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Articles about Forex trading

On this page you can find articles about working on financial markets, written by company specialists and our clients; all exerienced traders and investors. A fresh look at the market, stories of success, Forex secrets and more in our articles.

Introduction to dark pools in the stock and FX markets

23/04/2018 | Alpari

The term “dark pool” refers to private exchanges that, unlike stock exchanges, are not accessible to the overall investing public. They were created by big Wall Street firms to allow for the anonymous execution of large trading orders (block trades) for their clients.

An introduction to the FX spot market

20/04/2018 | Maxim Novoselov, Alpari client

The foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily turnover of around 5 trillion USD according to the Bank for International Settlements. The spot FX market makes up the majority of daily trades and is the most common foreign exchange product. Most spot trades are conducted between two financial institutions, or a company and a financial institution, and are usually undertaken to pay for goods and services or for speculative purposes.

What is a currency spread on the Forex market?

20/11/2017 | Alpari

On the Forex market, just like on any financial market, transaction costs are charged whenever you open a new position. In Forex, this transaction cost is called the “spread” and represents the difference between the Bid and Ask prices of a currency pair. However, to understand how Forex brokers derive their spreads and what Bid and Ask prices are, you first need to understand how currency pairs are quoted in Forex.

What is Forex trading and how can you profit from it?

11/09/2017 | Alpari

Forex trading might seem to be a recent phenomenon, but it’s something that we, as humans, have been doing for a very long time. What makes humans different from other species is our ability to collaborate with each other and trade goods and services, which has helped us create groups, villages, and nations in the process. People have been trading their valuables in exchange for something they need since the dawn of time. The core concept behind Foreign Exchange or Forex trading is very similar.

CFDs: trading stock market and commodity futures contracts for difference

16/02/2017 | Benjamin Parimala

CFDs are contracts (derivatives) that replicate the performance of shares, stock indices, foreign currencies or metals. A contract for difference can be considered roughly as a purchase of shares through a loan. A buyer of a CFD gets all the benefits of the underlying stock, including price rises and dividends, and pays the seller for the cost of lending it them. As such, it is similar to borrowing money from the bank to buy shares: the investor benefits from share price rises from the purchases made using the loan, and bank takes interest on the loan. CFDs combine this process into one transaction.

RMB vs yuan: understanding the difference

15/02/2017 | Pavel Gorbunov, Alpari client

Chinese currency has been showing powerful growth. If you have some you don't care it is yuan or renminbi; all that matters is Chinese currency gaining great importance on the global stage

What is a PAMM Account?

09/02/2017 | Pavel Gorbunov, Alpari client

PAMM stands for a percent allocation management module. It is a software application generally used for pairing client funds with a special discretionary account service provided foreign exchange brokers

The A-B-C of Forex trading

18/07/2016 | Boer Yvonne Ruth Bursch Geb, Alpari Client

A person once said that if you want to make one million from Forex, invest ten million. It goes without saying that the statement is meant to discourage any person from investing in the Forex market. Tycoons like Sandile Shenzi, the multi-millionaire Forex guru who is only 23 years old, would beg to differ. So what makes other people better at trading Forex than others? Seeing that you are reading this article, it is evident that you are one of the people looking to benefit from Forex. Obviously, you want to make as much profit in the process as possible. Read on to get the best tips for Forex trading you will ever come across.

Gold market upward trend

27/06/2016 | Alpari

When risks increase for the global economy, more and more investors are choosing to place their funds in gold and other precious metals. Even billionaire George Soros (who for the past years has been a dedicated philanthropist) has returned to asset management and began to actively invest in gold and companies related to the gold market, whilst simultaneously selling off assets which are unrelated to precious metals.

Forex trading success

13/06/2016 | Sunday Idoko, Alpari client

Nowadays the Forex market has become one of the most in-demand markets for investors, money managers and those who want to increase their income. However, it takes a lot of experience, time and risk management to become a professional trader and avoid losing money. As I see it, a good broker with acceptable spread and wise leverage will work fine, but what’s really important is your trading style!


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