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What is a Pip’s Worth?

What is a Pip’s Worth?

In previous educational articles, we have looked at pips and explained what they are, how to read currency pairs and the different types of ‘lots’. Now we are going to see how to calculate the monetary value of a pip. As a reminder, a pip is the measure of the change...

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What Is Leverage?

What Is Leverage?

Leverage in forex is a “loan” that the broker gives to the trader so that the trader has more capital to trade with than what he or she initially deposited. Leverage is expressed in the form of a ratio and it depends on the client's knowledge and experience. Pure...

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What is your balance?

What is your balance?

Balance in forex refers to the amount of money you have in your trading account. It is very important to remember that your balance does not include any profits or losses you might have from any open positions. If you have open positions, your balance might change...

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What Is your Equity?

What Is your Equity?

Now that we have already covered Balance, it is vital to understand what Equity is. In trading, equity refers to the amount of money a trader has in their trading account (the Balance) plus or minus any profit or loss from open positions. Many traders confuse these...

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What is Free Margin?

What is Free Margin?

Free Margin in forex trading in its simplest definition, is the money in your trading account that is available for trading. It is calculated by using the formula: Free Margin = Equity - Margin (of open positions). Let's look at a relevant example. A trader enters a...

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