What is a margin call?

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One of the most unpleasant experiences a trader can face is known as a margin call. To understand the dynamics behind this feature one must first appreciate what margin is in the forex market, which unfortunately is a commonly misunderstood concept. What is margin? Margin is essentially a good-faith deposit that’s required by the brokers … Continue reading What is a margin call?

Foreign Exchange Trading: A Beginners Guide

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Followed by the credit market – think Treasury bills, notes and bonds – foreign exchange is by far the largest financial market in the world. To give you an idea how gargantuan this market is, trading averaged $5.1 trillion per day in April 2016, according to the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and … Continue reading Foreign Exchange Trading: A Beginners Guide