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Forex is a shortened term used for ‘Foreign Exchange’. It is the process of buying and selling currencies. The foreign exchange market is the biggest and most liquid financial market in the world. The market operates 24 hours around the clock from Sunday night through Friday and comprises central banks, currency speculators, organizations, governments, retail investors and international investors. Over the years, the size of the Forex market has been constantly increasing. According to the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) 2013 Triennial Survey of global FX market volumes, the average daily volume in the global Forex markets was estimated at $5.345 trillion, 34% higher in than the $3.971 trillion in April 2010 ($3.21 trillion daily in April 2007 and $1.7 trillion in 1998).

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A CFD, or Contract for Difference, is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract. CFDs are derivatives products that allow you to trade on live market price movements without actually owning the underlying instrument on which your contract is based. You can use CFDs to speculate on the future movement of market prices regardless of whether the underlying markets are rising or falling. You have the opportunity to sell and profit from falling prices, or buy and profit from rising prices. Moreover, with our vast variety of markets, you can gain exposure to markets you may not have had access to before. We offer CFDs on shares, indices, and commodities.

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Normally, during the European and North American winter time, weekly activity begins on Sunday at 22:00 GMT continuously until Friday 21:00 GMT. During the Day Light Saving times in these regions, the weekly market activity begins on Sunday at 21:00 GMT and ends on Friday at 20:00. Market activity hours may vary due to public holidays or due to unusual liquidity conditions which may arise from exceptional global events. Opening or Closing times may also be altered by iFOREX due to liquidity and risk management considerations. Please be advised that while most of the instruments are traded on a 24 hour basis without interruption, some instruments, mainly shares and indices, have special Trading Hours.

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To be able to trade you only need a device with an internet connection and a funded trading account. In addition, we strongly recommend you to be equipped with Forex/CFD’s or other financial education and trading tools to help you minimize the risks in the market.

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In financial markets, specifically in the Forex market, pip (percentage in point) is a unit of change in an exchange rate of a currency pair. Most major currency pairs are priced to four decimal places, and a pip is one unit of the fourth decimal point: for dollar currencies this is to 1/100th of a cent.

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The spread is the difference between the BUY price and the SELL price of two instruments. For example, if the EUR/USD is trading at 1.3100 (buy) and 1.3098 (sell), then the spread is 2 pips.

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Going “long” is when a trader buys an asset expecting its value to rise. This is also called opening a long position. Going “short” or opening a short position, is when a trader sells an asset, expecting its price to decline so it can be bought back in the future at a lower price

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There are various ways prices can change. Economic and political conditions usually affect the value of an asset.

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Leverage is used to significantly increase your purchasing power. No other market gives you so much liquidity and leverage at the same time. On some instruments, iFOREX provides a leverage of up to 400:1. This means that with a deposit of $100, you can trade with up to $40,000.

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The most common risk management tools in FX trading are the limit order and the stop loss order. A limit order places a restriction on the maximum price to be paid or the minimum price to be received. A stop loss order ensures a particular position is liquidated at a predetermined price in order to limit potential losses should the market move against a trader's position. Contingent orders may not necessarily limit your risk for losses.

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Currency traders make decisions using both technical factors and economic fundamentals. Technical traders use charts, trend lines, support and resistance levels, and numerous patterns and mathematical analyses to identify trading opportunities, whereas fundamentalists predict price movements by interpreting a wide variety of economic information, including news, government-issued indicators and reports, and even rumor. The most dramatic price movements however, occur when unexpected events happen. The event can range from a Central Bank raising domestic interest rates to the outcome of a political election or even an act of war. Nonetheless, more often it is the expectation of an event that drives the market rather than the event itself.