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Currency Trading For Dummies Paperback – July 5, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1118018514 ISBN-10: 1118018516 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118018516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118018514
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Dolan has worked for more than 20 years in the forex market as a currency trader and analyst. As the Chief Currency Strategist at FOREX.com, Brian oversees fundamental and technical analysis and is a frequent resource for the financial media on currency developments.

Customer Reviews

Very easy to read.
bharat Dalal
I would highly recommend this book, to anyone planning to learn how to trade in the Forex Market.
Joan B. Knecht
This will be the most miserable way in which you will waste your money!!
Jordal

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Albuquerque on February 21, 2012
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The author knows a lot about Forex and overall this is a must-read book for anyone into this market. However, the author doesnt explain what ecn/stp/dd brokers are (and why you should run away from dd), tries to make the reader think that opening an account outside the USA is riskier, and finally states that leverage above 50:1 isnt a good thing. Perhaps all this is because the Author works for a dd (dealing desk) brokerage in the USA, where leverage is limited... All in all you should read this book, but be critical and dont take every statement as absolute truth, as there are interests in play here.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Big Tom on March 27, 2013
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I have been trading currency for about 5 years and this was a good refresher source book for me. Easy to understand and read. Currency trading is not for everyone, but you are think about doing it this would be a good starting book to read. Explains the market and how it works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. MacPhail TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 24, 2011
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The "Dummies" formula is very good for getting started in this complex subject. Plain talk, helicopter view, organized. Headers let you jump between topics and skip topics as needed.

I haven't finished the book yet, but I can say that Brian Dolan is a very good writer and seems to know his topic. Some writers are unclear when explaining points they don't thoroughly understand themselves. Dolan's clarity and precision are impressive.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By An Avid Reader on January 16, 2014
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The book is *laden with technical jargon* which the author doesn't even bother to explain. The book has no glossary either. It is a gross misrepresentation of the "Dummies" logo, and I had to put it aside for now. If you are a beginner in forex trading, I can heartily recommend Anna Coulling's Forex for Beginners.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Forman on November 18, 2011
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Overall, I'm mixed on Currency Trading for Dummies. The book could have been structured much better to my mind and there are parts where I don't care for the way the author has talked about things. There are, though, also some pretty good, useful parts.

The discussion of forex trading mechanics could perhaps have been done better. I think the author too closely associates it with the likes of stock trading in terms of buying and selling. It makes the general point, but could leave some readers with the wrong impression of how things work in retail forex in that it may imply to readers there's actual currency ownership involved, which isn't the case.

I also found the section on order types rather clunky. It takes up much more space than is necessary to talks about stop and limit orders, even accounting for the different ways they are referred to in some cases.

Dolan does take a very thorough look at interest rates, monetary policy, and currency policy in his discussion of drivers of exchange rates, though. He goes into sources and types of information and the major economic and other data elements that go into forex market analysis. This includes a listing of the key reports for each of the major economies, though I would suggest that these things tend to change in importance over time.

The section of the book I think a lot of readers will find most valuable is the one which goes through the major currency pairs and talks about their individual characteristics. This isn't something I've seen done in such detail in other books. This includes both technical and fundamental considerations for those pairs.

There's also a good section on risk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bradford A. Seaman on July 26, 2013
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Brian Dolan has a easy practical approach to helping the new trader make sense of the market, general knowledge of the terms, and practical steps toward a successful trade plan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan B. Knecht on February 13, 2013
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I originally checked this book out, from the Library...in fact...I checked it out several times. Since the Library requests, that you return their books, I finally decided I needed this one, on my own personal Forex Training/Educational shelf.
Even though it is written, by a GAIN Capital Strategist, the information is presented in an unbiased and completely educational mode.
I would highly recommend this book, to anyone planning to learn how to trade in the Forex Market.
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By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2014
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I couldn't get into this book. I'm trying to learn about the basic fundamentals of currency trading. After reading the first few pages it seemed like this book could accomplish this, but after getting into it, the author seems to just state arbitrary facts mixed with jargon over and over without getting to the heart of the what, why, how. After a few chapters it became evident its not for me.
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