EURUSD is the ticker symbol for Euro vs United States Dollar. EURUSD is a Forex CFD. The EUR/USD currency pairing is a representation of the amount of US dollars (USD) that can be bought for every Euro (EUR).
The standard contract size for EURUSD is 100000 with max lots of 1000 tradeable in 0.01 lot increments.
The EURUSD pair is one of the most traded currency pairs in the world. As such, it is no surprise that there is a vast amount of information and strategies available for traders looking to profit from this popular pair. However, with so much information available, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this blog post, we will go over some basic EURUSD trading strategies that beginners can use to get started.
One important thing to keep in mind when trading any currency pair is how it is correlated with other pairs. The EURUSD pair is positively correlated with the GBPUSD pair and negatively correlated with the USDCHF pair. This means that when the EURUSD pair goes up, the GBPUSD pair will also tend to go up, while the USDCHF pair will tend to go down. Conversely, when the EURUSD pair goes down, the GBPUSD pair will also tend to go down while the USDCHF pair will tend to go up. These relationships can be used to formulate trading strategies. For example, if the EURUSD pair is going up but the GBPUSD pair is going down, a trader might short the GBPUSD pair while simultaneously long the EURUSD pair in order to capitalize on the expected move.
Another important concept for beginner traders to understand is trading levels. A level is simply a price at which there has been a significant amount of buying or selling activity and therefore where there is expected to be support or resistance. These levels can be used by traders to enter or exit trades. For example, if the EURUSDpair is approaching a major resistance level, a trader might short the pair at that level in expectation of a price decline.
Moving averages are another commonly used technical indicator that can be used to form trading strategies. A moving average is simply an average of prices over a certain period of time which is used to smooth out price action and help identify trends. There are three main types of moving averages which are widely used by traders: simple moving averages (SMAs), exponential moving averages (EMAs), and weighted moving averages (WMA). Simple moving averages give equal weight to all prices in the period being averaged, while exponential moving averages give more weight to recent prices. Weighted moving averages are similar to exponential moving averages but with even more weight given to recent prices. All three types of moving averages can be used to form trading strategies; however, which one you use will depend on your personal preferences and market conditions.
These are just some basic concepts and strategies that beginner traders can use when trading EURUSD. Of course, there are many other things that need to be taken into consideration such as risk management, position sizing, and execution; however, these are beyond the scope of this blog post. Hopefully, this has given you a better understanding of how to trade this popular currency pair and some ideas on what kinds of strategies you could use.
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The minimum trade size for EURUSD is 0.01
You analyze the EURUSD pair the same as any other market, by a combination of technical analysis, trend analysis, and any pertinent fundamental analysis or information that is available. You should think of the EUR as the "anti-USD", as if the USD is soft, it generally means that there is a strengthening EUR, and vice versa.
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One Forex point is normally = to 10 unit of base currency. For instance, one Forex point of EURUSD is = to 10 EUR.
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