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For a cross currency pair not involving USD, the pip value must be converted by the rate that was applicable at the time of the closing transaction. To find that rate, you would look at the quote for the USD/pip currency pair, then multiply the pip value by this rate, or if you only have the quote for the pip currency/USD, then you divide by the rate.
The leverage is another important segment, as it allows every trader to trade a lot larger amount of currency units than the amount of money that they have at their disposal. If the leverage is 100:1, it means that you will be able to trade currency worth $10,000 with an amount of just $100. Some countries and their respective regulators have set limits on the amounts of leverage that brokers can offer. In Canada that is not the case and Canadians will be able to trade with leverage rates as high as 1000:1. Trading with leverage requires a high level of caution and you need to be fully aware of the associated risks and dangers.
In this week's video, we took a look at a head & shoulders bottom pattern on the USDJPY. Not only was this a setup that has been on my radar for a while, but I thought it would be interesting to discuss because it offers multiple ways to enter depending on your head and shoulder preferences. The Sloping Neckline Many traders will attach a trend line from the...
Brent Crude is a trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide. Brent Crude is sourced from the North Sea, and comprises Brent Blend, Forties Blend, Oseberg and Ekofisk crudes (also known as the BFOE Quotation). The index represents the average price of trading in the 21-day BFOE market in the relevant delivery month as reported and confirmed by the industry media. Only published cargo size (600,000 barrels [95,000 m3]) trades and assessments are taken into consideration.
Market participants often fail to take full advantage of gold price fluctuations because they haven’t learned the unique characteristics of world gold markets or the hidden pitfalls that can rob profits. In addition, not all investment vehicles are created equally: Some gold instruments are more likely to produce consistent bottom-line results than others.
One of the greatest aspects of the FX market is that it is a true 24-hour a day market; however, this does not extend to weekends. While there are a handful of markets to trade during the weekend, forex traders are better off using this time to educate themselves, spend time researching and manual back-testing, as well as, strategizing for the week ahead.
It is also important to understand what country regulates the broker. Australian regulation is considered one of the premium regulators requiring brokers to have training requirements and to segregate clients funds into separate accounts. Like with any investment product, if it’s too good to be true, it normally is. Play it say and ensure the broker make sure they have an Australian Financial Services Licence and has a good reputation and market share. All brokers trading in Australia such as IC Markets and Pepperstone are regulated by ASIC (Australian Securities Investment Commission). These brokers hold an AFSL licence.
Beginners generally need a lot of help in trading. This help will come from an assortment of tools and software which we shall call the best forex trading software for beginners. What are these software and what can they do for traders in the market? Here is the list of trading software that beginners can deploy to make their trading venture worthwhile.
which will offer high-quality brokerage services to conduct trading operations on the forex market via the Internet or the phone. Buy and sell transactions are made on behalf of a client of the brokerage company. Besides, the brokerage services include providing a trader with analytical information, trading strategies of high-qualified specialists, analysts’ consultation, a free access to the trading platform and so on. The client and the brokerage company shoulder a mutual responsibility and provide guarantees which are stipulated in the contract of rendering the brokerage services. One should bear in mind that the larger a brokerage company the more qualitative services it renders but to cooperate with such a company one needs to dispose a larger amount of money.
Compare the pros and cons of each trading platform, and make an informed choice as to whether a better platform is worth paying higher fees for - or indeed, if a simplified interface or features such as social trading are worth paying a premium for. We only list forex brokers we feel meet an exacting criteria, but your priorities may differ - make sure to explore each broker in full rather than opting for the company with the biggest welcome bonus.
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Hello guys, please support this work with the LIKE due to reduced volatility it's dangerous to take targets away of the range. We can take a short because the price was rejected from range's resistance, but to continue short it we have to wait for breakout, the same for taking long Please support my work by following the Trading View profile Guys make your own...
Suppose a trader has $1,000 in his trading account and decides to use a trade size which will take $200 of this money as margin for a trade. If the trade is lost, the $200 is lost and the account will be down 20%. Two more losses of similar magnitude will reduce the account by a further 40%. The trader will now have to make a gain of 150% just to get the account back to the starting level of $1000.
Hi there, USDCAD Is setting up for next bullish breakout time to watch USDCAD to bounce off from bottom during the BOC rate decision. Watch bottom during the BOC rate decision for bounce off if price bounce off then go long. NOTE: sharp break down the bottom will invalidate the buy setup. In that case we will watch for buy again from bottom or from new low....
