Forex Glossary

Forex Dictionary

Adjustable Peg Exchange rate regimen where a currency’s exchange rate is pegged (fixed) in relation to a stronger currency, such as the US dollar or the euro. The pegged rate is adjusted occasionally in an...
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Forex Market Participants

When it comes down to who trades forex, the answer used to be largely confined to well-capitalized financial institutions and corporations. While such large players still dominate the forex market in terms of overall...
CFD trading

What is CFD Trading?

CFD trading is an easy and convenient way to trade on the international markets. It is also a flexible alternative to other types of trading, giving you access to multiple markets from a single...
Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental Analysis of the Forex Market

Fundamental analysis of the market involves analyzing economic, social, and political forces that affect the supply and demand of an asset. Supply and demand determines the price, so this is a good indicator of...
Forex Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis – Forex

Technical analysis looks at historical price charts of a currency pair and the trends that occur within these charts. Forex Broker charting software allows you to look at large volumes of past data for trends and...
Forex Business

A Brief History of Forex Currency Trading

A Brief History of Forex Currency Trading The introduction of the gold standard monetary system in 1875 is probably the most significant event in the history of the currency markets. When countries fixed the price...
Forex

Introduction to the Foreign Exchange Markets

The foreign exchange market is the largest traded market in the world; however its popularity with the retail sector pales in comparison to the Equity and Fixed Income markets. This is in large part...
Technical analysis

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

Technical indicators are visual drawing (lines/bars/dots/arrows/digits and/or alarms) of math. calculations based on the price and the volume of an instrument that measure money flow, trends, volatility and momentum. Indicators are used as a...
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CALCULATING PROFIT AND LOSS

PIP & Profit/Loss Calculation Understanding how to calculate pip value and profit/loss requires a basic knowledge of currency pairs and crosses. Direct Rates: GBP/USD, EUR/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD Indirect Rates: USD/JPY, USD/CHF, USD/CAD Cross Rates: GBP/JPY, EUR/JPY, AUD/JPY, EUR/GBP,...
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MARGIN TRADING. Forex

Trading currencies on margin lets you increase your buying power. Here’s a simplified example: If you have $5,000 cash in a margin account that allows 200:1 leverage*, you could purchase up to $1,000,000 worth...