Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Forex Trading Account on Marketiva for American

Marketiva is an online broker which accept clients from United Kingdom, French, Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cote D'Ivore, and many more countries in the world. You can use Wire Transfer from Saving account or Domiciliary Account for deposit and withdrawal. You can use e-currency such as Libertyreserve, E-Dinar, and Webmoney for depositing/withdrawing money.

Marketiva provides over-the-counter market making services in Forex, Funds, Indexes and Commodities; $5 cash reward, so you can start trading right away without depositing your own funds; trading on 1% margin; zero-interest on open positions, no market commissions; virtual and live desks within one account; industry standard variable spreads; latest news, alerts on market events, chat channels, 24-hour support, sophisticated and easy-to-use direct-trading charting tool, and the best online trading experience.

What is Marketiva?
With more than 640,000 serviced users, 360,000 unique and live trading accounts, and more than 3.7 million live orders executed each month, Marketiva is one of the most popular over-the-counter market makers in the world.

May I open a test account and try the system first?
Because live and virtual trading desks co-exist within one Marketiva account, you may try our system with a regular account and later use the same account for live trading. In any case, you can open your Marketiva account for free!

How much money do I need to start trading right now?
With its flexible quantity specifications and $5 cash reward, Marketiva allows you to start trading with no money down. Due to strict lot specifications, many other over-the-counter market makers require at least $500 to start with.

Where and how do I start?
Before you can start trading, you need to open an account with us (it is free) and download our trading platform (Streamster). To open your account, please visit:
and to download Streamster please visit: page.

How secure is your software?
Streamster uses industry-standard 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt the communication between you and the Streamster Server. Streamster protects your privacy by encrypting any and all data received and sent between Streamster and the Streamster Server, and by verifying the identity of the Streamster Server prior to any communication.

Open Your Account Now and Get Free $5 Cash Reward Directly Deposited to Your Live Desks

  1. Please use valid informations such as Real Name, Full Address, Phone Number, Postal Code, City and Country. If you use fake informations, your account will be Automatically Deleted by Marketiva System.
  2. You will need to provide Identification Document and Address Confirmation Document. Your Can use National Identity Card, Drivers License, Passport or any other Official Documents with your Name, Photo, and Full Address issued by Government. If your document does not have address, you will need to provide additional Address Confirmation Document. You can use any official document with your Name (at least family name), Full Address, and Official Stamp. Affidavit Letter, Bank Account Statement, Electric, Phone, Gas, or other Utility Bill will be accepted for address confirmation document, remember that all documents have to be in your own name with your full address.
  3. Identification documents should be uploaded at: page.

Basic Forex Terms

What is the Forex market?

The online trading environment for foreign exchange encompasses the largest, most dynamic capital market in the world with more than USD 1.5 trillion traded daily. The Forex market is a continuous, 24/5 marketplace open from Sunday afternoon (4 PM EDT) through the close of the US markets on Friday (5 PM EDT). The Forex market is where investors can trade one currency against another currency.

What is a currency cross?

Currencies are always priced in pairs. All trades take place between two different currencies resulting in the concurrent purchase of one currency and sale of another. For example, when you trade EURUSD, the currency cross is Euros versus US dollars. One currency will be bought (long position) while the other currency is sold (short position).

What is the Bid-Ask Spread?

The bid-ask spread is the buying and selling spread between two currencies. The bid price is the price at which the currency is sold. The ask price is the price at which the currency is bought. The difference between the bid price and the ask price is known as the bid-ask spread. The bid-ask spread differs between currency crosses with more common crosses (majors) having tighter spreads.

What is a PIP?

Defining a Pip

Currencies are quoted using 5 significant digits. The last digit, called a "pip", represents the smallest potential move in an exchange rate, and is very similar to ticks or points in other financial products. In the example below, a 10 pip increase in the Ask price would result in a quote of 1.2287. Likewise, a 10 pip decrease in the Ask price would result in a quote of 1.2267. Half-pips are a more recent development offering traders even tighter spreads and more competitive and transparent accuracy in pricing. When trading foreign exchange, the value of a pip is dependent on two variables – the amount of currency and the currency pair.
USD Value of a Pip

Below, we have calculated the US Dollar value of a 1 pip movement for some of the more frequently traded currency pairs. Please note, all values are calculated using 100,000 units of the base currency (the left-hand currency in the pair).

Types of FX Trade

A spot FX trade is an immediate execution of one currency against another at an agreed rate, settlement of which traditionally takes place two business days later. offers spot trading on streaming real-time prices for over 150 different currency crosses, with deep liquidity on the most liquid currency pairs.
In the FX Trade module, if the Bid/Ask fields are highlighted green, then the platform is delivering a live-tradable price.

What is a Forward Outright?

A Forward Outright is a trade that will commence at an agreed upon date (in the future). There is no centralized exchange for Forwards and forward trading is often customized to meet the needs of the buyer and seller. Forward Outrights are expressed as a price above (premium) or below (discount) the spot rate. The forward FX price is the sum of the spot price and the margin. This price is a reflection of the FX rate at the forward date where if the trade were executed at that rate there would be no profit or loss.

