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February 27, 2019
Calculating Maintenance Margin

Calculating Maintenance Margin

In the trading arena, you need to deposit some collateral with the counterparty; in this case, a broker or an exchange; in order to cover the […]
February 27, 2019

A Closer Look At WTO Rules

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its trading rules have been a recent focus in media commentary. It’s understandable. The UK is set to leave the […]
February 27, 2019
What are Dark Pools?

What are Dark Pools?

Traditional trading in securities originated on the exchange floors, where traders would buy and sell orders amongst themselves, or on behalf of their clients, through telephonic […]
February 27, 2019
Top 10 Biggest Trading Exchanges in the World

Top 10 Biggest Trading Exchanges in the World

Trading exchanges were established over 400 years ago, with the first one set up in Amsterdam in 1602, with the aim to trade shares of the […]
February 21, 2019

Eurozone Growth And The Euro

Recent data shows that economic growth for the eurozone is slowing. Understandably, many traders and investors are anxious. That’s why this month’s (February 2019) Flash GDP […]
February 21, 2019
Unsystematic vs. Systematic Risk

Unsystematic vs. Systematic Risk

Risk is an unavoidable part of trading. People who succeed in the financial markets are those who know how to manage risks effectively. And, risk management […]
February 21, 2019
What are the Major World Indices?

What are the Major World Indices?

When you hear that “the market has hit all time highs” or the “lowest point in the last quarter,” it refers to the value of an […]
February 21, 2019
What is Indirect Finance?

What is Indirect Finance?

The transfer of funds from primary lenders to primary borrowers by converting the borrower’s securities into indirect securities and the lender’s funds into indirect funds is […]
February 21, 2019
Internal Financing Definition

Internal Financing Definition

When a firm looks to raise capital to finance a project, it has two options, to seek internal financing or to find external financing. External funds […]
February 21, 2019

Discontinuation of Support for Older Versions of MetaTrader 4 Desktop and Mobile

Please be informed that MetaQuotes will no longer support older MetaTrader Desktop and Android builds from Friday, 1 March 2019. As such, MT4 Desktop softwares below v.1118 and MT4 Android […]
February 15, 2019
Risk Diversification in Forex

Risk Diversification in Forex

As the age-old adage goes, never keep all your eggs in one basket. In the same way, forex traders should look to diversify their trades, instead […]
February 13, 2019

Changes in Trading Hours Due to U.S. President’s Day

Please be aware that due to the upcoming U.S. President’s Day, there will be a change in trading hours for the following products: Effective on Monday, 18 […]
February 12, 2019

Will The Brexit Fog Clear?

After its February meeting, the Bank Of England’s governor, Mark Carney, referenced the “fog of Brexit”. It’s a useful analogy. The ongoing Brexit uncertainty clearly has […]
February 6, 2019
How is Investor Sentiment Calculated?

How is Investor Sentiment Calculated?

The financial markets are guided by a multitude of factors ranging from economic to socio-political dynamics in participating countries. Another very important factor that drives the […]
February 6, 2019
What is an Equity Stake?

What is an Equity Stake?

We often come across news of mergers and acquisitions, where one company acquires a significant equity stake in another. Equity stake represent the percentage of the […]
February 5, 2019

The Brexit Amendments Explained

Earlier this week, we saw the British parliament establish a clearer path for Brexit. After rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement, the onus was […]
February 1, 2019

Changes in Trading Hours Due to Lunar New Year

Please be aware that due to the Lunar New Year holidays, there will be a change in trading hours for the following products: Effective on Monday, 4 […]
January 30, 2019
Tools Proprietary Traders Utilise

Tools Proprietary Traders Utilise

Proprietary or institutional traders have different needs to retail traders. Institutional traders work at the behest of big financial institutions, such as big banks, insurance companies, […]
January 29, 2019
Are Liquidity Providers Important?

Are Liquidity Providers Important?

Liquidity providers in the financial markets are generally “market makers” or underwriters, who hold a substantial amount of a financial asset. Ideally, they bring price stability […]
January 29, 2019
Trading Monitor Setups

Trading Monitor Setups

There are many elements that come together to make for a successful trader. One is understanding the markets, and another is having access to excellent technology […]