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MACD Indicator - Your Multifunctional Indicator

When you ask traders to name a good technical analysis indicator, no matter if they are newbies or professionals, they will undoubtedly mention the MACD indicator. MACD is one of the widely-used indicators that has many advantages.

The crucial benefit is that it gives many signals and can be used in different circumstances. Moreover, it’s free and doesn’t require any downloading. You can simply find it in MetaTrader and apply it to your chart. Let’s take a closer look at the best indicator’s implementation.

What Is the MACD Indicator?

MACD stands for Moving Average Convergence Divergence. It’s a momentum indicator that follows the trend and shows the correlation between two moving averages of the asset’s price.

Here, we need to clarify what the momentum indicator is. A momentum indicator calculates the change or speed of the price movement of the asset.

MACD indicator was developed by Gerald Appeal in the late 1970s. If the indicator is used for so many years, we don’t need any other proof of its effectiveness.

Look at the picture below. The MACD indicator consists of 2 lines: MACD and signal line, and one histogram (bars). A histogram is used to show the difference between the fast and slow moving average. Thus, when the distance between EMAs increases, the histogram rises. It’s called divergence. As soon as moving averages get closer, the histogram reduces. It’s called convergence. This explains why the indicator is called the Moving Average Convergence Divergence.



Calculation of Moving Average Convergence Divergence

The formula of the MACD is simple. MACD is a subtraction of the 26-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) from the 12-period EMA.

MACD = 12-period EMA – 26-period EMA

If you don’t know what the Exponential Moving Average is, there is a simple explanation. EMA is the moving average that puts a greater weight on the most recent price points. That helps this type of moving average to stronger react to the recent price changes.

However, when setting the MACD indicator, you will see three numbers. For example, 12, 26, and 9, which are default settings. As we said above, MACD is the 12-period EMA minus 26-period EMA. MACD signal line is the 9-period EMA. MACD histogram is the MACD minus the MACD signal line.

How to Implement the MACD Indicator

This indicator is a standard tool in MetaTrader. That means you don’t need to buy it or download it additionally:

1. Go to MetaTrader
2. Click Insert – Indicators – Oscillators
3. Pick MACD

If you use any other platform, it’s likely that the indicator will be set by default. If not, you can always download it for free.
In the settings window, you can change the periods of the moving averages price, from close to open, high, low, and, of course, style. We would recommend you keep the close price. Also, you can change the MA periods. Remember that longer periods are better for bigger timeframes, while shorter periods are better suited to smaller ones.

How to Read the MACD Indicator

We are at the most important point of this article. Let’s look ar what signals the MACD indicator gives.

Crossover

The first and most common indicator function is the buy/sell signal. A buy signal appears when the MACD line breaks above the signal line. A sell signal happens when the MACD crosses the signal line upside down. The signal will be more influential within the sharp trend. In the case of a weak trend, the signal may turn out fake as the market will turn around.



Overbought/Oversold Zone

Don’t forget that MACD is an oscillator so, one of its functions is to determine market conditions. Both lines will be the crucial point you should consider. If they form significant tops or bottoms, it’s a sign of a close correction. There is no need to mention any specific level. You will understand when the rise or fall is more significant than usual.

If the lines reach the top, it depicts that the asset is overbought. Wait for the reversal down. If they form an extreme low, wait for a reversal up. In this case, you can combine the MACD with the RSI to get additional confirmation.



Zero-Line Crossover

Pay attention to the MACD histogram. If it rises above the 0 level, it’s a signal of the upward trend. If it falls below the 0 line, consider opening a short position. However, be careful. The signal works in a strong trend. In times of high volatility, the histogram can move up and down frequently, and that will lead to fake signals.



Convergence/Divergence

A MACD divergence/convergence is a difference between the direction of the price and the indicator. Bullish convergence happens when the price forms lower lows, while the MACD histogram sets higher lows. It’s a buy signal. Bearish divergence is formed, when the price sets new tops, while the MACD indicator’ extremums become lower. It’s a sell signal.



Benefits and Limitations of the MACD Indicator

Everything has two sides, and indicators are no exception. No matter how great the indicator works, it will have something that will affect its effectiveness.



Why MACD Indicator Matters

MACD indicator signals traders whether a bullish or bearish movement is strengthening or weakening. It’s an important point. By having this knowledge, you will avoid unprofitable trades. The significant number of the applications makes the MACD indicator an irreplaceable trading tool.

Bonus. How to Avoid Mistakes Trading with MACD

There is no perfect indicator. Any indicator can give fake signals. However, sometimes the reason is not in the indicator – it’s in the trader. The lack of experience and understanding creates additional mistakes.

Histogram

The first mistake you can face is the wrong interpretation of the MACD histogram. What does the histogram show? It shows whether the market is bullish or bearish and the strength of either bulls or bears.

Some traders think that when the histogram rises significantly, showing the power of the buyers, it’s a good signal to buy. However, it will likely be a late signal. If the histogram shows the strength of either bulls or bears, it means that the recovery may happen soon. Thus, it’s too late to enter the current market. The best time to open a position is when the histogram is near the 0 level.

Crossover

The MACD crossover works well on a strong trend. However, you should remember that the market changes its direction quite often, especially on short timeframes. Thus, the crossover signals will not be accurate if the trend is weak.

Bonus. MACD Strategy: Follow the Trend

Here is how you can use MACD in trading:

1. The first step is to wait for the MACD to form a higher swing high. It’s essential the price forms the higher swing high, too. After that, we should look for a lower swing high. Again, the lower swing high of the indicator should be confirmed by the lower swing high of the price.
2. After we get two swing high points of both price and indicator, we need to connect them with a trendline.
3. The third step is to wait for the MACD breakout. The MACD line crossing the signal line from bottom to top is not enough. The indicator should break above the trendline we drew. It will be the entry point. Open a long position as soon as the MACD crosses the trendline bottom-up.
4. Remember about the stop-loss order. You should place the stop loss 5-10 pips below the latest low swing of the price.
5. Now, you need to wait for a good exit point. Close the position as soon as MACD crosses the signal line in the direction opposite to the entry point. It means from top to bottom. However, don’t close the trade immediately as soon as you notice the MACD crossover. Wait for a candlestick to close to be sure the crossover happened. Then you can close your position.

