ADX (Average Directional Index Average Directional Index) - standard technical indicator that measures and the strength of the trend.
Fundamental Analysis - An analysis based only on news, economic indicators and global events.
Technical Analysis - A type based only on the technical market data (quotes) with the help of various technical analysis indicators.
Ask (Offer) - A bid price; is the price used when buying.
Leverage: Trading on Margin Trading and Leverage are two ways of describing the same; the ability to operate more than the amount of money in your account position. Leverage is expressed as a ratio, eg 200:1. The margin is expressed as a percentage of the size of the position, eg 0.05% in monetary terms $ 500. FXCM margins determined in terms of Margin Requirement per lot. A lot in a mini account is 10,000 units of base currency and a default leverage is 200:1. (The unit of currency may be U.S. dollar, euro, pound, etc.). Because of this U.S. $ 1,000 in your account allows you to trade 100,000 units.
Profit (Gain) - An amount of money won to close the position.
Profit / loss obtained - A profit / loss of the already closed positions.
Bid (Demand) - A bid price; is the price that is used when you sell.
Broker (Broker) - An entity participating in the market that serves as an intermediary between retail traders and larger commercial institutions.
Principal - The amount of money invested to start trading.
CCI (Commodity Channel Index, Index channel goods) - a cyclical technical indicator that is often used to detect situations of market overbought / oversold.
CFD (Contract for Difference, contract for difference) - A special tool which allows speculate trading stocks, commodities and other financial tools without actually buying or selling.
Chartist - One who finds trends and help predict future movements in technical analysis using charts, tables and historical data.
Commission - Committee on brokers for execution of trading orders.
Quote - Marketplace Price indication showing the maximum purchase price and the minimum selling price available on an asset at a certain time.
Forex Account - Registration of all our transactions and values. First the account reflects our initial position expressed in the currency with which we began operating. After registering go all purchases made and positions in different currencies which are, as well as increases or decreases in prices that result in gains or losses. An investor can have multiple accounts open simultaneously, so your total bill being the sum of all of them and their values.
Forex - Exchange unit issued by the government or central bank of a country. This unit is the basis for transactions.
Fed (Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve System) - The principal regulator of the financial system of the United States, which division - FOMC (Federal Open Market Committe, Federal Open Market Committee) - regulates, among other things, interest rates Feds.
Call margin (Margin Call) - A levy of a broker to deposit more money into the account when the number drops below a certain level.
Lot - The final amount of units or amount of money accepted for operations handling (usually a multiple of 100).
Margin - money, investors should take into account their broker to execute trading orders. Cover potential losses that may occur in margin trading.
Free Margin - The amount of money that can be used for trading.
Used Margin - The amount of money that has already been used to maintain open positions.
Mobile Media (MM, Moving Average, MA) - One of the most basic technical indicators. Shows an average price calculated over a series of time periods. Exponential Moving Averages (EMA), weighted moving averages (MMP), etc.. They are just ways of weighing the rates and periods.
Moving Average Weighted Average that gives more weight to recent prices.
Average Exponential Moving Average which includes all historical data, but deliver greater importance to the closest closing price.
Fibonacci Levels - A levels with high probability to break or bounce off the trend, are calculated as 23.6%, 32.8%, 50% and 61.8% of the trend.
Offer (Ask) - A bid price; is the price used when buying.
Market Order - An order to buy or sell an amount for the market price.
Oscillators-mathematical models are applied to the price action based on any specific comment on market behavior. Usually plotted below the graph of contributions, either as lines or histograms, and measure the strength of the trends and movements in the price. When weakness in trend is detected, is suspected to be close reversed.
Loss - Losing close a long position at the lowest price in his opening or a short position at the highest price it had at the opening or position if the benefit was less than the broker's commission.
Pip (Point) - This is the unit that measures the smallest possible change in the price of a currency.
In all currency pairs such variation has four decimals, so the PIP is 0.0001, except for the Japanese Yen, which only work with two decimal places and therefore the PIP = 0.01.
Therefore, the PIP is the last decimal torque quote with which we are working, and represents the unit change in gains or losses that have to change the quote.
Open position - the position to buy or sell a currency pair.
Closed Position - The position is closed when all necessary transactions have closed.
Long Position - A operator to open a long position provides that the price will go up to buy a currency pair or CFD.
Short Position An operator to open a short position will be expected to quote down to sell a currency pair or CFD.
Market Price - the current price at which the currency is trading in the market.
Pivot Point - A primary point of support / resistance calculated based on prices High, Low, Close and Open the previous trend.
Resistance - Maximum price reached earlier by a currency pair, which is expected to exceed the sales force to buy and where any upward momentum will be deterred.
Fibonacci retracements: They refer to the possibility that the price of a financial asset back off a significant portion of its original move and find support or resistance at the key Fibonacci levels before it continues in the original direction.
Rollover - Establishment of an agreement to be postponed to another date value. The cost of this process is based on the difference in interest rates of the two currencies.
RSI (Relative Strength Index, Relative Strength Indicator) - An indicator that measures the strength of directional price movement by comparing the bullish and bearish portions of the trend.
Scalping - A style of trading; is notable for having many open positions and the few benefits and very short term.
Support - a price level at which intensive buying can lead to a decrease of the price (downtrend).
Spread - a difference between bid and offer prices of the currency pair.
Stops: Orders that seek to limit losses to get out of certain position once the price reaches the level of risk you are willing to assume. Operators defined by the strategies used to generate these orders to limit losses.
Take-profit Order - An order to buy or sell a lot when the market reaches a certain price. Used to keep the profits when the market moves in the direction of their position. Usually it is a combination of stop order and limit order.
Trend - A market direction has been established under the influence of several factors.
Japanese Candlesticks: Used to interpret the movements of currencies and to speculate on future trends. Candles usually have two colors to communicate bearish or bullish markets. When a candle opens at a higher level than this candle closes shown in red or downtrend, and if the candle opens at a lower level than this candle closes shown in green, or blue, and represents an uptrend. It is important to note that the candles represent certain terms of time (eg, one month, 60 minutes, 30 minutes, 5 minutes, etc..).
Volatility - A statistical measure of the number of price changes in the currency pair given by a given time period.