How to Retire on the Proceeds from Small-time Amateur Forex Trading

Everyone is familiar with share trading. You pick a share, hopefully it rises in value, you sell it, you pocket the difference. Some days the whole market rises and more people win than lose, other days the market falls. Foreign exchange is different. In a forex trade you simply bet whether one currency will gain against another. All you need to do is guess which way it will go.

There's something in the psychology of forex trading that makes you feel like it's going to be easy once you know how to do it. But there's a lot to learn, and the movements are notoriously fickle. So what if you, as a small-time, amateur investor with a few hundred dollars or pounds to invest, could run some artificial intelligence software on your own Internet connected Windows PC that watches the markets 24/7 and invests only when it's super- confident about which way the market will go?

What if all you needed was the ability to fill in a few forms (to open your forex trading account), and install a simple piece of software (takes half an hour at most). How much might you make with a small, test investment?

We installed a forex robot to test exactly that. With an initial $ 787 invested it's currently making about $ 40 a week without any effort. Sure, it does not sound like a lot, but it's $ 2,080 a year. That's a free holiday. Reinvest it and after maybe just three or four years you can retire and live off the income.

If you have a little more capital, $ 10,000 should yield over $ 500 a week. With a bit of thrift, you do not need to work again .. you can do what you like from here on. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but given the financial turmoil we've just through it looks like reliable as anything else.

All you need is an Internet connected Windows PC, $ 500 of starting capital to open a forex trading account, and $ 97 for the software. It takes a few days to get the trading account set up and for the money to transfer and after that all that's needed is an occasional check that it's running OK. It's free money, basically.

Source by GC John

Is Technology a Blessing or a Curse?

Whether we like it or not, we're hooked on technology. Whereas not that many years ago, cell phones, laptops, desks and tablets were more likely to be found in science fiction novels than in our homes, we've come to not only like technology, but rather on it.

However, is all this technology at our fingertips bringing us close or adding distance to one another?

The fact that today we take for granted that we can comfortably in our living rooms or in our offices and speak to someone on the side of the world through Skype or another webcam program is nothing less than amazing. Yet, we take it for granted. We can communicate in real time, send documents, videos, records, almost anything we want to anyone anywhere, and we do it as a matter of course and do not give it a second thought.

One would think that our ability to communicate with others globally would bring the world closer together. It was not that long ago that we would actually have to get in a car or a plane and travel to another city, state or country for a face to face meeting. It was also not that long ago that we had to use the US mail or pay a messenger service to send a document across town. Today, that is solved with the simple PDF.

But is the fact that we can communicate with anyone instantly making the world a smaller place, or a larger place? One would think that technology makes the world smaller and more intimate for obvious reasons. Today if we want to talk to a relative in China or Europe or Australia, we can do it any time, and usually for free on the internet.

But at the same time, these technological tools that we have at our disposal make it almost unnecessary to visit one another, sit down at a table and have a meeting or go for a walk together. Why go to the trouble of having lunch with someone when a simple text message can accomplish the same thing?

I submit that technology is a two-edge sword. Yes, we are added. When our hard drives crash, we panic, and rightfully so. Not only do we fear losing what is near, dear and important in our lives, we also now fear not being able to go on Facebook, or do email or video chat. We feel cut off from our friends, family and business associates.

How sad that we rely on gigabytes instead of a telephone. How sad that we see each other through words on tiny screens instead of face to face. Yes, technology is quick, but does it really take the place of a cup of coffee with a family member or friend? Hopefully not.

The key is to use technology, as we all do, but not lose sight of the personal touch that really keeps us in touch with each other. All of us would do well to put down the keyboard or handheld device once in a while and have a conversation in person.

Yes, a revolutionary thought.

Source by Harvey Farr