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One place you will see lots of foreign exchange facilities is at airports across the world. Travellers always need to change their money from on currency to another and most will utilise the services of a foreign exchange shop in the airport itself, usually once they have landed.

If you start to look a little deeper it is interesting to note that all of these ‘shops’ located in the airports need to buy and sell currency just like the end user. The obvious difference of course is that they do not go to another ‘shop’ to do so, they will be using some type of Forex Trading service to leverage the market or, they will buy and sell from someone that is.

Forex Trading is the means of speculating on the currencies performance and with the right education and training it is something that can be done as an individual as well as a large company.
Many people now use Forex Trading as a way to either supplement their income or the more serious will use it as their main income.

The great thing about this type of industry is that it never sleeps. As it is traded all over the world, unlike the actual stock markets, the money markets never stop. It is a 24 hour operation which means as a trader, you can dip in and out whenever you want to.

Now don’t be fooled, it is not a guaranteed profit. In fact like any other type of speculative trading you can lose as well as win. You need to understand the markets and understand what influences them so that you can trade for profit.

World events will have a direct impact on the value of a currency. Political happenings around the world, large company trading figures and even catastrophic weather events will move money markets up and down.

Research is the key to Forex Trading and there are many tools which can assist you to monitor the markets and the news that will be key to successful trading.

So next time you arrive at your destination airport in Spain, the UK or wherever and head off to the money exchange to change up your currency, spare a thought for what goes on behind the scenes in order for these firms to be able to provide you with the best price.

Now you can understand how some of the firms differ in their exchange rates, even at the same airport.
Take Gatwick Airport as an example. There you will find that Money Corp have numerous outlets at the airport for foreign exchange. If you review their website it will start to tell you that they don’t just change money for passengers passing through the airport, they do it on a commercial level.

They are not a Forex Trading platform though, they just provide ‘financial services’. If you want to actually trade yourself, you will need to look for actual companies that can provide you with all the necessary tools to do so.

© 2013 Airport Information Guide +PJ Lopez

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