easyMarkets enables traders access to over 300 markets and the ability to trade them in many different ways. This flexibility empowers traders to diversify their portfolios and take advantage of the financial markets under a variety of conditions. For affiliates this means clients are given more opportunities to engage with the products, and extend their lifetime value.
Day trading is speculation in securities, specifically buying and selling financial instruments within the same trading day. This is the most popular way to trade the markets and 99% of our traders open day trades. easyMarkets offers 136+ currencies, 5 metals, 12 agricultural and energy commodities and 14 equity indices to be traded as CFDs.
An option gives you the right (but not the obligation) to trade a currency, at a rate and amount you choose, at a set date in the future. As a trader, you can choose to buy and hold an option until it expires, or sell it back early, if it will give you your desired profit early. Option trading allows you to speculate on the market, or hedge any exchange rate risk. easyMarkets options are cash based which means that on expiry, you receive a cash profit rather than an open position in your account. The easyMarkets options platform is unique in that it offers traders the ability to set their own strike and expiries and to create, share and copy strategies to take advantage of different market conditions. Traders can access over 30 currencies, gold, silver and oil on our options platform.
A forward deal is a contract where the buyer and seller agree to buy or sell an asset or currency at a spot rate for a specified date in the future (usually up to 60 days). Forward contracts are conducted as a way to cover (hedge) future movements in exchange rates. Margin spreads are higher than in Day Trading but no renewal fees are charged.
This is where you nominate a rate at which you want to open a deal at a future date. When and if this rate occurs in the market, your ‘reserved’ deal is automatically opened as a day trade. This saves you watching the market every minute to see whether the rate you want appears.
The foreign exchange (forex for short) is the world’s largest and most liquid financial market. Each day, multinational banks, investment firms, hedge funds, corporations and retail traders buy and sell currencies on the foreign exchange to facilitate trade and capitalize on price movements. Over the past decade forex has grown in popularity due to its accessibility and ease of trading with other financial markets. As a result, there are now more than 4 million retail forex traders worldwide looking to make money in the $5.3 trillion a day market.
One of the biggest draws of forex trading is the ability to control a large amount of capital using very little of your own money. In forex this is called leverage, and involves borrowing a certain amount of trading capital needed to buy a currency. For example, if a broker offers 100:1 leverage, traders can control a $100,000 position on a mere $1,000 deposit. As you can easily tell, leverage can be an incredible way to amplify your earnings.