When people ask me what I do for a living, and I respond with an answer like, “I’m a work at home forex trader”, the response I get is usually some variant on “huh?” It seems that most people have never even heard of “forex trading”, let alone know that it is a viable career option in the twenty-first century.
I was at a party last week with my wife, and a gentleman I met that evening asked me the same question. When I told him what my occupation was, he asked me, “oh, is that like the stock market?” I said in general, yes, but simpler.
Most people only think about different currencies when they are taking a vacation and need to exchange money, or making a purchase online from a different country. They are completely unaware that currency trading is a multi-trillion dollar industry that anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection can get involved in. But to be fair, up until about 2 years ago, I didn’t really know anything about forex trading either.
So in that spirit, here is my list of the top reasons I trade forex from home!
The money — Obviously, the number one reason I love to trade forex. Trading forex pays my mortgage, paid for my new car, our recent home renovations, and many other things that contribute to my quality of life.
2. Comfort, flexibility and freedom
Trading forex allows me to work when I want, where I want, and how I want. The global currency market runs 24 hours a day — so I can trade whenever it is most convenient for me. If I have a late night out, I can sleep in and work a little bit later in the evening. If I have things to do during the day, I can work around them. If I have things to do during the week, I can work on the weekend. I can also trade in my pajamas! And since everything is online, I can trade from wherever I am in the world — all I need is a laptop and an internet connection.
I can’t deny it — I get a rush from trading.