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How to open HF Markets (HotForex) Forex account
- Go to HF Markets account opening page;
- Choose Individual, Corporate, or Joint account types;
- Fill in the form and submit;
- Receive your account’s login credentials;
- All done! You can now log in to HF Markets official website and start trading.
Why traders choose HF Markets?
HF Markets uses STP (Straight Through Processing) transactions to create a better and more transparent trading space. Today, one of the most well-known platforms offered to investors, MetaTrader 4, offers a wide range of assets in Forex currencies, global indexes, equities and commodities.
- Trader tool
- HF Markets provides traders with a number of add-ons such as state-of-the-art automated trading software and strategy generators. Add-ons are useful for direct use on the HF Markets MetaTrader 4 platform.
- Trader education
- HF Markets fully supports your trading efforts. That’s why HF Markets’ trader education area has a trading central technical analysis and multimedia trading library.
- Numerous options for accounts
- Offering different types of trading accounts makes it easier for all types of traders to use HF Markets. HF Markets’ trading account comes with a No Dealing Desk STP Trading Enforcement.
Try HF Markets’ platform to trade whenever you want, when you want.
HF Markets customers can choose from a comprehensive trading platform choice.
From award-winning MT4 to HF Markets’ exclusive HF Markets Webtrader.
What you can trade with HF Markets?
Forex is the most liquid financial market in the world, with daily trading volumes of over $ 4 trillion. Forex traders trade on fluctuations in the exchange rates of paired currencies (US dollars, euros, pounds, Japanese yen, etc.).
Trade on HF Markets and choose your favorite trade from over 50 of the most popular and high volume cryptocurrency assets such as CFD FX currency pairs, commodities, indexes and Bitcoin.
1. Forex currency pairs
Trade on the world’s largest marketplace with the most famous Forex pairs.
Forex (FX, Forex Trading, Foreign Currencies) is the most liquid and liquid world market with daily trading volume of over $ 4 trillion. It is considered an OTC (over-the-counter) market and there are no centrally regulated exchanges. The market is made up of different categories such as retail and institutional investors, securities companies, liquidity providers, financial institutions and hedge funds.
Simple trading consists of the relative movement of exchange rates among several currencies. Transactions are made in pairs. For example, Euro / US Dollar. Prices are displayed at the exchange rate of the currency pair. For example, there are the following prices. EUR / USD – 1.05000 This means that 1 euro = 1.05000 US dollars.
HF Markets uses a 5-digit display, so prices are displayed in 5 digits, resulting in fractional prices and tight spreads.
In the EURUSD example above, the euro is the base currency and the US dollar is the quote currency.
The concept of lot in Forex trading
Forex currencies are traded in lots. A standard lot is equivalent to 100,000 units of the base currency and the equivalent of the quote currency.
Taking the 1.05000 rate for our EURUSD pair as an example, a standard lot would be 100,000 euros to 105,000 US dollars. Trading can be done on a fraction of the standard lot. For example, a mini lot equivalent to one tenth of a standard lot or 10,000 units of base currency, or a micro lot equivalent to one hundredth of a standard lot or 1,000 units of base currency.
Standard lot = 100,000 units of base currency
Mini lot = 10,000 units of base currency Micro lot = 1,000 units of base currency
How much you can earn with Forex trading?
starting a transaction in one direction and closing it in the other direction. Here, direction means either buy (long) or sell (short).
As you can see in the example, the pairing cost is 1.05000. If you think the euro will strengthen against the US dollar, make a buy transaction.
If you buy one lot of pairing, you will “hold” € 100,000 and “pay” US $ 105,000 to the market.
The buying forecast is correct, the dollar weakens and the euro strengthens, and the rate is 1.07,000. You need to sell 100,000 euros for 107,000 US dollars to close the transaction. Then, even if you deduct the amount you have to “pay” to the market, you will still get a profit of $ 2,000.
Conversely, if you think that the euro will depreciate against the US dollar, selling one lot of euros at 1.05,000 will result in a “payment” of 100,000 euros to the market, but you will “hold” US $ 105,000.
Again, the forecast is correct, the dollar strengthens and the euro weakens, with a rate of 1.03000. The US $ 105,000 you hold is worth € 101,941 (105,000 / 1.03000), giving you a profit of € 1,941. However, keep in mind that if the market moves against our expectations, we can incur comparable losses.
2. Stocks (shares)
CFD trading of stocks is not easy! CFD trading stocks of the world’s largest listed companies on HF Markets.
