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Trading Instruments

Symbol 1 Lot Size 2 Digits 3 Min spread 4 Av.Spread 4 Limit Stop 5 Swap Long 6 Swap Short 7
Major currency pairs
EURUSD €100,000.00 5 1.4 1.8 20 -0.25 -0.35
GBPUSD £100,000.00 5 1.6 2.6 30 -0.19 -0.49
USDCHF $100,000.00 5 1 2.5 30 -0.14 -0.28
USDJPY $100,000.00 3 1.6 2.2 20 -0.19 -0.35
AUDUSD AU$100,000.00 5 1.6 2.4 30 0.36 -1
USDCAD $100,000.00 5 1.6 2.4 40 -0.5 -0.02
NZDUSD NZ$100,000.00 5 1.2 3 40 0.28 -0.93
Major currency cross pairs
EURGBP €100,000.00 5 1.6 2.6 30 -0.26 -0.15
EURCHF €100,000.00 5 1.6 3 30 -0.15 -0.4
EURJPY €100,000.00 3 1.8 2.7 40 -0.1 -0.51
GBPJPY £100,000.00 3 2.2 3.3 70 -0.12 -0.59
GBPCAD £100,000.00 5 3.5 4.2 100 -0.8 -0.2
CHFJPY Fr.100,000.00 3 3.9 4.4 40 -0.26 -0.25
CADCHF CA$100,000.00 5 2.3 3.1 80 0.05 -0.44
NZDCAD NZ$100,000.00 5 3 4.2 100 0.07 -0.78
CADJPY CA$100,000.00 3 2.3 3.3 60 0.02 -0.47
AUDJPY AU$100,000.00 3 2.2 3 50 0.39 -1.09
EURCAD €100,000.00 5 1.3 4.2 100 -0.68 -0.05
EURAUD €100,000.00 5 3 4.2 100 -1.56 0.56
EURNZD €100,000.00 5 4 6.5 200 -1.72 0.58
GBPCHF £100,000.00 5 3.4 5 70 -0.18 -0.62
GBPAUD £100,000.00 5 5.2 6.5 100 -1.81 0.51
GBPNZD £100,000.00 5 6 11 350 -2.2 0.3
NZDCHF NZ$100,000.00 5 4.5 5.2 100 0.28 -0.81
NZDJPY NZ$100,000.00 3 4.2 4.9 100 0.31 -1.02
AUDCAD AU$100,000.00 5 4 4.4 100 0.14 -0.78
AUDCHF AU$100,000.00 5 3.5 4.2 100 0.31 -0.88
AUDNZD AU$100,000.00 5 5 6.5 200 -0.28 -0.31
NOKSEK Nkr100,000.00 5 3 3.5 200 -0.1 -0.7
Minor currency cross pairs
NZDSGD NZ$100,000.00 5 3.5 7 75 0.05 -1.28
EURHUF €100,000.00 3 4 15 500 -2.85 0.45
EURSEK €100,000.00 5 3 30 200 -4.5 -0.27
EURDKK €100,000.00 5 2 8 250 -1.35 -2.03
EURMXN €100,000.00 5 63 90 500 -20 3
GBPHUF £100,000.00 3 27 35 200 -2.8 0.2
GBPMXN £100,000.00 5 30 90 200 -20 2.5
USDHKD $100,000.00 5 2.7 4 100 -1.8 -2.5
USDHUF $100,000.00 3 6 12 500 -2.5 0.2
USDPLN $100,000.00 5 8 11 200 -3 0.6
USDSGD $100,000.00 5 1.6 3.5 50 -0.6 -0.6
USDRUB $100,000.00 5 65 80 20 -110 40
EURRUB €100,000.00 5 920 1000 20 -160 50
USDCNH $100,000.00 4 1.3 2 130 -0.32 -0.02
EURNOK €100,000.00 5 3 30 400 -5 0.6
EURCZK €100,000.00 4 10 25 150 -0.48 -0.85
EURTRY €100,000.00 5 13 22 100 -14 5
GBPPLN £100,000.00 5 15 20 200 -4.5 0.8
EURHKD €100,000.00 5 8 12 200 -2.36 -2.83
EURSGD €100,000.00 5 1.9 4 200 -0.9 -0.9
EURZAR €100,000.00 5 45 70 200 -29.5 11
GBPSGD £100,000.00 5 6 8 200 -0.9 -1.1
GBPZAR £100,000.00 5 18 70 200 -35 10
GBPCZK £100,000.00 4 13 20 200 -0.31 -1.46
GBPDKK £100,000.00 5 12.5 18 200 -0.76 -3.1
USDDKK $100,000.00 5 3.5 7 250 -1.5 -1.4
EURPLN €100,000.00 5 16 30 200 -4 1.4
USDTRY $100,000.00 5 1.5 10 100 -9.9 3.5
GBPNOK £100,000.00 5 20 23 200 -6.5 0.02
GBPSEK £100,000.00 5 45 53 200 -3.5 -1.6
GBPHKD £100,000.00 5 12.5 17 200 -1.46 -4.83
GBPTRY £100,000.00 5 7 9 200 -16 1.5
USDCZK $100,000.00 4 16 20 150 -0.4 -0.7
USDMXN $100,000.00 5 17 40 150 -14 3
USDNOK $100,000.00 5 13 30 400 -4 0.5
USDSEK $100,000.00 5 16 35 200 -2.65 -0.4
USDZAR $100,000.00 5 8 11 130 -21.1 7.5
Commodities
XAUUSD 100.00 2 2 4.5 75 -0.4 -0.4
XAGUSD 5,000.00 3 2 3 75 -0.17 -0.1

