Basic Trading Knowledge

What Is Forex? (Forex exchange)

Foreign Exchange (forex or FX) is the trading of one currency for another. For example, one can swap the U.S. dollar for the euro. Foreign exchange transactions can take place on the foreign exchange market, also known as the forex market.

The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world, with trillions of dollars changing hands every day. There is no centralized location. Rather, the forex market is an electronic network of banks, brokers, institutions, and individual traders (mostly trading through brokers or banks)

What is the definition of a margin?

Margin is the amount that  is used to open the positions.

Margin is not a commission you need to pay, but it is simply collateral for trading Forex and CFDs

What is free margin?

“Free Margin” means a free amount of money that can be used for opening additional positions.

Margin Level Calculations/Formulas:

Margin Level is the relationship between the Equity and the used Margin of the trading account. Expressed as a percentage, the formula used to calculate the margin level is

A contract for difference (CFD) is an agreement between a buyer and a seller. CFDs enable traders to benefit from changes in price. Traders can take benefit of rising and fall of the price. CFDs allow traders to trade on such instruments which might be out of reach for them.

Leverage is a term used to describe an investing approach that incorporates borrowing money to increase the possible return on investment.
While using leverage to boost an asset’s returns has its benefits, it also has its drawbacks: it may contribute to the risk and losses of an investment if it doesn’t work out

“Percentage in point” or “price interest point” is what Pip stands for. According to forex market tradition, a pip is the shortest value movement in which a currency value may generate.
The pip increase will be the last (fourth) decimal point throughout most forex pairings valued at 4 decimal places. As a result, a pip equals 1/100 of a percent or one percentage point.
The lowest possible shift in the USD/CAD exchange rate, for instance, is $0.0001, or one basis point.

The spread is the difference among two values, prices, according to this most frequent interpretation, the spread is the difference between the bid-ask spread of an asset or investment, such as a stock share, metal, indices, energies, etc.

The term “stop out” has two distinct implications in various financial products. First, it is the stage in the foreign currency market where all a broker’s available positions get involuntarily closed since their margin gets fallen to the stage that it can no longer maintain such an open spot. At Cambridge capital, the stop-out level is 50%.

A market order is a buy order for a stock at the current latest professional price on the market. A buy-by-market order almost always guarantees execution, but not at a specific price. You will receive a price at or near the posted ask price.

The value of a buy stop order is greater than the corresponding pricing. Experienced investors will be using a buy-stop order to limit risk or protect a return on an asset that was previously traded briefly.

A buy limit order is a pending order, and it allows traders to how much they want to spend for an item. And it helps the trader to open the position on a specific price.

A sell-by-the-market order is the most basic type of trade. It is an order to sell immediately at the current price. And when you are going to sell a stock, you will receive a price at or near the posted bid Price.

A sell stop trade is executed at a rate lower than the current market price. Investors often use a sell-stop order to minimize a loss or safeguard a gain on an asset they hold.

A sell limit order is a pending order it allows traders to sell an exchange rate higher than the current price and traders can choose the specific price for the position.

The bid price represents a dealer’s maximum ability to pay for such a share of common stock and perhaps other assets.
The Ask price is the lowest rate at which a seller is ready to sell the same product.

Trading During the Day

A day trade is defined as selling short and buying to settle a contract in the same securities on the same day. An extensive stock stance taken night-time and liquidated the very next day before to almost any future purchase with the same guards or a shorter securities stance taken overnight and acquired the next day before any future purchase of same protection are examples of statutory exceptions.