At XM we offer both Micro and Standard Accounts that can match the needs of novice and experienced traders with flexible trading conditions and leverage up to 888:1. Forex contracts involve the right to buy or sell a certain amount of a foreign currency at a fixed price in U.S. dollars. Profits or losses accrue as the exchange rate of that currency fluctuates on the open market. It is extremely rare that individual traders actually see the foreign currency. Instead, they typically close out their buy or sell commitments and calculate net gains or losses based on price changes in that currency relative to the dollar over time.
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Not checking other time frames to accurately predict the market - I am not about to go into my spill as to how much I hate intra day trading and the shorter time frames. However, many beginner forex traders will naturally be inclined to trade in 5, 10 or 15 minute time frames. Why? Well, I guess because profits and losses can be realized more quickly and there is a sense of achievement and immediate fulfillment when you are trading within shorter time frames. However, most of these people don't take into account the secondary trends happening with the daily and weekly charts. If you are not analyzing multiple time frames, then you will be left scratching your head when the market moves against you. Once again, it all boils down to understanding the dow theory and how it moves. If you get a clear understanding of trends then you won't fall into this pitfall.
Currency futures contracts are contracts specifying a standard volume of a particular currency to be exchanged on a specific settlement date. Thus the currency futures contracts are similar to forward contracts in terms of their obligation, but differ from forward contracts in the way they are traded. They are commonly used by MNCs to hedge their currency positions. In addition they are traded by speculators who hope to capitalize on their expectations of exchange rate movements.
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