1 Currency pair
2 The contract size (1 lot)
3 Number of digits after the decimal point
4 The bid/offer spread (also known as bid/ask or buy/sell spread) for securities (such as stock, futures contracts, options, or currency pairs) is the difference between the price quoted by a market maker for an immediate sale (bid) and an immediate purchase (ask). The size of the bid-offer spread in a given commodity is the measure of the liquidity of the market and the size of the transaction cost.
5 Minimum distance from the current price expressed in pips to set pending orders for Stop and Limits. Limit & Stop Level refers to the price range in points from the current market price within which setting Stop Loss, Take Profit, or pending orders are not allowed. When setting orders within this range, the server will signalize an Invalid Stops message, without accepting the order.
6 Swap Long. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.
7 Swap Short. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.

* Limit & Stop levels may be increased up to 5 times and not longer than 20 minutes preceding important financial news.

* Currency Market trading hours: 00:05:01 Monday to 23:59:59 Friday (Trading terminal time).

* Metals Market quoting from 01:00:01 to 23:59:59 Monday to Friday (Trading terminal time).

* During the period from 00:00:00 Saturday to 00:04:59 Monday (Trading terminal time) the market is closed.

* Trading can be stopped for 6 minutes every working day from 23:59 to 00:05 (Terminal time) due to Roll Over.

* Swap is charged at 00:00 at the time of terminal, each working day.

Some shares listed below are currently unavailable to trade, however, we would like to reassure you that this will be rectified shortly.

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Commissions: 0.1%* order volume *lot size *CFD quote

Example: if you buy 0.5 lots of #AA, you will pay 0.1/100* 100* 10.73* 0.5 = 0.5365 USD

