Forex is the largest financial market in the world in terms of both size and liquidity. To give you a general idea of the size, an average of $5 trillion is traded globally each day. No stock market in the world trades such a huge amount on a daily basis.
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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.
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.
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