Stock trading has been the investment of choice for several years, but the surge in popularity of CFDs has led to an increase in traders moving from traditional stock trading to CFD trading. Compared to traditional stock holdings, stock trading like CFDs is unique. The main one is the combined consequences of leverage in CFD trading. Leverage can be used to increase profits, but it can also result in losses. As with any asset, you need to be very careful when leveraging your stocks.
Stock prices are driven by a variety of factors, including supply and demand, corporate performance, performance forecasts (eg, if Apple announces a new iPhone, you can forecast a rise in Apple stock), and market news such as analyst forecasts. Affected.
Welcome to the currency of the future. An all-in-one solution that allows you to buy, store, sell and trade CFDs for major cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrencies have existed since the early 2000s. The pioneering cryptocurrency is Bitcoin created by an anonymous programmer (or group of programmers) using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and digital payment systems existed around the world as open source software in 2009.
Bitcoin (BTCUSD) has risen sharply against the US dollar in the past few months, surpassing the $ 1,000 level and stable at the $ 2,800 level since May 2017. Cryptocurrencies come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Currently, HF Markets offers contract for difference transactions for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Dashcoin against US dollars on HF Markets.
How to trade Cryptocurrencies with HF Markets?
If you want to speculate, you need a broker.
Send money to your account, buy a CFD for the cryptocurrency of your choice and start trading at that price.
You can try buying and selling cryptocurrencies with the demo account of the broker. Unfortunately, you can’t practice on a real exchange.
Cryptocurrency transactions usually focus on price fluctuations rather than holding real coins. As a result, brokers offering Forex and CFDs are usually a simpler entry point for beginners than buying real currency through an exchange.
HF Markets has informed traders that cryptocurrency CFDs pose a great risk and that fluctuations in cryptocurrency prices can result in the loss of all of your investment in a short period of time. We strongly recommend that you do not invest more than you can afford to lose, to avoid incurring large financial problems in the event of a loss. Observe the cap risk that you deem acceptable. Additional information on the risks associated with CFD trading of cryptocurrencies can be found in the legal documentation on HF Markets’ web page. Please read these carefully to fully understand the risks associated with cryptocurrency CFD trading and the risk of losing all your investment funds.
HF Markets is not responsible for any consequences or losses associated with your cryptocurrency CFD trading.
ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are traded on most of the world’s major stock markets, including the Nasdaq and London Stock Exchanges. The fund consists of a collection of multiple stocks of the same class, providing investors with a convenient way to diversify their portfolio and risk without having to own the various stocks that make up ETFs. Some ETFs are made up of hundreds or thousands of stocks, all of which are almost impossible to hold individually.
ETFs are generally similar to investment trusts, but with some major differences. The huge difference is the real-time pricing. While investment trusts can be traded at the closing price of a trade on a particular trading day, ETFs have real-time pricing from the market and can be traded at any time of the day.
ETFs track the performance of baskets of multiple stocks. Take a stock ETF as an example.
Some stocks in investment trusts do not perform well, but under normal market conditions, not all stocks can fall. That, of course, means that ETFs and CFDs are risk-free. As with CFD investments, there is a risk of loss.
Types of ETFs that you need to know
HF Markets investors can choose from multiple types of exchange-traded funds, including:
- Stock ETF
- Track the performance of a particular market sector, for example real estate.
- Sector ETF
- Track the performance of a particular market sector, for example real estate.
- International ETF
- Track performance in markets and sectors outside the United States. For example, the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) or the Vanguard European Stock Index Fund ETF.
Some examples of ETFs include:
- Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund ETF
- Designed to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index.
- ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas ETF
- This investment requires a daily investment result equivalent to twice (-2 times) the reverse of the daily performance of the Dow Jones US Oil & GasSM Index, before including fees and expenses.
- MicroSectors FANG + Index 3X Leveraged ETF
- The index is triple leveraged and represents a segment of the technology and consumer discretionary sector consisting of highly traded growth stock technology and tech-capable companies.
5. Stock Index CFDs
Invest in products that represent the performance of a particular market or segment.
Index transactions as contract for difference transactions have become a popular transaction type in recent years as the number of investors committing funds to specific transactions has increased. An index represents the transfer of value to a particular market segment.
How to trade Stock Index CFDs with HF Markets?
Take the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 Index as an example. It consists of 100 stocks with the largest market caps listed on the London Stock Exchange. The calculation started on January 3, 1984, and it was calculated as a reference value of 1,000, which is still the same today. The FTSE 100 Index reached a record high on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, rising to 7,382.90.