Spread: market

Dividends and Ex-dates: dividends_2014_03_18.xls

Symbol Company Name Contract Size Min trade volume Margin, % Swap Long, % Swap Short, %
AA.US Alcoa Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
AAPL.US Apple Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
ADBE.US Adobe Systems Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
AIG.US American International Group Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
AMAT.US Applied Materials Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
AMD.US Advanced Micro Devices Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
AMGN.US Amgen Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
AMZN.US Amazon.com 1 0 10 -2.9 0
ANF.US Abercrombie & Fitch Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
AON.US AON Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
AXP.US American Express Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
BA.US Boeing Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
BAC.US Bank of America Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
BBBY.US Bed Bath & Beyond Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
BIDU.US Baidu Inc/China 1 0 10 -2.9 0
BK.US Bank of New York Mellon Corp/The 1 0 15 -2.9 0
BMY.US Bristol-Myers Squibb Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
BRCM.US Broadcom Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
C.US Citigroup Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
CAT.US Caterpillar Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
CL.US Colgate-Palmolive Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
CMCSA.US Comcast Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
CME.US CME Group Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
COP.US ConocoPhillips 1 0 10 -2.9 0
CPB.US Campbell Soup Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
CSCO.US Cisco Systems Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
CTXS.US Citrix Systems Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
CVX.US Chevron Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
DIS.US Walt Disney Co/The 1 0 10 -2.9 0
DPS.US Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
EBAY.US eBay Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
EL.US Estee Lauder Cos Inc/The 1 0 10 -2.9 0
ENI.US Enersis S.A. 1 0 15 -2.9 0
ERTS.US Electronic Arts Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
ETFC.US E*Trade Financial Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
F.US Ford Motor Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
FB.US Facebook Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
FCX.US Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
FDX.US FedEx Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
GE.US General Electric Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
GOOG.US Google Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
GPS.US Gap Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
GS.US Goldman Sachs Group Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
GT.US Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
HAL.US Halliburton Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
HOG.US Harley-Davidson Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
HPQ.US Hewlett-Packard Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
HSY.US Hershey Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
IBM.US International Business Machines Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
INTC.US Intel Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
JNJ.US Johnson & Johnson 1 0 10 -2.9 0
JPM.US JPMorgan Chase & Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
K.US Kellogg Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
KMB.US Kimberly-Clark Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
KO.US Coca-Cola Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
LFL.US Latam Airline Group S.A. 1 0 15 -2.9 0
LXK.US Lexmark International Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MA.US Mastercard Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MAR.US Marriott International Inc/DE 1 0 15 -2.9 0
MCD.US McDonald's Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MCO.US Moody's Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
MMM.US 3M Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MRK.US Merck & Co Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MS.US Morgan Stanley 1 0 15 -2.9 0
MSFT.US Microsoft Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
MSI.US Motorola Solutions Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
NDAQ.US NASDAQ OMX Group Inc 1 0 15 -2.9 0
NKE.US NIKE Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
NTRS.US Northern Trust Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
NWSA.US News Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
NYX.US NYSE Euronext 1 0 15 -2.9 0
ORCL.US Oracle Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
PEP.US PepsiCo Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
PFE.US Pfizer Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
PG.US Procter & Gamble Co 1 0 10 -2.9 0
PM.US Philip Morris International Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
QCOM.US QUALCOMM Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
RF.US Regions Financial Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
RIMM.US Research In Motion Ltd 1 0 10 -2.9 0
RL.US Polo Ralph Lauren Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
RSH.US RadioShack Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SBUX.US Starbucks Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SHLD.US Sears Holdings Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SLB.US Schlumberger Ltd 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SNDK.US SanDisk Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SQM.US Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. 1 0 15 -2.9 0
STT.US State Street Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
STX.US Seagate Technology PLC 1 0 15 -2.9 0
SYMC.US Symantec Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
T.US AT&T Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
TEVA.US Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd 1 0 10 -2.9 0
TIF.US Tiffany & Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
TWX.US Time Warner Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
TXN.US Texas Instruments Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
UPS.US United Parcel Service Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
USB.US US Bancorp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
VIAB.US Viacom Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
VLO.US Valero Energy Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
VZ.US Verizon Communications Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
WFC.US Wells Fargo & Co 1 0 15 -2.9 0
WMT.US Wal-Mart Stores Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0
WU.US Western Union Co/The 1 0 10 -2.9 0
XOM.US Exxon Mobil Corp 1 0 10 -2.9 0
XRX.US Xerox Corp 1 0 15 -2.9 0
YHOO.US Yahoo! Inc 1 0 10 -2.9 0

Futures are contracts for the delivery of specified amounts of certain commodities on a particular date in the future. Futures contract is a standardized stock contract for buying or selling a particular asset at a pre-determined price in the future (futures price).

Due to the standardization of futures trading, the agreeing parties of a futures contract are not buyer and seller, but buyer and stock clearing agency, or seller and stock clearing agency. This allows both buyer and seller to act independently, i.e. eliminate mutual obligations for the pre-determined contract by conducting a reversing trade. As there is a possibility of early elimination of obligations for the contract by either party, only 1-2% of futures contracts end up with the actual delivery of the assets.

Futures contracts are perfect either for speculation, i.e. gaining profit because of the primary assets price change, or for hedging the risk of loss, related to the changes of prices for goods.

Commissions: $10 per lot

Spread: market

Indices

Instrument / Trading session Contract size Margin Locked margin Tick size Tick price Stop level
#NQ
E-mini NASDAQ 100 Futures
Mon-Fri 01:00-23:15; 23:30-00:30, 01:00-23:15
50 500 USD 250 0.25 5 100
#FDX
Dax Index Futures
Mon-Fri 09:00-23:00
25 2000 EUR 1000 0.5 12.5 50
#NKD
Nikkei 225 Index Futures
Mon-Fri 01:00-23:15; 23:30-00:30, 01:00-23:15
5 3000 USD 1500 5 25 20
#ES
E-mini S&P 500 Futures
Mon-Fri 01:00-23:15; 23:30-00:30, 01:00-23:15
50 500 USD 250 0.25 12.5 75
#YM
Mini-sized Dow Futures
Mon-Fri 01:00-23:15; 23:30-00:30, 01:00-23:15
50 1000 USD 500 1 5 12

Agriculture

Instrument / Trading session Contract size Margin Locked margin Tick size Tick price Stop level
#ZC
Corn
Mon-Fri 03:05 -15:45,16:35 - 21:00
5000 2000 1000 0.25 12.5 150
#ZW
Wheat
Mon-Fri 03:05 -15:45,16:35 - 21:00
5000 2500 1200 0.25 12.5 150
#ZS
Soybean
Mon-Fri 03:05 -15:45,16:35 - 21:00
5000 4000 2000 0.25 12.5 150

