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This section will help you understand what Forex and CFDs are
It is specifically designed for those who want to get familiar with the interesting, exciting and fascinating world of finance.
We will provide all the educational material needed, including graphs, and analyse them in order to:
- Demonstrate the process of trading;
- Explain how price changes affect the various financial instruments;
- Examine the basics of market analysis;
- Show the earning opportunities that Forex can bring.
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The information presented in this section will help novice Forex traders to take their first steps into the world of financial markets.
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- How Forex and other financial markets operate;
- How to conduct trades;
- How to trade profitably;
- How to protect yourself against losses;
- How to predict market trends.
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INSTRUMENTS TO TRADE IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
There are several distinct groups of instruments to trade in financial markets. The prices of these financial instruments depend on many factors. In order to be able to trade profitably on them, it is important to understand how these factors affect the instruments’ prices and be able to make predictions based on their analysis.
Fundamental factors affecting the prices of financial instruments:
- Financial factors
- Environmental factors
- Political factors (impact of news)
- General economic factors
Currency - is the most volatile financial instrument. Its variability constitutes its main quality, as it provides the opportunity to make high profit in a short period of time. Currency market is the largest market in the world and has the highest liquidity. Foreign exchange market - as it is often called - cannot collapse, as the fall of a currency results in the rise of another. Traders can earn money in all market circumstances, even in times of crisis, as any change in currency can be used to make profit; a falling currency is as profitable as a rising one.
Analysis of the performance of currencies last week
On the 26th of June 2015 the euro showed a downward trend, amid concerns about the situation in Greece. According to media reports, the Greek government rejected the proposal to extend the terms of the financial assistance program for 5 more months. The proposal included the extension of the program until the end of November, with funding of 15.5 billion euros (8.7 billion euros from the European Fund, 3.3 billion from the SMPs programme and 3.5 billion euros from the IMF). However, the situation was quite unfortunate. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras previously accused Greece’s creditors of blackmail. The Greek government wanted to conclude the long-term agreement, without getting a reprieve until November. According to sources in Greece, recent proposals have been characterised as impractical and that they will not allow the country to break out of the vicious circle of "austerity measures".
Use of this trading opportunity could have brought the possibility to get profit of about $300 on EUR/ USD with 1 standard lot.
Gold - is considered as a “protection instrument”, which is traded more often by conservative people. Gold trading has gained a reputation for being more stable as a form of investment and is regarded as a safeguard for traders against political, social and economic instability in contrast to other forms of trading. In periods of uncertainty in markets, investors increase dramatically the demand for this instrument, which makes gold prices fluctuate. In such a situation, trading gold through CFD provides the opportunity to profit both by the increase and decrease in the asset’s price.
Analysis of the performance of gold last week
On the 22nd and 23rd of June 2015, the price of gold fell. The reason for the fall was the strengthening of the dollar (the prices of dollar and gold tend to have an inversely proportional relationship). During the two days, the dollar index, which tracks the US currency’s performance against six major currencies, showed an upward trend, rising by 1.7% to a level of 96.6 points.
Use of this trading opportunity could have brought the possibility to get profit of about $4,500 with 1 standard lot.
A stock index is a method of measuring the value of a portfolio of shares. Stock indices reflect the changing trends in the market. Depending on the indicators you select, stock indices provide an overview of changes in specific sectors of the market (for example, if you take into account only shares of the commodity sector for the calculation of the index) or the whole market in general. As trading individual shares might be a complicated task, it is much more convenient to track the indices that reflect the general trend in the market and trade on their differences. Predicting the change in an index is much easier than predicting the course of any other financial instrument. This makes stock indices a very popular trading instrument.
Analysis of the performance of indices last week
On the 24th of June 2015 major US stock indices showed a negative trend. The pressure on the indices was caused by concerns about the lack of progress in the Greek question. It became known that Greece rejected a counter offer proposed by international lenders on a technical level. The government refused to approve the conditions of allocation of the next tranche of financial assistance, as they were minimally different from the 5-page draft submitted by creditors in early June. The deviation of the counter offer reduced the chances of a quick solution with regards to the debt crisis in Athens.
Previously, the three institutions (the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission) expressed their disagreement on the Greek proposals, which stipulated a more lenient taxation of companies, a tightened VAT regime and the acceleration of the reforms on the pension system.
The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he was surprised by the fact that the Greek Government proposal did not find understanding among international institutions.
Use of this trading opportunity could have brought the possibility to get profit of about $400 with 1 standard lot, by trading CFDs on the E-mini S&P 500 Futures Index.
Stocks - are a classic instrument for investment, which has traditionally been very popular among investors wishing to make money and increase their company’s capital. Stock markets around the world hold a huge number of shares of various companies to trade. To make profit on them, you need to constantly be aware of macroeconomic events, keep an eye on corporate news and be able to understand the financial statements of these companies. One of the biggest limitations of stock trading is the high amount required to enter the stock market (about $25,000). Trading of shares through CFD, though, provides the ability to trade stocks with a smaller amount of money and profit both by the rise and fall in their prices.
Analysis of the performance of shares last week
Nike Inc. (NKE), the world-famous manufacturer of sports clothing and footwear, was one of the companies, whose changes in stock prices provided good profit opportunities in the period from the 22nd to 26th of June 2015.
On the 26th of June, NKE shares rose more than 4%, updating their historical maximum. What triggered the growth was the publication of the company's quarterly report, according to which the financial results for the 4th quarter of the fiscal year were better than expected. The profit was at the level of $0.98 per share, versus the average forecast of $0.83, while the revenue increased by 4.8% y / y to $7.70 billion, slightly higher than the average forecast of $7.69 billion.
Use of this trading opportunity could have brought the possibility to get profit of about $160 or about 15% of the investment with 1 standard lot.