In February 2014 the world's largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, declared bankruptcy. The company stated that it had lost nearly $473 million of their customers' bitcoins likely due to theft. This was equivalent to approximately 750,000 bitcoins, or about 7% of all the bitcoins in existence. The price of a bitcoin fell from a high of about $1,160 in December to under $400 in February.[67]
Day trading practice depends largely on the strategy that’s being used to trade. For example, some day traders are focused on "feel" and must rely on paper trading accounts alone, while others use automated trading systems and may backtest hundreds of systems before paper trading only the most promising ones. Traders should choose the best broker platform for their needs based on their trading preferences and paper trade on those accounts.
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Identify patterns. Patterns identified in a technical analysis include identifiable price boundaries in the market price of a stock. The high boundary, which the stock rarely surpasses, is known as the "resistance." The low boundary, which the stock rarely dips below, is called "support." Identifying these levels can let a trader know when to buy (at resistance) and when to sell (at support).[3]
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Okay, so we have provided you an in-depth sample Forex trading business plan template. We also took it further by analyzing and drafting a sample Forex trading company marketing plan backed up by actionable guerrilla marketing ideas for Forex trading businesses. In this article, we will be considering all the requirements for starting a Forex trading business. So put on your entrepreneurial hat and let’s proceed.
If your account is funded in another currency you would have to re-calculate the 1 pip payouts on any transaction. Fortunately rather than having to use a calculator every time, all you have to do is place a trade and the math is worked out in your trading platform. So calculations are not needed, just do some demo trades to see how the values change on any pair and look to see how the profit and loss fluctuates.
We have debated adding a review section to each of our broker pages, but in researching other forex site a trend is clear: many bad experiences of trading with a particular company come down to naivety or inexperience with trading markets. It is easy for people who have been sold a 'make money online' dream to feel scammed if they very quickly lose their capital - but is this the fault of the trader, the broker or the website or mailing list who sold them on the dream to begin with?
Trading in the euro has grown considerably since the currency's creation in January 1999, and how long the foreign exchange market will remain dollar-centered is open to debate. Until recently, trading the euro versus a non-European currency ZZZ would have usually involved two trades: EURUSD and USDZZZ. The exception to this is EURJPY, which is an established traded currency pair in the interbank spot market.
Currency and exchange were important elements of trade in the ancient world, enabling people to buy and sell items like food, pottery, and raw materials.[9] If a Greek coin held more gold than an Egyptian coin due to its size or content, then a merchant could barter fewer Greek gold coins for more Egyptian ones, or for more material goods. This is why, at some point in their history, most world currencies in circulation today had a value fixed to a specific quantity of a recognized standard like silver and gold.
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U.S. President, Richard Nixon is credited with ending the Bretton Woods Accord and fixed rates of exchange, eventually resulting in a free-floating currency system. After the Accord ended in 1971,[31] the Smithsonian Agreement allowed rates to fluctuate by up to ±2%. In 1961–62, the volume of foreign operations by the U.S. Federal Reserve was relatively low.[32][33] Those involved in controlling exchange rates found the boundaries of the Agreement were not realistic and so ceased this[clarification needed] in March 1973, when sometime afterward[clarification needed] none of the major currencies were maintained with a capacity for conversion to gold,[clarification needed] organizations relied instead on reserves of currency.[34][35] From 1970 to 1973, the volume of trading in the market increased three-fold.[36][37][38] At some time (according to Gandolfo during February–March 1973) some of the markets were "split", and a two-tier currency market[clarification needed] was subsequently introduced, with dual currency rates. This was abolished in March 1974.[39][40][41]
That turnaround didn’t happen immediately because a reflation bid was underway, with depressed financial and commodity-based assets spiraling back toward historical means. Gold finally topped out and turned lower in 2011 after reflation was completed and central banks intensified their quantitative easing policies. VIX eased to lower levels at the same time, signaling that fear was no longer a significant market mover.
After you have completed the beginner education you can move on to our intermediate level education course material. Or, if you are an experienced forex trader, you can skip the beginners' education course and move straight to the intermediate level course, if you are looking for a complete trading system. We have a package of 35 forex lessons that fully describes our trading system in detail and this is our main education content. These are high quality illustrated articles. Here you will learn how to analyze the entire forex market, how to analyze any currency, or any pair. You will learn how to enter trades and how to manage profits. When you are finished with the intermediate level lessons, we also have a series of short forex articles to introduce you to supplement the 35 lessons. These educational articles build on the education foundation you learned in the beginner and intermediate education materials. All of our illustrated lessons and articles are available as PDF format or can be printed out.
