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Questions to Ask a Broker

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Broker, trading tips, apiary fund review, beginner trader, currency market, banks

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Previously, we looked at some things to look into for choosing a broker and if you need a broker when it comes to trading FOREX. Here, we'll look into some of the questions you should ask your broker before you start with them. Knowing key details about your broker will affect your trading and profits. You can review Apiary Fund’s “creating a trading business” practices that go along with choosing a broker in their 13th education course. This can further help the profits and how to take in your profits from your broker. So, when picking a broker to trade with, ask these questions:

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Do You Need a Forex Broker?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Broker, trading forex, trading tips, apiary fund review, learn to trade

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An extremely popular, and usually first, question individuals ask when they’re looking at getting into trading is, “What broker should I use?” or even “Do I need a broker to trade?” Short answer, at least with FOREX. is no. You don’t need a broker to trade currencies. The longer answer is yes, though. FOREX trading is really just saying “I want to make my Canadian Loonies into Japanese Yen, then to U.S. Dollars, then back to Loonies and hopefully, I will make money in that process.” Banks and international airports usually have a teller where you can walk in and do this. For that, no brokers to worry about. Instead, you just have outrageous conversion fees. If you’re looking to get into trading as a professional and not just add a cool-looking 100 yen bill to a shadow box at home, you need a broker to trade through like Apiary Fund. Review these tips before making a decision.

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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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