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Old 22-09-2010, 12:30 PM
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Hi,

Anyone have anyways or ideas to take advantage of the current low US Dollars?

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Old 22-09-2010, 12:56 PM
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Yes, definitely.

Ordered few gadgets and bought some softwares.... good deal!

Investment in forex? no way. drop further my pants will be gone! Just do online shopping only.

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Old 22-09-2010, 04:04 PM
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Anyone have anyways or ideas to take advantage of the current low US Dollars?
The US will take a long time before they can get regain their past glory. Remember, past performance do not guarantee future success. Good luck!

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Old 26-09-2010, 03:01 PM
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While i agree that USA will take time to get back on their feet, it is not them that prevent me from going into forex.. It is rest of the world that i am worried. Remember, forex exchange is a 2 way bet. eg If US goes down, and sing $ remain strong, you win. But if sing $ goes down with it, then you dont win/lose. But if you go down even further than US, then you lose.

I cannot predict the S$ because there are just too many market interventions by our government and market players. Standard rules like projected GDP, growth rate differ between these players and strongly influence the S$ when these players make their trades.

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While i agree that USA will take time to get back on their feet, it is not them that prevent me from going into forex.. It is rest of the world that i am worried. Remember, forex exchange is a 2 way bet. eg If US goes down, and sing $ remain strong, you win. But if sing $ goes down with it, then you dont win/lose. But if you go down even further than US, then you lose.

I cannot predict the S$ because there are just too many market interventions by our government and market players. Standard rules like projected GDP, growth rate differ between these players and strongly influence the S$ when these players make their trades.
I dont know what you trying to say, and hes asking about USD.
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He is asking about USD vis a vis with SGD . My comment above was on forex trading and those intending to go into the market thinking they can make a killiing on USD-SGD rates.


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Old 27-09-2010, 02:42 PM
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Forex don't play.

2 hours I lost $800 singapore dollars.
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Go for online shopping! Live each day as if it's Black Friday day!lol
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Old 27-07-2011, 12:42 AM
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Forex don't play.

2 hours I lost $800 singapore dollars.
For those who still dream about making money trading forex and such, here's something I found in Wikipedia (read very carefully):

The foreign exchange market is a zero sum game[8] in which there are many experienced well-capitalized professional traders (e.g. working for banks) who can devote their attention full time to trading. An inexperienced retail trader will have a significant information disadvantage compared to these traders.

Retail traders are - almost by definition - undercapitalized. Thus they are subject to the problem of gambler's ruin. In a "Fair Game" (one with no information advantages) between two players that continues until one trader goes bankrupt, the player with the lower amount of capital has a higher probability of going bankrupt first. Since the retail speculator is effectively playing against the market as a whole - which has nearly infinite capital - he will almost certainly go bankrupt. The retail trader always pays the bid/ask spread which makes his odds of winning less than those of a fair game. Additional costs may include margin interest, or if a spot position is kept open for more than one day the trade may be "resettled" each day, each time costing the full bid/ask spread.

Although it is possible for a few experts to successfully arbitrage the market for an unusually large return, this does not mean that a larger number could earn the same returns even given the same tools, techniques and data sources. This is because the arbitrages are essentially drawn from a pool of finite size; although information about how to capture arbitrages is a nonrival good, the arbitrages themselves are a rival good. (To draw an analogy, the total amount of buried treasure on an island is the same, regardless of how many treasure hunters have bought copies of the treasure map.)

According to the Wall Street Journal (Currency Markets Draw Speculation, Fraud July 26, 2005) "Even people running the trading shops warn clients against trying to time the market. 'If 15% of day traders are profitable,' says Drew Niv, chief executive of FXCM, 'I'd be surprised.' "[16]

Paul Belogour, the Managing Director of a Boston based retail forex trader, was quoted by the Financial Times as saying, "Trading foreign exchange is an excellent way for investors to find out how tough the markets really are. But I say to customers: if this is money you have worked hard for that you cannot afford to lose never, never invest in foreign exchange." [17]

Forex scam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The only people making money are those who run "trade forex to riches" courses, and the brokerage.
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Anyone have anyways or ideas to take advantage of the current low US Dollars?

You can take advantage of it by keeping your money safely in SGD.
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