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  • What is Depth of Market and How Does It Work?

    Author: Victor Gryazin


    What is DOM?

    DOM (Depth of Market, a.k.a. Level 2, Order Book) is a list of current orders to sell and buy a certain trading instrument, presented as a handy table. It demonstrates prices that market players offer at the moment. DOM shows the actual balance of sellers and buyers and thus serves a handy instrument for traders and investors.

    Stock market, in essence, is an auction in which sellers and buyers participate. For example, you want to buy 10 stocks at a price you set yourself. Your order gets into DOM, and if your price is close to the current market price, a seller will appear quite soon. However, if there are people in the market who want to buy the stocks at a higher price, you will need to wait until their orders are executed.

    What does DOM look like?

    Classic DOM is divided into two columns: in the left one prices and volumes of buyers (the number of lots) are presented; in the right one there are prices and volumes of sellers. The difference between the nearest orders to buy and sell is the current spread.

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    The look of DOM depends on the trading terminal you use but general parameters are the same. Normally, orders to sell are at the top and orders to buy are at the bottom. DOM cannot accommodate for all orders placed by buyers and sellers real-time online. Hence, it shows online those orders that are the closest to the current market price.

    They are what form the so-called DOM. For example, if DOM is 20*20, the table consists of 20 nearest buy prices and 20 nearest sell prices. This is quite a wide-spread look of DOM that brokers use. However, you can customize it in the trading terminal settings.

    Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

    Sincerely,
    RoboForex team

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    • RoboForex: upcoming changes to the trading schedule in view of Thanksgiving holiday in the US

      We are informing you that due to the Thanksgiving national holiday in the US, there will be some changes to the trading schedule*.

      MetaTrader 4 / MetaTrader 5 platforms

      Schedule for trading on CFDs on oil (WTI, Brent), Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD), CFDs on US indices (US500Cash, US30Cash, USTECHCash), and Japanese index JP225Cash
      • 25 November 2021 – trading stops at 7:40 PM, server time.
      • 26 November 2021 – trading stops at 8:00 PM, server time.

      Schedule for trading on CFDs on US stocks
      • 25 November 2021 – no trading.
      • 26 November 2021 – trading stops at 8:00 PM, server time.
      R StocksTrader platform

      Schedule for trading on US stocks, CFDs on US stocks, US indices, and ETFs
      • 25 November 2021 – no trading.
      • 26 November 2021 – trading stops at 8:00 PM, server time.

      Schedule for trading on Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD) and CFDs on Crude Oil (BRENT.oil, WTI.oil)
      • 25 November 2021 – trading stops at 7:40 PM, server time.
      • 26 November 2021 – trading stops at 8:00 PM, server time.
      cTrader platform

      Schedule for trading CFDs on Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD)
      • 25 November 2021 – trading stops at 7:40 PM, server time.
      • 26 November 2021 – trading stops at 8:00 PM, server time.
      Please take note of the above trading schedule changes when planning your trading activity.

      * - This schedule is for informational purposes only, and may be subject to further change.

      Sincerely,
      RoboForex team

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      • Merger and Acquisition: What Are the Types and How Shares React?

        Author: Maks Artemov


        No doubt, each investor is interested what happens to the company they put their money in after it goes through a merger or acquisition. What to do, especially with the shares in your portfolio? Most importantly, what profit one will receive after such business events? This article attempts at answering these questions and giving some options of behavior in the case of merger or acquisition.

        Company M&A

        Merger is a process in which two or more companies take some economic actions to enlarge or expand their business. The abbreviation M&A stands for Mergers and Acquisitions. After the merger, a larger company appears in the market. The aim of the process is to make business more efficient, increase production powers, take over new markets, and create a full or partial monopoly.

        Types of mergers

        There are two main types of M&A:
        • Friendly M&A happen when two companies agree on mutually profitable conditions and act by the agreement.
        • Hostile M&A happen when the management of the acquired company does not agree with the unprofitable conditions of the merger but usually has no choice. A hostile merger becomes possible when the acquiring company owns over 30% of the company that is acquired. If the former holds the control package of stocks (over 50%), the latter has no chances to oppose the merger.
        The influence of M&A on the quotations

        Firstly, let us get to know what happens to the shares of merging companies. In most cases, the quotations of the acquired company grow. The reason is a profitable share exchange offer and other bonuses for investors and shareholders.

        Normally, the shares of the acquiring company can drop. The reason is increased expenses at the start. After a successful merger and successful reshuffling, the shares recover and start growing.

        In certain cases, it so happens that the shares of the companies on both sides start falling after the merger is announced. Usually this happens when investors do not think that the merger is reasonable and see no perspectives.

        The opposite can also happen: the shares of both companies grow. This happens when the merger looks promising for all and investors see no bad sides of it.

