What is Forex trading?

Forex trading is the method of exchanging one currency for another - known as selling and buying currency pairs - based on predominant rates of exchange from the FX market. The FX market is the biggest all - embracing market, with close to approximately $6.50 trillion in currency traded per day. Because of the universal spread of trade, finance, commerce, FX market is usually the biggest and most liquid asset markets in the universe. Currencies trade against each other as exchange rate pairs. Among the many reasons why FX is an appealing market, including for beginners who are looking to benefit from a global market. FX is an reachable market, needing only small deposit for anyone to start trading in it. This market is open 5 days a week, 24 hours of the day, not open on weekends.

What is cryptocurreny?

Cryptocurrency is the sexiest digital asset currently on the market. Its fast growth rate and incredible uptake by powerful economies are moving cryptocurrencies to promptly become the smart replacement to paper currency and pushing the creation of a new universal and decentralized economy. As described by its name all of its transactions are highly encrypted, making the exchanges super secure. It is decentralised in nature, which makes it so different from the ordinary currencies, which are managed and controlled by a central authority.

What is commodities?

A commodity is an economic asset, normally a resource that can be fully or substantially interchangeable with other assets of the same type. Investors consider commodities a smart way to add diversity into their traditional securities portfolio. Traditional examples of commodities include natural gas, oil, grains, gold and beef. Commodity trading is the exchange of different assets, tipically futures agreements, that are based on the value of an subjacent physical commodity. Despite how attractive equities are, commodities market is also large and continues to grow universally. Traders may have restricted early access trough premarket futures, but most of the ttrading happens during regular business hours. In general, commodity trading usually is more high-risk and speculative than stock trading, but it can also lead to faster, larger profits depending on your position.

A little bit about indices

Oftenly, when people speak about "the market" they are referring to the stock indices. With their impactful growth of the stock market in our always evolving society, index like Dow Jones index, SP 500, DAX 30, or CAC40 have become part of our everyday news and topics of interet. The stock index means the value of a group of stocks from one nation, and represents the total present and past behavior of a specific stock index. The FTSE100 index represents 100 companies listed in the London Stock exchange with the largest market capitalisation, while the S&P500 represents a great variety of over 500 US companies.

Trading charts explained

Saby traders combine their market wisdom with technical indicators to come up with the most profitable trading strategy. At Universal traders have available a number of different charts they can read without charge. Trading charts display information that can assist investors with deciding when to enter or exit a certain position. Different types of charts, like the candle stick chart, which is by far one of the most popular ones used in FX techical analysis, are live in our platform. These charts are provided only with the intention of making useful information accesible to our clients. Information from charts should not be considered as investment advice. Traders at Universal are strongly encouraged to search for more information from any other relevant sources.

What to do with all the information gathered in our platform you might wonder?

All these important data becomes available to our traders and brokers to help them make informed decisions about their investments, especially for those who are looking to make long term investments. Analysis of this information and how it applies individually to you is key to make profitable investments. By analizing the reports you can evaluate the big picture and take in consideration the overall economy and intrinsic value of a particular stock and compare it to its current market price to predict long term trend it will take. For more assistance on how to navigate and use these reports to your advantage, contact your broker.