An order to buy or sell currency at a certain limit is called Limit Order. When you buy, your order is carried out when the market reached down your limit order price. When you sell, your order is carried out when the market reaches up your limit order price. You can use it to buy currency below the market price or sell currency above the market price. There is no decrease with limit orders.
The second one is Market Order. It is an order to buy or sell at the running market price. Market orders should be used very carefully as in fast-changing markets there is sometimes a disparity between the price when the market order is given and the actual price of the deal. This occurs because of market decrease. It can lead to a loss or gain of several pips. Market orders can be used to enter or exit a trade.
One Cancels the Other (OCO)
One Cancels the Other (OCO) order is used in case if one simultaneously places a limit order and a stop-loss order. If either order is carried out the other is abrogated which lets the broker to make a deal without supervising the market. Once the market reaches up the level of the limit order, the currency is sold at a profit but when he market falls, the stop-loss order is used.
The last one is Stop Order, which is an order to buy above the market or to sell below the market. It is usually used as a stop-loss order to diminish losses if the market behaves opposite to what the broker supposed. A stop-loss order lets sell the currency if the market goes below the point appointed by the broker. In forex market there are four various types of stop orders.
1. Chart Stop order
Chart Stop order is a technical analysis that lets elaborate many possible stops caused by the price charts' action or by different technical indicator signs. The swing high/low point is often used as an example of a chart stop is like. In the figure, a broker with our suppositional $10,000 account dealing with the chart stop can sell one mini lot at the risk of 150 points, or approximately 1.5% of the account.
2. Volatility Stop order
Another type of the chart stop is Volatility Stop order; it uses volatility instead of price action to fix risk parameters. The sense of it is that when prices strongly fluctuate, the broker has to adapt to the current conditions and let the position more space for risk to avoid being stopped out by intra-market noise, so it is a situation of high inconstancy. On the contrary, can be a situation of a low inconstancy, in which risk parameters would need to decrease.
The volatility stop also lets the broker use a scale-in approach to get a better "blended" price and a faster breakeven point in this following Figure. The joint risk position exposure should not be more than 2% of the account. Therefore, it is extremely important that the broker use smaller lots to size his or her joint risk in the trade.
3. Equity Stop order
Equity Stop order is definitely the easiest of the four stops orders. The risk is only with the predetermined amount of one's account on a single trade. On a suppositional $10,000 trading account, a broker risks $300, which is approximately about 300 points, on one mini lot (10,000 units) of EUR/USD, or only 30 points on any dealt. Sometimes brave traders choose to use 5% equity stops. However, it is important to realize that this sum is the upper limit of reasonable money management, as ten consecutive wrong trades would decrease the account by 50%. However, the equity stop order puts an arbitrary exit point on a trader's position - and this is it is only but a great weak point. The trade is sometimes abolished to meet the trader's internal risk controls and not because of a logical response to the price operation of the marketplace.
4. Margin Stop order
Finally, Margin Stop order can serve as an effective method in forex market, if the broker uses it prudently though it is used less than other money management strategies. forex markets function uninterruptedly that is why forex players can wind up their customer positions immediately when they trigger a margin call. That is why forex customers are seldom in danger of generating a negative balance in their account as computers are supposed to close out all positions.
According to this strategy, the trader should divide the money into ten identical parts. Therefore, if the capital were $10,000 the broker would open the account with a forex dealer but only send $1,000 instead of $10,000 and leave $9,000 in the bank. Many forex market traders offer 100:1 leverage, so a $1,000 deposit would give the trader the opportunity to take control of one standard 100,000-unit lot. $1,000 is the minimum that the dealer requires and even a 1-point move against the trader would cause a margin call.
Sometimes the trader decides to trade a 50,000-unit lot position which lets him or her to get about 100 points. Just to compare, on a 50,000 lot the dealer needs a $500 margin, so $1,000 - 100-point loss multiplied on a 50,000 lot is $500. Never mind of how much leverage the trader assumed if he's ready to risk or not, this would stop the dealer from blowing up his or her account in just one trade and would let the dealer to take many fluctuations at a supposedly beneficial trap worrying of setting manual stops. This advice may be useful for the dealers who are used to risking a lot but also getting a lot.