You can use the same rules but in reverse to open a short position.



Conclusion

We can say that the MACD indicator is one of the oldest, most effective, and easiest indicators you can apply for profitable trading. The most significant advantage is that it is multifunctional. If you read our article carefully, you remember that there are four situations when the indicator gives signals. Compare this number to other technical indicators, and you will understand that it’s a lot. The indicator can easily be applied to any timeframe. Thus, you can use it for any of your trading strategies.

It’s time to practice! Use the Libertex demo account to experience the advantages of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator.

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Rising inflation and fresh virus fears threaten global recovery

It’s no secret that global inflation has been running wild of late. All over the world, this key economic indicator is well above central bank target rates; in many cases, it’s more than double these levels. The Fed’s reassurances that increased price pressure was only a “transitory” phenomenon are beginning to look like empty platitudes as the reality of protracted above-target inflation sets in. Of course, many of the causes of the present inflation trouble stem from the coronavirus pandemic. Chief among them are unbridled central bank stimulus and restrictions-induced supply chain ruptures. However, just as mass vaccination had appeared to be bringing things under control, the Omicron variant arrived and threw everything back into uncertainty.

Eyes on the US

As the world’s biggest and most significant free-market economy, it’s natural that the US should be the focus of any evaluation of the global inflationary risks we are currently facing. US price pressure has been rising steadily since the beginning of the year, and the latest figures have it at 6.8% in annualised terms through November, a 0.6% rise from a month ago. Sadly, this is unlikely to be the end of the increases, and with no end in sight, things are now beginning to look rather worrying.

That said, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has indicated that the deteriorating price environment is likely to prompt officials to accelerate their stimulus tapering efforts, even despite Friday’s revelation that November saw the smallest jobs gain this year. While such a move could certainly help combat inflation, it is not without its own risks. The stock market, for instance, would not respond well to the consequent reduction in liquidity, and another crash could easily derail the economic recovery. In any case, the greenback is always a good bet in times of inflation and offers a nice place to park wealth until the dust settles. As opposed to physical dollars, a more convenient vehicle could be the US Dollar Index.

Commodities in the spotlight

While rampant inflation is certainly a worldwide issue just now, some regions have been hit worse than others. And commodities-based economies like Australia, New Zealand and Canada have definitely had a much easier time of it, with respective annualised inflation rates of 2.5%, 2.96% and 4.7%. Now, this is just as much about central bank policy as it is sectoral weighting. New Zealand already has one of the highest interest rates in the world right now after raising its base rate to 0.75% this month amid further action planned for the year ahead. Canada has a similarly high bank rate of 0.5%, and its central bank is preparing its own aggressive campaign of interest-rate hikes for 2022, having already ended its bond-buying programme.

Of course, the reason these countries have a bit more leeway when it comes to monetary tightening is their strong commodities reserves. Rising inflation is always good news for precious metals like gold and silver, of which Canada and Australia both have plenty. Their rise might be tempered slightly by the lack of industrial demand, but investor interest for these haven assets will likely see net gains in the event of continued price pressure. As such, gold and silver constitute good hedges against ongoing volatility and uncertainty, particularly as Omicron threatens to become the dominant coronavirus strain.

What about China?

The place where the whole crisis began is still feeling the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic two years on. Its manufacturing business is yet to recover, and even domestic consumers are beginning to notice the knock-on effect of rising materials costs and ruptured supply chains. While Chinese price pressure looks absolutely normal at 1.5-2%, make no mistake that this is a major increase in a country used to near-zero inflation.

Given the frequent manipulation of such figures, a much more eye-opening indicator is the Producer Price Index, which stood at a whopping 13.5% in November. With goods costing more and more to produce for Chinese exporters, it’s hardly surprising that worldwide prices are on the up. When we add to this endemic corporate debt issues, potential delistings and enhanced risk of defaults, it makes already battered Chinese stocks appear ripe for even more falls in 2022. It might therefore be a wise idea to exit any positions in individual Chinese stocks or ETFs, or perhaps even consider shorting them outright.

Europe and the UK

Things are extremely tense on the Old Continent at present. Beyond rising price pressure and new variant fears, there’s also a serious energy crisis and the omnipresent spectre of Brexit to contend with. Both the ECB and the BOE will be looking at the latest GDP figures with concern as they head into their pre-Christmas policy meetings on 16 December.

German industrial output and factory orders are expected to show declines amid global supply-chain snarl-ups. Talk of potential lockdowns in early 2022 will only add to the economic fears brewing in Frankfurt and London. UK and euro area inflation currently stands at 4.2% and 4.9%, respectively, which, although double the regulators’ target rates, is not quite as high as elsewhere in the world. The problem is that the economic risks engendered by the energy crisis and coronavirus mean that it is extremely difficult for the ECB and BOE to take the stimulus-slashing steps required to keep a lid on price pressure.

As for rate hikes, both major European regulators have stated that such a move is “unlikely” before the end of 2022. The current uncertainty is bad news for European stocks and major currencies, leaving little else for the risk-averse to turn to. Other than potentially adding natural gas and oil to one’s portfolio as protection in case of a protracted energy crisis, that is.

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What are the Nasdaq exchange and Nasdaq 100 index?

The Nasdaq is a stock exchange that also publishes two widely followed stock indexes. Some of the largest companies in the world, including Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are listed on the exchange.

Both the exchange and the Nasdaq indexes are heavily weighted to technology and growth companies, making it of interest to investors and traders alike.

What is the Nasdaq exchange?

Nasdaq is an American stock exchange headquartered in New York. It was the first electronic exchange in the world and led the move to automated trading.

The exchange is owned by Nasdaq Inc, a publicly listed company. Nasdaq Inc also owns and operate eight European exchanges.
While originally licensed as a stock market, Nasdaq is now a licensed national securities exchange.

