Category Archives: trading

Diluted EPS

Diluted EPS The Diluted EPS formula is equal to Net Income less preferred dividends, divided by the total number of diluted shares outstanding (basic shares outstanding plus the exercise of in-the-money options, warrants, and other dilutive securities). Also, the concept of diluted shares outstanding can be equated to a pie, of sorts. If more slices are…

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Spot market

Spot market A spot market is where financial instruments are exchanged for immediate delivery, such as commodities, currencies, and securities. Delivery, here, means cash exchange for a financial tool. In comparison, a futures contract is based on the delivery of the underlying asset at a future date. Over-the-counter (OTC) markets and exchanges may provide spot trading and/or futures trading. How Spot Markets Work Spot markets are also referred…

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Currency Revaluation

Currency Revaluation What is Currency Revaluation? In a fixed exchange rate regime, only a decision by a country’s government, such as its central bank, can alter the official value of the currency. Developing economies are more likely to use a fixed-rate system to limit speculation and provide a stable system. A floating rate is the opposite of a…

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How forex profit is calculated

How is forex profit calculated Calculating Profit and Loss How forex profit is calculated? The actual calculation of profit and loss in a position is quite straightforward. To calculate the P&L of a position, what you need is the position size and the number of pips the price has moved. Therefore, the actual profit or…

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Technical analysis

Technical analysis Technical analysis is the framework in which traders study price movement. Foreign exchange markets are particularly well suited to using technical analysis. The high levels of liquidity in terms of trading volumes and some players, and sensitivity to big long-term national-level trends means that forex markets tend to trend over time and patterns often…

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Resistance Level

Resistance Level The resistance level can visualize using different technical indicators rather than simply drawing a line connecting highs. What is Resistance? Initially, the resistance level on a candlestick chart is the price when you can expect more sellers than buyers. It prevents the price from rising further and the resistance levels indicate a price…

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Support Level

Support Level Support level occurs where a downtrend expects to pause due to a concentration of demand. It refers to the price level that an asset does not fall below for a period of time.  Buyers, entering the market whenever the asset dips to a lower price, create an asset’s support level. In technical analysis,…

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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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