What is forex?
Forex, FX or currency trading is the buying and selling of currencies.
If you‟ve travelled, you‟ve probably already made a foreign exchange
trade when you sold your home currency and bought the foreign
The difference with the online forex market is that you don‟t physically
buy or sell currencies, you are speculating on price movements.
What is forex?
With online forex trading currencies are traded in pairs.
EUR vs. USD; CNY vs. EUR; EUR vs. GBP…etc
Each currency pair has a specific rate or value that is constantly moving
depending on market conditions.
EUR/USD – 1.3044; GBP/USD – 1.6032;…etc
When you are ready to open a deal you will be buying one currency and
selling another at the same time.
Depending on whether your buy or sell, and what direction the market
moves, will determine if you will make a profit or loss.
What is forex?
The forex market is one of the largest trading environments in the world
with over 4 trillion USD traded every day!
Forex trading is particularly exciting because you can leverage your
This means that (depending on your leverage) you can buy up to 200
times more of a currency that you have.
For example, with only $25, you can purchase up to $5,000 worth of
What is forex?
Your leverage rate can be adjusted from as high as 1:200 to 1:50.
Adjusting your leverage is done by increasing or decreasing your
margin to risk.
Your margin to risk is your investment amount for each deal and an
amount that you are prepared to risk. The minimum margin to risk is
What is forex?
Largest single market in the world
Stock exchanges average daily turnover:
Forex average daily turnover:
24/5 trading hours
Always buyers & always sellers
What is the cost of trading?
As mentioned before, there are always two prices for a currency pair.
The buy and sell price. The difference between the two prices is called
The spread (difference between buy & sell) for the EUR/USD in this
example is 4 points or pips.
Pips are “percentage in points” and represent the single smallest unit of
a price. In the case above, one pip = 0.0001.
When can I trade?
Another major advantage in forex trading is that, you can trade 24hrs
5 days a week.
Trading opens on Monday at 06:00 Sydney (Australia) time and closes
on Friday at 17:00 New York time.
No trading occurs over the weekend.
Who is easy-forex?
First and foremost we are people dedicated to bringing you the best
possible trading experience.
Since 2003, easy-forex has been revolutionising forex trading in over
We provide multilingual customer care, specialised account service
managers and experienced dealers.
We give you the opportunity to trade currencies, metals (e.g. gold,
silver), indices (e.g. footsie, Dax, S&P 500), energy & agricultural
commodities (e.g. oil, coffee) and forex options - all from one account.
We’re focused on the only person that counts
Forex should be easy
Forex looks difficult and complicated, only for the big boys
We‟ll make it easy and accessible, allowing anyone to trade
Forex is exciting
Finance should not be boring
We feel the excitement of forex
We‟ll bring this excitement to you
It’s a competitive world
We are devoted to creativity & constant innovation
Forex is a tough game
Truth and transparency will always guide our behavior
We‟ll hide nothing from you. Least of all the truth
Work is serious and fun
We‟re casual and approachable
But disciplined and professional
We’re always available for you
We‟re ready….are you ready?
We understand that different traders have different needs, which is why
we are proud to offer multiple products to suit ever trader.
Our products include:
Desktop – TradeDesk™ & MT4
Mobile site and Apps
Online trading from any computer, anywhere in the world.
Our online multilingual platform gives your 24/7 secure access to your
account from anywhere in the world. Trade from home, your office or
even the beach.
Some of the features are guaranteed stops, fixed spreads, advanced
charting, market sentiment with the Inside Viewer™, SMS Alerts, Freeze
Rate and One-Click Trading.
Customised trading for the high-performance trader.
A personal trading environment for charting, market information and
trading. TradeDesk™ is a desktop program that uses a series of apps
that allow you to create your own layouts.
MT4 with the easy-forex level of support.
An ideal platform for traders looking for extensive technical analysis.
Multiple order types, 85 pre-installed indicators, multiple charts layouts,
auto-trading & 20 years of data for back-testing Expert Advisors.
