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Currency Trading

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Trade the most liquid global financial markets

Gain access to the largest financial market, and trade over 50 currency pairs.
Currency trading was previously reserved for major financial institutions, however it is now the most popular and accessible asset class for retail investors, and for good reason.

Why choose Hantec Global Ltd. as your online currency broker

Straight Through Processing

Client orders are streamed directly to Hantec Global liquidity providers – benefiting from clean market quotes and execution with no dealing desk in-between.

Market Execution

Market execution ensures client orders are executed at the best available price available in the market.

No Dealing Desk

Trade without interference from dealers, as we work directly with multiple liquidity providers, and capitalize on the rapid market execution as a result.

Competitive Pricing

Hantec Global offers competitive spreads with no commission on a wide portfolio of asset classes.

Currency Trading Conditions

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Popularity of Online Trading

Liquidity

The largest and most liquid financial market, the currency markets have an average daily traded volume of $5 trillion. This means you will have access to the tightest spreads, and deepest liquidity.

Tight Spreads

Competitive spreads means you pay less to enter a trade – saving you money over time. Our pricing is supported by a developed network of liquidity providers, ensuring market depth at all times.

Leveraged Trading

The use of leverage increases the available margin traders have access to increasing opportunities to maximise their profits. Please note, losses are also magnified when trading on leveraged margin.

Flexibility

The currency market is always open – trade whenever you want, wherever you want.

Lower Transaction Costs

Our revenue is dependent on volume traded, giving us the flexibility to negotiate the transaction costs available to clients.

500:1 Leverage

Hantec Global offers up to 500:1 leverage. Trading on margin must be managed carefully. Losses as well as profits can be magnified.

Risk Management

Manage your exposure and risk by carrying out detailed analysis, and taking advantage of the wide range of indicators available through MT4.

What is currency trading?

In currency trading, currencies are traded as pairs. Each pair is given an abbreviated name, for example “EURUSD” for Euro/Dollar.

Base Currency Quote Currency Exchange Rate
EUR JPY 117.125

The first currency – in the above example, “EUR” – is called the ‘Base Currency’. The second currency – in the above example, “USD” – is the ‘Quote Currency’.

The associated value for this ‘pair’ (for example, 1.08645, indicates how much of the quote currency 1 unit of the base currency is worth. For example, if EURUSD is priced at 1.08645, it means 1 EUR is worth 1.08645 USD.

 

A “pip” is the smallest rate fluctuation in a currency pair. In most pairs, it is the equivalent of 0.0001. For JPY pairs, it is 0.01.

Hantec Global offers fractional pips, or “pipettes”, which price most currency pairs to 5 decimal places (and 3 decimal places for JPY pairs). This gives even greater precision and accuracy.

On your MT4 terminal you will see two available prices – the “Bid” and “Ask” (aka “Offer”). This refers to the price at which you can Sell (“Bid”), and Buy (“Ask”). The difference between these two prices is called the “Spread”.

Base Currency Bid Price Ask Price
EUR/JPY 117.105 117.125

Combining two currencies creates a “Currency Pair”, which is what you will be trading with MT4. Currency trading allows you to profit regardless of whether the price is rising or falling. To profit from a rising currency pair, you would “Buy” (or go “Long”). To profit from a falling currency pair, you would “Sell” (or go “Short”).

“Major” currency pairs include those that are based on the US Dollar (USD), Pound Sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), and Swiss Franc (CHF).

Effective risk management is crucial for any successful trader. Fortunately, MT4 comes pre-loaded with a number of functions that enable such management.

Stop Losses and Take Profits enable you to set a price level at which your trade will be automatically closed. This means that if a trade is not going your way, your Stop Loss will automatically close the position at a comfortable level. Equally, if you have done well on a trade, and have set a target price, the Take Profit will be triggered once reached, automatically closing the trade.

To ensure that you are able to make full use of the risk management features, we have developed a package of webinars to educate you. Ranging from fundamental strategy building to trade management and handling risk, we have covered all of the bases.

Glossary

Bid

Price at which you “Sell”.

Ask (or Offer)

Price at which you “Buy”.

Spreads

Difference between the Bid and Ask price.

Currency rate

One currency’s value expressed relative to another currency. It is driven by interconnected factors including supply and demand, the geopolitical environment, risk sentiment, central bank and government operations and economic indicators to name a few!

Lot

A standardized contract size with currency trading. 1 standard lot = 100,000 units of a base currency.

Pip

Minimum rate movement.

STP

Refers to the way in which client orders are passed directly and anonymously to Hantec Global liquidity providers.

CFD

A Contract For Difference (CFD) is a derivative contract which allows traders to gain exposure to an underlying asset.

Account types

Hantec Global Ltd. provides a range of accounts both Live and Demo including Joint, Corporate and Swap Free accounts.

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Risk Warning

Forex and CFDs are leveraged products which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit. Therefore you should only speculate with money that you can afford to lose.
Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved, seeking independent advice if necessary prior to entering into such transactions. Please click here to view our Risk Disclosure..

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