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Zooming in on the Concept of Leverage

Leverage is defined as the tool which allows a trader to control a position of a higher value with less capital. Investing in currency exchange by paying the full market price (also called a 1:1 leverage) requires a significant amount of capital. In an effort to open the gates of
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What is a lot in Forex?

When trading Contracts for Difference (CFDs), you can speculate on the changes in the market price of various assets, without physically owning the instruments. How much money are you investing in each trade? The answer is simple: each time you open a trade, you actually purchase a specific amount or

“Exotic” currency pairs in Forex

Exotic pairs are crosses between two currencies with the base currency representing a developed economy and the quote currency representing an emerging economy. Some examples include EUR/TRY (Euro vs Turkish Lira), USD/ZAR (US Dollar vs South African rand), USD/MXN (US Dollar vs Mexican Peso), USD/CZK (US Dollar vs Czech koruna),

Major Factors that Can Affect Exchange Rates

Exchange rates indicate the rate at which one currency can be converted in another or in simpler terms they indicate how much a specific currency is worth in a foreign currency. Exchange rates play a vital role for governments and large financial institutions as well as for investors and forex
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How to Trade Major Currency Pairs – Part 2

Major currency pairs are some of the most popular trading instruments in forex. Studying the pairs in detail could help you get a better understanding of the factors that can affect their prices and allow you to trade the instruments with more confidence. USD/CHF This pair represents the US dollar
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Factors Affecting the Japanese Yen

The Japanese yen is the official currency of Japan – the third largest national economy in terms of nominal GDP. It is one of the most traded currencies in the foreign exchange market trailing behind the United States Dollar and the Euro. It is also a reserve currency alongside other currencies including the U.S. Dollar, the Euro,

How to Trade Bitcoin Cash

What is Bitcoin Cash?  Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency created in 2017 from a split or a hard fork of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash has its own blockchain and specifications and differs from Bitcoin in one key aspect – it has an increased block size to make the verification process faster. At its inception, it had a block size of
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How to Trade the Major Forex Pairs – Part 1

Major currency pairs are connected to the strong economies they represent with both the base and quote currencies traded in high volumes daily. As a result, the spreads for these pairs are low, making them attractive options for traders. When trading any currency pair, it is important to keep abreast
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Cryptocurrencies and Stock Markets Record Rapid Declines

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released data from its April meeting, a meeting that took place before the US employment decline, hiring constraints, and the unexpected rebound in consumer prices. Nevertheless, the Fed sees the economy as gradually recovering, and given the pace of inflation, they hinted at the possibility