The stock market has been volatile in 2010 and a large number of investors are beginning to move out of equities because they cannot take the ups and downs. It isn't easy to mitigate the volatility, but there is a way to lower the overall beta of a portfolio by adding alternative asset classes such as commodities and currencies.
The world of currencies often referred to as the FX market is the largest and most liquid market in the world. Most investors overlook the opportunities due to lack of knowledge about how to trade currencies and their benefits to diversification. However, since most major currencies can now be accessed through exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the world of FX trading is now open to everyone
While exposure to currency markets is currently extremely low, another set of research suggests that since the early 1990s, there have been many cases of currency investors who have been caught off guard, which lead to runs on currencies and capital flight. In other words, there is a set of investors who have tried these markets and not had a good experience.
What makes currency investors and international financiers respond and act like this? Do they evaluate the minutia of an economy, or do they go by gut instinct?
ET NOW in partnership with Alpari (India) bring out an initiative that addresses both existing and potential forex investors by empowering them with the right tools in order to make a wiser decision.
SMEs/Corporate Advisory Desk at Ludhiana - Indo Pak International Expo 2013 from 15th – 18th February 2013 in Ludhiana, PunjabMore details