the economic calendar

Many assets become volatile in and around certain financial events. For example, the monthly Non-Farm Payroll report often impacts the US dollar. To seize relevant opportunities when the market is moving, it is important to stay updated on recent happenings and upcoming events in global

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what are the market hours?

Please note, that the following market openings and closings times are all in GMT Time zone. Share Symbol Company Full Name  Stock Exchange Country Name Trading Session  AIRFR AIRBUS SE EPA EUROPE 07:00 – 15:30 ALOFR ALSTOM EURONEXT PARIS EPA FRANCE 07:00 – 15:30 BASDE

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what is a stock split?

A Split is a market event whereby a company decides to divide its existing shares into multiple shares according to a certain ratio, i.e 1:5 or 1:3. For example if the ratio is 2:1, the stockholder will have 2 shares for every share previously held. As

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what is a market gap?

When a market is closed (for example, during weekends or daily market breaks), there are no rates being traded. However, news and announcements still affect the markets. It is possible that the market will open at a rate which is significantly different from the previous

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why does the spread vary?

Spreads may vary per instrument according to market conditions. Instruments which are typically more volatile are more susceptible to wider spread variations than other, more stable, instruments.  This means that the spread you will receive at the opening and closing of a position cannot be

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how do I calculate the commission per trade?

The formula for calculating the commission we charge per trade is as follows:  Pip value X Spread on position closure = Commission The spread on position closure is the difference between the Buy rate and the Sell rate at the time the trade closed. For

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what is a reverse stock split?

A reverse split is a market event whereby a company decides to reduce the number of existing shares and in so doing, increase the value of each share according to a certain ratio. For example if the ratio is 1:2, the stockholder will have 1

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what is a lot?

Forex is traded in specific amounts called lots. There are also a mini, micro, and nano lot sizes. 0.01 lot will cost you $0.10 per pip. As a trader, it is advisable to know how much is needed for your Stop Loss or how much

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what is staking?

Staking is a process that allows rewards to be earned by holders of a specific coin.  Staking derives from the PoS (Proof-of-stake) mechanism, used by a distributed blockchain network, where blockchain miners can mine or validate block transactions according to how many coins they have.

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