For all of the strange and quirky things you can have practically immediate access to on YouTube (and if you haven’t found it, you soon will), there are a lot of interesting thing to be seen. Indeed, sandwiched somewhere between the toilet pranks and “thigh abscess with drainage,” there is a lot that can be learned. Admittedly, there is a lot of junk, but when you sift the wheat from the chaff, there is a lot of excellent material there. Such is the case of educational materials related to Forex or FX (a shortened version of “foreign exchange”) markets.

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The Newest Way to Learn

Perhaps Ben Franklin said it best when he said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” and it’s probably safe to assume that when he said it he wasn’t thinking of the Internet, but it’s true. In fact, there are many ways to earn money explained on YouTube, but there are probably few that are as trustworthy and explained so well as those available there. Organizations such as the Academy of Financial Trading have made a collection of excellent educational videos available on YouTube all for the asking.

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Anyone who grew up prior to the advent of the Internet knows that old days learning about something like Forex trading methods meant a lot of library time, if not taking full courses, all in the hopes of getting something practical to use from it. In fact, despite being in a class that might teach investing basics, the chances are good that even if you did find your way into such a class, you might not ever learn about subjects such as Forex since at the time the subject was available to only those able to actually use it, and this didn’t include the likes of your instructor.

Indeed, in the past, Forex markets were accessible to only larger international banks, hedge funds, and the wealthiest individual investors, but today, thanks to not only the educational opportunities made available on the Internet, but the platforms that make trading Forex as easy as pushing a button, Forex markets are available to practically anybody. Better yet, YouTube offers them free of charge.

Educations for the Asking

Ask a given individual on the street what Forex is, and chances are good that you will get a blank stare if you are lucky. Anything more and you’re probably out of luck. In fact, that’s the case when you start talking about virtually any type of investing. Even seasoned financial professionals know very little about investing money, theirs or anyone else’s. And even when someone is well versed in investing, Forex is usually left out of the discussion.

Fortunately, not only do you have the chance to understand how Forex works, but you can learn how to trade it effectively and profitably. Not only that, but you can do so from the comfort of your easy chair and totally free of charge. This is only one benefit of YouTube videos such as those offered by Bloombergand others. These videos are taught by seasoned Forex thinkers and investors who have many years of experience and education in working with Forex. That have worked with clients who want the benefit of their inside knowledge into the subject of Forex because they know that they have what it takes to get ahead in the Forex game.

Ready?

And once you believe you have learned what it takes to get into the Forex action, the Internet has yet another ace in the hole available for your benefit, practical real world simulations that allow you to use fictitious dollars and invest just the way you would in real life scenarios. These simulations allow you to watch the markets just the way you would if you were doing it with your own investment dollars then, given the real worlds events as they unfold, you can see what influence they have on your investments. It’s all great fun, not to mention can be very profitable. The trick, just as is the case with any investment, is to learn the basics, which are available for the asking. The rest is up to you.