Tag: Derivatives

Guide to Trading Forex Futures Part 4: Speculating

While forex futures are commonly used as a hedging strategy for directional spot trades, they can also be used in isolation as instruments for...

Guide to Trading Forex Futures Part 3: Hedging Strategies

Yesterday, we looked at the differences between traditional futures and forex futures. Today, we'll be looking at the one of the main uses for...

Guide to Trading Forex Futures Part 2: FX Futures vs Traditional...

Yesterday, we looked at how futures contracts tend to work across a variety of asset classes. Today, we're going to zone in on forex...

Guide to Trading Forex Futures Part 1: What Are Futures?

With a daily trading volume of over $2 trillion a day, the spot forex market is by far the world's biggest market. However, spot...

Guide to Forex Options Trading Part 5 – A Worked Example

In the previous instalments, we've looked at the differences between the various types of option. Today, we're going to look at an example of...

Guide to Forex Options Trading Part 4 – Pricing

There are several factors that influence the value of options. These are: Intrinsic value This is a measure of how much the option would actually be...

Guide to Forex Options Trading Part 3 – Why Trade Options?

There are a number of reasons why options are appealing to traders. Here are some of the main ones: Downside risk is limited to the...

Guide to Forex Options Trading Part 2 – SPOT Options

Yesterday, we explained the two main types of traditional call/put options for forex trading. Today, we are going to look at the other category...

FX Swaps & Interest Rate Swaps Explained: Part 2

  In the first part of our series on swaps, we looked at two of the most common types of financial swap, the plain vanilla...

Guide to CFD Trading – Part 3

Stop and Limit Orders Trading CFDs on margin can be something of a mixed blessing. Basically, the use of leverage magnifies the profit or loss...

Guide to CFD Trading – Part 2

In the second part of our introductory guide to CFD trading, we are going to walk through three worked examples of common CFD trades...

Foreign Exchange and Mid-Tier Banks: A perfect partnership ?

This is a guest post by  Harry Gozlan, CEO of smartTrade Technologies. Before co-founding smartTrade Technologies, Harry spent 12 years in trading and management activities in the...

The Basics of Social Investing – An Introduction to the Social...

Investing is a bold and engaging initiative that needs dedication and passion. A true investor is someone that dedicates his time and passion to...
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