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Money is an integral part of a balanced life, and buying shares is an effective and affordable way to increase the total amount. If you do not have much experience in investing or making deals for the first time, then do not rush. Let's skip boring lectures and scientific definitions. Why do you need to buy stocks in fact? Your benefit is that you can buy cheaper and sell more expensive. The benefit for the company is to attract investment, as well as the state and society in the development of the economy. Buying and selling shares is good for everyone.
There is a natural question: how to start buying stocks?
1. Do not rush.
According to statistics, 95% of people suffer from losses in the stock market, because they do not know the basics. Where can I get the necessary training? To do this, you can use books or online courses from professionals, as in any other activity. Be calm and do not rush, this approach will save you a lot of money.
2. Test yourself
If you have ideas, do not rush to invest real money. Buying shares is not the most pleasant pleasure. First, apply your ideas to a virtual account. It's like a test drive, not only by car, but also by trading in stocks. But you have to remember, that even you are really successful with your demo-account, the psychology of the real market is different. Virtual funds could help you to understand only common ways of trading.
3. Do not risk too much.
The most difficult part in the initial stages is not to give way to emotions and euphoria from possible profits. A big risk kills even a successful investor. The fact is that it is impossible to always make the right predictions. And sometimes it happens that you can make mistakes ten times in a row, but then one transaction will pay all the losses. The task of a novice investor is to protect himself from unnecessary investments. What in the end? It is very important to start investing well and correctly. You just need to give yourself time to gain experience without risk. Following these three tips, you will not be disappointed and will earn money.
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At present, almost all the brokers in the Forex industry, offer its customers a vast number of investment instruments in addition to the self-trading environment. Today we will be discussing some of the most popular investment services and analyse their advantages and disadvantages, as well as define the categories of investors that may be interested to use this kind of tools.

These investment products are most popular within the forex industry, and each one of them has its own characteristics.
Let's try to sort out the core differences between these products:

- PAMM-Account (Percentage allocation management module):

PAMM-Account is one of the most transparent instruments for the ordinary investor. There are a tremendous amount of PAMM services, what differentiates one PAMM from another is the publically available rating and not less important, the structure of the brokerage company serving the PAMM platform. A potential investor may always analyse the available rating of the particular PAMM account before making any further decision. As a rule, the client should obtain information about the number of transactions, the age of the account, the number of existing active investors, profitability and of course the drawdown. In some cases, brokers offer tools for in-depth, detailed analysis of the trading system and potential risks. We strongly recommend using those tools when it is available.

PAMM-System benefits from a module that distributes all the account transactions in direct proportion to the size of all the investor accounts connected to the main "parent" account. For example, if a trader opens a position of 10 lots on the EURUSD, this particular trade is divided between the individual sub-accounts (investors) into smaller parts based on the percentage of capital of each sub-investor-account inside the main account. This means that if the size of the individual sub-investor-account is equal to 1% of the equity of the main account, the volume of trading in this particular account will be 0.1 lots. In fact, the investor funds assigned to the PAMM manager's account, but the funds are exclusively for the trading purposes only, and the PAMM manager unable to take over / withdraw these assets.

For those who have no experience in forex trading, lack of time or simply do not want to trade themselves. For such individuals investment in a PAMM service is an excellent solution. You allow an experienced trader to generate income by a professional management of your trading capital.

One of the most important factors for the investor is that the fund manager is utilising its private funds during the PAMM account trading. This entails an additional responsibility for the account manager because if the manager loses, he loses in the first place his very own invested capital.

The majority of the PAMM platforms would always offer the interested investors with an online real-time statistics; this allows each potential investors to study, monitor and compare the different PAMM managers before making the final investment decision.

If You are not familiar with the general concept of the different trading platforms, VPS-servers, Brokerage firms trading conditions and other features such as trades execution time, this service (PAMM) will be the easiest and most friendly for you. All you need is basic knowledge to come up with a balanced investment portfolio to make a profit and still benefit from small risks.

One obvious disadvantage is the fact that some of the major regulations (FCA, NFA, ASIC, MiFid) prohibit public none licensed account management, hence with those regulations, we will find that the PAMM platform is forbidden. Many brokers work around this limitation by registering their clients below the less strict offshore regulations. Therefore, there are many good, highly reputable companies offering a more flexible and attractive products in their offshore regulated subsidiaries. While choosing an offshore regulated company it's strongly recommended to study about it's reputation and history. Mostly, the reputable brokerage firm won't take illegal actions or manipulations towards the investors since the company will have to consider the possible impact of such actions on it's licensed, properly regulated departments.

Each PAMM-account has a predetermined investment contract period, following which there is the distribution of profits between the investors. Also within this period, the withdrawal of funds for the investor is limited. Each PAMM manager may set an individual investment contract period. For example, every two weeks or a monthly period. This imposes additional risks because the investor has no way to stop the trading at a certain fixed gain or loss within each investment contract period and only capable see the fixed outcome at the end of the investment contract period.

