Hedging in Forex – What is it and how is it applied?

hedging in Forex

What is hedging?

Hedging involves making an investment in order to reduce the risk of an adverse movement in an asset in which has been made the main investment. A typical example of hedging in Forex would be, for example, buying EUR/USD as main investment and cover with a buy position in USD/CHF because these two pairs have a high negative correlation and buying USD/CHF reduce the risk of a buy position in EUR/USD as our main investment.

The Hedging is a practice that every trader should know as a possible method of protection and risk management. Throughout this article we will see what the hedging is, how it works and what hedging techniques are most commonly used by traders.

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The spot market – Definition and Types

What is spot market

The spot market is one in which the value of financial assets is paid in cash (spot price) at the time of delivery. That is why this market is also known in the trading enviroment as “cash market” or “physical market”. Its transactions are made in the short term, so it is a highly liquid marketplace with large and small participants..

A trader or investor can trade on the spot market from anywhere that has the necessary infrastructure to carry out transactions. That is why the Internet is now the main support for this type of transactions.

The most famous spot markets are the Forex spot markets and commodities spot markets. In the latter group includes financial assets such as precious metals, sugar, natural gas, grain or oil. In the case of oil, even if payments are made at the spot price, the delivery of the product is performed about a month later.

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How to start trading Forex if you are a beginner?

Start trading in Forex
Start trading in Forex
To trade Forex, you need to have a strategy to take advantage of the rapid changes and market conditions. There is no short way to develop a strategy because it is necessary to test it in different situations. This means that every trader must invest considerable time analyzing charts, reading news, and keeping updated with the economic announcements. If you are a novice trader, you can follow the following tips to start trading Forex.

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