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Forex Trading

What is Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange trading, also known as Forex or FX trading, has gained enormous popularity in recent years among layman individuals due to the growth of online brokers and the technological development of online trading platforms. With high liquidity, non-stop opening hours 5 days a week, and great opportunities, it is no wonder that the forex market is the world’s most traded market with a daily trading volume of $5 trillion USD.

Why Trade Forex with MMA FOREX?

  • Trade with confidence – MMA FOREX is an internationally regulated broker.
  • 50+ currency pairs – Trade major, minor and exotic pairs.
  • Competitive Spreads – Starting at just 0.8 pips.
  • Powerful Platforms – Manage your trade manual or use automated trading.
  • Leveraged Trading – Up to 400:1 leverage on currency pairs.
  • Master your trading skills – High quality educational materials & daily market analysis.
  • Best in class costumer service – 24/5 multi-lingual live support.

What is FX Trading?

The Basic Concept

When trading Forex, you are buying of one currency by using another. Therefore, the FX trader is trading currency pairs and not each currency on its own. Take for example the EURUSD, when buying the pair – it means you are buying EUR using (selling) USD. When selling the pair – it means you are buying USD using (selling) EUR.

Forex Rates

The pairing of the currencies is presented as a rate, which reflects the ratio between the values of the two currencies. For instance, the rate for buying the pair GBPUSD is 1.50514, i.e. £1 GBP = $1.50514 USD.

Forex Pairs Groups

The Forex pairs are divided into three main groups – majors, minors and exotic pairs. The main difference between the pairs is their liquidity which is a result of the trading volume of these pair. E.g., the major currency pairs are the most traded pairs and each include the USD and another currency, while the most traded minor pairs include one of the three major non-USD currencies (The Euro, the UK Pound and the Japanese Yen).

To learn more about Forex trading we recommend to visit our education section, where you can find our glossary, trading video tutorials, webinars and more.

How to Trade FX with MMA FOREX

Forex Trading Platforms

MMA FOREX offers a vast choice of trading platforms, for both automated and manual trading, with unique features and tools to optimize your trading experience. Whether you are interested to trade on your own, or copy the trade of others, our selection caters to all traders, so you are sure to find the one for you. We also offer the option to open a demo account on each platform, so you can practice trading on your platform of choice and master your trading skills, before you start trading in the real market with your own money.

Leveraged Trading

The ability to hold larger trading positions than what one’s own capital allows is enabled through leverage given by the broker. At MMA FOREX, traders can enjoy up to 200:1 leverage on most forex pairs. This means that a trader needs only 0.25% of a position size in order to open a position.

For example, if the EURUSD pair is traded at a buying price of 1.1123. To open a position of 100,000 units of the instrument, a trader needs €111,230 Euro, or $123,721.12 USD. However, thanks to leveraged trading, the trader will need only 0.25% of this position, i.e. €278.07 Euro, or $309.30 USD. The ability to leverage one’s position is a great advantage which can magnify a trader’s profits. However, one should always have in mind that losses can be magnified as well.

How to Calculate the Cost of a Forex Trading Position?

When a trader opens a position at MMA FOREX, he is not charged any other commissions beside the spread. The spread is the difference between the buy and sell price which is counted in pips – the fourth digit after the dot. For example if the buy price of EURUSD is 1.1123 and the sell price is 1.1120, then the spread is 3 pips. The spread charged for a position opened by a trader is the spread multiplied by the size of the position.

MMA FOREX clients can choose between trading forex with fixed spread versus trading with floating spreads, which are flexible and changing, offering spreads from as low as 0.8 pips.

Range of Markets

MMA FOREXprovides its traders the ability to trade +50 Forex pairs, including all the major currency pairs, minors and exotics. Trading Bitcoin and other digital currencies is also available to MMA Forex clients.

For more information regarding leverage and spreads for all FX pairs offered by MMA FOREX, please take a look at our Trading Conditions & Charges.

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What are CFDs

CFD stands for Contract For Difference. This type of financial instrument allows you to benefit from the fluctuations in the price of stocks, commodities, indices and more, without really purchasing them; i.e. you can profit from the difference between the opening price and the closing price of a certain position opened on a certain CFD instrument. It is important to us to emphasize that you don’t own the asset you trade. MMA Forex was one of the first online brokers to offer CFD trading, giving individual traders access to a large range of markets which were not accessible for them before.