Trading on Margin

Defining Margin

Trading on margin means that an investor can buy and sell assets that represent more value than the capital in their account. Forex trading is typically executed on margin, and the industry practice is to trade on relatively small margin amounts since currency exchange rate fluctuations tend to be less than one or two percent on any given day.
Margin, or leverage, implies that the investor is "gearing" his or her funds. Margin rates of 1% on the first USD 25,000 in your account, and 2% on assets greater than that, are common in online trading. What this means is that a margin of 1.0% enables one to trade up to USD 1,000,000 even though there is USD 10,000 in the account. In terms of leverage this corresponds to 100:1, because 100 times USD 10,000 is USD 1,000,000, or put another way, USD 10,000 is 1.0% of USD 1,000,000.
Margin is a powerful accelerator
Using leverage opens the possibility to generate profits quickly, but increases the risk of rapidly incurring large losses. It is important to review the margin thresholds and limitations in your trading agreement to determine the range of trading activities you can undertake.

Net Equity for Margin

This term is the absolute indicator of the extent of margin capability in your account. If your Margin Required exceeds your Net Equity for Margin you must close or reduce positions, or send additional funds to cover your positions.
Trading on Unrealized Profits
You can trade on unrealized profits in your account. Margin calculations are based on the Net Equity for Margin which includes such unrealized profits and losses as are current in your account.

Margin call

Traders must maintain the margins listed in their account at all times. If funds in an account fall below the margin requirement, a margin call is issued. A margin call requires the trader to immediately deposit more funds to cover the position or to close the position.

Trade size

The amount of the trade size is limited by the margin position. For example, a trader with USD 10,000 in funds and 1% margin, can trade as much as USD 1,000,000; however taking a single position in this amount would be extremely unwise and generate a margin call if the trade were to tilt slightly.
Majors, Minors and Exotics
Margin rates vary according to the liquidity (available inventory) of different currency crosses. Lower rates apply to Majors, higher rates to minors, and then highest margin terms for exotics.
FX Order Types
Welcome to the fifth in this short FX Education series, aimed at introducing new investors to the basic concepts of FX trading. In this edition we describe the different types of FX trade order.

Margin Order Types

The basic landscape in FX trading involves a number of order types that facilitate efficient transactions. Below, we have defined several of the most common terms.

1. Limit
A limit order is commonly used to enter or exit markets at a specified price or better than the market price. In addition, a limit order allows the trader to manage the length of time that the order is current or outstanding before it is canceled.

2. Stop if Bid
A Stop if Bid order is used to buy or sell a currency is the Bid price breaches the specific level in the price field. Typically, Stop if Bid orders are used to buy a FX position in order to make sure a certain level is broken.

3. Stop if Offer
A Stop if Offer order is used to buy or sell a currency is the Ask price breaches the specific level in the price field. Typically, Stop if Offer orders are used to sell a FX position in order to make sure a certain level is broken.
Linking orders offers traders a logical aggregation of order types that outline contingencies in market participation, making it much easier to trade in moving markets.

4. One Cancels Other (OCO)
This most common linked order, OCO, stipulates that if one part of the order is executed, then the other part is automatically canceled. In FX trading, OCO often refers to a buy order and sell order linked together so that when one of the orders is executed, the other is canceled. Consider the OCO as follows: the trader protects an existing position from loss (stop order) and ensures that profits are taken (limit order).

5. If Done (ID)
These contingent trade orders, also known as slave orders become active only if the primary order is executed first. An example would be a working order to buy EURUSD at 1.2500 and a contingent order to sell at 1.2400 Stop if Bid – if the first order is done.

6. Trailing Stop
A Trailing Stop Order is a stop order that has a trigger price that changes with the spot price. As the market rises (for long positions) the stop price rises according to the proportion set by the user, but if the market price falls, the stop price remains unchanged. This type of stop order helps an investor to set a limit on the maximum possible loss without limiting the possible gain on a position. It also reduces the need to constantly monitor the market prices of open positions.

Tom-Next Rollovers
Welcome to the sixth in this short FX Education series, aimed at introducing new investors to the basic concepts of FX trading. In this edition we describe Tom-Next rollovers.

Spot Forex positions are traded with a standard Value Date of 2 business days – the theoretical delivery date for the currency exchange if we were going to take delivery of a currency. For example, positions opened on Monday would have a Value Date of Wednesday.

As we are speculating on Forex and not actually taking delivery (settlement), positions are never allowed to reach their Value Date and are 'Rolled Over' to a new Value Date instead. So if the position we opened on Monday is still open on Tuesday, it will be closed then reopened again immediately at almost the same market price with the new Value Date of

Sample of Tom-Next Rollover Report:

Tom-Next Rollover Report
Financing Charge/Credit
When a position is rolled over to a new Value Date any profit or loss associated with that position is also rolled over to the new position but a small component of interest on the profit or loss is added or deducted from the opening price of the new position.
Swap Price
To summarize, Spot Forex positions held past the end of a trading day (4 PM CST) are rolled over to a new Value Date. At rollover, the position is closed and reopened with a small difference between the closing and the reopening price. This small difference is called the swap price and includes:
* The Rollover charges principally account for the interest rate differential between the two currencies traded
* The Financing credit/charge from any profit/loss on the position
EURUSD 0.000011/-0.000028
USDJPY -0.0038/-0.0070
GBPUSD -0.000114/-0.000169
USDCHF -0.000023/-0.000058
EURCHF -0.000038/-0.000086
AUDUSD -0.000054/-0.000077