WHY TRADE FOREX?
The Foreign Exchange Market (Forex/FX), is a global market and is the largest in the world. Investors - both private and individual - have discovered that the Forex market offers a number of advantages, many of which are unavailable in the equities market.
- Leverage trading – potential to magnify profits with small initial deposit
- Market liquidity with 24 hours a day trading
- Commission free, very low dealing costs
- Dynamic movement and opportunities for profit
- Ability to profit from both falling and appreciating currency movements
- Range of markets available - 39 with Vantage FX
- Aggressive investors are attracted by the volatility of the Forex market and the opportunity for substantial profits, particularly when using leverage
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WHY TRADE WITH VANTAGE FX?
- Multi-award winning FX broker
- Competitive spreads from 0.1 pips
- Range of platforms - MT4, MT4 for Mac, WebTrader, Mobile range
- Leverage of up to 500:1
- No Dealing Desk / STP
- Market Order Execution
- Segregated Client Funds
- FCA Regulated
OUR CURRENCY PAIRS
Vantage FX offers some of the most competitive pricing available. The spreads on the currency pairs most frequently traded worldwide - and therefore most liquid - are usually tighter than the less frequently traded pairs. There are 39 currency pairs you can trade with us including all of the majors:
- Euro / US Dollar (EUR/USD)
- Great British Pound / US Dollar (GBP/USD)
- US Dollar / Japanese Yen (USD/JPY)
- Australian Dollar / US Dollar (AUD/USD)
- US Dollar / Canadian Dollar (USD/CAD)
- US Dollar / Swiss Franc (USD/CHF)
Full list of Currency Pairs available on the Vantage FX platform:
AUD/CAD EUR/CAD GBP/JPY USD/CHF AUD/CHF EUR/CHF GBP/NZD USD/JPY AUD/JPY EUR/GBP GBP/SGD USD/NOK AUD/NZD EUR/JPY GBP/USD USD/SEK AUD/SGD EUR/NZD NZD/CAD USD/SGD AUD/USD EUR/SGD NZD/CHF USD/TRY CAD/CHF EUR/TRY NZD/JPY CAD/SGD EUR/USD NZD/SGD CAD/JPY GBP/AUD NZD/USD CHF/JPY GBP/CAD SGD/JPY EUR/AUD GBP/CHF USD/CAD
COMMODITIES & INDICES
Trade Commodities with Maximum Leverage
Vantage FX is pleased to introduce, for all our valued clients, alternative trade commodities. Trade precious metals like spot silver, gold and even crude oil against the USD, just like you would Forex, and take advantage of your increasing market expertise.
Instrument Hours Ticker Spread Lot Size (1 lot) Max. Leverage Trading Gold XAU/USD Variable 100 oz 500:1 24h* Silver XAG/USD Variable 5,000 oz 500:1 24h* Crude Oil CL-OIL Variable 1,000 USD/bbl 100:1 24h
*Spot gold and silver trading takes place on a 24 hour basis, with only a brief cessation during which the market closes from 17:15 Eastern Time to 18:00 Eastern Time (22:15 – 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time).
You can begin trading gold, silver or oil from as little as 0.01 lots, helping you maintain a safe risk factor and with spot commodities you can sell short as easily as long, as well as by market, limit, stop and trailing stop orders. Just like with Forex, all positions that are held overnight are rolled to the new spot value date and will incur an overnight swap charge or credit to the client’s account.
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Forex Trading Spot Gold and Silver
Vantage FX clients will also be able to trade precious metals against the USD through your MetaTrader 4 Live Account. When trading spot gold and silver, you are either buying the metal and selling the USD or selling the metal and buying the USD.
Forex Spot Gold and Silver are priced in USD per troy oz (troy ounces).
- Gold/US Dollar, XAU/USD, Spot: 100 troy Oz (1 lot)
- Silver/US Dollar, XAG/USD, Spot: 5,000 troy Oz (1 lot)
You can also trade spot gold and silver from as low as 0.01 lots to easily control your exposure. Spot Commodities allow you to short sell as easily as taking a long position and can also be traded by Market, Limit, Stop and Trailing Stop orders. You can enjoy the same leveraging options as you do in Trading Forex, with the maximum being 500:1.
As with Forex all positions held overnight will be rolled to the new spot value date and will therefore incur an overnight swap charge or credit to the clients account.
Trade Spot Gold and Silver today by opening a Forex Trading Account.
Binary Options trading: the fastest and easiest way into the world of online trading.
Binary Options are as simple as up or down. Simply choose an asset, a trade size, a time-period and then decide whether you think it will finish lower or higher than the current price.
