Monthly Archives: April 2014

Leverage with FX Options (Part 2 of 2)

Buying Options to Gain Leverage Long options offer traders an exceptional amount of leverage for directional trades, especially for short-term time horizons. Here is an example of how leverage with options works. The spot market is trading at 1.1000. At 10% volatility, 30-day 1.1200 1.1200 call options are worth .0051. If the contract size is […]

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Leverage with FX Options (Part 1 of 2)

Buying Options to Gain Leverage Long options offer traders an exceptional amount of leverage for directional trades, especially for short-term time horizons. Option purchases (buying a call or buying a put) are often cited as attractive trading strategies for directional trades because of the limited loss associated with being an option holder. The premium paid […]

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Major economies in Asia and Europe during the first quarter recorded lower results

— Submitted by Milos Mijkovic – contributing writer. Major economies and European countries during the first quarter of this year recorded lower results, spurring expectations that policy makers will be forced in the coming months to implement specific measures to support economic growth. Factories across Europe recorded lower results in March, while the vast Chinese […]

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