FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team consists of a number of FXCM's Market and Product Specialists.

Articles published by FXCM Research Team generally have numerous contributors and aim to provide general Educational and Informative content on Market News and Products.

  • Spot Market | Definition, Examples, Differences From Futures Market

    According to the Oxford dictionary, a market is an area and occasion where people buy and sell goods. Markets come in a vast array of types, specifically financial and physical. In this article, we'll break down what a spot market is, what it does and how it differs from derivatives markets. What Is A Spot Market? A spot market is a space where securities, financial instruments, or commodities are exchanged…

  • Spot Rate | Definition, Role In Financial Markets

    According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a price is the amount of money that a buyer gives to a seller in exchange for a good or service. Prices come in all shapes and sizes, depending largely on the asset class in question. Commodities, shares, crypto and currency are all subject to pricing. For instance, currencies are priced relative to one another in terms of an exchange rate. Assets such…

  • Illiquid Assets | Definition, Examples, Challenges

    The world of finance is composed of assets, markets and participants. It's the dialogue between each facet that facilitates the process of price discovery. However, without base levels of liquidity and participation, efficient asset pricing grinds to a halt. Read on to learn more about illiquid assets and what they mean to active traders and investors. What Is An Illiquid Asset? An illiquid asset is a good or service that…

  • 10 Largest Companies In The World Ranked By Market Cap

    These are the 10 largest publicly traded companies in the world by market capitalisation as of 3 June 2022 in U.S. dollars (USD). Market cap is calculated by multiplying the number of the company's common shares outstanding by the market value of each share. 1. Saudi Aramco Saudi Aramco, or Saudi Arabian Oil Company, is the largest company in the world by market capitalization at US$8.9 trillion, although its publicly…

  • Fed Put | What Is It? How Does It Work?

    What Is The Fed Put? The so-called Fed Put is the widespread belief among investors that the U.S. Federal Reserve can be relied upon to intervene in the financial markets. Typically, it's believed that the Fed lowers interest rates or uses some other method of easing monetary policy, whenever stock prices fall by a certain amount, thus protecting investors from losses. The Fed Put gets its name from a Put…

  • Take-Profit Order

    As any risk disclosure will tell you, trading financial instruments puts the trader at risk of losing some or all of their allocated capital. Regardless if one is involved in cryptocurrency, shares, or forex trading, this is an indisputable fact. That's why astute traders implement strategies that include concrete risk management parameters. A key aspect of managing risk is clearly defining when to exit an open position. In the live…

  • TerraUSD (UST) | What Happened to This Stablecoin?

    The crypto world was taken by storm following the rapid collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin. For years, investors assumed stablecoins were nearly impervious to collapse, which is why they earned the name "stablecoin." However, that's exactly with one of the world's top cryptocurrencies, which has fallen more than 99%. Experts are already calling this the biggest crypto crash in history, with Terra's demise being compared to the collapse of Lehman…

  • Inverted Yield Curve

    What Is An Inverted Yield Curve? An inverted yield curve is a situation in which yields on shorter-term U.S. Treasury securities are higher than on longer-term bonds, a reverse of the traditional state of affairs, where yields are higher the longer the bond's maturity. Many economists and analysts view an inverted yield curve as a signal that the U.S. economy may be poised to go into recession, because lower yields…

  • Avalanche | AVAX Coin, Price Predictions, How It Works

    As blockchain technology continues to become more sophisticated, new generations of decentralised projects are emerging. One of the most popular of these is Avalanche, a blockchain platform that aims to address some of the long-standing issues in the decentralised finance (DeFi) ecosystem, including scalability, security, and cross-chain interoperability. While not as popular as other smart contract platforms like Ethereum (ETH), Avalanche has steadily been growing over the years. Here's what…

  • Binance Coin (BNB) | Smart Chain, Price Predictions, How It Works

    Following the top three cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalisation—Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Tether (USDT)—Binance Coin (BNB) is the fourth largest token in the world. It also remains a core part of the broader Binance ecosystem. Despite its popularity, Binance Coin remains somewhat of a foreign cryptocurrency for some investors, especially given there are multiple Binance blockchains that interact with it. Here's what you need to know about why…

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