14 markets to trade on FXTM

By opening an account with FXTM, you can trade in hundreds of financial instruments from 14 markets.

Are you interested in trading with FXTM? Then find out the markets you can trade in this article.

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1. Forex currency pairs

Currencies are always traded in pairs, with the preceding currency being called the base currency and the second currency being called the display currency.

Forex traders buy one currency while selling another in anticipation of the relative change in value between currencies.

For a more detailed explanation, see FXTM’s Forex Trading Guide for Beginners.

The value of a currency can be affected by a variety of fundamental factors that affect the health of a country’s economy, such as inflation and interest rates, government debt levels, and political stability.

In general, volatility increases as traders trade in anticipation of the impact before and after important political and economic announcements.

Currency pairs are divided into three categories: Major currency pairs are the most traded currency pairs on the foreign exchange market and therefore have the most liquidity.

Major currency pairs usually contain the US dollar on one side, such as EUR/USD and USD/JPY. Other major currency pairs that are frequently traded are EUR/JPY and EUR/GBP.

Minor currency pairs are less popular combinations than major currency pairs, but contain a major currency.

Minor currency pairs are also called ‘cross (cross) currency pairs’. Examples of minor currency pairs are EUR/NZD and AUD/CHF.

Exotic currency pairs are not widely traded currency pairs like majors or minors.

Exotic currency pairs consist of a major currency and a developing country currency. Examples of exotic currency pairs offered on FXTM are USD/TRY and EUR/PLN.

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2. Commodity CFDs (Oil and Gas)

A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between a buyer and a seller.

This means that the seller must pay the buyer the difference between the current price and the price specified in the contract. Trading commodities CFDs is for profiting by anticipating a price increase or decrease.

One of the main advantages of trading CFDs is that you are trading in anticipation of the price direction, so you don’t have to actually buy (i.e. acquire) the underlying asset.

In addition to long positions (expecting prices to rise), you can also take short positions (expect prices to fall), so you can make money when commodity prices are falling as well as rising.

Because of this, trading commodities CFDs gives you more opportunities to profit from price fluctuations and gives you more flexibility.

It should also be noted that there is also the potential for loss when taking long or short positions in commodity prices.

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3. Stock Index CFDs

An index or index is the sum of the stock prices of individual stocks. Grouping according to specific industries or exchanges, for example GDAX (or Dax 30) consists of the top 30 German companies traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ND100m includes top US tech stocks.

How does index spot CFD trading work?

A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between the buyer and seller of a particular product.

The seller agrees to pay the difference between the current price and the price at the end of the contract.

In other words, when trading index CFDs, the objective is not to invest in the index itself, but to profit from the movement of the index price.

Investors trade indices CFDs on online trading platforms using a stock trading account such as the FXTM Standard MT4 account.

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4. Spot Metals (Gold and Silver)

The spot price of a precious metal such as gold (XAU) or silver (XAG) is a price that can be settled in cash at the present time, as opposed to a futures contract.

Examples are XAGEUR (trading silver for euros) and XAUGBP (trading gold for British pounds).

Spot metals traders use both long and short-term charts to watch the price of gold or silver move and place an order to trade according to the next expected price direction.

Investors can hold positions for long or short term depending on current market volatility and trading strategy.

The most attractive thing about trading in spot precious metals is that, unlike currencies, they are almost unaffected by political and economic events.

As these precious metals are considered as a hedge against inflation, there are many opportunities to trade precious metals regardless of current financial market conditions.

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5. Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is best known as the first cryptocurrency to be developed.

In 2009, a programmer (or a group of programmers) who goes by the name of ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ introduced Bitcoin to the world with a decentralized public ledger blockchain.

Bitcoin price declined after reaching an all-time high near $20,000 in December 2017.

Many Bitcoin proponents are still optimistic that the price of Bitcoin can hit all-time highs again.

Some investors are more cautious, stating that a stable price will be confirmed when public interest in Bitcoin wanes and Bitcoin users become more convinced of their real-life uses.

Because of this uncertainty, for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, CFDs can be said to be suitable financial instruments.

When trading Bitcoin CFDs, you do not need to invest in actual Bitcoin, just judge the price direction.

In addition, it is safe from cryptocurrency-related scams, and there is no problem in making money from trading.

Not familiar with cryptocurrencies? Read an eBook about Bitcoin, first practice trading strategies with a risk-free demo account.

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6. Stocks

Trade major corporate stocks with trusted brokers.

Stock Trading allows you to trade stocks directly on FXTM.

Investors in stocks expect a company’s value to increase over time, i.e., a return from rising stock prices. Investors can hold stocks for long periods of time to maximize returns from long-term stock price appreciation.

FXTM provides real-time quote data directly from NYSE and NASDAQ, the world’s largest stock exchanges.

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See the Contract Specification for full conditions

Familiarize yourself with FXTM’s trading terminology for FX Major, FX Minor, FX Exotic, Spot Metals, Equity & Equity CFDs, Commodities, Indices and Cryptocurrencies

A contract specification is a set of conditions that set the terms and conditions for how the product is traded.

In this case, FXTM’s contract specification refers to the minimum spread, pip amount and swap for each financial instrument offered.

These conditions must be checked prior to entering a position in FXTM.

The foreign exchange market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, and these opening hours do not apply to all other financial markets.

Please refer to the chart below to know the start and end times of each market to respond appropriately.

A contract statement will help you decide which trading instrument is right for you.

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