FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team consists of a number of FXCM's Market and Product Specialists.

Articles published by FXCM Research Team generally have numerous contributors and aim to provide general Educational and Informative content on Market News and Products.

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  • Stop-loss vs stop-limit orders: What are they and how do you use them?

    Stop-loss vs stop-limit orders: What are they and how do you use them? Keeping an eye on the price of stocks or other securities can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming. Instead, investors could place a stop-loss or stop-limit order with their chosen broker. When a price reaches a specific level, the orders serve as directions to execute trades. The goal is to help investors bag profits and mitigate potential losses. The…

  • How to trade the UK 100 Index: Everything you need to know

    How to trade the UK 100 index: Everything you need to know The FTSE 100 is a share index of the 100 companies with the highest market capitalisation listed on the London Stock Exchange. In practice, it's home to the most significant UK-regulated businesses; giants like AstraZeneca, Shell, HSBC and BP. The UK 100 is a derivative product based on the FTSE 100. If you want to trade on both…

  • Numeraire (NMR): What is it? Should you trade it?

    Numeraire (NMR) Coin: What is it? Should you trade it? One of the features that attracts traders to cryptocurrency is its decentralised nature. It means that, instead of going through an exchange, trades are made directly between buyer and seller. Keen to take advantage of this investor interest, new crypto coins and tokens have emerged on the global market. And perhaps one of the most intriguing is the Numeraire (NMR)…

  • What Is The Stock Market Impact Of The Ukraine & Russia War?

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine in late-February 2022 brought historic volatility to the financial markets. Traders and investors alike were forced to address the financial fallout as the markets repriced products such as crude oil, wheat and the Russian ruble (RUB). As the situation developed into an extended armed conflict, asset pricing ebbed and flowed in response to key events. Unprecedented sanctions, logistics challenges and escalatory cycles all prompted periodic…

  • What Is Crypto Insurance?

    An insurance policy is a contract that protects a person, family, or business from specific hazards. It is a legally binding agreement between a policy holder and provider that financially secures the holder against specific perils. Homes, cars, crops and personal health are a few items that people commonly wish to protect against the unknown. In order to accomplish this goal, an individual will take out an insurance policy to…

  • Most Volatile Currencies Of 2022

    2022 was a fascinating year for the forex market as a collection of unique market drivers stimulated robust action for many currencies around the world. The Russia/Ukraine War and post-COVID-19 monetary policy were two of the largest underpinnings. Also, global recession and disjointed commodities prices impacted many FX pairs. Read on to learn more about five of the most volatile currencies of 2022. While exotic and developing economy monies frequently…

  • 3 Times To Cash-Out of An Investment

    According to Cornell Law School, an investment is "to put money in a certain manner so that it will generate revenue, such as investing money into a business, property, securities, a house, stocks, etc. with the purpose of generating income and obtaining a profit." Individuals invest for countless reasons, namely capital appreciation and wealth preservation. For investors, one of the most important financial decisions is when to exit an interest…

  • How to trade the NASDAQ 100: Everything you need to know

    How to trade the NASDAQ 100: Everything you need to know The NASDAQ 100 (NAS100) stock index is one of the largest and most famous in the world. Hosting the US businesses with largest capitalisations and growth prospects, including the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet, the NASDAQ 100 is naturally a gauge of sentiment within the US technology sector and growth stocks in general. If you're a would-be investor…

  • How to hedge your portfolio using CFDs

    As a trader, you'll no doubt have strategies and preferences in mind when building a personal investment portfolio. It can be driven by an interest in – or knowledge of – a specific industry. Maybe you have a portfolio containing traditional shares? Or perhaps you have a keen eye for markets with attractive spreads and volatility? Whatever your chosen approach, it's worth knowing how to hedge your portfolio to mitigate…

  • Top 12 Bitcoin & Crypto Trading Strategies

    Bitcoin, the first digital currency to scale, has managed to generate widespread visibility since the first units were mined in 2009. In that time, Bitcoin has enjoyed astronomical price increases, rising from less than US$0.10 to nearly US$20,000 in 2017. Given that the digital currency has enjoyed such impressive upside, it is easy to see why investors would want to trade this innovative crypto asset. Bitcoin is highly volatile and…

  • How To Understand The Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's balance sheet consists of the Fed's portfolio of U.S. Treasury and government-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Along with controlling short-term interest rates, the balance sheet is one of the Fed's main instruments for conducting monetary policy in order to execute its mandate of maintaining moderate interest rates and full employment. Since the global financial crisis in 2008, and then again during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic lockdown in…

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