Largely due to its size and longstanding history, the Forex market is the most common starting point for new traders looking to profit from fluctuating exchange rates. The attraction is easy to understand – a highly-liquid market offers the potential for substantial returns, fast withdrawals, and an easy trading process.
What influences the price of gold? Several factors which include the time of year, investor and trader confidence, inflation, fluctuations in U.S. stocks, international political and military tensions, and increases or decreases in the prices of other commodities, but above all else, the price of gold is influenced by fluctuations in the U.S. dollar.
We have seen some turbulent times in the financial markets, with instruments subjected to extraordinary movements. These movements aren't restricted to any single part of the market, it is affecting all instruments to some extent.
Market volatility is not always a bad thing; our Indices have seen huge ranges. The FTSE has fallen to its fifth lowest since it started and the Dow Jones fell over 600 points in one day. These types of moves offer a wide range of opportunities to trade.
In times of volatility our risk management tools (Limit & Stop Orders) are especially useful. With the ability to trade long and short you can potentially profit from bigger moves while still managing the risks involved.
There has never been a better time to invest in the commodities markets. Since the start of the global recession we have seen a renewed interest in commodity trading with clear trends developing for the different sectors.
At One Financial Markets you can trade on the price movements of a whole range of exchange traded commodities.
Energy Futures price direction are dictated by a variety of events, from international politics, changing governments to simple supply and demand issues.
This kind of uncertainty leads to market volatility and therefore trading opportunities. The difference between Energy commodities and other commodities such as sugar and wheat is that Energy commodities are non-renewable sources.
These types of commodities are expensive to source out of the ground, each unit incurs greater production costs, to find, develop and bring to market.
With ever increasing macro environment issues, be it a war in the Middle East, a pipe line leak in the Gulf of Mexico or soaring demand in Asia price movements will occur across the whole energy mix
Cryptocurrencies are a digital currency that use cryptography as a measure to control the creation of virtual coins and to verify transactions, proving to be making strides toward a technological revolution.
The first decentralised cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, relies on “peer-to-peer” networks to exist ensuring a third party is unable to regulate the creation of currencies.
Find out more about cryptocurrencies One Financial Markets has to offer by browsing our tailor made product pages below.