Energy

Instrument / Trading session Contract size Margin Locked margin Tick size Tick price Stop level
#CL
Light Sweet Crude Oil
Mon-Sat 01:00-00:15
1000 4000 2000 0.01 10 5
#NG
Natural Gas
Mon-Sat 01:00-00:15
10000 2000 1000 0.001 10 5

Goods

Instrument / Trading session Contract size Margin Locked margin Tick size Tick price Stop level
#SB
Sugar No. 11
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 21:00
112000 2520 1800 0.01 11.2 10
#KC
Coffee C
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 21:00
37500 3360 1600 0.05 18.75 20

Below you can see an example of a deal made on the futures market

A trader decides to gain profit on the biggest and most liquid market: the oil market. While studying details of fundamental analysis, he arrives at the conclusion that the demand for gas in the USA will increase with the beginning of the auto season.

In the USA, the auto season starts at the end of May and ends in early September. This time period coincides with the outset of the holiday season, and it is characterized by the increased use of vehicles by US citizens. As a result, the high demand for gas will support high oil prices.

Based on the technical analysis conducted on 20th May, the trader buys one oil futures contract for June with the pre-determined price of $100 per barrel. In the middle of June, the forecast and the traders expectations come true. The oil price goes up and reaches $105 a barrel, and the trader decides to lock in profits and not wait for the real asset delivery date.

On 5th June, the trader sells one oil futures contract for June for $105 a barrel, and calculates the profit with the following formula:

Profit = THE NUMBER OF THE MINIMUM PRICE CHANGES * THE COST OF THE MINIMUM PRICE CHANGES * TRADE VOLUME

As a result of the conducted trade, the profit is the following:

500*$10*1 = $5000, where 500 is the difference in pips between open and close prices:
(opening price - closing price) / 0.01(minimum price change) = (105.00-100.00) / 0.01 = 5.00/0.01 = 500

*On expiration date, all open positions are closed at the time when the exchange business day closes.

Main advantages of indices:

  1. High liquidity, which means that investments can convert into real cash in no time
  2. Mitigation of risks
  3. World indices are sensitive to the publication of the economic news, which makes trading with indices perfect for speculators, as volatility and high liquidity are key factors they are interested in.
  4. Low margin requirements – only 1%-1.5% of a nominal value of contract
  5. Hedging of the market risks

Trading conditions:
Minimum trade size – 1 lot
Trade size increment – 1
Locked Margin 50%
Commissions: 3 USD per 1 lot
Trading indices is available on REALForex and STP accounts.

Symbol Instrument Nominal Value of the contract Currency Margin % Tick Size Tick Price Swap value in margin currency per 1 lot Trading Hours
Swap Long Swap Short
SPX S&P500 index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*25 USD USD 1.0 0.1 2.5 USD -0.4 -0.2 01:00-23:00
YM DJIA index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*1 USD USD 1.0 1 1.0 USD -0.8 -0.2 01:00-23:00
NQ NASDAQ100 index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*10 USD USD 1.0 0.1 1.0 USD -0.3 -0.2 01:00-23:00
FTSE FTSE100 index of the British stock exchange Index contract level*1 GBP GBP 1.5 0.1 0.1 GBP -0.4 -0.2 03:00- 23:00
FDAX DAX30 index of the German stock exchange Index contract level*2.6 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.25 EUR -0.6 -0.2 09:00- 23:00
CAC CAC40 index of the French stock exchange Index contract level*1 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.1 EUR -0.3 -0.1 09:00- 23:00
SX5E EUROSTOXX50 index Index contract level*1 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.1 EUR -0.2 -0.1 09:00- 23:00
NKY NIKKEI225 index of the Japanese stock exchange Index contract level*100 JPY JPY 1.0 1 100 JPY -70 -10 01:00-23:00
ASX200 The ASX200 index of the Australian stock exchange Index contract level*1 AUD AUD 2.0 0.1 0.1 AUD -0.8 -0.2 00:50 - 23:00

Example of profit and margin calculation

A trader decides that the American stock market will grow. S/he chooses the S&P500 index as his/her trading instrument. This index consists of 500 stocks of highly capitalized companies.

The trader buys 1 lot of S&P500 index at 1680 points. Margin requirements are defined by the following formula:

Nominal Value of the contract * Lot size * Margin size

So, margin for 1 lot of S&P500 is: 1680*25 USD*1*1/100 = 420 USD

Margin requirements for indices can increase or decrease whilst the asset price fluctuates.

Shortly afterwards, the index grows to 1695 and the trader decides to fix profit, which is calculated with the help of the following formula:

Number of minimal price changes * Tick Price* Trade volume

As a result, the profit will be: 150*$2.5*1=$375, where 150 is the difference shown in points between opening and closing prices, i.e. (opening price – closing price)/0,1 (Tick size) = (1695,0-1680,0)/0,1=15,0/0,1=150.

