What are the most helpful and authentic online resources you would recommend a college student to start learning about FOREX trading?
Trading is a very complex network, whether it be stock or FOREX markets. And it takes a person a specific amount of time to become really good at trading. Therefore, I want to start learning and educating myself about investing in FOREX markets. #forex #trade #investment #learning #economics #investment-management
You should begin by learning about the most liquid (tradable) currencies. Since currencies trade in pairs (much like fractions), pick a few pairs to start with (such as USDJPY or GBPUSD), then read all you can about those you chose. What are the fundamental factors that affect them? How do they move together? Besides the country they belong to, what other countries might impact each currency? In what way does any currency rely on other factors (such as commodity values, etc.). Once you have done this, you can choose to read about other currency pairs, or move to charting. You should learn about technical analysis (such as moving averages, support and resistance lines, etc.). You can open a demo account at any number of brokers and check the charts that way. ****Be aware of scams from brokers, both in the US and internationally. Do NOT open any real accounts with your money. At the retail level, this is not investing: it is gambling.
Investopedia is a reputable site and they've put together reviews on the best brokers for FOREX.
Juzer recommends the following next steps: