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The Forex Economic Calendar and how to use it effectively

The forex economic calendar is an invaluable resource that allows traders to learn about upcoming news events to fundamentally shape their analysis on the movement in the market. This, in turn, keeps the trader updated in order to plan ahead, manage risk, and execute strategies effectively.

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What is Forex Trading?

A network of buyers and sellers, Forex, a portmanteau of Foreign Exchange, is a venue in which individuals, companies, and central banks exchange one currency for another. Upon travelling abroad, Forex is something heavily used given the transfers across borders and territories.

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How to Choose the Best Forex Broker

How to Choose a Forex Broker Competitive and unpredictable, the Retail Forex Market is replete with both reliable and shady brokers. As such, sifting through the lot is a challenge especially when you are a trader who is just beginning to learn the comings and goings of the industry.

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How to Start Forex Trading

Accessible to all, exciting, and wholly educational, Forex trading opens a lot of doors for both novice and active traders. And while you can be the most diligent market participant, there is still a risk of losing money within a proactive day of trading.

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Company Earnings Calendar

A Company Earnings Calendar, or more popularly, a Quarterly Report, is a comprehensive, written narrative created and issued by a company every three (3) months. It is furnished with data pertaining to earnings and expenditures made by the company within the specified quarter of operations. A majority of companies have quarters that end on March 31st, June 30th, Sept. 30th and a financial year-end of December 31st.

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The Best Way to Learn Forex Trading

Learn How To Trade Forex (Umarkets) For the layman, learning how to trade Forex may prove to be an overwhelming task. A great deal of terms have to be learned, a myriad processes have to be memorized for these to be second nature.

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How to choose a strategy

It is necessary to remember that operations in the market assume a potential profit, but they have different risk levels. A competent analysis and accurate calculation will help minimize risks. Forex trading strategies are used for a more accurate prediction of the situation.

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Styles of trading in Forex

Each trader chooses a style of work independently, according to his/her expectations from trading, the size of the investment, the desired profit and taking into account his/her own character.

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Fundamentals of work in the Forex market

For successful work, the trader needs certain skills and knowledge, including:

  1. Knowledge of professional Forex terms. For example, a deal opened for the purchase of a base currency calls “long” and a deal for the sale of the same currency calls “short”, the maximum price is indicated by the word “high”, the minimum price – “low”;
  2. Knowledge of the basic principles and laws of the currency market, the nature of the behavior of trading instruments and ways of their interaction;

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Withdrawal of profits

In case of successful trading and making a profit, you can withdraw this money from your account. Fill in, print out and sign the form for the transfer of funds in a way convenient for you (bank card, bank transfer, e-wallets), scan and send us in email. You will receive the money in accordance with the bank terms of money transfers.

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Example of how to make money in Forex

For example, based on market analysis, you assumed that at that moment the rate of the pound would start to rise against the dollar. On the trading platform, you opened a deal “Growth of the pound against the dollar” for $100 with a leverage 1:200. When opening a transaction, the exchange rate was 1.9499 with a spread of $2.

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Forex deposit

The first deposit and, if necessary, further replenishment are available in a variety of ways:

  1. Bank credit or debit card
  2. Various e-wallets (Web Money, Yandex.Money, PayPal, etc.)
  3. Bank transfer

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The first steps of the trader

The selection of a reliable broker is a key to successful and comfortable work in Forex. It is really an important step, because the broker becomes your partner and your work in the market depends on his honesty.

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Warren Buffett: Philosophy of Success

One of the richest people in the world, American billionaire Warren Edward Buffett formulated the principles of investment, which became the basis for success in Forex.

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George Soros and his unique deal

George Soros, the most successful Forex traders, billionaire, an American financier and philanthropist, is known to many. Soros was the son of ordinary Hungarian immigrants and began his financial career practically from scratch. In 1969, he founded the Quantum Foundation, which became his first serious business project. In the first years of work, the fund, thanks to the financial genius of Soros and its successful investments in stocks and bonds and a risky, aggressive game in the Forex market, managed to reach the level of 3000% of profit per year.

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The Forex market: history

The history of the Forex market goes back to the Middle Ages, the currency market has a long history. Lombard merchants, who in those far-off days built a chain of exchange offices across Europe, were the first brokers. In addition to private merchants, such large associations as, for example, the once mighty Order of the Knights Templar, who made contributions to their treasury through financial and exchange operations, facilitated the development of this business. When in the 18th century paper money came into use and the need to store large amounts of gold, silver or copper ceased, the foreign exchange market started its rapid development. The market that we know developed around the 1950s. And the spread of the Internet in the 90s made the Forex exchange available to the majority of the world's population. Now, everyone can become a trader and make profit in the market with the help of brokers and dealing centers. Today, the daily turnover of the world currency exchange Forex is about 4 trillion dollars. The basis of the market is the exchange and banking platforms of Sydney, Wellington, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Zurich, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Currencies in the Forex market

More than 70 currency pairs are traded in the Forex market. Among the market currencies are US dollars, Euro, Swiss francs, British pounds, Japanese yen, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Canadian dollars, South African rands, Singapore dollars, Mexican pesos, Israeli shekels, Norwegian korunas, Swedish kroner, Danish kroner, etc.

