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Will US$ be worth more than the €? Speculate on the movement of 60 global currency pairs.
Think Tesla’s on the rise? Will Disney meet a wicked end? Try trading EU, UK & US shares.
A popular, low-cost way of investing in a group of companies from one open trading position.
Will gold’s value outweigh USD? Trade on the price moves of precious metals, oil & crops.
Open one position to trade on a small group of stocks selected by industry, like robotics or oil.
What are CFDs?
CFD trading (or “Contracts for Difference” trading) allows you to open positions on the price performance of an asset - without owning the asset directly. This means you have the flexibility to choose whether you think something’s value will go up or down.
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What products are on MT4 and Equiti Trader?
You can trade CFDs in forex, indices, commodities, futures, shares and ETFs on MT4 and Equiti Trader when you open a live trading account with FXPesa.
What products are on MT5?
All FXPesa products are available on MT5. You can go long or short when trading CFDs in forex, shares, indices, commodities, futures & ETFs on MT5 when you open a live trading account with FXPesa.
What is online trading?
Online trading generally refers to buying and selling OTC securities (or ‘Over The Counter' trading instruments) via the Internet or other electronic means - such as wireless access or touch-tone telephones. In most cases, customers access a brokerage firm's Client Portal (or website) through their regular Internet Service Provider. Once there, customers may consult provided information, monitor activity and place or close orders by logging into their personal, secure accounts.
What are spreads?
Spreads are measured in pips and show the difference between buy and sell price. In trading, ‘ask price’ (or ‘offer price’) means the price you’d like to buy at, and ‘bid price’ is what you’d like to sell at. In practice, if EURUSD has a bid price of 1.55310 and an ask price of 1.55320, the spread would be 1 pip.
What is a ‘pip’?
A pip, short for ‘point in percentage’, is a very small measure of change in a currency pair in the forex market. It can be measured in terms of the quote or the underlying currency. A pip is a standardised unit for the smallest amount by which a currency quote can change. It is usually $0.0001 for USD-related currency pairs. A fractional pip or point is equivalent to 1/10 of a pip. There are 10 points to every 1 pip.
What is ‘leverage’ & how do I use it?
We offer leverage through the use of margins, where we provide borrowed funds from our deep liquidity pool to increase your trading position. This means traders can increase their market exposure by paying a fraction of the initial investment. In practice, 1:20 leverage means you can invest $10 and control a trade worth $200 - allowing for higher potential gains AND losses. Please note that leverage amplifies your trade position on markets, but does not multiply your trading account balance. Make sure you understand your risk appetite, try to minimise your losses by using stop loss tools or other risk management strategies.
We offer up to 1:400 leverage on selected products including precious metals, gold, oil & natural gas commodity CFDs.