Why Trade with MMA FOREX

  • Trade with confidence – MMA FOREX is an internationally regulated broker.
  • Large variety of CFD instruments – Trade commodities, indices, ETFs, stocks and bonds.
  • Powerful Platforms – Manage your trade manual or use automated trading.
  • Leveraged Trading – Up to 200:1 leverage on various CFDs.
  • Master your trading skills – expand your horizons by learning from our educational materials & daily updates.
  • Best in class costumer service – 24/5 multi-lingual live support with a dedicated account manager.

What is CFD Trading?

CFD trading is quite similar to forex trading. When trading on the platform, you select the instrument you wish to trade and enter your order. Just like in other trades, if you think the price of a certain instrument, e.g. crude oil, will increase, you’ll want to buy the crude oil CFD. The same goes the other way – if you predict the value will go down you sell the CFD.

Naturally, like any type of trading and investing, wrong predictions can lead to loss of money, and one should be aware of the risks involved in CFD trading. There is plenty more to learn about the trading CFDs, and you can learn more by browsing through education section, in which you can watch video tutorials, read articles, get news updates, check out our glossary and more. Some more information on CFDs and their advantages can be found here.

Trade Stocks Online with MMA FOREX

With MMA FOREX, you can buy stocks CFDs in the world’s biggest companies with a click of a button.

Our CFD Stock trading allows you to buy and sell shares in major corporations listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange among others, without the fees or restrictions associated with traditional equities trading.

  • Get up to 200:1 leverage on your trades.
  • All the major exchanges: NYSE, NASDAQ, FTSE & more.
  • Trade stocks, indices & commodities from a single screen.
  • Live multi-language client support.
  • Trade with an internationally regulated broker.

Trade stocks with MMA FOREX & get a welcome bonus up to $10,000.

Buy Stocks in the World’s Top Companies

MMA FOREX has more than 100 different stocks on offer, including:

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Coca Cola
  • Groupon
  • Barclays
  • Telefonica

You can find out more about all the stocks offered by MMA FOREX in our Financial Instruments Index.

Trading Stocks CFDs

Share CFDs (Contracts for Difference) have become increasingly popular over recent years.

When you enter into a CFD trade you don’t buy the stock itself but instead agree a contract with the broker to settle the difference in value between the entry and exit price of the Stock.

That means when you trade Stocks CFDs with MMA FOREX you get a flexibility that stock market rules often make impossible.

With CFDs you can sell shares as easily as buying them, allowing you to take advantage of price moves even in a falling market.

More importantly, because you aren’t actually purchasing the underlying asset you can get leverage of up to 20:1, allowing you to take a large position with a small investment. Leverage of course can significantly increase your losses as well as your gains.

The MMA FOREX Advantage

When you start trading with MMA FOREX, you’ll get everything you need to have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

We offer a range of powerful trading platforms that allow you to trade instantly from live graphs and set a variety of orders, stops and limits to manage your portfolio. You can also monitor and trade your equities on the same screen as your forex and Commodities trades.

You’ll also get all the news updates, market analysis and educational material to help you make more informed decisions on the market.

Trade the world’s biggest companies with MMA FOREX and get a bonus of up to $10,000.

Bitcoin CFD Trading

With all the buzz surrounding Bitcoin it became a perfect underlying asset for CFD trading. now with MMA FOREX you can trade this highly volatile currency against the US Dollar 24 hours a day/5 days a week on MMA TRADER platform.

  • Start with as little as $100.
  • Trade Bitcoins CFDs at up to 20:1 leverage.
  • Bitcoin market open 24 hours a day/5 days a week.
  • Buy or sell instantly with one-click trading on MMA FOREX.
  • Get live customer support when you need it – in your language.
  • Enjoy the peace of mind of trading with a regulated broker.

Start trading Bitcoin and other digital currencies with MMA FOREX and get a welcome bonus of up to $10,000.

Bitcoin – The Digital Currency of The Future

Bitcoin was created in 2009 as an anonymous and secure way of exchanging money on the internet. It is an electronic currency that is completely decentralized - it isn’t backed by a government or other central authority – and is minted and exchanged entirely within a massive network of users.

