• What is Lot?

    Let’s say there is a quote for USD/CAD at the exchange rate of 1.4850. You probably wonder if it is possible to buy 1USD or 12USD… in fact you probably think that you can buy any “quantity” of USD. The answer is NO, you cannot simply buy any “quantity” of a currency. Similar to a […]

  • Leverage and Margin

    When you talk about leverage, think about a loan. Who gives away this kind of loan? FOREX broker who takes care of the trader’s account provides the loan. Possible options of leverage are 50:1, 100:1 or 200:1 depending on a broker and the size of the position you are trading. Standard lot size is USD […]