In certain cases and depending on the invested amount of funds, PAMM service may be less attractive than, for example, copying (mirror trading) signal services.

Let's say:
Manager's Fee 40%, which means the investor gets 60% out of the generated profits. This year total produced profits are $10,000, in this case, the investor get $6000 and the manager get $4000.
Now if we are talking about signal copy services (mirror trading), the average cost of a subscription to copy someone's signals would be about $30 per month.
In yearly term: 30 * 12 = $360
So here we had an excellent example where the total cost of PAMM service would $3640 higher versus a signal copier service!
Of course, copying the signal service has its advantages and disadvantages, but we'll discuss this later.

MAM (Multi-Account Manager):

Account management based on the popular trading terminal MetaTrader 4. MAM technology based on a plug-in which allows simultaneous opening of open positions on all the accounts connected to the main trading account. The principle of operation is similar to the PAMM, but investors' funds held inside their personal brokerage trading accounts. The volume of open trading positions and the distribution percentage of profits can be pre-set separately for each investor's sub-account. The trades copied instantly without any slippage between the master and the sub-accounts.

- This service is very prevalent in the market and available to companies operating within the most solid and reliable regulations. Regulators such as CySec, FCA, NFA allow trading exclusively to licensed traders which in fact reduces the trading and operation related risks, although it does not remove them completely.
- Just As PAMM, the MAM platform is very flexible and convenient system allows each manager offer custom investment contracts to it's investors.
- Each investor' sub-account can be disconnected at any time from the main MAM account. That's a clear benefit versus the PAMM technology where the investor imposed to wait until the end of the investment contract period.
- Suitable for investors with any skill level, including complete beginners.
- Also one of the core advantages is the fact that the main MAM account's capital belongs to the trader (manager) and that adds a tremendous responsibility on his part as he trades his own funds in the first place.

In General, among those brokers that offering MAM services, the rating of each MAM account is not visible to the public.
Lack of visible public performance monitoring makes it tough to analyse the history of MAM-account without additional, more advanced tools.
-Investor cannot see the total number of connected investors and the total invested funds.
-For the individual investor, it is much harder to find a good MAM manager due to lack of public rating and monitoring access.

Managed Account Trading:

What came first? The forex market or asset management service? You will be surprised, but the first modern analogues of asset management appeared in the old times of the Crusaders. Background on this subject can be found on Wikipedia. Next, we will discuss the modern form of asset management in the foreign exchange market.
So, how does it work? The Investor transfers the control of his trading account (opened in his name), in full or partial disposal of the trading manager or the management company, for the purpose of trading and profits generation on his behalf. Both of the parties sign a contract, which outlines the investment amounts, period and of course the expected risks involved with the trading. This method considered highly outdated versus the modern, more advanced solutions such as the MAM and PAMM. However, this solution still commonly used in the retail segment. Important to note that hedge funds and banks operating based on the classical type of account management.

Investor's funds stored inside the own, secure trading account, and the trader (manager) can only make trading activities, without any possible access to seize that capital.
- Pre-defined agreement towards the maximum possible drawdown of the particular managed account (solely in the case of licensed companies).
- The ability to set an individual risk plan.
- Individual approach to each investor.
- Expected yields several times higher versus the common bank deposits.

The manager trading the investor funds without the risk of losing his personal wealth, that leaves a further room for more risk in his trading behaviour.
The requirement of a substantial investment capital ($ 50,000) per each individual investor's account.
- In Most cases, you must pay a mandatory fee for the management, regardless of the income.
- This is very easy to encounter scam companies and fraudulent managers in the account management sphere.
- Early withdrawal/halt of trading by the investor, before the agreed contract expiry date, may result in a penalty fee.

To conclude the above, it can be said that trading in the forex market involves risk, and each investor should be able to correctly assess and reduce the potential risks by making the better investment decision. The broad range of investment tools allows each investor choose the better solution for his personal financial abilities, style and needs. Additionally and not less important is the choice in the right trading manager, something we will observe in a better detail within our next articles.

