Profit from Market Ups and Downs
AAG Markets enables you to take advantage of markets that are going up, as well as those that are going down.
Long vs. Short
If you want to buy Gold because you believe Gold is about to go up, your position will grow in value as the Gold price goes up. However, if Gold price drops, your position will lose value. AAG Markets allows you to open positions that will increase in value even if the asset you bought is going down in price. This is called “going short”, as opposed to buying, or “going long”.
Going Long / Buy
If Bitcoin market price is at $10,000 and you think that there is room to go up so you buy 10 BTC at $10,000. Your total position value is at $100,000.
Because AAG Markets offers leveraged trading cfd online, you will only be putting up a minimum of 0.5% of the position size, which is $500.
If your analysis is correct and BTC price goes up, you may decide to take your profits. Let’s say BTC price is at $11,000 when you decide to close your position.
To calculate your profit, you need to multiply the difference between the closing price and the opening price of your position by its size.
11,000 – 10,000 = 1,000, which you multiply by 10 because you bought 10 BTC to get a profit of $10,000 because you had a “long” position.
Going Short / Sell
If Bitcoin price is similarly at $10,000 and you expect the upcoming negative news about cryptocurrency regulation to impact the price of BTC, so you decide to sell BTC. Going “short” allows you to sell something you don’t own yet, and buy it back later at a lower price, therefore allowing you to earn profit cfd investment from the difference.
Bitcoin has a margin requirement of 0.5% (1:200 leverage) so you need to deposit $10,000×0.5%=$500 as margin collateral.
The announcement is a disappointing one, and the Bitcoin plummets to $8,000. You’re ready to secure your profit, so you buy back 10 BTC at $8,000
Because this is a short position, you deduct the buying ($7,354) from the selling price ($7,400) of your position to calculate profit, before multiplying by its size of 10 (because you bought 10 BTC).
10,000 – 8,000 = 2,000, which you multiply by 10 and get a profit of $20,000 because you had a “short position”.
Profit from market growth
Profit from market decline
To calculate the profit earned from a long/short trade, you multiply the size of your position by the difference in points between the price when you opened it, which is when you entered into the trade, and when you closed it, which is when you exited. With both long and short trades, profits will be be realized (added to your balance) once the position is closed.
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