Posts Tagged ‘forex trading’

Two months left before Lotus Evora campaign is over

Friday, April 18th, 2014

gS0B04AXO-cIn case you have not registered yet for participation in the Sports Lotus is Your Trade Bonus campaign, you still have a chance to be among the contenders. But hurry up and, maybe it is you to become the proud owner of the new creation of Lotus Cars, the British car manufacturer.
Still dreaming of having luxury sports car Lotus Evora in your garage? Well, your dreams might come true. All that you need is to deposit at least $1,000 to your trading account and register for participation at the corresponding page of the InstaForex website. The winner will be chosen by the Lotus number containing 5 last digits of 5 major currencies exchange rates. The Lotus number will be automatically generated on June 27, 2014 at 23:59. The procedure is absolutely transparent. Nobody can predict who is going to be the lucky one until that time.

What is more, you can boost your chances to win by opening several trading accounts.
Join and win InstaForex campaigns and contests!

Forex risks

Friday, March 16th, 2012

balanceThe modern currency trading technologies enable the taking of big profits in a short period of time: brokers provide their clients with leverages; client terminals support the function of automatic trading etc. Indeed, with Forex it is possible to become rich in a moment but it is also possible to lose everything at once.

Let us discuss the main market and non-market risks.

Exchange rates volatility

One of the main properties of Forex is its volatility that reflects the dynamics of prices. The market is considered as volatile if there are frequent and significant price fluctuations. Price spikes can lead to financial losses. While opening a deal a trader should consider that prices are subject to various fluctuations. Therefore, it is necessary to control the opened positions or to place limit orders.

Dynamics of prices is affected by various economic and political events as well. The release of breaking news can provoke significant price changes. Moreover, from time to time the central banks carry out the currency interventions in order to influence the exchange rate of the national currencies. Interest rates also play an important role as they can lead to the changes in exchange rates.

The risk of using a leverage

Leverage serves as a comfortable and effective trading tool. The profitability of deals can be significantly multiplied if you use the assets borrowed from a broker. The higher the profit is, the greater the risks are. The losses cannot exceed the equity of a trader, but if a trader uses a big leverage, then even the slightest price movement in the opposite direction can reduce the deposit to zero.

Technical risks

In order to control deals and to find a right moment for making a buy or a sell deal, a trader needs a computer and a constant access to the Internet. There is always a possibility of unexpected power cutoff, equipment errors or disconnection. As a rule such alternative devices as smartphones, laptops and tablet computers can be a good solution.

Dishonest brokers

Unfortunately, while trading on Forex there is a risk to choose an unreliable broker. But it is quite easy to find a reliable company as there are lots of comments in the Internet. While opening an account you should learn the information concerning the organization, check out the presence of all necessary licenses, read attentively the trading conditions. These measures are essential for security.

Prestigious brokers are not really interested in losses of their clients. That is the reason why they try to ensure the maximum transparency of their activity and propose the effective trading instruments. Reliable companies neither deliberately change the exchange rates nor play against the client! Moreover, you can detect such “bucket shops”, you just need to be cautious.

Trading psychology

Available trading and high speed of deals execution can seem easy and simple. If you consider the trading as an exciting game, you can pay for this with your own money. A trader’s decision is influenced by various psychological factors. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how to control your emotions.

Summary: trading on Forex is one of the most risky ways of investment to compare with a banking deposit, for example. But most of the risks can be prevented if you remember that they are present.risk

Added by Alexandr Petryanin,
InstaForex Clients’ relationship manager

InstaForex Grand Dinner 2011 in Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The top broker in Asia InstaForex Company arranges the Grand Dinner in Malaysia for all customers and partners. The event will be held at Corus Hotel, Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur on November 26, 2011.
InstaForex guests from Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor and Kelantan may take advantage of free and comfortable InstaForex buses to get to the Grand Dinner.

dinner(1)The event is sure to be entertaining with a lot of opportunities to meet interesting people and take part in Lucky Draws with different prizes such as iPads and iPhones, Samsung LCD TV set and Samsung Galaxy Tablet PC of the latest design. The lucky owners of new live accounts deposited with up to 5000 USD will also be determined among the visitors! The prize pool of the event totals to unimaginable 21 000 USD. Moreover, everyone will have a chance to enjoy a magnificent gala-concert with top club singers performing specially for you.

