Stop Loss (SL or stops) and Take Profit (TP or target price) are orders meant for the player’s safety. They are, by nature, reverse orders: ex. if a pair was bought, a triggered stop or target price initiates a reverse transaction (selling) thus locking in profits (TP) or losses (SL).
MetaTrader 5 was released in 2010. It is intended for performing trading operations on different financial markets. This program is an updated and improved version of MetaTrader 4, a very famous terminal, which is extremely popular among traders.
Day trading or intraday is short-term transaction on stock exchanges performed during the same trading session without roll-overs. This way of trading is quite peculiar, because this approach requires traders to consider all incoming information, such as news, statistics, external factors, and a lot of other events.
An application for trading on financial markets, MetaTrader 4 was developed and is supported by MetaQuotes Software. Despite its quite deep history (released in 2005), MetaTrader 4 has been one of the most popular and actual software for traders ever since. Its recipe for success can be explained by three words, availability, simplicity, and effectiveness. MT4 terminal is free and multi lingual (supports about 40 languages), has a user-friendly interface all necessary features for manual and automated trading. Initially, the application was intended for trading on the Forex market, but later traders started using the terminals for other assets as well, such as CFDs on stocks, indices, cryptocurrencies, metals, commodities, etc. Result: an intuitive and user-friendly multi-purpose terminal, which allows to trade a wide range of instruments.
The economic calendar has long stopped being some sort of a secret; one does not have to be a “pro” economist or trader to use it. Presently, this calendar is yet another instrument for market analysis. Or let us put it different: it is not only an instrument but also a set of signals, indicators that can tell a lot about a certain branch of world economy as well as predict the market reaction to such publications. If you divide the publications in the calendar into different categories (described below), the market reactions and fluctuations will become even more obvious.
When an uninitiated reader encounters the collocation "financial market", they discern no difference between such terms as "stock market", "exchange", "Forex", "equity market", "bond market", "currency market", "derivative market", etc. So, I think there should be an explanation what the financial market really is. First of all, understand and remember that the financial market is not just a place for trading, but the entire system of the economic relations, which appeared in the process of exchanging different goods and recourses.
Are there any beginners, who haven’t asked themselves a question what a CFD is and how it is different from a real asset? Let’s go deeper in these terms and try to determine which one of them is more interesting and easier-to-use for both beginners of stock exchange markets and experienced investors. What is CFD? […]
In very simple words, liquidity indicates an asset’s ability to be sold in a short period of time at the price that is close or equal to the requested price. If we dig into the matter, we’ll find out that liquidity means an opportunity to convert an asset into its monetary equivalent. An asset may […]
There are a lot of discussions about trading within the boundlessness of the Internet, both in conventional businesses and state-financed organizations. People say and write a lot of different things. More often than not, they are sure that trading can’t be regarded as a primary source of income.
Who in the world of trading hasn’t heard of scalping? Probably, you may know it as pipsing, but all traders surely heard a lot of different things about it, some of them tried it in practice, others are just going to, that’s why I guess it would be interesting to go into details of such thing as scalping.
Every beginner in trading asks themselves the same question: “Exactly what kind of a trading terminal should I choose for trading?” There are a lot of different trading platforms that have both similar features and essential differences. Among these differences are such nuances as installation on PCs or mobile devices, availability of a terminal in a web browser without installing any additional software components, opportunities to use a terminal for free or on a paid basis.
As soon as they get a little free money, beginners open another position and, when it comes to the crunch, lose all their orders and entire deposit. To avoid such situations, people created and developed some specific rules to manage their capital and risks.
When it comes to margin, people who are not knowledgeable in trading usually think it's the difference between the buying and the selling price. While this is true for most other cases, in trading, margin means a collateral you've got to pay in order to open your position.