Oil is a tradable commodity and is widely used for production of motor fuel, dissolvent, and as an upstream material for chemical industry.

Over 100,000 contracts are concluded on commodity markets daily, which makes oil one of the most liquid and widely traded assets. Oil is perfect for both speculators, who make profit on fluctuation of the asset's price, and investors, who want to hedge against the deterioration in pricing environment on the energy market.

MAYZUS Investment Company offers trading with two different oil grades – US Crude Oil and Brent.

Symbol Instrument Contract Size Margin % Currency % Tick Size Tick Price Swap value in margin currency per 1 lot Trading Hours
swap Long swap Short
USCrude Spot US crude 100 Barrels 2 USD 0.001 0.1 USD -2 -1 01:00-24:00
UKBrent Spot UK Brent 100 Barrels 2 USD 0.001 0.1 USD -1 -2 03:00-24:00

Minimum trade size – 0.1 lot
Commissions: NO

Key factors that affect oil's price:

Ratio between supply and demand

USA, Japan and China are major consumers of oil. Economy's slowdown leads to decrease of oil consumption in these countries, and negatively affects oil prices. Traders check the following economic factors: GDP, industrial manufacturing, consumer income and spending, retail sales, car sales etc.

Oil price is also affected by the supply provided by the key exporters, such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Iraq, Russia and OPEC countries. Any events that can affect volume of export can lead to serious oil price fluctuations. Natural disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, OPEC countries' decisions or “shale revolution” can be considered as one of these events.

Seasonal and weather factors

Demand for oil and its derivatives also depends on seasonal factor. In summer (vacations season in the US) the demand for oil significantly increases, and Middle East consumes a lot of oil for power generation and air conditioning.

Very cold weather in winter can also lead to the increase in oil consumption in order to warm up houses, and it can affect oil price.

Oil and oil derivatives' inventories

US Crude Oil reacts to the publications about oil inventories provided by the US EIA (Energy Information Agency). This data defines increase/decrease of oil inventories stored by American companies. A report about these reserves is published every Wednesday, and can be found on our website at https://mayzus.com/economic-calendar.html

Example of profit and margin calculation

A trader decides to gain profit on the biggest and the most liquid market: the oil market. While studying details of fundamental analysis, s/he arrives at the conclusion that the demand for gas in the USA will increase with the beginning of the auto season. In the USA, the auto season starts at the end of May and ends in early September. This time period coincides with the outset of the holiday season, and it is characterized by the increased use of vehicles by US citizens. As a result, the high demand for gas will support high oil prices.

Based on the technical analysis conducted on 20th of May, the trader buys one lot of US Crude Oil with the price of $95 per barrel.

Margin requirements are defined by the following formula:

Market price*Contract Size*Trade Volume*Margin size

So, margin for 1 lot of US Crude Oil is 95*100*1*2/100 = 190 USD

Margin requirements for Oil can increase or decrease whilst the asset price fluctuates.

In the middle of June, the forecast and the trader's expectations come true. The oil price goes up and reaches $100 per barrel, and the trader decides to fix profit, which is calculated with the help of the following formula:

