What is Forex (http://forex.wine) trading.
The foreign exchange market (Forex (http://forex.wine)) is the world's most liquid and most traded market, where trades worth trillions are completed each day.
Forex (http://forex.wine) trading involves buying one currency and selling another currency at the same time. This is why you always see them quoted in pairs. For example: EUR/USD and GBP/USD.
Which currencies can I trade.
Forex (http://forex.wine) trading involves buying or selling these "currency pairs". When you buy a currency pair such as EUR/USD, it means that you are buying the EURO and selling the USD at the same time.
Currency pairs are categorised as follows:
Major pairs - Consist of the world's most widely traded currency pairs Minor pairs - Consist of less liquid currency pairs Exotic pairs - Consist of one non-USD major currency that's paired with the currency of an emerging economy. For example: GBP/HKD.
The spread - why it matters.
When you see currency pairs offered by a broker or trading service, there are usually two prices available: the ask price and the bid price. These are also known as the buy price and the sell price respectively.
The spread is the difference between the ask and bid price.
Based on the table below, can you tell what is the spread for the EUR/USD currency pair?
Symbol Bid Ask EUR/USD 1.05652 1.05653 GBP/USD 1.24509 1.24515 USD/CHF 1.01010 1.01015 USD/JPY 113.248 113.251 USD/CAD 1.31441 1.31444 AUD/USD 0.76876 0.76879 AUD/NZD 1.06683 1.06691 AUD/CAD 1.01043 1.01050 AUD/CHF 0.77652 0.77658.
Let's calculate the spread for EUR/USD:
Ask price - Bid price = Spread.
1.05653 - 1.05652 = 0.00001.
What time is the market open for me to trade.
The Forex (http://forex.wine) is an over-the-counter market where trading takes place between two parties, and not with a centralised exchange or marketplace.
Depending on your broker or trading platform, you can start trading from the time the Sydney market opens on Monday morning to the time the New York market closes on Friday evening - up to 24 hours a day, five days a week.
Binary.com clients can trade Forex (http://forex.wine) from Sunday 21:00 GMT to Friday 21:00 GMT.
How to trade Forex (http://forex.wine).
A Forex (http://forex.wine) trader always has one objective in mind when trading: to exchange one currency for another in order to make a profit.
This is why we've come up with the following three-step tutorial to help you bridge that gap and make your first trade:
Step 1: Learn to read currency pairs.
One of the first things most Forex (http://forex.wine) traders learn is how to read a currency pair. There are two parts to a currency pair.
EUR / USD.
The base currency is always equal to one unit. The ask price of the currency pair indicates how much of the quote currency is required to buy one unit of base currency. This is more commonly known as the exchange rate.
For example, if you see that the EUR/USD has an ask price of 1.05382, you'll sell USD 1.05382 (quote currency) for every EUR 1 (base currency) you buy.
If the bid price is 1.05229, you'll buy USD 1.05229 for every EUR 1 you sell.
Step 2: Understand when to buy and when to sell.
Think that a certain currency will go up or down? Learn when you should buy (or "go long") and when to sell (or "go short").
Traders choose to buy a certain currency pair if they think the value of the base currency will rise. The opposite is also true: they sell a certain currency pair if they think the value of the base currency will fall.
Let's compare the differences between buying and selling, using the EUR/USD as an example:
You're buying the EUR and selling the USD You expect the EUR to rise in value so you can sell it back for a profit Buy = go long.
You're selling the EUR and buying the USD You expect the EUR to fall in value so you can buy it back at a lower price (and make a profit) Sell = go short.
Step 3: How to purchase your first currency pair.
After you've decided which position you want to take, your next step is to purchase that currency pair on MetaTrader 5.
Here's an example of the EUR/USD currency pair and its bid-ask price:
To go long, you'll want to click on 'Buy' to purchase EUR 1 for USD 1.17726.
To go short, you'll click on 'Sell' to sell EUR 1 and receive USD 1.17725 in return.
Forex (http://forex.wine) margin policy.
Margin allows you to trade on leverage - meaning your existing capital can give you a much higher level of market exposure.
For example, if you wanted to purchase 100 units of a particular asset that's trading at USD 50 per unit through a traditional broker, it would typically cost you USD 5,000 for this transaction.
However, with leverage you can purchase those 100 units at a fraction of the typical cost - depending on the leverage afforded to you by your broker or trading platform.
How to calculate margin.
You can determine the margin for our currency pairs by using the formula below:
For example, if you buy one lot of the EUR/USD pair with a contract size of 100,000 and leverage of 100:1, the margin that you need to purchase one lot of EUR/USD will be calculated as follows:
What's a margin call and how is it applied.
