The trusted source for everything in the world of foreign exchange, central banking and economic news. The fastest forex news and analysis. Currency carry trade refers to the act of borrowing one currency that has a low interest rate in order to purchase another with a higher interest rate. A large difference in rates can be highly profitable for the trader, especially if high leverage is used. However, with all levered investments this is a double edged sword, and large exchange rate price fluctuations can suddenly swing trades into huge losses.
This is why we've come up with the new School of Pipsology. More lessons, more content, and more corny jokes to satisfy your hunger for forex education. The range of tradeable CFD instruments at Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe has been extended to most liquid share CFDs from Europe and the US. In addition to Germany 13 markets have been added, including UK, France, Switzerland and the US.
Even with experienced traders calling your trades, it's prudent risk management to never ever risk more than 3% of your initial capital on any one trade, preferably only 1%. So, if for example your initial capital, (or to put it another way, the maximum you can afford to lose) is let's say 5,000, the position size you take on each trade should be such that if the trade hit your stop loss, your maximum loss would be no more than 1% x 5,000 = 50.
Retail Forex traders - Finally, we come to retail Forex traders (you and I). The retail Forex trading industry is growing everyday with the advent of Forex trading platforms and their ease of accessibility on the internet. Retail Forex traders access the market indirectly either through a broker or a bank. There are two main types of retail Forex brokers that provide us with the ability to speculate on the currency market: brokers and dealers. Brokers work as an agent for the trader by trying to find the best price in the market and executing on behalf of the customer. For this, they charge a commission on top of the price obtained in the market. Dealers are also called market makers because they �make the market' for the trader and act as the counter-party to their transactions, they quote a price they are willing to deal at and are compensated through the spread , which is the difference between the buy and sell price (more on this later).
Risk disclaimer : Before trading, you should ensure that you fully understand the risks involved in leveraged trading and have the required experience. If anything remains unclear, do not hesitate to contact us. Competitive and transparent prices are at the core of what we do.