(Close Price – Open Price)*Tick Price/Tick Size*Trade Volume

As a result, the profit will be (100 – 95)*0.1/0.001*1= 500 USD

Symbol 1 Lot Size 2 Digits 3 Min spread 4 Av.Spread 4 Limit Stop 5 Swap Long 6 Swap Short 7
Major currency pairs
EURUSD €100,000.00 5 0.7 0.9 0 -0.25 -0.35
GBPUSD £100,000.00 5 0.8 1.1 0 -0.19 -0.49
USDCHF $100,000.00 5 0.8 1.1 0 -0.14 -0.28
USDJPY $100,000.00 3 0.8 1 0 -0.19 -0.35
AUDUSD AU$100,000.00 5 0.8 1.1 0 0.36 -1
USDCAD $100,000.00 5 0.8 1.1 0 -0.5 -0.02
NZDUSD NZ$100,000.00 5 0.8 1.5 0 0.28 -0.93
Major currency cross pairs
EURGBP €100,000.00 5 1.2 1.5 0 -0.26 -0.15
EURCHF €100,000.00 5 1.3 1.9 0 -0.1 -0.45
EURJPY €100,000.00 3 1.2 1.5 0 -0.1 -0.51
GBPJPY £100,000.00 3 1.2 1.9 0 -0.12 -0.59
GBPCAD £100,000.00 5 1.6 3.2 0 -0.8 -0.2
CHFJPY Fr.100,000.00 3 1.6 2.6 0 -0.26 -0.25
CADCHF CA$100,000.00 5 1.2 2.4 0 0.05 -0.44
CADJPY CA$100,000.00 3 1.6 2.4 0 0.02 -0.47
AUDJPY AU$100,000.00 3 1.4 2 0 0.39 -1.09
NZDCAD NZ$100,000.00 5 2.5 4.2 0 0.07 -0.78
EURCAD €100,000.00 5 2.2 3.1 0 -0.68 -0.05
EURAUD €100,000.00 5 2.2 3.2 0 -1.56 0.56
EURNZD €100,000.00 5 2.8 5.4 0 -1.72 0.58
GBPCHF £100,000.00 5 2 3.1 0 -0.18 -0.62
GBPAUD £100,000.00 5 3.8 5.2 0 -1.81 0.51
GBPNZD £100,000.00 5 3.1 8.4 0 -2.2 0.3
AUDCHF AU$100,000.00 5 2.2 3.6 0 0.31 -0.88
NZDCHF NZ$100,000.00 5 2.6 4.7 0 0.28 -0.81
NZDJPY NZ$100,000.00 3 2.2 3.5 0 0.31 -1.02
AUDCAD AU$100,000.00 5 2.6 3.6 0 0.14 -0.78
AUDNZD AU$100,000.00 5 2.2 4 0 -0.28 -0.31
NOKSEK Nkr100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -0.1 -0.7
Minor currency cross pairs
USDHKD $100,000.00 5 1.5 2.7 0 -1.8 -2.5
USDSGD $100,000.00 5 1.2 2.1 0 -0.6 -0.6
USDRUB $100,000.00 5 7.5 11 0 -110 40
EURRUB €100,000.00 5 0 0 0 -160 50
USDCNH $100,000.00 4 0 0 0 -0.32 -0.02
USDHUF $100,000.00 3 3.2 15 0 -2.5 0.2
USDPLN $100,000.00 5 2 15 0 -3 0.6
EURSEK €100,000.00 5 1.6 26 0 -4.5 -0.27
EURDKK €100,000.00 5 1.6 3.4 0 -1.35 -2.03
EURMXN €100,000.00 5 0 0 500 -20 3
GBPHUF £100,000.00 3 0 0 200 -2.8 0.2
GBPMXN £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -20 2.5
EURHUF €100,000.00 3 1.6 18 0 -2.85 0.45
USDNOK $100,000.00 5 4.6 26 0 -4 0.5
USDDKK $100,000.00 5 3 6.4 0 -1.5 -1.4
EURNOK €100,000.00 5 2.8 22.5 0 -5 0.6
EURCZK €100,000.00 4 2.8 10.5 0 -0.48 -0.85
EURTRY €100,000.00 5 2.8 6 0 -14 5
GBPPLN £100,000.00 5 5 30 0 -4.5 0.8
EURHKD €100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -2.36 -2.83
EURSGD €100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -0.9 -0.9
EURZAR €100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -29.5 11
GBPSGD £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -0.9 -1.1
GBPZAR £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -35 10
GBPCZK £100,000.00 4 0 0 200 -0.31 -1.46
GBPDKK £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -0.76 -3.1
USDCZK $100,000.00 4 4.1 11 0 -0.4 -0.7
USDSEK $100,000.00 5 7.3 25 0 -2.65 -0.4
USDZAR $100,000.00 5 1.5 4.2 0 -21.1 7.5
USDMXN $100,000.00 5 24 50 0 -14 3
GBPHKD £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -1.46 -4.83
GBPNOK £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -6.5 0.02
EURPLN €100,000.00 5 3 21 0 -4 1.4
NZDSGD NZ$100,000.00 5 1.2 3.7 0 0.05 -1.28
GBPSEK £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -3.5 -1.6
GBPTRY £100,000.00 5 0 0 200 -16 1.5
USDTRY $100,000.00 5 4 9 0 -9.9 3.5
Commodities
XAUUSD 100.00 2 2 3.3 0 -0.4 -0.4
XAGUSD 5,000.00 3 1.5 2.4 0 -0.17 -0.1

1 Currency pair
2 The contract size (1 lot)
3 Number of digits after the decimal point
4 The bid/offer spread (also known as bid/ask or buy/sell spread) for securities (such as stock, futures contracts, options, or currency pairs) is the difference between the price quoted by a market maker for an immediate sale (bid) and an immediate purchase (ask). The size of the bid-offer spread in a given commodity is the measure of the liquidity of the market and the size of the transaction cost.
5 Minimum distance from the current price expressed in pips to set pending orders for Stop and Limits. Limit & Stop Level refers to the price range in points from the current market price within which setting Stop Loss, Take Profit, or pending orders are not allowed. When setting orders within this range, the server will signalize an Invalid Stops message, without accepting the order.
6 Swap Long. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.
7 Swap Short. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.

