Trader's Glossary

Derivative

A financial instrument with no intrinsic value in and of itself, which derives its value from another financial instrument, asset, index or exchange rate. Contracts for difference, options, swaps, forwards and futures are all examples of derivatives.
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The average daily trading volume in the foreign exchange market exceeds $5 trillion.

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Pro Tip

required margin in quote currency = trade size in units / leverage X exchange rate

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