Equity is the sum of your balance and floating profit and loss (PnL). Margin level is the ratio of equity to margin. When that ratio reaches a specified percentage (usually 100%), your account will be placed under margin call. This does not affect your ability to open new positions; it serves to alert you that your floating PnL is moving lower. However, it is recommended to add funds to your account in order to keep your positions open. Alternatively, you may close losing positions.
What's a stop out level and how is it applied.
If your margin level reaches an even lower level (usually 50%), it will reach the stop out level where it is unable to sustain an open position. This will lead to some, or all your open positions being forcibly closed (also known as "forced liquidation").
When your account hits the forced liquidation level, your orders and positions are forcibly closed in the following sequence:
We delete an order with the largest margin reserved If your margin level is still under the stop out level, your next order will be deleted. However, orders without margin requirements will not be deleted If your margin level is still under the stop out level, we will close an open position with the largest loss We will continue to close open positions until your margin level becomes higher than the stop out level.
Forex (http://forex.wine) contract specifications.
Symbol Description Lot size Minimum volume Volume step AUD/CAD Australian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 AUD/CHF Australian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 AUD/JPY Australian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 AUD/NZD Australian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 AUD/USD Australian Dollar vs US Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/AUD Euro vs Australian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/CAD Euro vs Canadian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/CHF Euro vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/GBP Euro vs Great Britain Pound 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/JPY Euro vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/NZD Euro vs New Zealand Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/USD Euro vs US Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/CHF Great Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/JPY Great Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/USD Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 NZD/USD New Zealand Dollar vs US Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/CAD US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/CHF US Dollar vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/JPY US Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01.
Symbol Description Lot size Minimum volume Volume step CAD/CHF Canadian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 CAD/JPY Canadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/NOK Euro vs Norwegian Krone 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/PLN Euro vs Polish Zloty 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/SEK Euro vs Swedish Krona 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/AUD Great Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/CAD Great Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/NOK Great Britain Pound vs Norwegian Krone 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/NZD Great Britain Pound vs New Zealand Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/SEK Great Britain Pound vs Swedish Krona 100,000 0.01 0.01 NZD/CAD New Zealand Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 NZD/JPY New Zealand Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/CNH US Dollar vs Chinese Renminbi 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/MXN US Dollar vs Mexican Peso 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/NOK US Dollar vs Norwegian Krone 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/PLN US Dollar vs Polish Zloty 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/SEK US Dollar vs Swedish Krona 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/ZAR US Dollar vs South African Rand 100,000 0.01 0.01.
Symbol Description Lot size Minimum volume Volume step AUD/SGD Australian Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 CHF/JPY Swiss Franc vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/HKD Euro vs Hong Kong Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/ILS Euro vs Israeli New Shekel 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/MXN Euro vs Mexican Peso 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/SGD Euro vs Singapore Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/TRY Euro vs Turkish Lira 100,000 0.01 0.01 EUR/ZAR Euro vs South African Rand 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/SGD Great Britain Pound vs Singapore Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 GBP/TRY Great Britain Pound vs Turkish Lira 100,000 0.01 0.01 HKD/JPY Hong Kong Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 NZD/CHF New Zealand Dollar vs Swiss Franc 100,000 0.01 0.01 NZD/SGD New Zealand Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 SGD/JPY Singapore Dollar vs Japanese Yen 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/HKD US Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/ILS US Dollar vs Israeli New Shekel 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/RUB US Dollar vs Russian Ruble 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/SGD US Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/THB US Dollar vs Thai Baht 100,000 0.01 0.01 USD/TRY US Dollar vs Turkish Lira 100,000 0.01 0.01.
How to read the contract specifications table.
The Forex (http://forex.wine) is typically traded in lots . One standard lot is equivalent to 100,000 units. Each time you open a position on a currency symbol, you can start with a minimum transaction of 0.01 lots .
For information about Forex (http://forex.wine) leverage refer to our Margin Policy.
Important notes on our swap rates (overnight funding)
If you keep any positions open overnight, an interest adjustment will be made to your trading account as indication of the cost required to keep your position open.
This interest adjustment (or swap rate) is based on interbank lending rates, on top of a 2% fee.
The interest adjustment is calculated in 'points' - meaning we will convert the relevant interbank lending rates to 'points' in the base currency.
Please take note that our swap rate also depends on the time and days you hold your positions open:
You will be subjected to swap rates if you keep a position open past 23:59:59 GMT. Positions that are still open on Wednesday at 23:59:59 GMT will be charged three times the swap rate to account for weekends - a standard practice for all Forex (http://forex.wine) brokers. Our swap rate may also be adjusted to take holidays into account.
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