* Currency Market quoting from 00:00:01 Monday to 23:59:59 Friday (Trading terminal time).

* During the period from 00:00:00 Saturday to 23:59:59 Sunday (Trading terminal time) the market is closed.

* Trading can be stopped for 6 minutes every working day from 23:59 to 00:05 (Terminal time) due to Roll Over.

* Metals Market quoting from 01:00:01 to 23:59:59 Monday to Friday (Trading terminal time).

Main advantages of indices:

  1. High liquidity, which means that investments can convert into real cash in no time
  2. Mitigation of risks
  3. World indices are sensitive to the publication of the economic news, which makes trading with indices perfect for speculators, as volatility and high liquidity are key factors they are interested in.
  4. Low margin requirements – only 1%-1.5% of a nominal value of contract
  5. Hedging of the market risks

Trading conditions:
Minimum trade size – 1 lot
Trade size increment – 1
Locked Margin 50%
Commissions: 3 USD per 1 lot
Trading indices is available on REALForex and STP accounts.

Symbol Instrument Nominal Value of the contract Currency Margin % Tick Size Tick Price Swap value in margin currency per 1 lot Trading Hours
Swap Long Swap Short
SPX S&P500 index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*25 USD USD 1.0 0.1 2.5 USD -0.4 -0.2 01:00-23:00
YM DJIA index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*1 USD USD 1.0 1 1.0 USD -0.8 -0.2 01:00-23:00
NQ NASDAQ100 index of the American stock exchange Index contract level*10 USD USD 1.0 0.1 1.0 USD -0.3 -0.2 01:00-23:00
FTSE FTSE100 index of the British stock exchange Index contract level*1 GBP GBP 1.5 0.1 0.1 GBP -0.4 -0.2 03:00- 23:00
FDAX DAX30 index of the German stock exchange Index contract level*2.6 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.25 EUR -0.6 -0.2 09:00- 23:00
CAC CAC40 index of the French stock exchange Index contract level*1 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.1 EUR -0.3 -0.1 09:00- 23:00
SX5E EUROSTOXX50 index Index contract level*1 EUR EUR 1.0 0.1 0.1 EUR -0.2 -0.1 09:00- 23:00
NKY NIKKEI225 index of the Japanese stock exchange Index contract level*100 JPY JPY 1.0 1 100 JPY -70 -10 01:00-23:00
ASX200 The ASX200 index of the Australian stock exchange Index contract level*1 AUD AUD 2.0 0.1 0.1 AUD -0.8 -0.2 00:50 - 23:00

Example of profit and margin calculation

A trader decides that the American stock market will grow. S/he chooses the S&P500 index as his/her trading instrument. This index consists of 500 stocks of highly capitalized companies.

The trader buys 1 lot of S&P500 index at 1680 points. Margin requirements are defined by the following formula:

Nominal Value of the contract * Lot size * Margin size

So, margin for 1 lot of S&P500 is: 1680*25 USD*1*1/100 = 420 USD

Margin requirements for indices can increase or decrease whilst the asset price fluctuates.

Shortly afterwards, the index grows to 1695 and the trader decides to fix profit, which is calculated with the help of the following formula:

Number of minimal price changes * Tick Price* Trade volume

As a result, the profit will be: 150*$2.5*1=$375, where 150 is the difference shown in points between opening and closing prices, i.e. (opening price – closing price)/0,1 (Tick size) = (1695,0-1680,0)/0,1=15,0/0,1=150.

Oil is a tradable commodity and is widely used for production of motor fuel, dissolvent, and as an upstream material for chemical industry.

Over 100,000 contracts are concluded on commodity markets daily, which makes oil one of the most liquid and widely traded assets. Oil is perfect for both speculators, who make profit on fluctuation of the asset's price, and investors, who want to hedge against the deterioration in pricing environment on the energy market.

MAYZUS Investment Company offers trading with two different oil grades – US Crude Oil and Brent.

Symbol Instrument Contract Size Margin % Currency % Tick Size Tick Price Swap value in margin currency per 1 lot Trading Hours
swap Long swap Short
USCrude Spot US crude 100 Barrels 2 USD 0.001 0.1 USD -2 -1 01:00-24:00
UKBrent Spot UK Brent 100 Barrels 2 USD 0.001 0.1 USD -1 -2 03:00-24:00

Minimum trade size – 0.1 lot
Commissions: NO

Key factors that affect oil's price:

Ratio between supply and demand

USA, Japan and China are major consumers of oil. Economy's slowdown leads to decrease of oil consumption in these countries, and negatively affects oil prices. Traders check the following economic factors: GDP, industrial manufacturing, consumer income and spending, retail sales, car sales etc.