There is no participation fee for the Grand Dinner. Each holder of an InstaForex trading account is a welcomed guest at the most epical event of this year.

For further inquires about InstaForex Grand Dinner 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, please, use hotline numbers below:

Negeri Sembilan & Melaka
+6066014856
+60163421900

Johor
+1-800-88-2528 (toll free)
+60-(72)-222-558
+60-(12)-530-72-01
+60-(12)-617-40-02
+60-(19)-331-57-61
+60-(19)-777-57-61

Kelantan
+60(13) 986-55-42

Shah Alam
+60(17) 238-53-56

If you have any questions please contact our manager by e-mail: grand-dinner@mas.instaforex.com

InstaForex Company looks forward to seeing you at InstaForex Grand Dinner 2011!

Added by Kseniya Vedenko,
InstaForex
PR-manager

Robot or trader: which one does future pivot on?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Everybody needs a robot – something I have always said.
Everybody needs a friend who’s got shiny metal head.
Everybody needs a robot, even if you’ve found someone.
Now and then you need a friend with hormones made from Mobil 1.

Everybody needs a robot on the dashboard of their car.
If you try to drive yourself you won’t be getting very far.

These lines from a popular song are exactly about Forex trading. Once we need robots to help us in many ways today, to let them earn instead of us may be a good idea.

The big question is, whether robot traders may replace human beings on financial markets.

Robot traders (also known as expert advisers) are special software that fulfills a range of functions on Forex market. In the MetaTrader trading terminal robot traders are based on the MQL programming language. They enable to automatically implement a well-tried trading strategy. Does this mean that a man may launch robots and relax watching them getting profit?

On specialized Forex forums there is no broad consensus. Some are skeptical about such a golden goose. Others talk about ideal expert advisers which enable successful automatic trading.

1309584765_robotType ‘expert adviser’ in an indexing service and you will see thousands of juicy advertisements: Buy Expert Advisers, The Ever-Best Expert Adviser, 500% Profits. Going to buy? Hold the horses. Robot traders have both strengths and weak spots.

Forex newcomers often tend to lose their deposits as they act hot-blooded and are short of experience in trading. They can neither analyze each and every market fluctuation, nor bear in mind tens of trading instruments. And that is not something unusual: no man cans. Every human being needs time to take measured decisions.

In contrast, expert advisers are not human beings, and everything human is alien to them. They are prompt and multifunctional. They manage to control any number of currency pairs, respond immediately to market fluctuations, and instantly make accurate calculations. More importantly, robot traders have no emotions.

However, don’t be exited to download and launch a robot trader immediately. Although bait is much to use oeuvres of professionals, without knowledge you risk to go down like a lead balloon. What is a robot trader, after all? It is a reflection of someone’s trading strategy. Examine this strategy carefully before you follow it.

Moreover, no expert adviser guarantees profits without losses. It neither is responsible for outcomes of your trading, nor protects you against financial losses.

Even their strengths may turn to drawbacks. A strict strategy excludes any flexibility. A robot will never be able to deviate from what it has been programmed for. It has no intuition, reads no news and knows nothing about human psychology.

Although robot traders accurately fulfill a number of functions in Forex trading, they still need a certain portion of human control. A rational way is to practice semi-automated trading: work out a strategy and then develop a robot trader, or simply get it developed for you. At least you will know exactly how it should work. Whether you choose to use expert advisers or not; if you choose to use robots, test and adjust any of them before you start trading. A folk wisdom says: put your trust in robot but keep your powder dry.

Added by Tatyana Makhina,
InstaForex Clients’ relationship manager

InstaForex in Pakistan: Cooperation anniversary!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

On June 6 in Lahore, one of the biggest Pakistan cities, five-star hotel Pearl Continental Lahore hosted a reception dedicated to the anniversary of cooperation of InstaForex Company and one of local Introducing Brokers - Muzammil Hussain Bhatti.

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Dozens of traders gathered to the reception. In a friendly atmosphere they discussed the advantages of trading with InstaForex and other issues related to financial markets. Besides, InstaForex representatives told the guests about the company’s novelties and surprises prepared by the international Forex broker for the nearest future.

InstaForex Company management would like to thank its partners for professional high-quality work and hopes for further fruitful cooperation!

You can find a mini photo report of the event here.

Added by Ekaterina Abramova,
InstaForex
PR-manager