What is Used Margin?
In order to understand what Used Margin is, we must first understand what Required Margin is.
What is Margin Requirement?
Margin is expressed as a percentage (%) of the “full position size”, also known as the “Notional Value” of the position you wish to open. Depending on the currency pair and forex broker, the amount of margin required to open a position VARIES. You may see margin requirements such as 0.25%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%, 5%, 10% or higher. This percentage (%) […]
What is Margin?
This portion is “used” or “locked up” for the duration of the specific trade.
Once the trade is closed, the margin is “freed” or “released” back into your account and can now be “usable” again… to open new trades.
What is Account Balance?
In order to start trading forex, you need to open an account with a retail forex broker or CFD provider.
Why Trade Forex: Advantages Of Forex Trading
The FX market is sufficiently liquid that significant manipulation by any single entity is all but impossible during active trading hours for the major currencies.
The foreign exchange market is so huge and has so many participants that no single entity (not even a central bank or the mighty Chuck Norris himself) can control the market price for an extended period of time.
Best Days of the Week to Trade Forex
So now we know that the London session is the busiest out of all the other sessions, but there are also certain days in the week where all the markets tend to show more movement. Know the best days of the week to trade forex. Below is a chart of the average pip range for the major […]
Best Times of Day to Trade Forex
What does this have to do with trading sessions? Well, just like TV, “ratings” (a.k.a. liquidity) are at their highest when there are more people participating in the markets.
When Can You Trade Forex: New York Session
Right as European traders are getting back from their lunch breaks, the U.S. session begins at 8:00 am EST as traders start rolling into the office.
When Can You Trade Forex: London Session
Just when Asian market participants are starting to close shop, their European counterparts are just beginning their day.