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Investing in stocks that pay dividends, it is a strategic way to establish a reliable stream of income. When investors assume a higher degree of risk, there is the potential for a greater gain. To succeed in this direction does not necessarily to have an incredible knowledge. However, an individual interested in such investments, need to understand some of its core principles.
Here are six proven rules of common sense, which every investor should be aware of:
1. Always choose quality over quantity.
One of the most important issues for investors when selecting investment opportunities is a dividend yield. The higher the yield, the higher the probability that the numbers can be deceptive. If the current level of payments on the shares is not sustainable in the long run, these type of investments can quickly begin to play against you and bring a significant loss.
By choosing investment products that offer greater stability, it is necessary to sacrifice a certain amount of profits in the short term, for investors who prefer to hold long-term positions, the result may be even more favourable. Income from dividend stocks with low risk may be smaller, but it will be more reliable and stable in the long-distance time.
2. Work with a reputable company.
The stock market moves in cycles and events tend to repeat themselves. When an individual is deciding to proceed with a dividends investment, there is nothing better than the actual history of the company activities. There are many companies that have consistently increased their investor returns over the past 25 years. Their brands are easily recognisable, and they generate a constant cash flow, with a high probability to continue and doing so in the future.
3. Pay attention to the potential growth.
Although there are many brand new companies promise to pay very impressive dividends, investors should not be easy on agreeing to their offered terms. It is vital to conduct the preliminary investigation of the company before any serious consideration of investment. In addition to the evaluation of the company past activities, it is also important to examine its future potential. Such as, predicting the future based on its current activity in the market.
4. Pay attention to the payout ratio.
The company's dividend payout ratio will reveal how safe these investments may be. This ratio tells investors not only how much to pay to the shareholders, but also how much revenue the company can save. If you encounter with a company that pays a high-interest rate of their income to investors, it is a definite sign that you need to be careful.
5. Diversification.
One of the most important principals of investment is an allocation of funds among different small quantities targeting a particular market sector. If a company or industry has an exceptional reputation, such as IT or real estate, this is a good sign for your future dividend income. The distribution of assets among a several directions designed to add a diversification benefit to your portfolio. Also, it will minimise the potential risks while a particular area suffers from a temporarily reduced profitability, the loss may not hurt too much as the rest of your portfolio will continue to operate and earn
6. Know when to fold.
Investment guru Warren Buffet believes firmly in the long-term strategies when it comes to investing, but, like any other smart investor, he knows when to get rid of the assets to reduce the potential loss. The reality is that In the market, there is a fine line between profit expectation from an individual investment instrument and understanding when it's better to stop working with one of them.
The key is in knowing which one, and that's of course comes with experience, but a deeper assessment of what is happening within the market gives the strongest knowledge and the valuable tools to minimise the risk and the preservation of diversity in Investor's portfolio.
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The stock market - a place where corporations and companies shares are issued and traded. The stock exchange is an essential component of the open global economy.
Equity markets perform two primary functions.
From the standpoint of companies, stock markets provide access to capital, usually in the form of cash. If a company needs to finance a large project, it can sell its shares on the stock market to raise capital, instead of borrowing money from the bank.
From shareholder's point of view, the stock market provides an opportunity to participate in the growth of the company, as well as quickly convert stock into cash. Two primary ways to realise it:
In a private business, the shareholders, are frequently composed of the founders and original investors who can sell their shares on the stock exchange and reap the rewards for the risk they took in the creation and development of the company.
For investors who own shares of public companies, the stock market allows them to participate in the growth of the company, benefit from the income and the same time without taking the risk of starting its own business.
In the early days of the stock market, shares were traded individually from person to person. Now, almost all stock trades are conducted electronically.
Two of the major stock market in the United States is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. Examples of stock exchanges in other countries - the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), Euronext and Deutsche Bourse. In Russia - the Moscow Stock Exchange.
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Forex (Forex, Foreign Exchange - ┬źforeign exchange") - the inter-bank currency exchange market. Forex word is commonly used to describe the foreign exchange market.
Forex is an international inter-bank market. Operations are conducted through institutional systems, for example: central banks, commercial banks, investment banks, brokers and dealers, pension funds, insurance companies, multinational corporations, and so on.
August 15, 1971, US President Richard Nixon announced his decision to cancel the free exchange of the dollar into gold (abandoned the gold standard), given by that act a final termination of the Bretton Woods agreements (according to which the dollar backed by gold, and other currencies by the dollar). Replaced by a Jamaican currency system, the principles of which were laid in March 1971 on the island of Jamaica with the participation of 20 most developed states of the non-communistic-block. While earlier exchange rates were stable following the gold standard, after the latest changes, a floating rate of gold led to the inevitable fluctuations in exchange rates between the different currencies. This new reality presented a creation of the relatively new field of activity - currency trade when the exchange rate began to depend not only on the gold currency but also on market's supply and demand ratio.
These days, the average daily turnover in the forex market is about 5-7 trillion dollars. By 2020, a further increase of intraday turnover within the Forex market may reach 10 trillion dollars. In fact, it makes the FOREX market is the most liquid market in the world.
The majority of the Forex brokers implement the principle of in-house (internal) clearing transactions (some call it "kitchen" trading). In this case, dealing desk centre or a brokerage company acts the opposite side and taking the risk in self-handling its customer earnings instead of executing the trades within the real financial exchange market. This approach produces a direct conflict of interest between the brokerage company and the customer.
In countries lacking proper Forex regulations, or the existing available rules are being weak, thousands and millions of customers have become victims of scams. For example, In a certain countries, where the regulation is pretty much absent, this creates for many individuals to see in the FOREX as an equivalent to the word "scam".
In fact, such a global macro-economic system as the international currency market (FOREX) created a huge number of myths and rumours.
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