At the heart of Forex trading and making profits, lies the process of buying / selling currencies. Buying cheaper and selling more expensive, you can make a profit - a percentage of the market. This is the most important rule of trading in any market, including foreign exchange.
By trading on Forex, you will see that there are only three scenarios: buy (buy), sell (sell) and inaction in anticipation of the right moment.
Consider the key terms of Forex trading, which without is impossible to imagine - buy (buy) and sale (sell).
Purchase (BUY) - an order to buy a currency pair (opening a long position or closing a previously opened short position). When buying, a trader assumes that the price of a currency pair will increase, as a result of which they will make a profit.
Sale (SELL) - an order to sell a currency pair (opening a short position). Used to capture falling prices
Thus, there is a simultaneous interaction of two traders: the buyer and the seller, the so-called "bulls" (traders speculating upwards) and "bears" (traders speculating downwards). In this confrontation, each side is waiting for the right moment to issue an order to close the deal, hoping to get the maximum profit. Such orders are called "warrants."
Order - a request sent to the broker to complete a purchase or sale transaction for a particular lot at the price specified in the order. That is, a purchase or sale will occur only when the price reaches the desired mark.
There are two types of orders:
To make a profit in trading on Forex, traders use many strategies, tools, and depends on the lot with which you will enter into a particular transaction.
Lot - the amount of an asset in a transaction that is a multiple of the minimum lot that a broker operates by order of a client.
For example, if you originally bought $ 2,000 USD, then you need to sell exactly the same amount, but at the current price at that time. In different currency pairs, lots are valued differently, but usually the American dollar USD is the benchmark.
Lots are of several types and the price of one lot is 100 thousand units of the base currency.
For an illustrative example, take a lot for the USD / JPY currency pair (1 lot - 100,000 USD).
100 000 USD
0.1 lot — 10 000 USD
0.01 lot — 1000 USD
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