Retail forex trading is one of the biggest trends in the global financial markets. Today, there are over 4 million retail forex trader ‘s around the world, a figure expected to rise significantly as more people become exposed to the highly liquid and accessible foreign exchange market. While most people are content trading on the side, others will seek pathways to a professional career in the forex market. In this article we present several ways for making this possibility happen.
Formal Route: Education to Employment
The most straightforward path to the forex market (or any other type of financial market) is through formal education. A degree in finance from a recognized post-secondary institution, combined with professional certification programs, can land you a job at a major bank, hedge fund or investment company that’s involved in forex trading. This path may not be suitable for many retail forex traders who have already completed their education and aren’t willing or can’t afford to go back to school for a four-year finance degree. However, traders who have some professional experience in a finance-related role may pursue a professional certification program offered by a nationally recognized institute, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (US) or Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (UK).
Informal Route: Experienced Retail Forex Trader
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