Anyone with an internet connection can send and receive Bitcoins directly and privately with no transaction fees.

New Bitcoins are created with highly time-intensive computer-based algorithms which limits the rate at which they enter the market. The total amount of Bitcoins that will ever be issued is 21 million – making it a finite commodity like gold or oil.

As a result of its innovative structure and the hype surrounding it, Bitcoin is extremely volatile, making it an excellent currency to add to your portfolio.

With MMA FOREX, you can make a Long (Buy) or Short (Sell) trade instantly, 24 hours a day while the markets are open, giving you the opportunity to trade your market view no matter which way the currency is heading.

You can find out all the details about our Bitcoin offering by visiting our Trading Conditions & Charges page.

Get a sign-up bonus of up to $10,000 when you start trading Bitcoin CFDs with MMA Forex.

Gold Trading

At MMA FOREX, you can trade gold, platinum and other precious metals online, easily and seamlessly. Try metals trading with the leading regulated broker and enjoy the benefits.

  • Trade gold, platinum, silver & copper with competitive spreads.
  • Make bigger trades with leverage of up to 200:1.
  • Choose between MMA TRADER platforms.
  • Trade whichever way you think the market will go – long or short.
  • Access the markets while you’re on the move with our mobile apps.
  • Get 24/5 live client support in your language.

Start trading the dynamic precious metal markets with MMA FOREX and get a welcome bonus of up to $10,000.

Trading Gold with MMA FOREX

Join MMA FOREX for as little as $100 and start trading gold and other metals today. Not only can you earn a sign-up bonus of up to $10,000, depending on your initial deposit, but you’ll get access to a range of advantages and benefits that are exclusive to MMA FOREX clients.

We offer a range of intuitive and customizable platforms, including automated trading solutions, so you’re guaranteed to find the trading environment that suits your style. You can trade gold and other commodities on the same screen as your forex trades, buy and sell directly from live charts, and set stops and limits in order to protect your capital.

MMA FOREX also offers award-winning customer support, in more than 15 languages, whenever the markets are open.

Trading other Metals

MMA FOREX offers a range of other metals to trade:

  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Copper

These markets tend to be less liquid, and therefore less volatile, than the gold market which means trading hours are shorter. However, they do offer more stability than gold, which means they are often used as an alternative investment when markets are volatile.

Gold Trading & Forex

Gold trading on MMA Forex is easy to understand, especially if you’ve already gained some experience of the forex market. Gold units are measured in Troy Ounces against a currency – usually the dollar – in a similar way to a Forex currency pair.

Factors Influencing the Trade in Gold

The trade of this precious metal is interwoven with that of the trade of currencies, and with the financial markets in general.

Several different factors come into play when analyzing the movement of the Gold price:

  • Supply - can be affected by decline in yields, political instability and the discovery of new seams.
  • Demand - mainly comes from jewelry and use in technological products.
  • Market Volatility - Gold has often been used as a safe haven investment when markets are unpredictable

As a client of MMA Forex you will receive regular market reports and live, streaming news updates as well as all the analysis of the latest moves in the metals markets.

Get started in gold trading with MMA FOREX and you could receive a new client bonus of up to $10,000.

Oil & Energies

Trade oil and a range of energy products on the most advanced platforms with high leverage, competitive spreads, and exclusive news, analysis and educational materials.

As one of the world’s leading forex and CFD brokers, MMA FOREX offers a number of distinct advantages for oil traders.

  • Trade a full range of energies - from crude oil to gasoline.
  • Get leverage of up to 100:1 on your trades.
  • MMA FOREX platforms available.
  • Trade on the move with our apps for iOS and Android.
  • Copy experienced traders with Mirror Trader auto-trading.
  • Get live multilingual customer support whenever the market is open.

Start trading commodities and oil with MMA Forex and get a new account a new account bonus of up to $10,000.

Oil & Energy CFDs

One of the main advantages of trading commodity CFDs (Contracts for Difference) with MMA FOREX, is the flexibility and freedom they offer the trader.

With CFDs you can trade Crude Oil and other Energy products at live market rates without any of the fees or complications associated with trading directly in the oil futures market.