Oil price is also affected by the supply provided by the key exporters, such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Iraq, Russia and OPEC countries. Any events that can affect volume of export can lead to serious oil price fluctuations. Natural disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, OPEC countries' decisions or “shale revolution” can be considered as one of these events.

Seasonal and weather factors

Demand for oil and its derivatives also depends on seasonal factor. In summer (vacations season in the US) the demand for oil significantly increases, and Middle East consumes a lot of oil for power generation and air conditioning.

Very cold weather in winter can also lead to the increase in oil consumption in order to warm up houses, and it can affect oil price.

Oil and oil derivatives' inventories

US Crude Oil reacts to the publications about oil inventories provided by the US EIA (Energy Information Agency). This data defines increase/decrease of oil inventories stored by American companies. A report about these reserves is published every Wednesday, and can be found on our website at https://mayzus.com/economic-calendar.html

Example of profit and margin calculation

A trader decides to gain profit on the biggest and the most liquid market: the oil market. While studying details of fundamental analysis, s/he arrives at the conclusion that the demand for gas in the USA will increase with the beginning of the auto season. In the USA, the auto season starts at the end of May and ends in early September. This time period coincides with the outset of the holiday season, and it is characterized by the increased use of vehicles by US citizens. As a result, the high demand for gas will support high oil prices.

Based on the technical analysis conducted on 20th of May, the trader buys one lot of US Crude Oil with the price of $95 per barrel.

Margin requirements are defined by the following formula:

Market price*Contract Size*Trade Volume*Margin size

So, margin for 1 lot of US Crude Oil is 95*100*1*2/100 = 190 USD

Margin requirements for Oil can increase or decrease whilst the asset price fluctuates.

In the middle of June, the forecast and the trader's expectations come true. The oil price goes up and reaches $100 per barrel, and the trader decides to fix profit, which is calculated with the help of the following formula:

(Close Price – Open Price)*Tick Price/Tick Size*Trade Volume

As a result, the profit will be (100 – 95)*0.1/0.001*1= 500 USD

Symbol 1 Lot Size 2 Digits 3 Swap Long 4 Swap Short 5
Major currency pairs
EURUSD 100000 5 0.0000108 -0.0000099
GBPUSD 100000 5 0.0000032 -0.0000300
USDJPY 100000 3 0.0003200 -0.0010000
USDCHF 100000 5 -0.0000001 -0.0000100
USDCAD 100000 5 0.00004200 0.00000600
AUDUSD 100000 5 -0.0000239 -0.0000787
NZDUSD 100000 5 -0.0000212 -0.0000649
Major currency cross pairs
EURGBP 100000 5 0.0000140 0.0000006
EURCHF 100000 5 -0.0000001 -0.0000069
EURJPY 100000 3 0.0006300 -0.0011200
EURCAD 100000 5 0.0000533 0.0000093
EURAUD 100000 5 0.0001034 0.0000348
EURNZD 100000 5 0.0001309 0.0000428
GBPCHF 100000 5 -0.0000042 -0.0000290
GBPJPY 100000 3 -0.000330 -0.0028600
GBPCAD 100000 5 0.0000429 0.00000540
GBPAUD 100000 5 0.0001067 0.00003360
GBPNZD 100000 5 0.0001320 0.00004240
CHFJPY 100000 3 0.0007714 -0.0002800
CADCHF 100000 5 -0.0000060 -0.0000364
AUDCHF 100000 5 -0.0000196 -0.0000750
NZDCHF 100000 5 -0.0000208 -0.0000605
CADJPY 100000 3 -0.0008000 -0.0037700
AUDJPY 100000 3 -0.0023200 -0.0077050
NZDJPY 100000 3 -0.0021600 -0.0067100
AUDCAD 100000 5 -0.0000140 -0.0000589
NZDCAD 100000 5 -0.0000099 -0.0000504
AUDNZD 100000 5 0.00000140 -0.0000440
Minor currency cross pairs
EURNOK 100000 5 0.0004200 0.0001172
EURSEK 100000 5 0.0003354 0.0000392
USDDKK 100000 5 -0.000005 -0.0000585
USDNOK 100000 5 0.0003108 0.0000400
USDSEK 100000 5 0.000247 0.0000254
Commodities
XAGUSD 5000 5 -0.000238 0.0014875
XAUUSD 100 3 -0.016375 0.081875

1 Currency pair
2 The contract size (1 lot)
3 Number of digits after the decimal point
4 Swap Long. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.
5 Swap Short. On Wednesday (midnight from Wednesday to Thursday) triple swap is charged for the weekend rollover.

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