Figure 2 shows a symmetric triangle. It is tradable because the pattern provides an entry, stop and profit target. The entry is when the perimeter of the triangle is penetrated – in this case, to the upside making the entry 1.4032. The stop is the low of the pattern at 1.4025. The profit target is determined by adding the height of the pattern to the entry price (1.4032). The height of the pattern is 25 pips, thus making the profit target 1.4057, which was quickly hit and exceeded.
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The currency exchange rate is the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another. It is always quoted in pairs like the EUR/USD (the Euro and the US Dollar). Exchange rates fluctuate based on economic factors like inflation, industrial production and geopolitical events. These factors will influence whether you buy or sell a currency pair.
Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow introduction to the global/ForEx market that explains its size, scope, and players; a look at the major economic drivers that influence currency values; and the lowdown on how to interpret data and events like a pro. Plus, you'll discover different types of trading styles and make a concrete strategy and game plan before you act on anything.
In 1867, the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia united in a federation named Canada and the three currencies were merged into the Canadian dollar. The Canadian Parliament passed the Uniform Currency Act in April 1871,[9] tying up loose ends as to the currencies of the various provinces and replacing them with a common Canadian dollar.
Fidelity’s platform wins for user-friendly design, with tools to help take the guesswork out of finding funds and nosing out strategies. Fidelity’s platform lets you explore your options with a slick and intuitive design, complete with color-coded rankings and charts that call out what’s important. You can sort stocks by size, performance, and even criteria like sales growth or profit growth. Want to sort ETFs by the sectors they focus on or their expenses? Done. There’s even a box to check if you want to explore only Fidelity’s commission-free offerings. A few other discount brokers do offer screeners, but none match Fidelity’s depth and usability.

Risk warning: Trading Forex (foreign exchange) or CFDs (contracts for difference) on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. There is a possibility that you may sustain a loss equal to or greater than your entire investment. Therefore, you should not invest or risk money that you cannot afford to lose. Before using Admiral Markets UK Ltd, Admiral Markets Cyprus Ltd or Admiral Markets PTY Ltd services, please acknowledge all of the risks associated with trading.


On September 28, 2007, the Canadian dollar closed above the U.S. dollar for the first time in 30 years, at US$1.0052.[36] On November 7, 2007, it hit US$1.1024 during trading, a modern-day high[37] after China announced it would diversify its US$1.43 trillion foreign exchange reserve away from the U.S. dollar. By November 30, however, the Canadian dollar was once again at par with the U.S. dollar, and on December 4, the dollar had retreated back to US$0.98, through a cut in interest rates made by the Bank of Canada due to concerns about exports to the U.S.
Ichimoku is a technical indicator that overlays the price data on the chart. While patterns are not as easy to pick out in the actual Ichimoku drawing, when we combine the Ichimoku cloud with price action we see a pattern of common occurrences. The Ichimoku cloud is former support and resistance levels combined to create a dynamic support and resistance area. Simply put, if price action is above the cloud it is bullish and the cloud acts as support. If price action is below the cloud, it is bearish and the cloud acts as resistance.
Mostly due to its revolutionary properties cryptocurrencies have become a success their inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, didn‘t dare to dream of it. While every other attempt to create a digital cash system didn‘t attract a critical mass of users, Bitcoin had something that provoked enthusiasm and fascination. Sometimes it feels more like religion than technology.
If you tend to trade with a certain set of currencies, the platform also allows you to create a “favourites” window, allowing you to always have easy access to your most-traded currency pairs. Here you can immediately see quotes when you launch the application so that you can make trades quickly. Additionally, cTrader comes pre-packaged with over 30 technical indicators and objects, allowing even further customisation.

From the the daily Chart, the RSI is still bullish. It is trading above the 40 level and repeatedly exceeding 70. The start of this retracement move was signified by the rejection pin bar last week. There is a nice RSI trend line forming. I will wait and watch price hopefully retrace to the 61,8 region. There is pre-existing structure (recent and further...
Poloniex is an asset exchange based in the US. Trading on Poloniex is secure and allows traders to explore new and trendy coins which are up for speculation. It offers high volume margin trading and lending service for major crypto assets. Reportedly, the largest user base for trading on this site comes from Russia (6.06%) and US (24.84%). A differentiating factor about the site is that it does not support fiat currency.
From a historical standpoint, foreign exchange trading was largely limited to governments, large companies, and hedge funds. But in today's world, trading currencies is as easy as a click of a mouse. Accessibility is not an issue, which means anyone can do it. Many investment firms, banks, and retail forex brokers offer the chance for individuals to open accounts and to trade currencies. 