You can both buy and sell short without any restriction and without paying a fee, so you can put your analysis into action whichever direction you think the market is headed.

MMA Forex offers the following Oil and Energy CFDs:

  • Crude Oil
  • Brent Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Heating Oil
  • Gasoline

Know The Oil Market

There are a number of factors that drive the volatility of the oil market. First and foremost is the huge demand for oil as fuel and in industry. Supply and demand is crucial to determining the oil price – particularly as the yield from certain major oil fields declines. Political instability is also an influence on oil prices – some of the main oil production centers are in unstable regions and this can affect production. Market sentiment is also hugely influential on the oil price – particularly in terms of short-term speculation, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of oil trades. As an MMA FOREX, client you’ll get a wide range of material, such as reports, news updates, economic calendar and market analysis, to help you assess the market and make educated decisions. Start trading Oil and Energies with MMA FOREX now and get your sign-up bonus of up to $10,000.

ETF Trading

What are ETFs?

ETFs, or Exchange Traded Funds, are a type of investment fund that tracks indices, bonds, commodities and other instruments, combined in a basket of assets. ETFs are traded on an exchange, and their value shifts during the day, due to buying and selling actions done by the traders.

Why Trade ETFs with MMA FOREX

  • Trade with confidence – MMA Forex is an internationally regulated broker.
  • Large variety of instruments – Choose from a variety of instruments to trade with CFDs.
  • Competitive Spreads – Starting at just 0.8 pips.
  • Leverage – Get leverage of up to 20:1 on your trades.
  • Short trading available – Benefit also when the market goes down.
  • Master your trading skills – High quality educational materials & daily market analysis.
  • Best in class costumer service – 24/5 multi-lingual live support.

What is ETF Trading?

An ETF is a collection of assets put together, to permit traders to trade in a few markets simultaneously. The baskets are usually combined together with a common characteristic such as energy instruments, agriculture instruments and others. If you wish to trade a stock, commodity and bonds all together you can simply trade in the ETF market.

Some ETFs track the performance of a specific nation’s equity market. Examples are the MSCI Brazil Index Fund, MSCI South Korea Index Fund and others. ETFs also make it possible to invest in certain industry sectors. Examples offered by MMA Forex are the Dow-Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund & the Energy Select Sector SPDR. It is important to know that all ETFs are traded as CFDs.

ETFs are traded as a basket of assets – stocks, commodities and more, put together per sector. If you speculate that the energy market, for instance, will go up, you can invest in a few trades simultaneously. A prominent advantage of ETFs is that often they balance each other out; if one instrument’s value goes down, another instrument’s value can go up and even it out. If the price of crude oil goes down, as part of the energy basket, a stock of the same basket might even it out.

How to Trade ETFs with MMA FOREX

Since ETFs play on the range of markets, you’ll need a broker that offers trading in all those markets with good conditions. ETFs require knowing the markets well enough to determine when to enter it and when to exit, and to know how each instrument will affect the other. MMA Forex is aware of the ETFs’ special nature and helps you stay on top of the market, to use the price changes to your favour.

MMA FOREX offers a range of more than 25 popular ETFs to trade as CFDs, giving traders the ability to trade long or short with leverage of up to 20:1.

Trading Platforms

When you wish to start trading, you can choose from a vast selection of trading platforms. Two of them are built for manual trading, whilst others are for traders who prefer their trades to be done automatically. Thanks to that variety each of our clients can find the platform that is most convenient for him to trade on. Opening a demo account before trading is a recommended option, so you can practice trading on those platforms before doing so in the real market.

Leverage Trading

One of the most common tools used by traders is Leverage, whose purpose is to enable the trader to open positions larger than his account’s equity. MMA TRADER offers you up to 20:1 leverage when trading ETFs, which is the equivalent of 5% of a position’s value required in order to open it. Leverage is a common tool used worldwide, and we offer the best conditions for it

We will give an example; if you want to trade a certain ETF basket that is valued at $2,500, a rather large amount of money. Using leverage, however, will require using only 5% of the position, which means you’ll only have to use $125 of your account.

Using Leverage makes trading easier and can increase a trader’s profits. However, one should always bear in mind that losses can be magnified on the same scale.

