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Which forex spreads is right for you

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When looking for a prospective broker a prospective trader/investor should research how the forex broker price their spreads. Most often it's not easy to miss as it's advertised quite visibly. There are basically two kinds of spreads. Fixed Spreads Variable Spreads In order to understand these two, we need to first know what spreads mean in forex trading terminology. Why should I be bothered by spreads. Over a period of time, the spreads that a trader pays to the forex broker while executing the trades ends up costing a significant amount, and should be a key consideration when choosing a Forex broker. Every forex trader pays a spread. A spread is the difference between the ask and bid price. It is the spread that earns market markers, or in other words the forex broker you trad...

Forex Scalping Explained

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Forex scalping is one of the most used and highly demanding forex trading strategies nowadays. In the Forex scalping methods, trading is done over shorter time frames and profits are taken after relatively small moves in the market. Forex scalping is a Forex strategy in which the trader intends to take profits quickly on very small pip movements. Usually the trade is entered and closed quickly, within minutes. Forex scalpers make profits on quick 5 to 15 pip movements. After a while, profits claimed on these small movements will add up. Forex scalping method of trading is different from other traditional forex trading methods where the profits are allowed to run and losses are cut shorter. When somebody is scalping the market he/she is not looking for the big move of the markets; ...

Forex Fundamental Analysis Explained

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Forex fundamental analysis is about identifying and measuring the factors that affect the fundamental worth of financial instruments. These can be economic or political climate of a country as well as the fundamental issues that will influence the supply and demand of a product or services. For example, a decrease in the supply of a product without any change in the demand of a product will result in an increase in the market price. In contrast, any increase on the supply side will have the opposite result that is a decrease in the market price. In the context of Forex trading, a fundamentalist will study the supply and demand of a country’s currency, its merchandise trade (products & services), its government policies, the way the country is managed. He will also analyze the past a

Forex leverage explained

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First of all, the word leverage comes from lever. A lever is a simple machine that makes work easier for use; it involves moving a load around a pivot using a force. In other words, lever is a small push given in order to produce bigger impact. Most new traders would notice that forex brokers mention leverage of 50:1, 100:1, 200:1 Leverage is a ratio of amount used in a transaction to the required deposit; a 100:1 leverage means that you can trade $100,000 in currencies with only a $1,000 deposit. If a broker offers you a 100:1 leverage on your $1,000 and you decide to trade a position worth $100,000, that means that you are borrowing $99,000 from your broker (you shell out $1,000). Your trade will be closed (margin call) as soon as your position losses 1% which is the total amount ...