Another big advantage is that you can trade currencies 24 hours a day, almost 6 days a week. Currencies trend, but they also fluctuate against each other. Since a pip, the smallest movement of a currency is $.00001and a pip in the mini contract represents $1 of profit or loss, then you can see that with very little movement, you can make or lose some real money.Profitable trades in forex are relatively easy to come by, but that doesn't mean that as a newbie, you should just jump into the action. As with any money making endeavor there are the tricks of the trade. You have two ways to learn these tricks. You can open an account, start trading and learn your lessons the expensive way, by losing. Or, you can let a seasoned trader show you what to do and when. In my view, the small amount you have to pay a seasoned trader to show you the ways of the currency market, especially with the convenience of the internet, is money well spent.