In many ways forex is the king of modern markets, dwarfing all others with its unrivalled daily turnover and liquidity. Forex trades 24 hours per day, five days a week and is one of the most vibrant and potentially lucrative markets available to traders. At LCG we offer over 60 forex pairs with razor thin spreads and lightning fast execution. Discover your trading personality and we'll create a customized course to boost your forex trading skills. In spite of its size, the FOREX does not have a physical location or a central exchange. It operates through an electronic network of people, banks and companies that specialize in trading one currency for another.
Candlestick charting is nothing new, it is centuries old and may possibly be the oldest form of technical analysis still in use today. This is for good reason...IT WORKS! Rather than relying on indicators, candlesticks teach the trader to watch price movement and look for signs of weakening trends, trend reversals and continuations of trends. Once the method of candlestick charting is learned these patterns stick out like a sore thumb on a chart and are easily taken advantage of by the forex trader.
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Saxo employs a tiered margin methodology for FX Trading allowing us to offer margins as low as 1%. The tiering refers to applying different margin requirements to different exposure tiers, i.e. as low as 1% for a small exposure, but gradually rising as exposure increases.
So how does trading currency work? Logically, trades always come in pairs. For example, a common trade would be the United States Dollar to the Japanese Yen. This is expressed as USD/JPY. The way to quote a trade is kind of tricky, but with practice it becomes as natural as reading your native language. In a Forex quote, the first currency in the list (IE: USD in USD/JPY) is the base currency, and in the quote the base is always one. This means if (hypothetically of course) One USD was worth Two JPY, that the quote would be expressed as 1/2.