I'm a complete newbie to currency exchanges, though I've been interested in the topic for quite some time. I had an investments course in college and we were created our own ficticious portfolio. I had the highest return in the class--while most people chose tech, bio, and other "***y" stocks, I put a large chunk of my money into Guiness. Not for any sound reason--I just really like Guinness.
Anyway, I made a killing on that stock. Not only because Guinness stock went up, but also because the pound went up in relation to the dollar. I realized then that the variances between currencies could be a great way to make money. The idea has stuck with me for several years, and I'm ready to try my hand.
I've signed up for a demo account on fcxm.com and will open a mini-account when I feel comfortable.
I remember when I first found out about the forex. I couldn't believe that I had been trading stocks and options for so long without even knowing about this market. Now I'm a die hard Forex trader. I love it!
Good luck in your trading career. I wish you the best!