For the begginers in the subject, the foreign exchange market is also known as the Crypto Custodian market. Trading occurs between a couple of parts with various currencies is the basis of the forex market. The FX market is over 30 years old, and started it’s walk in the early 70′s. In resume, the forex market is about trading and selling of currencies.

The stock market and the forex market are different things, and one of the big points is the immense trading that takes place on the forex market. There are millions and millions that are traded in a daily basis, more than two trillion of USD are traded in a daily basis . The amount is much more elevated than the money exchanged on the daily stock market of any region . The forex market is one that involves governments and banks and those similar types of institutions from other regions of the world.

What is traded on the forex is something that can easily be converted in cash. From one currency to another, the availability of cash in the forex market is something that can happen fast for any businessman from any region.

The difference between the stock market and the forex market is that the forex market is global, worldwide. While the stock market is something local, that takes place only in a given country. The stock market is based on businesses while the the forex includes any region and currency.

While th stock market has set business hours, the forex, due its international appeal is open 24 hours a day, because the immense number of countries that are concerned in forex trading. One market opens, another closes, but you can be active all the time.

The stock market in any region is going to be based on only that countries currency, say for instance the Canadian Dollar, and the Canadian stock market, or the United States stock market and the USD . However, in the forex market, you are concerned with a lot of types of countries and currencies.

This is just an introduction. You will have more entries on this subject soon here at Blog Finances.


It seems that the launch of the new version of the financial software this 2009 has seen a lot expense-tracking obsessives moving to Quicken. Although setting it up is quite complicated, time consuming, and exasperating, the time will be definitely worth it (if you are really interested in tracking your finances in detail).

Brassica, wich cost around 40 $, is a very secure software (of course your passwords are stored on your machine and not in a external server) and it offers some very powerful tools that compensate the bunch of problems you suffer to configure it. You can, for instance, write checks with the same software.

However, if you are looking for someting simple, forget about Quicken Deluxe, it is not an easy to use (but very powerful) financial tool. For sure you will find something cheaper, and less time consuming. Period.