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$500 Prize Pool Competition!

Are you ready?
Hey everyone!We are excited to offer our largest guaranteed payout for any of our competitions to date! $500 in total prize pool with awards going to the top traders! Entry is only $1 so be sure to deposit and register if you are new or play in a free to enter competition to win your entry fee.Every user you help bring on board to ZeroSum helps us offer l...

The Forex Landscape — Banks, Brokers and You

We are trying to help the average retail trader learn a little bit more about the inner workings of the FX ecosystem. Fair warning there is a lot of detail I have left out for the purpose of not overwhelming the reader.Our past article talked about some of the risks you as a retail trader expose yourself to when trading Forex. Given these risks,...
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Being an Electronic FX Market Maker

It's not what you might think.
The SeatImagine what you think a trader’s day at a bank might look like. Chances are you are picturing someone screaming on the phone, bashing keyboards and popping champagne after a successful day making money. Scrap all of that (well, there is actually a lot of phone smashing going on). Modern portrayals of traders, and market maker’s at banks more spec...
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Five FX Disclosures You Need to Read

Don't let your broker fool you
Trading is risky. Obvious right? If you are coming from equities and looking at Forex as an alternative you are probably familiar with the pattern day trading rule set by FINRA.The rules adopt the term “pattern day trader,” which includes any margin customer that day trades (buys then sells or sells short then buys the same security on the same day) four ...
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Gold Trading and EFP

What you should know
Most people who trade gold trade it either through an ETF or futures and probably have never heard the term EFP (which stands for exchange for physical). I’m here to shed some light and tell you what you need to know and why it’s important.What exactly is EFP?EFP stands for exchange for physical, which in the context of the gold market means the diff...
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Five Basics in Forex Trading

New to forex trading? Read on for a quick introduction.FX is a Massive MarketThe FX market is large. Massively large by reported numbers, over $4 Trillion dollars traded each day. Sounds like a lot when compared to the notional turnover of any equity market. But it’s also deceptive since FX is almost always traded off of leverage that can range all the wa...
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