Currency trading is great because you can use leverage, and there are so many different currency pairs to trade. It doesn't mean, however, that you need to trade them all. It's better to pick a few that have no relation and focus on those. Having only a few will make it easy to keep up with economic news for the countries involved, and you'll be able to get a sense of the rhythm of the currencies involved.
In response to British concerns, in 1853, an act of the Parliament of the Province of Canada introduced the gold standard into the colony, based on both the British gold sovereign and the American gold eagle coins. This gold standard was introduced with the gold sovereign being legal tender at £1 = US$​4.86 2⁄3. No coinage was provided for under the 1853 act. Sterling coinage was made legal tender and all other silver coins were demonetized. The British government in principle allowed for a decimal coinage but nevertheless held out the hope that a sterling unit would be chosen under the name of "royal". However, in 1857, the decision was made to introduce a decimal coinage into the Province of Canada in conjunction with the U.S. dollar unit. Hence, when the new decimal coins were introduced in 1858, the colony's currency became aligned with the U.S. currency, although the British gold sovereign continued to remain legal tender at the rate of £1 = ​4.86 2⁄3 right up until the 1990s. In 1859, Canadian colonial postage stamps were issued with decimal denominations for the first time. In 1861, Canadian postage stamps were issued with the denominations shown in dollars and cents.
Currency trading platforms provide tools to traders for executing buy and sell orders in the Forex markets. The platforms are made available by Forex brokers for the use of clients. Some Forex brokers offer their own custom trading platforms for order processing and research, but many provide order access through integrated trading and research programs. By far the most ubiquitous of these is MetaTrader 4 (MT4). MT4 is not opensource software, but is an openly extensible platform that allows trading system developers the ability to create scripts and automated trading algorithms that execute within its framework.
To choose between the regulated brokers, we suggest taking a good look at the spreads they offer and the quality of their trading software. Sign up for a demo account or take a no-deposit deal and test the waters - can you see yourself using this platform every day? Is it responsive to your trades, or do you witness slippage in placing or closing your positions?
Markets.com offers multiple trading tools, so as you become more confident with forex trading, you can find a platform that suits your style. It also allows you to trade on the move, wherever you are, with their trading platforms available as apps on both the iOS and Android systems. Better yet, they we're awarded the 'Best Forex Trading Platform in 2017' by UK Forex Awards.
Day trading software is the general name for any software that helps you analyse, decide on, and make a trade. It may grant you access to all the technical analysis and indicator tools and resources you need. The best software may also identify trades and even automate or execute them in line with your strategy. Whether you’re after trading software for beginners, or as an advanced trader, with more options than ever before, doing your research has never been so important.
When you trade forex, you're effectively borrowing the first currency in the pair to buy or sell the second currency. With a US$5-trillion-a-day market, the liquidity is so deep that liquidity providers—the big banks, basically—allow you to trade with leverage. To trade with leverage, you simply set aside the required margin for your trade size. If you're trading 200:1 leverage, for example, you can trade $2,000 in the market while only setting aside $10 in margin in your trading account. For 50:1 leverage, the same trade size would still only require about £40 in margin. This gives you much more exposure, while keeping your capital investment down.
Since 1935, all banknotes are printed by the Ottawa-based Canadian Bank Note Company under contract to the Bank of Canada. Previously, a second company, BA International (founded in 1866 as the British American Bank Note Company), shared printing duties. In 2011, BA International announced it would close its banknote printing business and cease printing banknotes at the end of 2012;[17] since then, the Canadian Bank Note Company has been the sole printer of Canadian banknotes.
Once you have completed one-time registration on Axis Forex Online and have been verified, you can register multiple beneficiaries and effect money transfer with a click of a button. No need to enter the beneficiary information every time you initiate remittance through us. All the details fed in earlier are registered in the portal for future transactions. You can send money abroad or request for Forex card or foreign currency cash through Axis Forex Online.
The leverage ratio is based on the notional value of the contract, using the value of the base currency, which is usually the domestic currency. For US traders, the base currency is USD. Often, only the leverage is quoted, since the denominator of the leverage ratio is always 1. The amount of leverage that the broker allows determines the amount of margin that you must maintain. Leverage is inversely proportional to margin, which can be summarized by the following 2 formulas:

Fees beyond trade commissions include inactivity fees (common with active trading brokers such as Interactive Brokers, Lightspeed, and TradeStation) and IRA fees for having a retirement account. While most brokers do not charge predatory fees, it’s still important to do your due diligence. Just like a bank account, stock brokers also make a portion of their profits off miscellaneous fees.