In trading Binary Options, you’re not making a purchase or investing in the asset itself, you're simply trading on the direction in which you think the asset is likely to move. This allows you to trade in a wide range of assets, including currencies (Forex), indices, commodities and stocks.
The simple, easy nature of Binary Options makes it ideal for all traders, whether you're a trading beginner or an expert looking for a different way to trade.
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What can I trade?
Binary Options let you trade on movements in the following assets:
- Currency (Forex)
Why should I trade Binary Options?
Binary Options trading has a lot of advantages over traditional forms of trading. These include:
- Potential returns of up to 85%
- Profitability for Binary Options goes well beyond most other trade types.
- Even before you confirm a trade, the exact return is displayed. That means no surprises.
- Fast returns
- Close your trades with short term options as little as 60 seconds, 2 minutes or 5 minutes.
- Clearly defined risk
- Maximum losses are capped at the investment amount – you can't lose more than you put in.
- Complete your trades online with just a few clicks - perfect for new traders.
- Trade in real time
- Binary Options use real time market data for 24 hour a day trading.
Show me an example…
Let’s take a common Forex trading question: Will the EUR/USD currency pair close higher than its current price?
With Binary Options trading, there are only two possible answers: Yes or No. To make your trade, just choose the amount you want to invest, a time period when you want to end the trade (this can be as little as 60 seconds) and your Yes or No decision. Before you confirm the trade, you’ll get to view the exact return so you’ll always know what you’re trading for.
If you choose Yes for this trade and you’re correct when it closes, you win the trade. If you’re wrong, you don’t.
That’s all there is to it.
Why should I trade Binary Options with Vantage FX?
Vantage FX is an established, award-winning broker. That means you benefit from:
- A no fee, no commission structure
- Binary Options platform linked with the MetaTrader 4 platform for combined trading
- Personal account managers
- Full customer support from a qualified team - 24 hours a day, 5 days a week
- Secure trading provided by an award-winning, FCA regulated financial institution
- Client funds held in a secure and segregated trust accounts at Barclays
Want to Get Started Now?
Use your existing Vantage FX demo or live account number to start trading in the demo or live environment immediately! Don't have an account?
Vantage FX's Industry-Leading Spreads
Using feeds which come through from up to 70 institutions, Forex spreads online are shown on the MetaTrader 4 platform. They are variable and useful when you need to have information at your disposal. Forex spreads on the majors can go below 1-pip during liquid times, and typical spreads are listed below.
Please note - A volume of one lot equals 100,000 of the first named currency, and both mini and micro lots are available – for further information please contact us or call your Account Manager.
Vantage FX’s typical spreads:
Product RAW Account Typical Spread FX Trader Account Typical Spread EURUSD 0.38 1.48 GBPUSD 0.75 1.92 AUDUSD 0.73 1.83 USDCAD 0.75 2.25 USDCHF 0.79 2.49 USDJPY 0.48 1.8 See 42 more products GET RAW DEMO ACCOUNT > GET FX TRADER DEMO ACCOUNT >
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- Your Vantage FX Mac MT4 account offers you:
- One-click trading direct from charts
- Install EAs and Indicators on MT4
- Mobile trading on your iPhone/Android
- Completely Free Mac solution
- Access to our excellent forex spreads
- Webtrader platform – no download!
- Binary Trading included
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What are Forex Spreads?
Spread is essentially the difference between the bid and the ask price.
As traders always trade one currency for another, forex currencies are always quoted in terms of what the price is currently compared to another.
To make things easy they are written in pairs. E.g. AUD/USD (Australian Dollar/US Dollar - AUD is the ‘base currency’ and USD is called the ‘counter’. If it took $1.5 AUD to buy $1 USD this would be written as 1.5/1.
How is spread calculated?
Forex quotes always come with a ‘bid’ and ‘ask’ price. The ‘bid’ is the price at which the market is willing to buy the base currency (AUS in our example), while the ‘ask’ is the price at which the market is willing to sell the base currency (AUS) in exchange for the counter currency (USD).
With VFX forex prices always quoted with 5 numbers, AUS/USD might have a bid price of 1.50000 and an ask price of 1.50006.
This would make the spread $0.00006 or 0.06 pips.
At Vantage FX, we understand that it's important for traders that they understand the products they're trading. If you can't find the answer to your questions here, please check our FAQs page or get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to help!
FOREX LEVERAGE EXPLAINED
Forex Leverage is an investment technique in which you use a small amount of your own money to make an investment of much larger value, giving you significant financial power.
This can heighten profits and losses and should be used wisely.
