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Margin and Free Margin: Using them to your leverage in trading

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 2:59:05 PM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Broker, Forex, Margin, leverage, free margin

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Margin and Free Margin are standard FOREX jargon you'll hear thrown around. But what do they mean and how do they effect you? Lets start with your leverage:

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Finding the Right Proprietary Trading Firm

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Tom Lund posted in Broker, Risk Management, Apiary Fund, Investing Skills

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Proprietary trading is not a new concept. In fact, it’s been around for decades, though the structures of today’s proprietary trading firms are as varied as the selection of cereal at your local grocery store.  Generally, proprietary trading firms, or prop shops, are focused on finding professional traders who can manage the firm’s assets.  While the structure provided by a proprietary trading group is great for the professional trader who knows how the industry works, there are some hidden pitfalls for the semi-pro or greenie trader choosing a firm to work with.  In this post from the Apiary Fund, I’d like to go over a few elements common to most prop shops, and show you how the Apiary Fund’s unique model compares.

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What are the Costs to Trading Forex?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2016 5:06:48 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading, Broker, Apiary Fund

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You've probably heard the term, "It takes money to make money." One of the first things you should look at when getting involed with the Forex markets are the costs. While there are many costs to trading forex, most costs are categorized in three ways:

Explicit Costs, Implicit Costs and Optional Costs



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What your Forex Broker Doesn’t Want You To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2016 6:09:00 PM / by Colton Chesnut posted in Broker, Apiary Fund, Forex

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When it comes to trading foreign currency, most investors have at least heard of the two main camps that most forex brokers fall into. There are Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs) and Market Makers. Let me begin by first introducing each of these.

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