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FX Basics
What is forex trading?
Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world's currencies trade. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $6.5 trillion. In forex, a currency pair is the value of one currency (the base currency) in terms of the other (the counter currency). A currency's value is based on the strength of an economy, political stability, interest rate, inflation, productivity, trade balance and risk.
What is leverage in forex trading?
Leverage in forex trading is the use of borrowed funds to amplify the potential returns on an investment. In the foreign exchange market, leverage can be applied by investing with forex brokerages that offer margin accounts to their clients. Ordinarily, traders cannot spend more than they have in order to make a trade.

When trading with leverage, you don't need to pay the full value of your trade upfront. Instead, you put down a small deposit, known as margin. When you close a leveraged position, your profit or loss is based on the full size of the trade.

This means that leverage can magnify your profits, but it also brings the risk of amplified losses – including losses that can exceed your initial deposit. Leveraged trading, therefore, makes it extremely important to learn how to manage your risk.
What is a pip in forex trading?
Pips are the units used to measure movement in a forex pair. A forex pip usually refers to a movement in the fourth decimal place of a currency pair. So, if EUR/USD moves from $1.3531 to $1.3532, then it has moved a single pip. The decimal places that are shown after the pip are called micro pips, or sometimes pipettes, and represent a fraction of a pip.

The exception to this rule is when the quote currency is listed in much smaller denominations, with the most notable example being the Japanese yen. Here, a movement in the second decimal place constitutes a single pip. So, if EUR/JPY moves from ¥172.19 to ¥172.18, it has moved a single pip.
What is a lot in forex trading?
Currencies are traded in lots – batches of currency used to standardise forex trades. In forex trading, a standard lot is 100,000 units of currency. Alternatively, you can sometimes trade mini lots and micro lots , worth 10,000 and 1000 units respectively.

Individual traders don't necessarily have 100,000 dollars, pounds or euros to place on every trade, so many forex trading providers offer leveraged
How does forex work?
The foreign exchange market is primarily over-the-counter (OTC.) It occurs either via electronic platforms or on the phone between banks and other participants. Only 3% of trades, mostly futures and options, is done on exchanges.

All currency trades are done in pairs. When you sell your currency, you receive the payment in a different currency.Every traveler who has gotten foreign currency has done forex trading.

For example, when you go on vacation to Europe, you exchange dollars for euros at the going rate. You sell U.S. dollars and buy euros. When you come back, you sell euros and buy U.S. dollars.
What is a forex broker?
A Forex broker is a person or a company that acts as a middleman in financial transactions. Basically, a broker will offer to buy and sell currencies for its clients, and make a profit on the spread (the difference between the buy and sell prices).

There are two types of Forex brokers: retail brokers and market makers. Retail brokers offer foreign currency trading to retail customers. Retail brokers generally do not offer to buy and sell currencies to one another. Market makers offer both buy and sell positions and act as market makers on one side of a transaction when a customer places an order. Many market makers also offer retail brokerage services to retail customers.
General
What is Falcon FX?
We are an educational company who have a unique approach to trading the Foreign Exchange (FX) markets. We do not use indicators and focus solely on market structure and price action, allowing you to view the market with complete clarity.

With thousands of hours worth of video and written content, there is a plethora of learning material available at your fingertips. We also have a global community, allowing you to converse with like-minded traders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What trading indicators do you use?
None! Our trading style is based on price action and market structure and thus no indicators are needed. Our charts are completely clean.
Can the Falcon strategy be applied to other market types?
We currently cover FX, Indices, Commodities and Cryptos. Should you wish to apply our teachings to any other markets, then we would highly recommend that you conduct your own backtesting & research
Can I join Falcon FX from my country?
Absolutely! Falcon FX has members from all over the world (100+ countries), this includes: Europe, Australasia, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and so forth. No matter where you currently reside, you are welcome to join us.
Do you offer signals?
No - we believe that if you wish to become a consistently profitable FX trader over the long term, then you should not be seeking to copy other traders’ trades via signals. Instead, you should master the skill for yourself in order to become self sufficient.
Which broker do you recommend?
We are affiliated with any brokers however many of our students use the likes of FXCM and Oanda. We highly recommend you to conduct your own research and decide which broker is best for you and the country you reside in.
How much capital should I start trading with?
Although there is no minimum recommended amount, many of our students begin trading with £1000 or more. Eligible members of the Falcon community will also have an opportunity to become funded traders by a third-party fund exclusively through Falcon.
Membership
What payment types do you accept?
We currently accept Visa Debit, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. You may choose your payment type at checkout. If you have any payment related question, send us at email at [email protected]
Will I be notified when new content becomes available?
Absolutely! We send our content announcements via our #notifications channel on Slack. Additionally, the notification bell at the top of the membership dashboard will notify you when there's new content available.
Do you offer 1 to 1 coaching?
Yes. One to one coaching is available to all current members.Sessions can be booked directly from the members dashboard, and are personally tailored to suit your needs. If you have any coaching related questions, feel free to reach out to us at i[email protected]
When are the Midweek Market Review videos released?
The Midweek Market Reviews are released every Wednesday evening (UK GMT time). If you have further questions about the Midweek videos, reach out to us: [email protected]
When is the Sunday Market Breakdown video released?
The Sunday Market Breakdown video is released every Sunday with the exception of the end of the month, which is a live Monday webinar that begins at 8PM (UK GMT time).
How can I access the Slack community?
As a new member you will receive an invitation to join our Slack community upon joining Falcon FX. You can then access Slack via the desktop or mobile application or alternatively through your web browser.

If you have been a member previously, then your previous Slack account will be reactivated within 24 hours of re-joining so you can log straight back in.

If you have trouble having access to our Slack community, send us an email at [email protected]
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