Currency indexes are useful tools for measuring the strength of currencies. But there is usually no objective answer to whether a currency is weak or strong, it's very relative as currencies are traded in pairs. Something worth considering is their liquidity. There are major, minor and exotic currency pairs; major and minor pairs are more liquid.
Every pair has its own specific characteristics. You have to find out your own trading edge. Only you know what you understand the most. Learning is a long term tadious process. Everyone has to go through it if they want to make consistent money in forex trading.
The strength of a particular currency depends on numerous economic factors, but the quality of a currency's growth prospects is usually the most significant. Traders should have sound knowledge about the economic and political state of the country whose currency they are dealing with.
There are mainly three factors which determine the strength of the currencies: 1. Inflation: Higher inflation in a country means the national currency is losing its value. 2. Economic stability: If the government is economically stable and well established, it attracts more investors. More demand means more supply which also increases the value of the currency. 3. Interest rates: Higher interest rates also indicate high value of the currency.
The dollar is the king in the currency markets. I recommend looking at the US dollar index and see how it moves vs EURUSD. You will see a near perfect reverse correlation. From there you can look for times it doesn't match up as these can be powerful signals for the moves to come and allow for early entries.
If you can't spot the liquidity then you are the liquidity.
HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors.
Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance.
You could lose some or all of your initial investment. Do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. Educate yourself on the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions.
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