How Much Will it Cost to Trade ETFs?

You can read more about the benefits for our clients on the Trading Conditions & Charges page.

Educational tools available

When trading any instrument, especially one as complex as ETFs, you need to keep yourself updated and informed at all time. Naturally MMA Forex caters clients with education and product knowledge, and we recommend using our video tutorials, glossary and other educational tools. Let us guide you all the way, and get exposed to learning materials and market reviews that are essential for trading.

Start Trading ETFs with MMA FOREX

If you enjoy working on several markets simultaneously, challenging yourself into making rational investments and trading on one of the most prestigious markets in the world – trading Exchange Traded Funds is exactly for you!

Trade Government Bonds Online

MMA FOREX offers a focused range of US, European and Asian government bonds (also known as treasuries or securities) to trade as CFDs on MMA FOREX.

With spreads starting at just $0.03 (over market) and leverage of up to 100:1, there’s no better place to start trading bonds and treasuries.

  • US, Japanese & European government bonds.
  • No commission on trades.
  • Low spreads – starting at $0.03 over market.
  • Leverage of up to 100:1.
  • Go long (buy) or short (sell) – trade the market your way.

Start trading government bonds with MMA FOREX and claim your new client bonus of up to $10,000.

What are Treasuries?

Government treasuries – bonds issued by national governments – are considered among the safest long-term investments.

When an investor purchases a government bond they are, in effect, lending money to the government for a set number of years. In return they receive interest payments on the amount of the loan. The face value of the bond does not change.

Bonds do not have to be held until they mature. There is a thriving secondary market for government bonds.

There are a number of factors to consider when calculating the likely future value of a government bond, including political stability, the value of its currency and the risk of inflation.

Trading Bond CFDs

MMA FOREX allows you to speculate on the shifting value of common government bond futures, such as the US 10-Year T-Note, through CFD trading.

A CFD (contract-for-difference) is a type of derivative that allows you to speculate on the price of an underlying asset – in this case a government bond future contract – without actually owning the asset itself.

The advantage of CFD trading is that you can trade long (buy) or short (sell) easily, trade with leverage in order to take a bigger position, all from a common online trading platform such as MMA TRADER.

For more information about trading conditions and CFD rollover calculations, click here.

MMA currently offers the following treasuries:

  • 5 Year US T-Notes
  • 10 Year US T-Notes
  • 30 Year US T-Bond
  • Euro-Bund
  • Japan Government Bond

Start trading bonds with MMA Forex and get a new client bonus of up to $10,000!

Indices

MMA FOREX offers one of the largest ranges of stock indices of any online broker, covering markets around the globe. Join MMA FOREX for online index trading with competitive spreads, generous leverage and reliably fast execution.

  • Trade the leading US, European & Asian stock indices.
  • Go long or short – trade your view on the market.
  • Get leverage of up to 200:1 on index trading.
  • MMA TRADER platforms for desktop, tablet & mobile.
  • Enjoy the security of trading with a globally regulated broker.
  • Count on 24/5 multi-lingual client support.

Start trading stock indices from around the world and get a new client bonus of up to $10,000.

What Are Indices?

Stock index CFDs are financial instruments that represent the value of the underlying publicly-traded companies. One leading index is the S&P 500, which reflects the collective value of top companies trading on the NYSE. If the overall value of those companies’ shares rises, the price of the S&P 500 will go up.

There are also indices that represent smaller companies trading on the NYSE, as well as indices for various stock exchanges around the world, from Japan’s NIKKEI to Germany’s DAX.

MMA Forex selection of 19 stock index CFDs includes:

  • S&P 500 – The value of the Standard & Poor 500 is based on the share prices of 500 leading US-based companies.
  • NASDAQ 100 - This index represents the value of 100 non-financial NASDAQ-traded companies.
  • FTSE 100 – The FTSE 100 is a collection of 100 of the largest publicly-traded UK companies.
  • DJ EURO STOXX 50 – Euro Stoxx 50 collects together 50 of the largest European companies’ share value.
  • NIFTY 50 – A representation of 50 major companies traded on the National Stock Exchange of India.

Our Trading Conditions page details the full range of indices on offer, including spreads, trading hours and lot sizes.

Why Trade CFDs?