        Bottom line

        M&A is a market trade that has both good and bad sides. To make the best of it you need to study and understand all the processes. A good way to do it is to study identical agreements in other companies. This does not guarantee you success yet might give an idea of what will happen and what are the stumbling rocks.

        M&A is a complicated process that can take a long time, so be patient and try to avoid emotional decisions.

        Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

        Sincerely,
        RoboForex team

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        • RoboForex: ticker changes following Facebook's company rebranding

          Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) announced the change of its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Meta” for short), as part of its company rebranding.

          If you have open positions in FB or you plan to open positions, please take into consideration the changes that will take effect prior to the trading session start on 1 December 2021.

          How will this change affect positions and orders?

          Accounts on MetaTrader 4 / MetaTrader 5
          • The ticker of all open positions in CFDs on Facebook's shares will change from FB to MVRS as of 11:00 PM server time on 30 November 2021, prior to the trading session start on 1 December 2021.
          • The ticker of all open positions in Facebook's shares will change from FB.nq to MVRS.nq as of 11:00 PM server time on 30 November 2021, prior to the trading session start on 1 December 2021.

          Accounts on R StocksTrader
          • The ticker of all open positions in CFDs on Facebook's shares will change from FB to MVRS as of 11:00 PM server time on 30 November 2021, prior to the trading session start on 1 December 2021.
          • The ticker of all open positions in Facebook's shares will change from FB.nq to MVRS.nq as of 11:00 PM server time on 30 November 2021, prior to the trading session start on 1 December 2021.
          Pay attention to Expert Advisors (EA)

          If you are using Expert Advisors (EA), check their settings to make sure they are operating correctly after the ticker changes.

          All other trading conditions remain the same. Please take the above ticker changes into consideration when planning your trading activity.

          Sincerely,
          RoboForex team

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          • RoboForex adds over 500 instruments to R StocksTrader, including fractional shares



            RoboForex updated R StocksTrader, which now offers over 500 new instruments for trading, including fractional shares and CFDs on shares of American, Brazilian, British, and European companies.

            Access to trading fractional shares will enable clients to acquire both full shares and "slices" of stocks that represent a partial share. For example, a client can buy 1.5 of an Amazon or Netflix share. Meanwhile, the minimum volume of shares to buy remains the same – 1 share.

            Why are fractional shares convenient?
            • Fractional shares cost less than full shares and that’s an excellent opportunity to invest in securities with less money.
            • Fractional shares enable clients to diversify their investment portfolios by acquiring fractional shares of a wider range of companies.

            Other updates to R StocksTrader:
            • New CFDs on American, Brazilian, and European stocks, including such popular instruments as Lucid Group Inc (LCID), Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN), Udemy Inc. (UDMY), and others.
            • 8 additional languages: Danish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Rumanian, Finnish, French, and Swedish.
            • Improved mobile application: enhanced security, direct access to deposit/withdrawal of funds, and the registration of trading accounts.
            Apart from new assets R StocksTrader offers over 12,000 trading instruments for investing, including more than 3,000 real stocks, such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Tesla

            We’re always striving to provide quality services and add new instruments and update the platform functionality. Due to this, the commission for trading Stocks and CFDs on stocks has been pushed to competitive levels. Updated commission conditions can be viewed on the "R StocksTrader" page.
            Start trading fractional shares and other popular instruments on

            R StocksTrader today!


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            Learn more about trading Stocks >


            Sincerely,
            RoboForex team

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            • How to Use Personal Income and Personal Spending in For example

              Author: Victor Gryazin


              This overview is devoted to two macroeconomic indicators — Personal Income and Personal Spending —and their influence on the stock market.

              What is Personal Income

              Personal Income represents monthly changes in the income of physical persons. This indicator assesses in percent the changes of the aggregate income of people in the country over a reporting month compared to the previous month. For calculations, income from several sources is used:
              • Wage/salary
              • Bonuses
              • Income from owning real estate
              • Income from holding financial assets
              • Income from enterprises
              • Subsidies and social payments
              • Insurance, pension, etc.
              In the USA, Personal Income is calculated and published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), alongside Personal Spending.

              Monthly changes of personal income is one of the key macroeconomic indicators that the BEA uses for assessing business activity in the country. Personal Income changes are published monthly in the Economic Calendar.

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              What is Personal Spending

              Personal Spending demonstrates monthly changes in expenses of physical persons. It assesses in percent how aggregate expenses of people in the country have changed over the reporting month compared to the previous one. This includes all main expenses of the population:
              • Spending on services
              • Spending on durable and not goods
              • Spending on banking transactions, commission fees, etc.
              This indicator is also calculated monthly and published by the BEA alongside Personal Income. Consumer expenses are part of the GDP, hence, PS helps forecast its growth. Also, it is one of inflation growth indicators. Changing Personal Spending us published monthly in the Economic Calendar.

              Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

              Sincerely,
              RoboForex team

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