Each time you revisit while logged into your account, you'll be able to see exactly what you've completed. Not placing the stop/loss point in the right position- It is not enough to have a stop/loss point in place. You have to know about where to put it so that if the market whip saws, your position isn't closed automatically. A lot of traders accuse the powers to be of messing with this and actually causing whip saws to happen to knock out these positions. The amount of leverage really comes into play here. If you can't afford to place a stop/loss in the 25+ pips range, then you should reduce your leverage to make it happen. I can't say how often I have seen my position get closed because my stop loss point was set too low only to watch it rise past the number and into the areas I thought it would rise.
Financial institutions saw a new opportunity to make money from the increased size and volatility of the forex market. Today only a fraction of currency trading is directly related to the original purpose of facilitating cross-border trade: the rest is speculative.
the use of leverage to enhance profit and loss margins and with respect to account size. HYCM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). This provides their clients with security in their trading, and segregated client funds.
Opportunities for speculation were limited by the Bretton Woods agreement in 1944 to peg exchange rates to the gold price. In the early 1970s, this accord broke down, exchange rates began to fluctuate more widely and globalisation created more underlying demand for foreign exchange.
The euro/British pound (EUR/GBP) currency pair may start to ease as speculators potentially reduce their record net short positions in GBP and increase their bearish bets on the euro. However, the long-term outlook on GBP remains uncertain, so we are only expecting - at this stage - a moderate GBP recovery relative to EUR.