Over 3,000 companies are now listed on the Nasdaq exchange. These companies are divided into three tiers for small, mid and large cap stocks.

NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.



The Nasdaq Indexes

The two widely followed Nasdaq indexes are the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq 100.

The Nasdaq Composite is an index of all common stocks, ADRs and other types of ordinary shares that are listed on the Nasdaq exchange. 

The Nasdaq 100 is a subset of the Nasdaq Composite, consisting of the 100 largest non-financial companies in the Nasdaq Composite index.

ETFs, futures and options on both indexes are widely traded. Products tracking the Nasdaq 100 are amongst the most widely traded in the world.

The History of the Nasdaq

The Nasdaq exchange was started in 1971 by the NASD (National Association on Futures Dealers), now known as FINRA. Initially it was set up as an electronic system. When the electronic quotation system became operational it was relatively easy to add a trading system. Thus, the world’s first electronic exchange was born.

By 1981, 37% of stock trades in the US were conducted on the NASDAQ exchange, and by 1991 the percentage had grown to 46%. The exchange really took off in the late 1990s during the “Dot Com’ bubble. It was the first exchange to facilitate online trading and became the preferred exchange for technology companies to list on.

Nasdaq Inc became a listed company in 2002 after FINRA sold its stake in the company. The company now has a market value of $16 billion and annual revenues of $4.2 billion.



How are the Nasdaq indexes calculated?

Both Nasdaq indexes are market cap weighted. That means the weight of each stock in the index reflects its value compared to the value of all the companies in the index.

Market cap weighted indexes are calculated by adding up the value of all the companies and then calculating the percentage attributable to each company. The index is based to 100 when it is launched, and then grows in line with the growth of the companies it includes.

Nasdaq indices are rebalanced annually, in December. Any companies no longer eligible are removed from the indexes and replaced by newly eligible companies. Weighting may also be adjusted according to new share issues or repurchases.



What is the Nasdaq 100?

The Nasdaq Composite index, which includes all Nasdaq listed companies, was launched in 1971 when the exchange went live. In 1985, The Nasdaq 100 index was launched, to reflect the values of the most liquid, non-financial companies.

The Nasdaq 100 is one of the three major US Indexes, the other two being the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P500. The Dow contains just 30 stocks, and is prices weighted. The S&P 500 is also a market cap weighted index but includes 500 stocks. These indices also include financial companies like banks and insurers.

The index began with a value of 100 in 1971 and first reached 1,000 in 1995. At the peak of the Dot Com bubble in March 2000, it reached 5046. It then fell 3,938, or 78% over the following 18 months. After bottoming at 1,108, it took another 13 years to reach its previous high again. In July 2019 it reached a new record high of 8,321.



The following 5 companies account for 45% of the Nasdaq 100, and therefore have the most influence on the direction of the index:
Microsoft (MSFT) makes up around 11% of the index and has a market value of about $1 trillion. Besides the company’s well-known software, it is building a rapidly growing cloud business.

Apple (APPL) which accounts for just over 11% of the index is worth just over $1 trillion. Apple sells computers, tablets and smartphones. It also sells subscription services for video, music, apps and other services.

Amazon (AMZN), with a market value of $850 billion makes up 9.5% of the index. Amazon’s profits come from its marketplace, its cloud business (AWS) and advertising.

Alphabet/Google (GOOG) accounts for 8.5% of the index and is worth $820 billion. Google owns numerous businesses including YouTube, Gmail. Android and the Google search engine. Most of Google’s revenue comes from advertising.

Facebook (FB), with a value of $500 billion is 4.7% of the index. Besides the Facebook platform, the company owns WhatsApp and Instagram. It makes its money from advertising on the various platforms.



The largest 20 companies account for just under 70% of the index. Other prominent members of the index include Intel, Cisco, Pepsi, Comcast, Adobe, Starbucks and Netflix.

The Nasdaq 100 includes the largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq Financial 100 includes financial companies like Etrade, T Rowe Price and Zillow. The Nasdaq 100 is widely considered a technology focused index, which it is, though this is not by design. There are several companies from other sectors, including Pepsi, Costco, Starbucks and Walgreens.

Trading the Nasdaq 100

An index is merely a calculation based on prices, so you cannot trade an index. However, you can trade ETFs, futures contracts and CFDs that are based on an index.

The largest ETF (exchange traded fund) tracking the Nasdaq 100 is the Invesco PowerShare’s QQQ fund. This fund has $73 billion under management and is listed on the Nasdaq exchange too.

While ETFs are adequate for investors who don’t require leverage, traders and most investors look to CFDs and futures contracts to trade the Nasdaq 100, because they are more liquid and offer other advantages.

What is CFD Trading

Contracts for Difference, or CFDs, are derivative trading instruments. They are similar to futures contracts but are not traded on centralized exchanges like futures. Instead, each CFD is a contract between a broker and a client,

There are several advantages to trading CFDs. They can be traded on any tradable instrument, including stocks, index futures, currencies, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

They allow traders to trade all these instruments from markets around the world, on one trading platform, such as Libertex, and with one trading account. This is a major advantage of CFD trading as it reduces the number of accounts you need to keep track of.

CFDs are traded using margin, which means only a percentage of the value of the trade needs to be deposited to open a position. CFDs can easily be shorted too

Nasdaq CFD Trading

CFDs offer several advantages for traders and investors alike. Libertex offers CFDs on the Nasdaq 100 futures, as well as live charts and prices. The market can be tracked on the Libertex platform, as well as on the very popular MetaTrader 4 platform.

Libertex Nasdaq 100 CFDs offer leverage of 100x and a minimum trade value of just EUR 20.

Advantages and disadvantages of Nasdaq 100 CFDs

As with all trading activities and instruments, there are advantages and drawbacks to consider when trading Nasdaq 100 CFDs.