CFD index trading offers a number of benefits to the online trader. Trading CFDs (Contracts for Difference) allows you to buy or sell financial instruments without actually owning the underlying asset. These could be commodities, stock, or in the case of stock index CFDs, the value of the underlying indices.

A trader can place a buy order on, for example, the S&P 500. If the price of the index goes up, when he comes to sell he will earn the difference between the buy and sell price. If it goes down, the trader pays the difference.

Because the trader never owns the asset, the costs are far lower, there are no restrictions on trading short, and an investment can be leveraged by up to 400 times.

You can visit the Education section to learn more about CFDs.

Make MMA Forex your CFD broker and get a welcome bonus of up to $10,000!

Litecoin CFD Trading

Litecoin has established itself as the leading competitor to Bitcoin, and now you can trade this exciting digital currency with MMA FOREX.

When you trade Litecoin CFDs with MMA FOREX, you can trade long or short (buy or sell) instantly, so you can act on your analysis whether you’re optimistic or cynical about the future of digital currencies.

  • Trade Litecoin with leverage of 10:1.
  • Choose between the powerful MMA TRADER platforms.
  • Trade wherever you are with our free tablet and mobile apps.
  • Enjoy the security of trading with a regulated broker.
  • Get live support in your language whenever the markets are open.

Trade Litecoin and Bitcoin with MMA FOREX and claim your new client bonus of up to $10,000.

Why CFDs make sense for Trading Litecoin:

  • Security - You don’t have to worry about your Litecoins being stolen. CFDs are a derivative product. Your potential profits are based on the movement of the Litecoin price but no Litecoins are bought or sold in your name.
  • Simplicity - Buying digital currencies directly can be complicated. With MMA FOREX, CFD trading it’s as easy as selecting Litecoin from a menu and clicking to sell or buy. It’s so simple you can do it on your mobile or tablet too.
  • Get leverage of up to 10:1 - As a financial derivative you can trade CFDs on leverage, meaning you can open a larger position in the market.
  • Diversify - As one of the world’s leading CFD brokers MMA FOREX offers a wide range of CFD products for you to trade, all from a single platform.

Start trading Litecoin with MMA FOREX today and claim your new client bonus.

Litecoin – Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer, decentralised digital currency (also known as a cryptocurrency) based on the Bitcoin system. The creators of Litecoin sought to adapt the Bitcoin model to develop a more stable and efficient currency.

There are several key differences between Bitcoin and Litecoin, including the way coins are “mined”, security procedures, and the total number of coins destined to be produced.

In 2013 Litecoin’s value rocketed from less than $0.01 to more than $20. Could Litecoin follow Bitcoin’s lead and keep on rising in value?

Trade Litecoin and Bitcoin with an award-winning broker and get a bonus of up to $10,000.

Agricultural Commodities Trading with MMA FOREX

Diversify your portfolio and discover the profit potential of the volatile agricultural commodities market with MMA FOREX.

We offer a range of soft commodity futures to trade, including corn, soybeans, sugar, coffee and wheat - all with low spreads and generous leverage.

  • Trade the major soft commodities with leverage of up to 50:1.
  • MMA TRADER – desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Trade with a globally regulated forex & CFD broker.
  • Multilingual customer care - 24 hours/5 days a week.

Start trading agricultural commodities online and get a new client bonus of up to $10,000!

Agricultural Commodities to trade

MMA FOREX offers a range of agricultural commodity futures to trade year round on our CFD trading platforms, MMA TRADER.

Corn - Represents one of the most important agricultural markets due to its diverse range of end uses. Units are measured in bushels.

Soybeans - A market that has increased in importance in recent years as dietary trends have evolved. Units are measured in bushels.

Wheat - This key agricultural market is dominated by the United States. Units are measured in bushels.

Coffee C - Originating in Africa, coffee is traded in cents per pound. Units are measured in pounds (100).

Sugar no. 11 - One of the most traded soft commodities, sugar is traded in cents per pound (100).

Cotton no. 2 - A crop whose history is tied to the American south, cotton is traded in cents per pound (100).

Cocoa - Grown in only a few countries. Units are measured in metric tons.

