Fundamentals

Enhance your trading with fundamental education. Learn the basics of trading a wide range of financial instruments such a Forex, Indices and more.

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What is Forex?

The foreign exchange market, also known as Forex, is an over the counter (OTC) non-centralized market.

What is Margin and Leverage in Trading?

Margin and leverage are concepts that allow traders to open large positions with small deposits.

Why Trade Forex?

24/5 market – Foreign exchange market opens Monday morning and trades though to Saturday morning with no breaks.

Stock market trading hours

With more than 24 time zones across the globe, financial markets can be trading at any given time.

How to calculate swap rates

With more than 24 time zones across the globe, financial markets can be trading at any given time.

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What is a Spread??

What is a Spread??

When it comes to financial markets, whether it’s Forex or equities, every asset has three prices. The buy and the sell price, and the closing price. All three prices are interdependent.

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How to Calculate Swap Rates

How to Calculate Swap Rates

Swap rates are calculated automatically by the trading platform, however, traders can calculate swap rates by themselves using the following formula…

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What are Stocks?

What are Stocks?

Stocks are publicly-listed companies on the share market or stock exchange. Companies can go public by launching an initial public offering (IPO).

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What is a CFD?

What is a CFD?

A CFD allows investors to trade price movements of financial instruments instead of the physical asset.

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What is Forex?

What is Forex?

The foreign exchange market, also known as Forex, is an over the counter (OTC) non-centralized market.

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