What is Forex?
How Do You Trade Forex?
Now, it's time to learn HOW to rake in the moolah!
When Can You Trade Forex?
Now that you know who participates in the forex market, it's time to learn when you can trade!
Who Trades Forex?
From money exchangers, to banks, to hedge fund managers, to local Joes like your Uncle Pete - everybody participates in the forex market!
Why Trade Forex?
Want to know some reasons why traders love the forex market? Read on to find out what makes it so attractive!
Margin Trading 101: Understand How Your Margin Account Works
A beginner's guide on how margin trading works. If you skip these lessons, you will quickly obliterate your trading account. Guaranteed.
- What is Margin Trading?
- What is Balance?
- What is Unrealized P/L and Floating P/L?
- What is Margin?
- What is Used Margin?
- What is Equity?
- What is Free Margin?
- What is Margin Level?
- What is a Margin Call Level?
- What is a Stop Out Level?
- Trading Scenario: Margin Call Level at 100% and No Separate Stop Out Level
- Trading Scenario: Margin Call Level at 100% and Stop Out Level at 50%
- Trading Scenario: What Happens If You Trade With Just $100?
- Warning: Different Forex Brokers Have Different Margin Call and Stop Out Levels
- The Relationship Between Margin and Leverage
- Margin Jargon Cheat Sheet
When Can You Trade Forex: London Session
Forex has multiple trading spots in entire Europe, but London is what, which drags
most trader’s attention. There is no doubt in the fact that London has always been
an essential part of various trading markets and the same is the case with FX. Near
around 30% of the whole Forex, transactions happen in the London session when
thousands of businessmen and traders are doing transaction per minute. European
session or London sessions starts when Asian ones are about to close their shops,
this Forex capital of the world crosses its session with other significant FX sessions
which are the USA and Asia.
London session starts at 3:00 am and keeps running till 12:00 pm, and is
considered as the most volatile session with a high frequency of liquidity. While it
picks its momentum with high trading volume by arriving mid hours, 8:00 am is the
time when the US session starts and overlapping between these two provides
better opportunities to traders. London session is the one, where most of the
trends begin, pips get spread, and volatility gets down after lunch hours. There are
many times when the FX market shows good possibilities; it is the time from 8:00
am to 12:00 pm which is more crucial and critically important for traders. Majority
of trading happens between these 4 hours, and undoubtedly, these are the best
hours to buy-sell currency pairs at the London session. Most favorable currency
pair which people trade in is EURO, US Dollar, Japanese Yen, and Swiss Franc.