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CFD Explained

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CFD, or Contracts for Difference, is a financial instrument similar to an index or share which allows you to trade an underlying index, share or commodity contract without having to own the underlying asset itself. The CFD price is the price of the underling asset (whether it is a share, index, or future). If the price of the underlying asset goes up, so will the price of the CFD. A major difference is that there are no exchange fees and many of the inefficiencies of trading the underlying shares on the exchange are eliminated. Also, CFDs allow you to use the power of leverage which is not generally available in equity products. As a result, CFDs have grown in popularity dramatically over the past few years. Ava Index offers CFDs with zero commissions and very attractive margin requirem...
Difference between Binary Options & Forex Trading

Difference between Binary Options & Forex Trading

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Forex and binary options are primarily the same products from the broader financial markets spectrum, however, their similarity ends there. For traders who contemplate whether to trade forex or binary options, this article aims to present a clear picture of the difference between forex and binary options. Binary options, or ‘Options’ as they are often referred to, fall under the category of the derivatives markets. The derivatives market is made up of financial products whose value is derived from the actual market. Other examples besides options include ETF’s, Eminis which although similar are not exactly the actual products that you trade, but are products designed to reflect the actual security. Similarly, when comparing forex to binary options, the binary options (for forex) are

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 ...