Category Archives: trading

Bid vs Ask Price

Bid vs Ask Price The Bid price is the price a forex trader is willing to sell a currency pair for. Ask price is the price a trader will buy a currency pair at. Both of these prices are given in real-time and are constantly updated. So for example, the British pound against the US…

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Spread

Spread Definition Most forex currency pairs are traded without commission, but the spread is one cost that applies to any trade that you place. Rather than charging a commission, all leveraged trading providers will incorporate a spread into the cost of placing a trade, as they factor in a higher asking price relative to the…

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Currency Pair

Currency Pair A currency pair is a quotation of two different currencies, where one is quoted against the other. The first listed currency within a currency pair is called the base, while the second currency that is the benchmark is called the quote.   Understanding Currency Pairs Trading currency pairs are often conducted in the foreign…

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Lot size

Lot size The Lot Size represents the standardized number of a financial instrument as set out by the exchange. When trading stocks, the lot size refers to the number of shares you buy in one transaction. When trading Options/Futures, the Lot Size (contract size) refers to the total number of contracts contained in one derivative…

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What is margin in trading?

What is margin in trading?   A Forex trading margin is a ratio that defines the leverage a trader has in the market. Trading margins in the world of Forex range from 10:1 to 50:1 on average. So, when it comes to Forex trading, a $1 principal investment gives the trader the ability to trade…

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Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate Typically, an exchange rate uses an acronym for the national currency it represents. For example, the acronym USD represents the U.S. dollar, while EUR represents the euro. To quote the currency pair for the dollar and the euro, it would be EUR/USD. In the case of the Japanese yen, it’s USD/JPY, or dollar…

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Stock Market

Stock Market A stock market, equity market, or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange, as well as stock that is only trading privately, such as shares of private companies, for investors through equity crowdfunding platforms. Investment in the stock market…

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Forex Indicator

Forex Indicator Forex Technical Analysis Indicator usually forecasts price changes in the currency market. They are calculations that take the volume and price of a certain financial instrument into account. By using Forex indicators, traders can make decisions about market entry and exit. In the MetaTrader 4 trading platform, there is a function that allows…

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Solana (SOL)

Solana (SOL) Solana (SOL) is a decentralized computing platform that uses SOL to pay for transactions. The currency aims to improve blockchain scalability by using a combination of proof of stake consensus and so-called proof of history. As a result, Solana claims to be able to support 50,000 transactions per second without sacrificing decentralization. Solana…

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