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Introduction to Trading

Forex Market is a decentralized global market where all the world's currencies are traded against each other, and traders make a profit or loss from the currencies’ value changes.

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This section reveals the main advantages of the Forex market over other financial markets. Here you can find out why the Foreign Exchange market is so attractive for traders and learn all the advantages of the Forex market.

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CFD (Contract for difference) is an agreement between two parties, “buyer” and “seller”, on paying each other the difference between the opening and closing prices of the traded instrument.”

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Leverage in Forex is the ratio of the trader's funds to the size of the broker's credit. In other words, leverage is a borrowed capital to increase the potential returns. The Forex leverage size usually exceeds the invested capital for several times.

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Spread is the difference between Bid and Ask prices. It is calculated in pips.

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Foreign Exchange market is the largest decentralized market where the volume of daily transactions equals to billions of dollars. The minimum volume of the transaction in the interbank market is too high and is assuredly not accessible for private investors owning small means. Due to margin trading individual investors have possessed an oportunity to make online transactions with various currency...

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Swap (Forex Rollover) is a charge or interest for holding trading positions overnight to the next forex trading day.

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Pip is the smallest change an exchange rate of a currency pair can make.

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