Corn, Soybeans, Wheat – Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

Coffee C, Sugar no. 11, Cotton no. 2, Cocoa – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

Check out the latest prices and relevant trading information for all of our agricultural commodities in our Financial Instruments Index.

You can find out more about how MMA TRADER calculates overnight interest and agricultural commodity CFD rollovers here.

The Agricultural Commodities Market

The trade in agricultural commodities dates back thousands of years, making it the oldest financial market in the world. But with prices intimately tied into weather patterns, supply and demand, and a wealth of other factors, there are always new opportunities for traders.

Trading Hard Commodities with MMA TRADER

For traders who are also interested in so-called hard commodities, please make sure to read about trading gold and metals as well as crude oil and energies.

Start trading commodities with MMA TRADER and claim your new clients bonus today!

Cryptocurrency Trading

How it All Started

Digital currencies were introduced to the world as early as the 1990s. The first digital currency was Bitcoin in 2009, with its own symbol and rate. Later, more and more types of cryptocurrencies were added by different agents, proving this flourishing market is here to stay. Late in 2016 their market share grew, alongside increased volatility and natural public interest. Little we knew it was only the beginning of an outburst of growth to these digital currencies, with a spike in 2017. During the first months of this impressive year, Bitcoin has more than doubled in value, Ethereum grew by 1,400% and many other currencies showed similar trends. March 2017 broke another glass ceiling for digital currencies, in which for the first time ever a cryptocurrency surpassed Gold in value.

Bitcoin

This mega-powerful currency has not only opened the gate for other currencies, but also leads the cryptocurrency world with pride. It is governed to make sure no extra Bitcoin is produced, as a maximum quantity of 21 Million Bitcoin unites was agreed. When introduced, the price of $1 was 1,309 BTC. The wheel has turned, however, and when Bitcoin breached the $2,000 barrier in 2017, meaning 1 BTC was worth $2,000, it was certainly a meaningful milestone to Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.

Ethereum

Ethereum is more than just a currency – it’s like one giant computer housing many computers around the globe. Ethereum can respond to sophisticated requests. Its ability to store revolutionary computer programs gives Ethereum an edge on Bitcoin and has attracted attention from banks around the world. This, among other factors, has led to a jump of almost 1000% this year!

Ripple

Ripple can be described as the next generation of payment networks. Originally set up to engage financial industry leaders, the digital currency has been a leading technology so far. This cryptocurrency has exploded over the past few weeks, when in just one day Ripple advanced by 71%

Dash

The very popular cryptocurrency, Dash, has been portrayed by many as Bitcoin 2.0. This digital asset was developed to remedy some of the weaker parts of Bitcoin. Developers added new features to Dash, making it faster and more anonymous to its predecessor Bitcoin. Over the past two weeks, Dash has increased in value by over 100%!

Litecoin

Litecoin is similar to Bitcoin in many of its characteristics, and is also one of the more veteran cryptocurrencies out there. However, there are two main differences between Litecoin and Bitcoin; Speed and amount. While it takes 10 minutes to create a Bitcoin block, Litecoin demands roughly 2.5 minutes to create a block – meaning 4 times the speed. Moreover, Litecoin attracts many users as it can produce 4 times the quantity of Bitcoin! However, as Litecoin uses highly complex cryptography, often mining it is more complicated than other cryptocurrencies.

The Cryptocurrency Market

By the end of 2016, more than 700 digital currencies were introduced and co-existed, some doing better than others. Bearing that in mind, it came as no surprise that during 2017 the total trading volume of the digital currency market has reached $98,352,688,563. This phenomenal sum is even more astonishing when considering the simple fact that this market started only 8 years before.

A big advantage of digital currencies is that they are not tied to a specific country or bank, therefore allowing them to be liquid not only during traditional trading hours, but also throughout weekend and holidays, allowing people to trade on them 24/7.

With all these special characteristics of this unique market, it is important to understand the reason for the shifts that occur on a regular basis in the market. Looking at the forex market, EURUSD in specific for example, it is so large that a position of $100,000,000 for example, is relatively small in this humongous market and therefore its affect would not be on a large scale. The digital currency market, on the other hand, being significantly smaller, would be greatly affected by a deal of that scale. Therefore, among other factors, this market is not only highly volatile but also experiencing drastic trends.

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