absorb more information compared to reading books all at the same time. Lastly, attend trading seminars or Forex Trading courses. This is usually offered by some brokers who had been successful in their trades. Just remember not to over spend on paying such courses. Choose the right one that you think will benefit you the most. Forex platform Download a trading platform which is software used to predict current market trends using tools and charts. It will help you to get information like the current exchange rate of currency pairs. You will find Forex trading platforms in the internet but remember to download those platforms made by reputable brokers especially if there is a fee for downloading. Forex mini account Open a Forex mini account to get you started in trading online in the Forex Market. This is an account for new traders to the Forex market that does not have the funds to open a standard account. A Forex mini account can be made with a small amount of fee. Be updated Keep updated on current affairs. Read broadsheets and business magazines. Watch the cable news channels for business news. Factors that can influence the changes in the currency market are the rise and fall of interest rates of banks, importing/exporting of a country and political/economic factors. Be flexible Adjust your sleeping patterns since the currency market is open 24/7. You must be informed and available to trade at any time because you never know what might happen to your investment since the Forex market could change anytime.