Usage of Artificial Neural Networks

Full-size image (140 K) What are the advantages of the Forex Market over other types of investments?
When thinking about various investments, there is one investment vehicle that comes to mind. The Forex or Foreign Currency Market has many advantages over other types of investments. The Forex market is open 24 hrs a day, unlike the regular stock markets. Most investments require a substantial amount of capital before you can take advantage of an investment opportunity. To trade Forex, you only need a small amount of capital. Anyone can enter the market with as little as $300 USD to trade a "mini account", which allows you to trade lots of 10, 000 units. One lot of 10, 000 units of currency is equal to 1 contract. Each "pip" or move up or down in the currency pair is worth a $1 gain or loss, depending on which side of the market you are on. A standard account gives you control over 100, 000 units of currency and a pip is worth $10.
The Forex market is also very liquid. When trading Forex you have full control of your capital.
Many other types of investments require holding your money up for long periods of time. This is a disadvantage because if you need to use the capital it can be difficult to access to it without taking a huge loss. Also, with a small amount of money, you can control

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"There is no way this ends well folks, and our government's unwillingness to defend its currency and the purchasing power of its citizens is going to result in very, very ugly effects on us - and soon.
August New Home Sales came in down 8.3%, more than expected, biggest drop in 37 years, and prices fell in the most in 4 decades! Wow - that sucks - severely! And guess what - its just starting!
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