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What is Spot Forex Trading

The forex market consists of spot, futures and options market. The spot market is the interbank market, or the over the counter (OTC). Spot trading and futures trading look like being similar, but there is a small difference, depending on the brokerage house type. Nevertheless, they are associated as being the same because the way […]

2 January

What is Spot Forex Trading

The forex market consists of spot, futures and options market. The spot market is the interbank market, or the over the counter (OTC). Spot trading and futures trading look like being similar, but there is a small difference, depending on the brokerage house type. Nevertheless, they are associated as being the same because the way […]

2 January

What is Algorithmic Trading in Forex Markets

Algorithmic trading or high-frequency trading is dominating the forex trading market for years now. It is being said that now traders are following robots, and not the other way around. Trading algo’s as they are being called, are computer programs designed to buy or sell when a specific event is happening. There are two types […]

30 December

Difference Between ECN and STP

Forex brokers are either market makers or pass trades to liquidity providers. A true brokerage house with no conflict of interests should one that fits in the second category. STP and ECN brokers are fitting in this category. Before discussing the difference between STP (Straight Through Processing) and ECN (Electronic Communication Network), it is important […]

28 December

Difference of a Market Maker or Liquidity Provider

A forex brokerage house can be set up based on how it intends to run the business: being directly involved in the trading process or just an intermediary. For an intermediary, it charges a fee for allowing traders to access the interbank liquidity. On the other hand, if the broker is involved in trading against […]

26 December

Pros and Cons of Trading Forex in an Overseas Account

Trading forex in an overseas account has become popular mostly in the United States as, starting with mid-2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) made brokers change the trading conditions offered to their customers. The CFTC is the governing body in the United States when it comes to future contracts and the forex market is […]

20 December