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TRADING GLOSSARY

Spread

Spread – The difference between the bid and ask prices for a currency pair.

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Liquidity

Liquidity – The measure of markets which describes the relationship between trading volume and price change.

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Principal Value

Principal Value – The initial amount of money put in to any investment.

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Pivot Point

Pivot Point – The primary support or resistance level calculated basing on the previous trend’s High, Low and Close prices.

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Volatility

Volatility – A statistical measure of the number of price changes for a given currency pair in a given period of time.

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Useable Margin

Useable Margin – The amount of available funds in an investment account above the actual client equity that may be used for trading. Read more [...]
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Unrealized Profit/Loss

Unrealized Profit/Loss (Floating) – A profit or a loss on non-closed positions.

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Trend

Trend – The direction of market which has been established with the influence of several different factors.

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Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis – The method of evaluating a position by analyzing statistics generated by market activity, such as past prices and volume. Technical Read more [...]
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Support

Support – In technical analysis, the price level which, historically, a security or currency has resists falling below. It is thought of as the level Read more [...]
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Slippage

Slippage – The execution of an order at a price that is different than expected, the main reasons for slippage are - "fast" market, low liquidity and Read more [...]
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Settled Position

Settled (Closed) Position – closed positions for which all needed transactions has been made.

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Resistance

Resistance – In technical analysis, the price level at which a security or currency or an entire market can trade up towards, but not exceed, for a certain Read more [...]
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Realized Profit/Loss

Realized Profit/Loss – The gain or loss for a closed position after spreads and commissions have been paid.

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Quote Currency

Quote Currency – The second currency quoted in a currency pair within the Forex Market. In a direct quote, the quote currency is the foreign currency. Read more [...]
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Profit (Gain)

Profit (Gain) – The amount of money gained when a position is closed.

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Pip

Pip (Point) – The smallest price change that any given exchange rate can make. Since most major currency pairs are priced to four decimal places, the Read more [...]
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Order

Order – The request made by a customer for a broker to buy or sell the currency with a certain rate or at Market Price.

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Open Position

Open Position (Trade) – The purchase of a security or currency pair or the short sale of a security or currency pair to open a position. Read more [...]
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Market Price

Market Price – The price that a security or currency position is being traded for within the market or on the exchange at any particular moment. Read more [...]