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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  • Spot Market | Definition, Examples, Differences From Futures Market

    According to the Oxford dictionary, a market is an area and occasion where people buy and sell goods. Markets come in a vast array of types, specifically financial and physical. In this article, we'll break down what a spot market is, what it does and how it differs from derivatives markets. What Is A Spot Market? A spot market is a space where securities, financial instruments, or commodities are exchanged…

  • Spot Rate | Definition, Role In Financial Markets

    According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a price is the amount of money that a buyer gives to a seller in exchange for a good or service. Prices come in all shapes and sizes, depending largely on the asset class in question. Commodities, shares, crypto and currency are all subject to pricing. For instance, currencies are priced relative to one another in terms of an exchange rate. Assets such…

  • Illiquid Assets | Definition, Examples, Challenges

    The world of finance is composed of assets, markets and participants. It's the dialogue between each facet that facilitates the process of price discovery. However, without base levels of liquidity and participation, efficient asset pricing grinds to a halt. Read on to learn more about illiquid assets and what they mean to active traders and investors. What Is An Illiquid Asset? An illiquid asset is a good or service that…

  • Lightning Network Guide | Why Is It Important For Bitcoin?

    When the first digital currencies were being developed in the late 2000s, the blockchain technology powering those early-day cryptos wasn't designed with widespread adoption in mind. Fast forward to today, flagship cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum, each with millions of users, struggle with scalability issues. In Bitcoin's case, one answer is a new second layer blockchain upgrade called the Lightning Network. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this tech,…

  • Guide To CityCoins | Price Predictions, Mining, Controversy

    Thousands of different cryptocurrency projects have emerged over the years, and most were started by either individuals or small teams of developers. However, nothing is stopping local governments, be it a town, city, or state, from creating their own cryptocurrencies. One project that hopes to encourage this kind of city-based crypto adoption is CityCoin. Here's the full scoop on this new digital asset type, whether they're a worthy investment, and…

  • Crypto Arbitrage | What You Need To Know In 2022

    While cryptocurrencies are more popular than ever, in the grand scheme of things, the market for these assets is still relatively young. Given the hundreds of exchanges and thousands of new tokens created over the years, it's not surprising that cryptocurrency arbitrage remains a viable strategy in this growing market. While cryptocurrency arbitrage may sound complicated, the underlying principles behind this strategy are surprisingly simple. Here's what you need to…

  • 10 Largest Companies In The World Ranked By Market Cap

    These are the 10 largest publicly traded companies in the world by market capitalisation as of 3 June 2022 in U.S. dollars (USD). Market cap is calculated by multiplying the number of the company's common shares outstanding by the market value of each share. 1. Saudi Aramco Saudi Aramco, or Saudi Arabian Oil Company, is the largest company in the world by market capitalization at US$8.9 trillion, although its publicly…

  • Fed Put | What Is It? How Does It Work?

    What Is The Fed Put? The so-called Fed Put is the widespread belief among investors that the U.S. Federal Reserve can be relied upon to intervene in the financial markets. Typically, it's believed that the Fed lowers interest rates or uses some other method of easing monetary policy, whenever stock prices fall by a certain amount, thus protecting investors from losses. The Fed Put gets its name from a Put…

  • Cardano Price Prediction, Forecast and News for 2022

    Cardano is one of several digital assets capable of performing a range of complex transactions without the need for a middle person like banks or brokers. Investing in this third-generation cryptocurrency entails exchanging U.S. dollars for digital coins, known as ADA. Cardano's native coin has several use cases for crypto holders. Some holders use ADA to pay for services and pay transaction fees on the Cardano network, which supports complex…

  • What Is Ethereum, the Value, Price of Ethereum & Future Predictions

    Ethereum is the most well-known altcoin in the cryptocurrency market. Financial analysts predict that the altcoin's value could reach a whopping 400 percent increase in 2022. Since its debut in 2015, Ethereum's native coin, Ether (ETH), has grown exponentially in value. When Ether was launched by computer programmer Vitalik Buterin in 2015, it was priced at $0.311. Late last year, the token reached its highest price of $4,800. As with…

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