Features include: Guaranteed stops, fixed spreads; microlots; no dealer
intervention; MT4 Multi Terminal; MT4 Mobile; Margin call 70%, stop out
Trade anywhere, anytime with easy-forex
Stay up-to-date with the market and trade
when you‟re on-the-go with your smartphone
Get all the great easy-forex advantages and
trade on our web mobile site or download
one of our great apps for iPhone and
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Options trading platform
Trade forex options easily on the
easy-forex options trading platform.
Speculating - use forex options to
profit based on your view of future
Protect /Hedging - use forex options
to counter the risks from future price
movements against your favour.
Trading doesn‟t have to be difficult and we‟ve
developed some trader-friendly tools to help
you optimise your trading experience.
The Inside Viewer™
The Trade Controller ™
The Inside Viewer™ is a breakthrough
feature of our web platform.
You get insight into real-time trades on the
easy-forex platform. It takes the total of all
open trades at any one moment and shows
you this unique market information.
With the Inside Viewer™
you can see the popularity of a currency
pair, the direction (buying or selling) that
other traders are moving and how these
deals are structured (take profit rates,
stop loss levels…etc).
The Trade Controller™ is the ultimate visual trading tool. It is a
precision control instrument. You can visually adjust the parameters
of your deals and check-out alternative scenarios.
The Trade Controller™ gives you more trading control than you ever
thought you could have.
You can adjust your stop loss; set your take profit rate and see
your potential profit or loss.
The Freeze Rate button gives you the opportunity
to „lock-in‟ the current rate that you see for a few
During those few seconds, the market could
change, however, easy-forex will execute your
trade at the „frozen‟ rate.
The Freeze Rate feature is another unique aspect
that can be applied when opening or closing a deal.
Turning your insights into opportunities
The most important thing in building a winning strategy is for
you to have access to quality education and access to timely
a library of forex articles
technical & market analysis
daily video news
the Inside Viewer™
SMS market alerts
VIP clients can also discuss the market and opportunities
with their own personal dealer.
The more you know about forex trading, the better prepared you will be
to formulate trading strategies and make informed decisions.
Check out our training videos or download our latest eBook.
Sign-up for online webinars or live seminars, read our detailed forex
articles or practice on our trade simulator.
Research & Analysis
Up-to-the-minute reports and expert
commentary giving you market
insights from our dealing room,
Reuters and Market News
Get market depth and analyses that
financial market professional do
through our expert Trading Central
Experience multiple chart types;
select time periods; overlay indicators
and customise your view.
Live from easy-forex headquarters
- daily video news & announcements.
The currency table shows you popular currency pairs and their respective buy
and sell prices. You can customise the table by clicking on the top three buttons
Click the first of the three buttons to select
which currency pairs to view and in which order
they will appear.
Simply click on the pair that you want
from the left box All Currencies and click
the right arrow to move it over to the
Show Currencies box. You can move
pairs out of the table by selecting them on
the right and moving them to the left.
You can also select the order that the
pairs will show in your table by moving
them up and down using the two arrows.
When you are finished making changes,
click on set.
Clicking on the second button will change the view of the table to box view.
Clicking the button again will return the table to list view.
Clicking on the last button will
expand/collapse the table to show more or
By expanding the table you can see more
information such as the high and low price level
from the previous day and the current day.
On the far right of the TradeZone you can view the current graph for the
currency pair you have selected. When you select a new currency pair, the
graph will automatically change.
Clicking on the Full charts Station
will take you to our more
advanced charts page. Please
note this will navigate you away
from the TradeZone.
Clicking on the Research &
Analysis link will also navigate
you away to our Research &
By clicking on the three tabs below the chart you will get a drop down
with information on the latest news, important calendar information and
the performance of our Indices.
At the bottom of the TradeZone you will find our Inside Viewer™.
A revolutionary feature of easy-forex, the Inside Viewer™ allows you to see
what other traders are doing.
Select a currency pair
you want to have more
Click on popularity. This
shows you how this pair ranks
with other pairs being traded
and the percentage of total
The direction will show you if
people are buying or selling
and the structure button will
show you how other traders
have set-up their deals.
In the middle of the TradeZone
you will find the main trading
panel. From here you can
select to trade currencies,
commodities, indices or options
and you can select the type of
deal to open (day trade, limit
Here you can select the
currency pair you want to trade.
From here you can also select
your margin to risk and the size
of your deal in amount to trade.