FTSE compares the current index against the base date. For example, suppose the index is 7,351.26. With a reference value of 1,000, you can see that FTSE is now about 7.3 times the reference value.
As indexes point to specific parts, the only way to trade them as-is is as an index. Buying one by one the 100 stocks that make up the index is not index trading. That’s because the FTSE index contains capital-based calculations.
Index traders consider performance based on the overall market price. The market price of the FTSE 100 Index is shown as follows. 7,354.42 ↑ 39.46 (0.54%) Price (7,354.42), end fluctuation (39.46 increase), end volatility (0.54%)
6. Commodity CFDs
You can trade coffee, wheat, natural gas, crude oil and various other global commodities.
These are naturally organic products that are used as standard regardless of their origin. These are categorized as soft or hard by investors.
- Hard Commodities:
- These are produced by mining. For example, metal raw materials such as gold and silver are obtained by mining. In addition, non-renewable fuels such as natural gas and oil are obtained by drilling.
- Soft commodities:
- These are cultivated and harvested like corn, or bred like animals such as cows.
Commodity prices fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Large companies are usually the major traders and investors in the commodity market. Through HF Markets’ global web network and the services they offer, individual traders and investors are currently participating in the purchase and trading of commodities. Commodity markets have become an important part of financial markets, as many companies rely on them.
A futures contract is a contract that sets a specific future time to buy or sell a specific product and the price at that time. In futures trading, you trade a product that has a contract to buy or sell the product at a specific price. Commodity trading with options is displayed when you need to buy or sell a product at a specific price at a specific time.
How to trade Commodity CFDs with HF Markets?
Commodity CFD trading is very similar to stock trading. However, while stock trading involves buying and selling business stocks, commodity trading involves trading assets such as crude oil and gold. Investors buy and sell commodities to profit from fluctuations in market prices and changes in global supply and demand.
Commodity CFD trading method example:
- Direct investment in products.
- Investing through futures contracts.
- Purchasing a fund for commodity trading.
- Purchase of company stock that produces goods.
Individual investors and traders can now participate in commodity trading through the web or web-based broker platforms. In general, in order for an investor to create an asset through commodity trading, he or she must focus on the purchase of the asset or the fluctuation of the market price at the time of trading and produce the optimum result.
Commodity prices are affected by the correlation between supply and demand. Let’s try using crude oil. When demand for oil is greater than supply, oil prices usually rise. If the supply of oil exceeds the demand, the price of oil will fall. Therefore, as a result of this fluctuation in supply and demand, trading of commodities is considered to be volatile compared to stocks and other financial assets.
Trade over 100 stocks, long-term or short-term.
A contract for difference is a contract between two aspects of a transaction (buyer and seller), and the difference is settled only by giving and receiving money equivalent to the difference between the transaction start price and the end price of a specific asset.
The transaction start price is the price set while the contract is being concluded, and the transaction end price is the price at which the contract is executed.
Basically, CFD trading is based on an agreement with the customer (client) in the market. You buy a contract for a particular asset, start a transaction, and close the transaction by selling the contract in the market with the goal of getting a return on the transaction.
How to trade CFDs with HF Markets?
Contracts for difference is not automatically a buy spectrum. As with any trade, there are traders who start CFDs on the sell spectrum. The important things are the same. It is possible to buy back a contract from the market and close the transaction in pursuit of potential returns.
The contract size of CFD is set. For example, a CFD of shares is created with 100 shares issued by the company. For example, a Google stock contract is 100 Google stocks. If the current stock price is $ 853.69 per share, the contract will total USD 85,369.
This also applies to Forex CFD trading, and contract for difference trading is a leveraged asset. For a 1:30 leveraged transaction, the value per dollar in your account is actually $ 30.
With such leverage *, you will need USD 2,845.56 in your account to trade a total contract for Google shares. In Google’s example, if you think your stock will go up, buy a contract and sell it for a higher price. And this is the meaning of “difference”. Google shares are not actually delivered. Only the difference between the transaction start price and the end price is the contract.
For example, suppose you buy Google stock for $ 853.69. And let’s say the stock price has risen to $ 875.69. Closing the transaction will generate $ 22 per share (875.69-853.69) in revenue.
You can earn a total of $ 2,200 (22 x 100).
On the other hand, if you think Google shares will drop, sell for less than $ 853.69. If the share price drops to $ 831.69, the return per share will again be $ 22, for a total return of $ 2,200. However, keep in mind that if the market moves against our expectations, we can incur comparable losses.