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The “Moving Average Convergence Divergence” indicator is composed of a ‘fast’ and a ‘slow’ moving average line. These lines change with time and may cross, possibly indicated a new trend.

Maintenance margin


To continue trading in some situations, brokers may insist on an increased level of margin or funds being available. “Maintenance margin” refers to this extra margin requirement.

Margin Call


A Forex deal may get to a point where the loss at that point is equal to the amount of usable margin or funds that the trader has left. Brokers may then stop the transaction and take the usable margin to compensate for the loss, in a move known as a “margin call”.

Market Makers


These are the entities (often banks, sometimes brokers) that offer to sell currency to, or buy currency from, traders.