Nowadays the foreign exchange market is open on a 24-hour basis on weekdays from 2 am on Monday till 2 am on Saturday. Everyday purchase and sell of different currencies like GBP (Great British Pound), EUR (European Euro), USD (US Dollar), JPY (Japanese YEN), CHF (Swiss Franc), CAD (Canadian Dollar), AUD (Australian Dollar) are conducted on the market by banks, market makers, investors, speculators or just ordinary traders. The investments in trading operations with currencies dispose the biggest potential of generating profits. The total volume of transactions closed on forex daily is estimated in 1-3 billion dollars which is 4-5 times higher than the stock market indicators. Once forex trading was handled with the help of massive terminal equipment. At present online forex trading is available to traders via the special computer programs. Online forex trading provides various opportunities to traders without leaving home.
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There are no set Forex trading hours when currency paring historically fluctuates the most. While volume/liquidity is the highest when multiple markets are open (eg when the London and New York markets are open) this doesn’t necessarily mean the currency will fluctuate more. There are though a few general events that can lead to currency pairings having large changes including:
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The OctaFX Forex Demo Account is essentially a practice account, which is accessible through simple registration. Get accustomed to a variety of features of the Forex trading platform and get familiar with the dynamics of the Forex market before committing any real funds. Practicing with unlimited demo dollars helps you better understand how to execute trades, as well as your risk exposure. While being equipped with all the real account features, it allows you to:
You may have noticed that the value of currencies goes up and down every day. What most people don't realize is that there is a foreign exchange market - or 'Forex' for short - where you can potentially profit from the movement of these currencies. The best known example is George Soros who made a billion dollars in a day by trading currencies. Be aware, however, that currency trading involves significant risk and individuals can lose a substantial part of their investment. As technologies have improved, the Forex market has become more accessible resulting in an unprecedented growth in online trading. One of the great things about trading currencies now is that you no longer have to be a big money manager to trade this market; traders and investors like you and I can trade this market.
Starting out with a paper trading account can help shorten your learning curve. But there are other benefits beyond just educating yourself. First, you have no risk. Because you're not using real money, you don't lose anything. You can analyze what mistakes you've made and help create a winning strategy. This also helps you build your confidence, allows you to practice techniques and strategies needed to be a successful day trader including profit or loss taking and pre-market preparation. Finally, it takes the stress out of trading. You can concentrate on your strategies in a relaxed environment and take the emotion out of trading.
Risk Warning: Trading on financial markets carries risks. Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’) are complex financial products that are traded on margin. Trading CFDs carries a high level of risk since leverage can work both to your advantage and disadvantage. As a result, CFDs may not be suitable for all investors because you may lose all your invested capital. You should not risk more than you are prepared to lose. Before deciding to trade, you need to ensure that you understand the risks involved and taking into account your investment objectives and level of experience. Click here for our full Risk Disclosure.
The concept of universal money that can be traded worldwide, which is surging in value and price every day is the most lucrative aspect for traders. At the very initial stages 1 bitcoin was traded at 0.003$, it was cheaper than 1 cent! The currency quickly surged in value to be worth many hundreds of US Dollars. As of today, 1 Bitcoin is equal to 9881 US Dollars. 

In all currency quote cases, the base currency is worth one unit and the quoted currency is the amount of currency that one unit of the base currency can buy. Based on our previous example, all that means is that one euro can buy 1.1256 U.S. dollars. How an investor makes money in forex is either by appreciation in the value of the quoted currency, or by a decrease in value of the base currency.
Popular Bitcoin/Forex trading companies that supply CFD services include Plus500 and Avatrade. Oanda, one of the world’s largest Forex brokers, has added Bitcoin to its conversion tool but has so far declined to make Bitcoin a tradable currency. Still, the mere fact that Oanda is engaging with Bitcoin is good news and adds credibility to the currency. When trading CFDs your capital may be at risk. This method of trading is suitable for experienced traders.
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In Forex, you do not realize profits and losses until you close out a position. If you bought the USD/CAD pair, for example, you would take profit when you sell the pair after it moves in the direction you expected. If you buy the pair and the U.S. dollar declines, you need to decide at what point to get out. In fact, you should make this choice ahead of time and set a stop-loss order, which makes a preset counter trade that exits the position at the stated price ratio. Typically, you want to set your limit just below support levels or just above resistance from traders -- those price points that previously led to buying or selling -- to minimize losses.
​Alexander is an investor, trader, and founder of daytradingz.com. After devoting many years to educating himself on powerful day trading techniques and effective investment styles, he started trading and investing more actively. In the past 20 years, he has executed thousands of trades. In 2015, he began writing articles about trading, investing, and personal finance. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge and strives for success in himself and others. Alexander has been featured on Benzinga, Rockstar Finance, and ESI Money.
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