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December 12, 2006 2:03am CST
New To Forex What is Foreign Exchange market (Forex, FX) ACM offers online forex trading services for traders wanting to make speculative transactions on the exchange rate between two currencies. These rates may be influenced by world economic and political events, currency rate differentials, as well as many other factors including extreme weather conditions (hurricanes), acts of terror etc. The Foreign Exchange Market is the largest marketplace in the world with than 1.8 trillion dollars changing hands daily and so making it one of the most attractive and lucrative markets. How does it work? FX market allows you to buy and sell currencies against each other and speculate on the differences in exchange rates. Making a transaction on the Foreign Exchange Market is simple: the procedures are identical to that of any other market so switching to trading currencies is straightforward for most traders. Buying/Selling - B/S If you want to open a position (i.e.: place an order to sell – to make a profit if the exchange rate falls) you have to choose the amount (i.e.: 100.000 EURUSD) from the drop down menu on the platform and then click the mouse on the sell currency button: SELL (if you want to place an order to buy, you should act in reverse). This will open a position in the market and you will receive an immediate notification of it on your trading station. To close an open position, you have to do the opposite of the initial operation – in our case buy the 100.000 EURUSD back. Different order types also exist to open or close a position under a certain condition. (Choose the amount to trade.) How does the B/S system work? As with any market, for each currency pair, there are 2 prices. The difference between them is called the spread. The spread is measured in points or pips – lowest decimal figure in a currency rate. For a EURUSD a pip equals 0.0001 (or 10 dollars on 100.000), for EURJPY a pip equals 0.01 (or 1000 yen on 100.000). More information on P/L calculation on the following page: profit and loss. (Choose whether to buy or sell.) Quotation system Currencies are quoted in pairs, for example – EUR/USD or USD/JPY. The first currency in the pair is called the base currency and the second is called the counter currency. The base currency is the ‘basis’ for purchases and sales. For example, if you buy EUR/USD, then you acquire Euros and sell Dollars. You do this if you expect the Euro to grow against the Dollar. It is also possible for a currency pair to be quoted as USD/EUR, but this method is used extremely rarely. Each transaction must have 2 sides – a buy and a sell (or a sell and a buy). By this we mean that it is impossible to buy 100.000 EUR/USD and then exchange it for another currency pair (i.e.: EUR/JPY) without closing the first position. Also please note that no physical currency delivery will be made. For these purposes banks and exchange companies, which specialize in low-rate currency conversions are available. Working hours The Foreign Exchange Market, based on ‘spot’ transactions, is unique in comparison with all other global markets. This is because trading takes place 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (ACM platform works from Monday 00:00 to Friday 23:00 CET). Financial centers are open for work, and banks and other organizations exchange currencies in different parts of the world for different purposes. Therefore, trading never stops apart from a short break during the weekend. Early closings are possible depending on calendar arrangement such as, for example, Christmas or new year’s eve. Trading margins A margin deposit is not, as many traditional traders suggest, the payment in cash for purchasing market shares. A margin is in fact a guarantee or a trust deposit, providing protection from losses during a deal? It allows traders to open positions on amounts that greatly exceed their account limits and so increase their buying power. ACM offers a 1% margin (or 1:100 leverage), which means you can control 100 times your deposit in the real market. If the funds in the account, in the course of trading, fall below the prescribed margin, your positions will be closed automatically without prior notice. Using this system, the client’s account cannot go overdrawn even under volatile, fast-changing market conditions. The formula for calculating margins is as follows: (account balance + profit/loss) : open position = the margin Rollover of positions (swap) For the sake of transparency and unlike any other online broker we actually have a complete explanation of applied interest rates and the very tight interest rate spreads we apply. The exact calculation is based on 1 day interbank deposit rates and is as follows: 1) (1 day interbank dep. rate for base ccy.) - (1 day interbank dep. rate for counter ccy.) = interest rate differential. 2) Interest rate differential / 365 = daily differential. 3) (Daily differential x total open position in currency pair) / 100. You can find a more detailed explanation on the following page: overnight positions. How to start trading Open a live account if you feel ready to trade in the real market OR Open a demo account on one or both of our platforms and choose which suits you best 1. Define how long you can trade for. 2. Define the currency pair you feel most comfortable with. 3. Choose the tradable amount. 4. Before opening a position, you have to consider how much profit you wish to make or how much loss you are eventually prepared to take. Depending on this analysis, place stop and/or limit orders. 5. Open your position or place an entry order. 6. Follow significant news events and technical indicators which you can consult inside your trading station or from third party sources (find out more about different types of analysis on the following pages: Technical vs fundamental analysis. Technical indicators. Fundamental analysis. Also please consult the following pages for more information or contact customer support. Forex glossary. Spreads and margin requirements. Execution methodology. Trading examples. Order types. Phone trading terminology. Trading with New To Forex What is Foreign Exchange market (Forex, FX) ACM offers online forex trading services for traders wanting to make speculative transactions on the exchange rate between two currencies. These rates may be influenced by world economic and political events, currency rate differentials, as well as many other factors including extreme weather conditions (hurricanes), acts of terror etc. The Foreign Exchange Market is the largest marketplace in the world with than 1.8 trillion dollars changing hands daily and so making it one of the most attractive and lucrative markets. How does it work? FX market allows you to buy and sell currencies against each other and speculate on the differences in exchange rates. Making a transaction on the Foreign Exchange Market is simple: the procedures are identical to that of any other market so switching to trading currencies is straightforward for most traders. Buying/Selling - B/S If you want to open a position (i.e.: place an order to sell – to make a profit if the exchange rate falls) you have to choose the amount (i.e.: 100.000 EURUSD) from the drop down menu on the platform and then click the mouse on the sell currency button: SELL (if you want to place an order to buy, you should act in reverse). This will open a position in the market and you will receive an immediate notification of it on your trading station. To close an open position, you have to do the opposite of the initial operation – in our case buy the 100.000 EURUSD back. Different order types also exist to open or close a position under a certain condition. (Choose the amount to trade.) How does the B/S system work? As with any market, for each currency pair, there are 2 prices. The difference between them is called the spread. The spread is measured in points or pips – lowest decimal figure in a currency rate. For a EURUSD a pip equals 0.0001 (or 10 dollars on 100.000), for EURJPY a pip equals 0.01 (or 1000 yen on 100.000). More information on P/L calculation on the following page: profit and loss. (Choose whether to buy or sell.) Quotation system Currencies are quoted in pairs, for example – EUR/USD or USD/JPY. The first currency in the pair is called the base currency and the second is called the counter currency. The base currency is the ‘basis’ for purchases and sales. For example, if you buy EUR/USD, then you acquire Euros and sell Dollars. You do this if you expect the Euro to grow against the Dollar. It is also possible for a currency pair to be quoted as USD/EUR, but this method is used extremely rarely. Each transaction must have 2 sides – a buy and a sell (or a sell and a buy). By this we mean that it is impossible to buy 100.000 EUR/USD and then exchange it for another currency pair (i.e.: EUR/JPY) without closing the first position. Also please note that no physical currency delivery will be made. For these purposes banks and exchange companies, which specialize in low-rate currency conversions are available. Working hours The Foreign Exchange Market, based on ‘spot’ transactions, is unique in comparison with all other global markets. This is because trading takes place 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (ACM platform works from Monday 00:00 to Friday 23:00 CET). Financial centers are open for work, and banks and other organizations exchange currencies in different parts of the world for different purposes. Therefore, trading never stops apart from a short break during the weekend. Early closings are possible depending on calendar arrangement such as, for example, Christmas or new year’s eve. Trading margins A margin d
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