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Currency behavior in the Forex Market

Trading in the Forex market is based on the principle of changing the exchange rates of currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD, USD/GBP, EUR/GBP, etc.). A profit is formed based on the dynamics of mutual exchange rates of currencies included in such pairs. For example, in the transaction “the growth of the US dollar against the euro”, a currency pair US dollar - Euro (EUR/USD) is used.

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Does Forex result in success?

According to the history of world finance, Forex trading often becomes one of the most successful investment tools for many world-famous businessmen. It was the Forex market where famous investors, businessmen and financiers George Soros and Warren Buffett carried out a whole series of brilliant financial operations that generated them record profits.

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Dynamics of exchange rates in the Forex market

Macroeconomic indicators of the state of the economy of the world's leading economic powers - the US, Japan, Canada, the countries of the euro zone, are the main factors affecting the state of the Forex market (Forex rate).

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Volumes of trading in the Forex market

Forex is an international market for buying and selling currencies, the daily turnover here is about 4 trillion dollars. The main trading platforms are currency markets located in various financial centers of the world: New Zealand (Wellington), Australian (Sydney), Asian (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore), European (Frankfurt am Main, Zurich, Paris, London) and American (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles) currency markets.

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Forex and currencies: how currencies work in the market

Traditionally, one of the most profitable types of financial transactions is trading based on the exchange rate movements between different currencies. It is the basis of Forex trading. The constant (almost every second) update of exchange rates in the market provides the opportunity for dynamic and highly profitable trading.

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How to enter the Forex market?

In order to work in the Forex market, you do not need a special financial education, an office on the London Stock Exchange or on Wall Street or additional equipment. Modern Internet technologies have made the Forex market available to you almost anywhere. Modern and technology-based trading platforms take on a role of your private office. The platforms for online trading are provided to private traders by professional Forex brokers.

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How to minimize risks?

Of course, any forecast may not be accurate, and the transaction may close with losses. In order to limit the possible loss, you need to set the limit. For example, you opened a deal for $100 with the forecast that the dollar will grow against the euro.

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How to earn in the Forex market?

The work of a private trader in order to profit in the Forex market is to monitor the dynamics of currency exchange rates and open deals for the purchase or sale of currencies, shares or precious metals. An important task of the trader is to predict the movement of the market based on various types of market analysis. The basis for income in Forex is the accuracy of the forecast toward the fluctuations in exchange.

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Geography of Forex

The working areas for the Forex market's banking operations are the regional currency markets interacting with each other using the latest information technologies. The main players are the New Zealand and Australian currency markets (Wellington, Sydney), Asian (Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong), European (London, Frankfurt am Main, Zurich) and American (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles) markets.

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Currencies in the Forex market

All world currencies are traded in the Forex market, however, the main volume is occupied by US dollars, euros, Swiss francs, British pounds, Japanese yen, New Zealand dollars, Canadian dollars, South African rands, Singapore dollars and Mexican pesos. A total of about 70 currency pairs are traded in the Forex market.

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What is Forex?

Forex is the international interbank foreign exchange market (short for Foreign Exchange Market). The daily turnover of the market is about 4 trillion dollars, which makes Forex one of the largest branches of the world economy, and an attractive investment field for private investors. Investment earnings in the Forex market are available to everyone.

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Stop Loss

Do not make the mistake of other newcomers. Use the “Stop loss” - an automatic order to close the transaction at that level of losses that you consider acceptable for yourself.

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How to deposit?

You can deposit to your account by credit card Visa / Master Card, bank transfer and payment online systems: Neteller, CashU. The umarkets.com platform is equipped with a convenient and reliable interface of depositing and debiting with modern means of protection against hacking.

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How to trade?

An example of profit-making powered by the platform umarkets.com

  1. Select the direction of a transaction.
  2. For example: to buy euros and sell dollars.
  3. Determine the amount of a transaction.
  4. The platform umarkets.com automatically gives you the leverage level 1:200. Thus, having on the account $1000, you can open transactions up to $200 000 dollars. In this case, your profit is counted from the total amount of the transaction.

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