Trading Terms

  • Spot Price

    The market price of a financial asset, like a commodity or currency, applies to immediate buying or selling with instant settlement. This price shows the asset’s value in the market at that moment.

  • Swaps

    An interest or fees when you keep a position open overnight. This cost comes from the difference in interest rates between the two currencies you’re trading.

  • Pips

    In trading, the tiniest step of price change is a pip. We use pips to track shifts in the rates of currency pairs.

  • Margin

    Amount of capital required to open and maintain a leveraged trading position.

  • Contract Size

    The typical lot sizes vary among instruments. Normally, FX pairs are traded in 100,000 units, shares in 1,000 units, and other instrument types can vary from a single troy ounce of gold to fractions of Bitcoin.

  • Instrument

    A specific financial asset, such as a currency pair, stock, commodity, or index, that can be bought or sold in the financial markets.

  • Spread Cost

    Total costs you will pay to the broker, calculated by multiplying instrument spread by trade volume.

  • Average Spread

    The difference between the bid and ask prices of an instrument over a specified period.

Frequently Asked Questions

The pip value, calculated by the Trader’s Calculator, is crucial for understanding the impact of market movements on your trades. Knowing this value allows traders to manage risk more effectively and make precise adjustments to trade sizes and stop-loss orders.
Swaps are interest rate differentials applied to your trades if held overnight. The Markets4you Trader’s Calculator factors in these swap rates, providing you with an accurate assessment of potential holding costs.
Yes, the Markets4you Trader’s Calculator can estimate trading costs for a wide range of instruments, including forex pairs, commodities, indices, and stocks, enabling comprehensive trading planning across various markets.
To use the Markets4you Trader’s Calculator, simply select your account type, the instrument you plan to trade, the size of your trade, leverage, and current market prices. The calculator will automatically provide you with essential trade measurements such as margin and pip value.
A Trader’s Calculator is a vital tool that helps traders assess potential trades by calculating different financial metrics such as margin requirements, pip value, swap fees, and profit or loss potentials, promoting better risk management and informed decision-making.

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