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.

  • How Has The Russia/Ukraine War Impacted The Markets?

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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