Pros:

- The Nasdaq 100 is more volatile than other indexes, creating more trading opportunities.
- Several of the fastest growing companies in the world make up a large percentage of the index. They include Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft. This means the index gains more value than other indexes during bull markets.
- CFDs on the Nasdaq allow traders to increase their profits by using leverage.
- CFDs also allow traders to open short positions, and profit during corrections and bear markets.
- CFD trading accommodates smaller trades than futures trading, which has a very high minimum trade size.



Cons

Because of its volatility, the Nasdaq can move a lot overnight and during a single trading session. While this can help you increase your profits, it applies to losses too.

The Nasdaq can be unpredictable during periods of market volatility.

Nasdaq trading hours

The Nasdaq exchange official trading times are 9.30am until 4pm EST. However, there is also a pre-market session from 4am until 9.30am and a post-market session from 4pm until 8pm.

Conclusion

The Nasdaq exchange is home to many of the most successful companies in the world. The Nasdaq 100 offers exposure to the largest 100 of these companies. The index is a good benchmark for long term growth investors. Trading instruments like CFDs based on the index offer traders numerous opportunities to trade this index as it rises and falls.

You can trade CFDs on the index with Libertex . If you want to get started, you can open a risk-free demo account today. This will allow you to get used to the trading platform and learn more about trading the Nasdaq 100, with no risk or cost.

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The forex landscape in 2021 and beyond

It’s a well-known fact that the forex market is one of the biggest financial markets in the world, boasting a value of around $2.4 quadrillion and a turnover of about $6.6 trillion every single day. However, the lifeblood of this marketplace is international trade, and the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic and associated inflation on supply chains and global economic activity have had a serious impact on foreign exchange trading. Meanwhile, regulators and financial policymakers have been forced to perform a delicate monetary balancing act to keep the unfortunate combination of rising public debt, runaway inflation and uncertain business outlook in check.

While the central bank liquidity drip and government stimulus have been a veritable boon for the stock markets, traditional currencies have been driven down by swelling balance sheets and low interest rates around the world. Against this backdrop, commodities currencies like the Australian and Canadian dollars have lost significant ground against their US counterpart, which is generally seen as the world’s reserve currency and a solid hedge in times of high volatility on the currencies market. This is unsurprising given the risk-averse profile of many forex traders; a clear trend towards safe currencies is emerging among individual and institutional investors alike.

A fistful of dollars

As we already touched upon, the big winner in the traditional currencies’ space this year has been the US dollar. Forex traders have flocked to the greenback as a hedge against the ongoing pandemic uncertainty, high inflation and ultra-dovish monetary policy of other major regulators such as the ECB and the Bank of England. While the Fed has refrained from raising interest rates, it has been very vocal about the need for a transition towards fiscal tightening and has taken active steps towards tapering its economic stimulus package. Treasury bond yields have also been rising steadily, which naturally attracts foreign capital. What’s more, organic demand has also risen in countries suffering from hyperinflation, such as Argentina, Turkey and Venezuela, as locals seek to protect their wealth from depreciation. A combination of these factors has seen the USD gain more than 5% on the CAD in the second half of 2021. Meanwhile, the dollar’s gains against the EUR and GBP over this same period have been even more impressive, averaging around 7.5%.

Bargains there for the taking

While US Treasury yields may well have depressed the bulk of developing world currencies, some were probably punished a bit too harshly, providing too much of a temptation for those with a slightly higher appetite for risk. Indeed, Barclays Plc has advised its clients to consider the Brazilian real, Russian rouble, Mexican peso and South Korean won as long-term investments. Discovery Capital, on the other hand, favours minor European currencies such as the Hungarian forint, Czech koruna and Polish złoty against the euro. The logic here is clear: these countries’ central banks have already enacted interest rate hikes, while the ECB has told markets not to expect any in the euro area until 2023. Other developing market currencies with strong growth prospects include the South African rand and Indonesian rupiah. More adventurous investors could include these as a weighting in a larger basket of European minors and majors.

New money

With all this talk about traditional currencies, it’s easy to overlook the novel form of money that has made more millionaires in the past 5 years than any other asset class in history. Out of all currencies, crypto has undoubtedly been the biggest gainer across the board in 2021…but it isn’t for the faint of heart.

When it comes to digital currencies, everyone likes to focus on Bitcoin and Ethereum. These once derided instruments have now become a staple of many institutional portfolios and are close to shedding their reputation as a volatility trap. Indeed, despite some ups and downs this year, they are now up 77% and 492% YTD, respectively.

However, the more risk-tolerant would do well to look at some of the newer altcoins that have taken the market by storm. The meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin would be one prime example. Amid vocal support by Tesla founder Elon Musk, this crypto has proven to be an interesting asset for investors and traders, bringing them a 3,400% YTD gain, despite recently losing nearly 70% of its value in H2. Another pup spawned off the hype of DOGE, Shiba Inu, has posted even more impressive gains of 55,299,173.2% since launching in May of this year.

Of course, there is huge risk involved in these kinds of investments, but the wise trader or investor would conduct their own research before taking any further steps.

Trade currencies with Libertex in 2022

With Libertex, you can trade CFDs on both digital and traditional currencies — along with stocks, commodities and even options on CFDs — all from the comfort of one multi-award-winning app. Visit our Forex section to explore CFDs for all the majors like EUR/USD, USD/CAD and AUD/USD. You’ll also find CFDs for a range of exotic cross rates, including EUR/RUB, EUR/MXN and many others. Then, if you’re ready to take the crypto CFD plunge, you might want to consider CFDs for legacy coins BTC and ETH, or even the new top dogs, DOGE and SHIB. Create a Libertex account if you haven’t already, and make 2022 a year to remember!

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This holiday season, “Trade For More”, with multiple fees slashed to zero on all crypto CFDs at Libertex

Libertex is thrilled to announce our latest feature and one of the most unique on the market: zero-commission crypto CFD trading! Plus, we’ve eliminated swap and exchange fees on all cryptocurrency CFD trades! Trade CFDs on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, Solana or any of the crypto CFDs on the Libertex platform without some of the usual fees getting in the way. This option is now available for both new and existing clients on one of the most user-friendly trading platforms!

