How to choose trading assets?
Choosing an asset for the trading day is a difficult decision. There are a lot of options on where to put one’s money and interest at least for the day. There is always a risk to miss good trades and good assets. But the main point is to choose the assets. But how to do that?
Main information which every trader should know right off the start is that there are four main types of assets that one can trade with: stocks, currency couples, indices and commodities. Usually brokers offer up to 180 assets to chose from. Assets which are generally traded with are currency couples, but it is of no use to the traders to only focus their attention on these assets. Although nothing is wrong with having favorite assets, but it is very simple to forget about other option when focusing on one or two of them.
For those who have already started trading and chose a reliable broker it is recommended to choose the assets from the list offered by the broker. Trades can include additional information about the best time to put the trade and maybe a tip for good signals provider.
For the professionals in the field it is highly recommended to find internet resources that will provide traders with the info about markets (in particular the assets which one is going to trade with) with instant updates on the subjects. Web resources with long history such as Bloomberg and Reuters will give even more information about the situation in the markets.
If one wants to trade stocks, it is important to remember that those are traded at their home markets. So, it is better to trade with the stocks from one’s home market if only not to be tied to inconvenient time zone.
Currencies are traded at the major markets around the world and as a result markets appear open 24 hours a day as it is possible to trade at different exchanges. Time is virtually the most important factor when choosing an asset for trading.
It can also be useful to look at the most popular assets which are traded at the moment one enters a trade. Of course, it is impossible to predict which asset to choose for trading and when to put the trade but a good analytical mind and signals provider will be of enormous help.
- by Anna K.