By clicking the Freeze Rate, you can hold the current rate for a few
seconds, before opening the deal by clicking on TRADE NOW
Once you have clicked on
TRADE NOW and opened
your first deal, you will see
the following confirmation.
You will also receive an
email with your deal details.
Your deal is assigned an
and you can select to be
notified by SMS if the deal
Once you have opened your deal you will also see your live deal details appear at the
bottom of the TradeZone in your My Position area.
If you have open Limit Orders, Forwards and/or Option deals, you will have to click on
the appropriate tab in order to see them, as well as any open SMS alerts.
Your deal details will show you at what rate the deal was opened, what is the
current rate, your stop loss and take profit levels and your current profit or loss.
You can select the + icon to see more details and you can click on the Modify
button to make changes to your stop loss and take profit levels. The „Protect‟
button represented by the shield icon on the far right allows you to protect that
Day Trade by opening a reverse Option position.
When you click to modify your deal you will see the opportunity to change
your take profit and stop loss rates using the Trade Controller™.
To use the Trade Controller™ simply click and drag the red and green bars
to adjust your stop loss (red) and take profit (green) levels.
You can use the + and – buttons
to make small changes to your
When you change your stop loss
and take profit rates, you will
also see what this translates to
in actual dollars.
When you use the Trade Controller™ to make changes to your take profit
and stop loss levels, they will automatically be entered in the Modify Deal
You can also set the take
profit and stop loss rates
manually by entering the
specific rates you want.
When you have everything
set the way you want, click
on Calculate and then
Again, you will receive
message as well as
receive a confirmation
When you are ready to close a deal, click on close at the bottom of the
When you click close, a new
section will open that will
summarize the details of your
open deal and your current profit
or loss. When you are ready to
close, simply click on Freeze Rate
and Close Deal.
Again, you will receive
message as well as
receive a confirmation
At the top-right of your screen you will also see My Account.
From here you can do the following tasks:
• deposit funds
• view your account information
• check out your free balance
• see your trade history
• adjust your personal settings, set to receive
SMS alerts & change your password
• make withdrawals
• see the status of these withdrawals.
• Secure online deposit can be made using your credit card, through bank
wire transfer or eWallets like Moneybookers.
• When you first open an account the amount you can first deposit is limited
for your safety. Once you submit proof of identity documents your deposit
limit is lifted. See the next page for documents required.
• Withdrawals are made back to the original source of funding, with all
profits being returned to your bank account.
• By default the withdrawal feature is disabled. This is to protect your
account and your funds from unauthorised use. In order to enable the
withdrawal feature, you must send the following documents:
Proof of identity (copy of a ID / passport)
Proof of address – must have your name and home address (utility bill, bank
Copy of your credit card statement, showing your deposit to easy-forex.
• It can take between 3-5 business days for the funds to reach your
• If you have forgotten your password, you can
reset it on the website. Simply click on the
„forgot password‟ option on the login page.
• If you are still having trouble, please contact
your accounts service manager or the
customer support team via email or live chat.
• At easy-forex we value friendship and if you bring a friend to trade with us
you can both be rewarded.
• Depending on how much your friend deposits, you can earn up to $500.
Visit our website now for more information
• The easy-forex partner programme – Forex Affiliates is one of the longest
running and most successful financial affiliate programmes worldwide.
Since 2003 we‟ve paid out millions of dollars in commissions to our Online
Affiliates and Introducing Brokers for bringing clients to trade
currencies, commodities, indices and options with us.
• For more information contact us by email or visit our website
Dedicated Customer Support
• Our dedicated multilingual customer support team is here
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and CFDs (OTC Trading) are leveraged products that carry a substantial risk of loss up to your
invested capital and may not be suitable for everyone. Please ensure that you understand fully the
risks involved and do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. The information provided can under
no circumstances be considered as a recommendation to engage in any trade. Please note that the
information and content provided in our workshops and/or seminars is made available for informative
and educational purposes only and can under no circumstances be considered as a recommendation
to you by easy-forex or any easy-forex personnel to engage in any trade. Hence, neither easy-forex
nor any of its personnel can under any circumstances be held responsible for any outcome of trading
decisions or trades in regard to any of these workshops and/or seminars.
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