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  • Trading Assets

    Trading platforms create an effective business environment that offer the best return for your investments. They fundamentally provide the much-needed information that would maximize your returns. Once you have chosen a system that you are most comfortable with, you are now ready to select an asset that you can trade on.

    Assets in the forex market are defined as the underlying financial instrument that determines the price of a contract. In principle, you as the traderdo not actually own the resourcesand is only predicting a trend in its price, hence, they are generally referred to as “underlying assets”.

    In practice, they mainly fall under four major categories: Commodities, Currency, Indices and Stocks. The plethora of acquisitions available may vary between brokers. There are investors that specialize on commodity exchange, some have more currency pairs, and some offer more global indices than others. You can choose only one type or several from a number of under lying assets.

    Here are the four major categories and underlying assets in the forex market:

    Commodities. These pertain to raw materials used for energy, metals for building tools and weaponry, and agricultural products to feed the human population.

    • Coffee;
    • Copper;
    • Oil;
    • Gold;
    • Silver;
    • Sugar.

    Currency. This involves the exchange level between different currencies.

    • AUD/USD;
    • EUR/GBP;
    • EUR/JPY;
    • GBP/JPY;
    • NZD/USD;
    • EUR/USD;
    • USD/GBP;
    • USD/JPY;
    • USD/RAND;
    • USD/CAD;
    • USD/CHF.

    Indices.This involves asset allocation, understanding returns and risk and diversifying among fund holdings.

    • Dow Jones;
    • S&P500;
    • Nasdaq 100;
    • BOVESPA (Brazil);
    • DAX (Germany);
    • CAC (France);
    • FTSE (England);
    • IPC (Mexico);
    • MICEX 10 (Russia);
    • RTS (Russia);
    • Bombay 30 (India);
    • Hang Seng (China-Hong Kong);
    • akarta (Indonesia);
    • KLSE Future (Kuala Laumpur);
    • SSE 180 (China – Shanghai Composite);
    • Dubai (Middle East);
    • Kuwait (Middle East);
    • Qatar (Middle East);
    • EGX 30 (Egypt);
    • Tadawul;
    • ISE 30;
    • Oman MSM 30 (Middle East).

    Stocks.The capital stock (or stock) of a business entity represents the original capital paid into or invested in the business by its founders. It serves as a security for the creditors of a business since it cannot be withdrawn to the detriment of the creditors. Stock is different from the property and the assets of a business which may fluctuate in quantity and value.

    • Apple;
    • Boeing;
    • Exxon Mobil;
    • Google;
    • McDonald’s;
    • Microsoft;
    • Nike;
    • Vodafone;
    • British Petroleum;
    • Rolls Royce;
    • Tata Motors;
    • Turkcell.

    Fiscal opportunities from different markets around the world are available at any time. Your chances of a successful enterprise will be greatly improved if you select the business entity familiar to you. Having a clear understanding of market is the key; it plays a vital role in solidifying your niche in an exciting and fruitful experience in the financial market.