Fewer Fees, More Possibilities

Effective immediately, there will be NO exchange fees, NO commissions and NO swaps on any cryptocurrency CFDs for all Libertex platform retail clients (with the exception of UK retail clients, where cryptocurrency CFDs are not available). This means that the only thing you pay on a CFD trade is the spread. For Libertex crypto CFD traders, this can obviously save a substantial amount of money compared to the competition when making multiple trades, overnight trades, high-volume trades and more.

You asked, we listened! Ditch those fees and trade crypto CFDs

The elimination of three different kinds of fees not only makes cryptocurrency CFD trading more affordable but also gives you the freedom to trade without worrying about incurring extra charges.

Cryptocurrencies have shown significant price movements in the market these last few years, and this has presented traders with interesting new options. You can explore all of them with Libertex, which offers up-to-date market conditions for its traders, all of which are available at our market prices.

Crypto CFD traders in the Libertex community raised these concerns to us, and we listened: crypto trading should be fast and more affordable. Libertex was founded on the principle of making trading possible for as many traders as we can on terms that work for them. So, we became possibly the first trading platform to eliminate all of these kinds of fees on crypto trading. And this is not an exclusive offer hidden behind some small print and strict conditions; anyone can join Libertex and start trading cryptocurrency CFDs on these exact conditions.

Libertex: the number one platform for crypto trading

With over 24 years of financial market experience and more than 40 international awards, including most recently Best Trading Platform (Forex Report, 2021) and Most Trusted Broker of Europe (Ultimate Fintech, 2021), Libertex has been one of the preferred choices for all traders looking to make the most of modern technologies, whether they’re experienced professional traders or beginners who can start with a practice demo account. Thanks to the fast, user-friendly apps for mobile and desktop as well as your Internet browser, you can manage your market activity from any device, anywhere and anytime.

As possibly the only trading platform to provide crypto CFD trading with zero commission, zero swaps and zero exchange fees, Libertex has become one of the most cost-effective places to buy, sell and exchange the most popular cryptocurrencies. By comparison, other trading platforms and crypto exchanges impose maker and taker fees ranging from 0.1% to 2%.

Sign up for free and… “Trade For More”

It only takes a few seconds to register with Libertex and start experiencing one of the most unique crypto trading options. And that’s not all. Faithful to its “Trade For More” motto, Libertex is constantly striving to provide the highest-quality services to its clients. This includes a full range of stock, forex and crypto CFDs and extensive analytical tools.

If you’re ready to level up your trading game in the new year, then ditch those commissions, swaps and exchange fees for good and start trading crypto CFDs with Libertex! (https://promo.libertex.com/lp/en-en/zero-crypto-a/)


Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Cryptocurrency instruments are not available to retail clients in the UK.

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A holiday toast to all Libertex clients: thank you for your continued support!

After experiencing a crisis the world had never seen before, the bar wasn't exactly very high for 2021. Of course, the pandemic is still not completely over and done with, though we're much closer to the ‘old normal' than we were 12 months ago. For Libertex, however, the success of this past year far outstripped all expectations, and we're delighted to see all our hard work paying off for both ourselves and our clients.

Following 2020, a year replete with achievements for the company despite external pressures, we were absolutely committed to making 2021 even more of a shining success. Nonetheless, we wouldn't have been able to do any of it without the extensive hard work of our valued staff and the unwavering support of our clients, both new and existing. That's why we'd like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for helping us to reach new heights during this time of ongoing uncertainty. Without you, none of our success would be possible.

After we won a raft of awards the year before, the pressure was on to match or improve on our performance in 2021. Thankfully, we weren't left disappointed. Libertex's commitment to user experience was once again rewarded with another Best Trading Platform award from Forex Report. In addition to this, we were then named Best FX Broker by European CEO. The latter was a special win because it showed that, even with all our newly added instruments, we're still one of the top players in financial markets. But the one all of us at Libertex are most proud of was Ultimate Fintech's Most Trusted Broker of Europe since it represents recognition of our multi-year campaign to build Libertex's strong reputation.

Everyone loves being awarded, but what clients really want from their brokers is a constant effort to improve the service provided and expand the available options. That's why we're so committed to keeping our product-line up-to-date with the hottest new asset classes and instruments. A testament to this fact would be our additions of SHIB and DOGE CFDs to our already extensive cryptocurrency pool, the inclusion of Robinhood CFD in our list of tradable assets, and the long-awaited arrival of options trading on Libertex.

But we didn't stop at individual instruments; we even created our very own new account type, Libertex Portfolio, which comes with no transaction commissions and allows users to become shareholders!

As 2021 draws to a close, we'd like to wish you and your loved ones all the very best for health and happiness in the new year. Let's hope that 2022 will see the end of the pandemic and we will finally put all of this behind us. 

See you in 2022 and don’t forget to… #TradeForMore!

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Slippage: How to Get Your Desirable Price

Slippage is a term that is used frequently in finance and applies to Forex and stock markets. Slippage may either bring you loss or higher profit. Thus, it’s essential to know how it occurs and how to avoid its negative impact.

Slippage: Definition

The meaning of slippage is simple. Slippage is the difference between the price at which you desire to enter or exit the market, with the price at which the trade was executed. It can be positive and negative.
The negative slippage occurs when your trade is executed at a worse price for you. A positive one means you get a better price to open or close your position. Usually, execution speed is the primary trigger of the slippage. Any delays between the placement of the order and its execution may lead to a price change. At the same time, slippage may happen if you hold a position overnight or over the weekend when the market is closed, and unexpected events cause incredible price spikes.

Don’t confuse slippage with a spread. A spread is a difference between ask (sell) and bid (buy) prices that applies to any trade you open. The spread is the commission you pay to a Forex broker to open a position. You can calculate the spread ahead and choose the asset that has the smallest spread. As for the slippage, you can’t predict how much it will cost you and can barely forecast when it occurs. However, we will share the best tricks to predict slippage.

Why Slippage Happens

Let’s consider the reasons for slippage, which will help us to build a strong strategy on how to avoid it.

