Shopping and vacation make us happy. Whether it is for us or for another person, there is the pleasure that comes with shopping. Christmas is just around the corner and the festive fever is already stepping in.

Do you have a huge list of people who expect gifts from you or huge plans for the vacation? Do you have all the money you need for the cause? In case you are searching for a way to make extra money for the festive season, there might be a solution, Forex trading.

Even if you have never tried or thought of currency trading, you must have come across the term in financial news. Now, you might just have a reason to wait for the financial news.

Please note that Forex trading is different from foreign exchange. Foreign exchange is whereby, you convert your money from one currency to another. Forex trading is simply buying and selling currencies. It has been proven that the currency market is the largest and most liquid market, globally.

The pricing mechanism used in the currencies market is defined by supply and demand. It is the reason why indices for FX markets change drastically, even within minutes.

If you have never traded currencies before, do not worry, there are plenty of online platforms to use. You can also start trading for extra cash, with a minimum deposit of £10.

Before you can be able to trade, you need to open an account with a reputable brokerage company. Ensure that the company you use has a credible history, favourable terms and conditions, lucrative promotions and short withdrawal processing time.

When checking the terms and conditions, pay close attention to wagering requirements. A wager is the amount of money you are supposed to make before withdrawing profits you have made, using bonus. You can always opt to accept or refuse a bonus.

So now that you are a member of an FX brokerage company, how do you make extra money to use for holiday and gifts?

  1. Pick a strategy

Pick a strategy and be disciplined enough to stick to it. Trading experts say that maintaining discipline can significantly increase your earnings. Be keen on where you go right and avoid making mistakes. Whether it is scalping, swing trading, day trading or positional trading strategies. Give all the strategies a try and write down your weaknesses and strengths.

  1. Practise

The festive season is fast approaching and we do not have forever to practice FX trading. Therefore, spare as much training time as possible. If you practice for a significant number of hours every day, you will soon have mastered your strategy. Remember to put down your progress and details of every trade you make. 

  1. Leave emotions out of your trade

Trading with emotions can expose you to further loses. If a trade works for you, be happy and pat yourself on the back, but do not be overconfident. If you lose, keep calm, see where you went wrong. Then, proceed and focus on not repeating your mistakes. Once you have lost, take a deep breath and do not dwell on regrets.

  1. Do not trade with money you cannot afford to lose

If you are considering using the funds you have now for trading, stop at that thought! Instead, use spare money that will not put you under too much pressure when trading. The last thing you want is to make everyone angry at you because you lost all the vacation money.

  1. Withdraw as much and as fast as you can 

Ensure to request a payout, once you make significant profits. If you let your money sit in your account for long, you might end up losing it. For example, if you deposit £10 and make £40, withdraw £30 and continue trading with £20.

  1. Stay updated

The currencies market changes. The EUR/USD might be at 1.340 at one minute and 1.900 in seconds. News, events (both good and bad), announcements, elections, even simple utterances affect the currencies. Get more guidance and insight by visiting financial websites like CMC Markets.