Understanding Swaps

Understanding Swaps
2021-February-04

The basic meaning of swap is exchanging something for another. In finance, a swap is a contract between two parties where they exchange cash flows of two different financial instruments over a specified period. One cash flow is fixed while the other cash flow can change based on factors such as interest rates, commodity prices among others. Interest rates, currencies, and commodities are some examples of financial instruments that are…

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What is a Pip in Forex?

A pip is a unit of measurement that indicates the smallest change in value between two currencies. The term “pip” stands for Price Interest Point or Percentage in Point. Pips are quoted to either four or two decimal places. Most currency pairs pip movement are in the fourth decimal place with an exception to currency pairs that include the Japanese Yen (JPY) that move in the second decimal place. For…

2021-January-21
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Arbitrage

Arbitrage
2020-November-27

Arbitrage is a strategy used to profit from the differences in prices of the same assets in different markets. It involves buying an asset at a lower price in one market and then simultaneously selling it in a different market where its price is higher. Traders who apply this strategy are known as arbitrageurs. Arbitrage occurs due to assets mispricing. Arbitrage opportunities should be acted upon quickly. This is because…

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Mayfair Brooks Group

We are proud to present to you one of the best investment options on the market. That is usually not accessible to retail clients. We are happy to have arranged managed accounts from a Swiss regulated firm. Its head office is out of the City of London: Mayfair Brooks Group. MBG has a collective experience of over 50 years in the Capital Markets industry and has been successfully trading their strategies for…

2020-June-29
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Best Spread Brokers

Spread, also known as the bid/ask spread is the difference between the price you sell a base currency and the price you buy a base currency. This amount is paid by you to the broker as a charge for their services. Some brokers advertise themselves as ‘Zero commission’ brokers but understandably they do need to make a profit somehow, which is where spread comes in. It is of course in…

2020-June-14
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Quiz Time

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2020-May-16
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How to Read a Forex pair. Bid and Ask.

Currencies are always listed in pairs: EUR / USD or USD / GBP. Why is that? Because in every foreign exchange transaction, we are in the same time buying one currency and selling another. Example of currency quotes, the Euro against the US dollar: The first currency in the quotation from left to right, is called the base currency (in this example, the Euro); the second currency is called the quote currency (in…

2020-May-02
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Is Forex Trading Profitable in Nigeria?

Forex trading is both a profitable and risky venture. There is the potential to be successful and make profits. However, this is not always the case considering the huge percentage of people who make losses compared to the small number of people making profits. Nigeria is a country located in West Africa where interest in Forex trading has increased over the years. Earning an extra income, an increase in Forex…

2020-April-08
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Understanding Base and Quote Currency

The Forex market facilitates the trading of currencies from different countries. The aim is to profit from the changes in the currencies’ values against each other. Currencies are quoted in pairs. For example, EUR/USD. The first currency is known as the base currency while the second currency is the quote currency. When you buy a currency pair, it means that you have bought the base currency and sold the quote…

2020-March-26
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Negative Balance Protection

Negative Balance Protection
2020-March-25

The Forex market will always be unpredictable and will result in either profits or losses for the traders. Hence, traders are always required to take necessary measures to avoid making excessive losses such as using stop losses. Brokers on the other hand also take precautionary measures to protect their traders. They provide negative balance protection which is discussed below. What is Negative Balance Protection? A negative balance in Forex is…

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