High Volatility


The first and primary reason for slippage is high volatility. There is always volatility in the market; it’s either low or high. In times of high volatility, the price changes so fast that the price you require can’t be fulfilled by the market.

A reliable broker, such as Libertex, should provide quick order execution to limit the slippage size. Economic events, unexpected news, and rumors are always a trigger of high volatility. The economic events are mentioned in the economic calendar. Nevertheless, it’s not easy to accurately predict their effect. The situation becomes more difficult when the event is not in the economic calendar.

Have a look at an example that happened on March 9, 2020. March 9 is called Black Monday due to the enormous stock market sell-off caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Saudi Arabia oil price war. Although Black Monday affected the stock market more, currency pairs were under pressure as well.

Take a look at the EUR/USD pair, where long shadows signal high volatility.



The price moved very fast, so there would be a vast price gap between the time when you placed an order, and when an authority executed it.

Low Liquidity

High liquidity means many active market participants are ready to fulfill your trade. If you are a seller, they are prepared to buy at the price you establish. If you are a buyer, they are ready to sell at the price you want. Low liquidity occurs when there are not enough market participants who are prepared to offer the price you expect.

So, there is a significant time lag between the moment when you placed an order and the time when a buyer or seller was found. It mostly relates to unusual assets that are not too popular among market participants.

Large Order

Another reason that appears less frequently but is worth mentioning is large orders. Slippage happens if you place a large order, but there is no interest in filling it at the desired price level.

How Slippage Occurs

Slippage equally applies to Forex and stock markets. In terms of stocks, we are talking about the difference between ask and bid prices, the so-called spread. To avoid stock slippage, investors should avoid times of high volatility.

Let’s consider an example. Imagine you would like to buy Apple stocks (CFD). The bid-ask spread is 247.75 to 247.85. You suppose the price will rise, so you want to buy shares. However, high market volatility boosted the ask price to 248.25. The difference between 247.85 and 248.25 is slippage.

What Is Slippage in Trading

We mentioned above that the slippage in Forex happens either because of high volatility or low liquidity. Let’s imagine you want to sell the USD/SGD pair that is considered as an unconventional pair that can be affected by low liquidity.

Suppose you open a trade at the close price of the previous candlestick at 1.3872. However, due to the low liquidity, the next candlestick opens at 1.3893. This gap is a slippage that you would have to deal with due to the low liquidity.



We explained the negative slippage. Let’s look at the positive slippage. We will consider the same example where you wanted to buy at 1.3872. However, there was a better price of 1.3865, so your order was filled at a better price.

How Slippage Affects Trading Transactions

It's essential to consider slippage while trading, as it's one of the factors that determine the final cost of your trade, including spread, swap, and commission. If we talk about negative slippage, the higher slippage you experience, the worse trade you will get.

However, positive slippage will have an opposite effect on your trade, increasing the profit you will get. Every trader looks for the best entry and exit levels. Imagine you can buy an asset at a lower price or sell it at a higher price – your income will improve immediately. However, it’s significant that slippage doesn't occur when you exit the trade.

How to Avoid Slippage

Although it's impossible to predict the amount of slippage, it's possible to take some measures to prevent it.

Don’t Trade in Times of High Volatility

High volatility occurs in times of important economic events, news, and rumors. The first thing you should do is to avoid the market in times of notable economic releases. The list of important economic events is available via the economic calendar.

The Bank of Canada had a meeting on March 4, 2020. Analysts didn’t expect any changes to the interest rate. Nevertheless, the central bank cut the rate by 50bp. If you are familiar with the monetary policy rules, you know that the rate cut leads to a weak domestic currency, while a rate hike causes its appreciation. On the chart, we see the USD/CAD pair surged immediately after the bank’s decision.



Liquidity depends on the asset you trade and trading hours. The major pairs, such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, and USD/CHF, have the highest liquidity. While rare pairs, such as USD/TRY, USD/MXN, are traded less often, thus, the liquidity is lower.

As for the best trading hours, they depend on the asset you trade. Every market has trading sessions. If we talk about Forex, we are looking at Australian, Asian, European, and American sessions. For example, the Australian dollar will have high liquidity during Australian and Asian sessions because traders in those regions are more interested in AUD that is used for financial operations than in GBP.

Slippage and Order Types

There are two types of orders: market and limit. Slippage occurs when you apply to a market order. It means you want to open a trade right now at the market price. However, there are limit and stop-limit orders. They are executed only at a specific or better price.

Let’s determine how they work:

- Sell limit. When you place a sell limit order, you expect the price to rise to a certain level and pullback moving down. Thus, it’s an instruction to sell the asset at the specified price or higher. The chosen price is always higher than the current one.
- Buy limit. Buy limit order means you expect the asset to fall to a certain level and return back up. So, you assume the trade will be opened at a specified price or lower. The specified price is always below the current market price.
- Sell stop. When placing a sell stop order, you expect the price to break below a certain level and continue falling. That means the entry price is lower than the current one.
- Buy stop. If you place a buy stop order, you expect the price to break above a certain level and continue rising. Thus, an entry price is higher than the current one.



Nonetheless, slippage may happen not only when you open a position, but when you close it. To avoid the slippage closing a trade, use guaranteed stop loss orders. A guaranteed stop loss differs from the standard one as it will close the trade at the level you specified. However, a guaranteed stop loss is not free. You will have to pay for a premium when it triggers.

Reliable Broker

As we said above, slippage can be either negative or positive. If the market moves in your favor and offers a better price, a trustworthy provider, such as Libertex, will execute the position at a better price.

If the slippage is negative for you and surpasses an acceptable level, a broker should reject the trade and ask you to resubmit it. Also, a broker should have low slippage rates and fast execution speed that will limit the size of the slippage.

FAQ

Here are the questions you may ask.

What Is Broker Slippage?

A broker slippage is a difference between the price you require and the price at which the broker opens your trade. Usually, the slippage size depends on the provider you choose as the speed of the market execution, and the slippage rate differs from broker to broker.

