How to Trade Forex?

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Always seeing ads online about how trading forex allows you to get out of the rat race and make easy cash? In order for you to achieve that, you have to first understand the basics on how to trade forex and how to develop your own trading style.  

CFDs Vs Spot Forex 

Trading forex can be split into two simple ways; Using CFDs or spot forex. 

First way: CFDs 

Contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between two parties, buyer and seller, requiring the seller to pay to the buyer the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time. If the difference turns out to be negative instead, the buyer pays instead to the seller. 

Second way: Spot Forex 

Spot forex is a transaction of a purchase or sale of one currency for another, with delivery being usually two business days after the dealing date or specified spot date.. The exchange rate on which in the transaction is based off is also known as the spot exchange rate. 

The difference: 

The difference is that spot forex trading involves buying and selling of the actual currency while trading in CFDs mean that you profit of price movements without owning the actual asset itself, 

Why is having a broker suited for you important? 

What is a broker? 

A broker is a person or firm who work as an intermediary between you and the interbank system. The broker helps arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed. 

Forex brokers offer you leverage 

Leverage is the ability to trade with more than your own capital. Forex brokers offer that and it varies from brokers on how much leverage is being offered. A 8:1 leverage would mean that for every $1 in your account, you have $8 to trade. However, there’s perks and cons when it comes to this as you can profit much more yet also suffer from heavy losses. 

Importance of reliable technology for a brokerage 

Since everything is being traded online, having reliable technology is vital for a brokerage. This is where end-to-end multifaceted trading platforms with full-cycle business support integration comes into place. MT4/5 is the most popular platform used to trade forex.  

If you are broker reading this that wants to propel to the forefront of the finance and investment markets, continuing reading. Our industry standard MT4/5 turnkey solutions that is integrated with institutional-grade liquidity bridges and powerful CRM platforms, you can be the most reliable brokerage that traders can easily rely on. Not to mention, our CRM trading technology (AXIS) that allows you to manage the heart of your business, your customers easily. 

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The Bottom Line 

Trading forex can be made easy when you understand the different ways to trade forex and how you can adapt it to your interests and trading style. With that, you will be more likely to find a broker that suits your needs and is reliable in aiding you in your trading journey, for you to make the most out of it. 

However, it is not our intention to suggest either that you should or should not participate in the forex market nor should this be taken as trading advice. Nonetheless, we do hope that the precedent paragraphs helped provide a better understanding of Forex trading. 

About Broctagon Fintech Group

Broctagon Fintech Group is a multi-asset liquidity and technology provider headquartered in Singapore with over 10 years of established global presence in China, India, Russia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. With our decade of serving satisfied clients in 50 countries, Broctagon is well-equipped to elevate companies through performance-driven and flexible turnkey solutions such as our liquidity aggregator technology, brokerage technology solutions, and enterprise blockchain development.

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