How does Forex Leverage work?
Trader A has $5000 USD – If Forex Trader A has an account leverage of 500:1 and they wish to use $1000 on one trade as margin, they will have exposure of $500,000 in base currency
($1000) = 500 x $1000 = $500,000 (Trade value)
Trader B has $5000 USD – If Forex Trader B has an account leverage of 100:1 and they wish to use $1000 on one trade as margin, they will have exposure of $100,000 in base currency
($1000) = 100 x $1000 = $100,000 (Trade value)
What Forex Leverage does Vantage FX offer?
Vantage FX standard Forex leverage starts at 100:1 rising to a maximum of 500:1. The offer of 500:1 is only for approved accounts and is dependant on the level of account funds. To learn more please visit our Forex training section.
By submitting an increase in trade leverage request you accept that this can result in high risk and severe or total account loss. We are a non-advisory general advice broker and we will not provide you with investment or personal advice. Please consult a registered financial advisor. Margin Forex is very high risk and Forex Leverage should be used wisely.
WHAT IS A FOREX SPOT SWAP & ROLLOVER RATE ?
Want to know what a Forex Spot Swap and Rollover Rate is?
When trading spot Foreign Exchange (Forex) and precious metals, this means that all trades will settle two business days from date of entry, as per market convention. Vantage FX is not involved in the physical delivery of trades, thus all positions left open at the end of the trading day (20:59.59 server time 21:59.59 BST) will be rolled over to a new value date and will therefore have exposure to a swap charge or credit.
Please note: For trades held open from Wednesday to Thursday as per server time, the new value date becomes Monday, rather than the weekend. This means the rollover charge on a Wednesday evening will be three times the usual value indicated on the table.
The below Forex Spot Swap and Rollover Rate are subject to change and are valid as of March 5th, 2012. For the most up-to-date swap rates, please refer to the Market Watch panel in the MetaTrader 4 platform.
For further information, please feel free to contact us.
Swap & Rollover Rates
Currency Pair Long(points) Short(points) Currency Pair Long(points) Short(points) AUD/CAD 3.43 -9.1 USD/CHF 0.14 -0.91 AUD/JPY 5.53 -10.53 USD/NOK -33.54 11.83 AUD/SGD 5.74 -14.3 USD/SGD -2.08 -0.78 CAD/CHF 1.19 -5.07 AUD/CHF 5.11 -12.48 CAD/SGD 2.2 -3.7 AUD/NZD -0.13 -3.38 CAD/JPY 1.05 -2.6 AUD/USD 6.23 -12.22 CHF/JPY 0.14 -0.91 EUR/AUD -15.6 7.7 EUR/CAD -5.46 1.89 EUR/GBP -1.95 0.35 EUR/JPY -0.39 0.07 EUR/NZD -17.16 7.56 EUR/USD -1.43 0.49 GBP/AUD -16.25 7.35 EUR/SGD -0.6 0 GBP/CHF 1.68 -4.42 GBP/CAD -4.42 0.98 GBP/NZD -17.55 7.35 GBP/JPY 1.26 -2.99 NZD/CAD 1.96 -6.76 GBP/USD 0.28 -1.17 NZD/JPY 3.15 -6.5 GBP/SGD 1.00 -2.3 USD/CAD -2.73 1.12 NZD/CHF 3.22 -6.76 USD/JPY 0.28 -0.78 NZD/SGD 6 -9.0 USD/SEK -24.44 7.14 NZD/USD 4.55 -9.1 SGD/JPY -0.1 -0.3
The above Forex Spot Swap and Rollover Rates are subject to change. For the most up to date swap rates, please see the Market Watch section of the MetaTrader 4 platform.
MARKET OPENING HOURS
Forex Monday 00:00 to Friday 24:00 Commodities
Open Monday 23:00 to Friday 22:00 ; Closed 22:15 to 23:00
Open Monday 23:00 to Friday 22:00 ; Closed 22:15 to 23:00
Crude Oil WTI (Future)
Open Monday 01:00 to Friday 24:00 ; Closed 00:15 to 01:00
ASX S&P 200 (Future)
Open Monday 00:50 to Friday 22:00 ; Closed 07:30 to 08:10
FTSE 100 (Future)
Open Monday 10:00 to Friday 23:00
Open Monday 09:00 to Friday 23:00
Dow Jones 30 (Future)
Open Monday 01:00 to Friday 23:15 ; Closed 00:30 to 01:00 & 23:15 to 23:30
Nikkei 225 (Future)
Open Monday 01:45 to Friday 20:00 ; Closed 08:30 to 09:15