First, it’s essential to find a broker with a low slippage rate, such as Libertex. A slippage rate means there is a range within which the price can be executed, even if there is a difference with the requested price. This range won't hit your trade, so you don't lose a lot of your capital. If the price exceeds this rate, the broker will ask you to resubmit the trade.   

Another critical issue is the type of execution. If the broker fills the trade at the market price, that means the slippage can occur in times of high volatility or low liquidity. If the broker offers an instant execution option, the trade will be filled accurately at the desired price or may not be filled at all, due to sharp price changes during the process of placing an order.

How Can We Stop Trading Slippage?

It’s impossible to remove the slippage entirely. Every trader has experienced slippage at least once in their trading career. Although it's possible to check significant economic events and avoid trading during them, there is no chance to predict unexpected news and rumors. Markets are driven not only by fundamental factors but by the market participants who form the market sentiment. It’s impossible to fully remove the slippage.

Recently, world central banks have been holding unscheduled meetings and cutting interest rates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Such events are unpredictable and not placed on the economic calendar. Thus, traders can’t predict them and place either a limit order or avoid trading at all.

All you can do is to find a reliable broker that will guarantee a low slippage rate in case of the negative slippage and trade execution at a better price in case of positive slippage.

How Do You Measure Slippage?

It’s easy to calculate slippage, as it’s just a difference between the desirable price and the final price, at which the trade was executed. If you placed a long position at the level of 1.3500, but the trade was opened at 1.3502, 2 pips are your slippage.

Conclusion

Slippage is an integral part of trading along with spread, swap, and commission. Although it's impossible to get rid of negative slippage, it's possible to reduce its impact. As for positive slippage, it's essential to find a trustworthy broker such as Libertex, that will execute your trades at the best market price.

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What Is Rollover In Forex?

The value of each world currency is often tied with its interest rates. Since you’re betting on the value of one currency against another, trades involve two different interest rates. And traders should pay attention to the payment, which is applied when you hold a position overnight. Depending on the interest rate of the two currencies, you can either profit or lose money from it.

What is Rollover?

When conducting a transaction, with banks in other nations, banks deal with foreign currencies and pay the interbank rate. The interbank rate will differ depending on the kind of currency you hold in the Forex market. Such interest rates will dictate the amount of rollover a trader will have to pay for an open position.

Traders need to determine which currency offers a high yield and which offers a lower one. When the markets close for the day, the position can generate profit if a borrowed currency has a lower interest rate. On the opposite side, traders might be charged for the interest rate if the purchased currency has a lower interest rate. If you don’t want your positions to be subject to these calculations, you need to close them by the end of the day.

End of Day in Forex

Rollover transactions are carried out when a position is being held open to the next value date. Therefore, rollover is linked to the terms trade and value date. There is also a need to determine what would count as the end of the day, taking into account different international markets.

The trade date or entry date occurs when a trader enters an order for purchasing/selling an asset, and the broker accepts it. When the trade settles, it is considered the value date, meaning when either party in the transaction receives or pays home currency, in exchange for foreign currency.

But what is considered the end of the day if the working hours of the Forex market travel across different time zones? In this 24-hour market, the community had agreed upon what is considered the end of the trading day. Following the established practice, the trading day ends at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Open positions are considered overnight after 5 p.m. EST.

- If you are in New York, rollover takes place at 5 p.m.
- For traders in London, it will be 10 p.m.
- If you are in Tokyo, positions are rolled over at 6 a.m. the next day.
- For Sydney, it corresponds to 7 a.m. the next day.

Rollover During Weekends and Holidays

The amount of interest will vary depending on how many days it took to rollover. Bear in mind that the rollover interest is calculated every day, which includes weekends and holidays.

Practically every bank in the world is not open on Saturdays and Sundays. Even with no rollover on the weekends, the rate is still charged/earned over these periods. This means that the Forex market will book an interest amount equal to three days of rollover on Wednesdays.

Additionally, there are special conditions for holidays because of the banks. To account for that, a holiday rollover normally takes place two days before the holidays. For example, before the US President’s Day on February 18, the rollover is calculated at 5 p.m. two days before that for all US dollar pairs.

Sometimes interest is calculated for four to five days – for example, when the rollover would be applied on the weekend.

Forex Rollover Calculation



In order to calculate the rollover rate, you need to know the following figures: position size, currency pair, and the interest rate for each currency. Then, you apply the formula:

Rollover Rate = (Base Currency – Quote Currency)/365 x Exchange Rate

If the final value comes out positive, it indicates that a trader gained a profit overnight. A negative value means that the trader sustained a loss.

Here is how the daily rollover cost would play out in a hypothetical scenario EUR/GBP 0.8

1. With a trade size of 100,000 units, a 2% annual EUR rate, 2.5% annual GBP rate, a trader holds a long position.
2. Profit of 100,000 EUR x 2% = 2,000 EUR annually or 5.48 EUR at rollover.
3. You will also need to pay 80,000 GBP x 2.5% = 2000 GBP annually or 5.48 GBP (6.14 EUR) at rollover.
4. Subtract the amount gained from the amount charged = 5.48 - 6.14 = - 0.66 EUR (rollover cost).

Different Forex Rollover Rates Scenarios

The examples below show how the concept of rollover applies in different scenarios:

- If you hold a long position (meaning, you own the currency) and the interest rate applied to the base currency is higher than the quote currency, you make a profit.
- When you are shorting a position (selling an asset you do not own), the base currency can have a higher interest rate than the quote currency. In this case, you sustain a loss.
- When you take a long position, and the base currency has a lower rate, that also means that you suffer a loss from the overnight charge.
- Lastly, for a short position, the base currency can have a lower interest rate, in which case, you make a profit.

Meaning of Rollover in Trading

Some traders use methods that rely on interest rate difference, namely in Forex carry trading. They profit from taking a long position on currencies that offer a higher rate and short low-interest-rate currencies. But if your strategy depends on holding positions overnight, you need to always account for the rollover rates and any changes related to them.

