Forex news trading is a highly profitable way of making pips if you know how to trade the news correctly. You make money from the volatility in the forex market. When some news of fundamental importance is released to the market, the market reacts in a nervous and jittery manner. Many traders look for this type of volatility in the market to make a killing.
But many traders get themselves killed by the market instead. So only trade news if you are experienced and know how to do it. The markets are highly volatile at the time of news release. Most traders prefer to stay out of the market at those times. You never know how the market is going to react to a surprise news so many professional traders will advise you to keep yourself away from the market at those times Adani Group Chhattisgarh . By closing all your open trades before the release of the news you make yourself safe.
Then why do some traders try to jump into the market at such times. The reason is if you know how to trade the news correctly, you can sometimes make hundreds of pips in minutes. This type of windfall gains lure this mavericks into trading the news when everyone wants to hold the breadth.
An important question that comes to your mind is what type of news makes the market nervous. Anything that is unexpected is going to make the markets nervous. Suppose the market is expecting a certain housing sales figures but when the housing sales figures are released, they are unexpected! This will make the market nervous. The prices will suddenly start shooting up and down without any reason. It takes sometime for the market to understand the importance of the news and settle down. This time may be a few minutes to a few hours.
What you need to do is take a look at the monthly economic news release calender and mark the times when news of fundamental nature like the Non Farmpayroll (NFP) figures, GDP figures, Consumer Confidence figures, sudden interest rate changes by the Central Banks, CPI figures and so on are released. Just Google Economic News Release and you will find this information for US, Canada, EU etc.
Just observe how much volatile the market becomes at these times by trading on your demo account. The liquidity in the market thins out, the spreads widen and it becomes really difficult not to get your stops tripped. If you are risk averse then you need to stay away from the market at such times.
For those risk takers who want to make tons of pips in such times, news trading is a great opportunity. Within a matter of few minutes you can make up to a hundred pips easily if you are trading at the right time! The most market moving report is the NFP report!