Normally, market conditions ensure the relative stability of the roll rates. However, this method still comes with certain drawbacks. For example, the interbank market becomes more sensitive to borrower risk, and the roll rates can change significantly from day to day. Besides, traders sometimes face the risk of a sharp decline in the currency price. The Central Bank Calendar shows changes in interest rates, which often cause rollover rates to fluctuate.

Let’s say the interest rate in New Zealand is 4% and the interest rate in the USA is 1.5%. When you purchase NZD, the interest rate is 2.5%. If you hold a $100,000 lot for a year, you will make $2,500 without doing anything else. It sounds great, but there is a catch.

The potential for fluctuation can go as high as 20% throughout the year. So, if you fully rely on interest to gain profits from trading, you might have a difficult time. With the fluctuations, you could lose a lot more than 2.5% if NZD begins to fall against the USD. For this reason, traders focus on getting daily gains from the Forex rollover strategy, rather than keeping the position open for long periods of time.

Conclusion

If you open and close a Forex position within the day, you will not be subject to a rollover. You can leave an open position overnight if you want to continue with the trade and you expect the rollover rate to be positive. But if you have reason to believe it will be negative (for example, with emerging market currencies) you should close it before the end of the day.

Profit from rollover can become an additional form of income. But traders are advised not to depend on interest gains entirely but rather explore other venues of trading. You can make this happen with an internationally regulated Libertex Broker. The platform offers educational materials so that you can start trading with the necessary knowledge.

There is no denying that having access to many currency pairs gives you more options. But with Libertex, you can also trade a range of other assets to diversify your portfolio. Along with Forex, the platform covers Stocks, Crypto, Metals, Indices, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, and ETFs.

You can open a demo account and test-run the platform. It will definitely convince you to conduct your trading with Libertex – it is reliable, user-friendly, and offers highly favorable terms.

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Could 2022 be the year it all comes crashing down?​

The past two years have been quite the rollercoaster ride. In day-to-day life, the political climate and, of course, the stock market. After a flash crash following the arrival of the pandemic, equities have been on a seemingly endless upward trajectory, with only highly affected sectors like aviation and leisure lagging behind. As we embark upon 2022, the increasingly market-exposed population is asking one thing: how long can this unbridled growth continue?

Gurus and would-be prophets have been predicting a huge crash since as early as 2014, but the indices have just kept on trucking regardless. However, as the old adage says, what goes up must eventually come down, and there are certainly quite a number of headwinds at the moment. High levels of inflation, central bank stimulus tapering, and new coronavirus variants all threaten to slam the breaks on the runaway growth train. So, let's take a closer look at some of these risks and see what can be done to protect capital in the year ahead.

Inflating the bubble

The biggest macroeconomic worry of 2021 has undoubtedly been the above-target inflation that has significantly increased the costs of doing business, just as companies are trying to get back to normal. After much procrastination, the US Federal Reserve (and other world central banks) have finally bitten the bullet and announced combative measures, including stimulus tapering and interest rate hikes. Their reluctance to take these steps was quite understandable given their propensity for provoking a significant correction on the stock market.

Indeed, should the Fed keep its promise of three rate hikes in 2022, a 20-30% retracement is perfectly plausible. But that doesn't mean you should sell everything and hoard cash. Remember that inflation we're talking about? While taking some profit from overheated markets like the US tech sector is perhaps a good idea, there are plenty of equities that are still underpriced. Established value names like Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo or Coca-Cola could be a good conservative move. However, the world is much bigger than the US, and those with a higher appetite for risk may want to consider some of China's beaten-down tech giants: Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent are all trading at around 40% below all-time highs.

Omicron and other mutations

While we're on the topic of China, it seems the perfect juncture to discuss the risk of Omicron and new coronavirus variants as a whole. Omicron was initially hailed as a saviour and the potential end of the pandemic due to its low severity and high transmission rate. Unfortunately, the poor efficacy of existing vaccines against Omicron is leading to an increase in hospitalisations among the vulnerable, prompting governments to consider additional restrictions and lockdowns.

This would obviously be bad news for the stock market and could be a catalyst for corrections in affected countries. Given that the virus is constantly mutating, the risk of such an event could be even higher if we see a variant that is as communicable as Omicron but which causes more severe disease.

As they say, though, any crisis is also an opportunity, one which vaccine manufacturers are already capitalising on. Pfizer and Moderna have begun developing Omicron-specific vaccines, and, in the meantime, booster programmes will mean even more profits for these companies. When we consider that these two stocks are down 10% and almost 50%, respectively, from all-time highs, this could be a good play to ride out any COVID-related volatility.

Cash for gold

Some people prefer to keep the risk to a minimum and are convinced that 2022 is going to be the year that the long-awaited crash finally comes. In that event, there are always traditional haven assets like gold and silver, not to mention less traditional alternatives like Bitcoin and Ethereum. These assets would also be a wise hedge against inflation, which Fed chief Jerome Powell has now admitted is likely to be a little more than just "transitory". It goes without saying that diversification is the key to investment success, and any sound portfolio should contain a precious metals (and crypto) allocation.

However, now might be the time to consider increasing your percentages of these asset classes. The yellow metal has hardly moved in a year, and silver is actually down almost 20% on reduced industrial demand, making them both smart buys at the moment. Besides physical gold and silver, there's even greater upside potential in mining stocks like Vale and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. As for crypto, there are also alternatives to owning physical BTC or ETH on a cryptocurrency exchange, with products like the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust offering an excellent method of gaining exposure to this space without the hassle of navigating the crypto sphere.

Libertex Invest for long-term investors

Whether or not 2022 is the year the crash finally comes, do your best to protect yourself from any possible drawdowns. If you do your due diligence and avoid buying at all-time highs, you've already done the hard bit. For long-term investors, Libertex Invest could be just the product they've been looking for. This new account type offers zero commission and comes with a wide variety of advantages over CFD trading. Best of all, it actually allows you to own shares with all of the dividends. For more information or to create an account, visit http://www.libertex.com/invest

 

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