The possibility of making profit is inextricably interwoven with the risk of losses. Initiation of transactions with non-deliverable OTC financial instruments has a high degree of risk and can lead to losses up to the whole loss of deposited margin. Risks warning


Beginning clients in the OTC market are often interested in what is a scalping on Forex? The term refers to a Investment strategy in which a client seeks to profit from holding a position in a short period – from several minutes to several seconds. After the position has become profitable, the scalper closes the deal. To use the method, you need a large input account and the ability to quickly do mathematical calculations.

There are 2 types of scalping applications:

  • Pure – when a client adheres only to this Investment strategy;
  • Mixed (variational) – the scalper applies other strategies. In this case, the client has already opened long-term positions, but when new opportunities appear, he opens short-term transactions.

The advantages of the Investment strategy include the frequency of movements in the market – it is much easier to catch small price fluctuations than fluctuations in a wide range.

The disadvantages of the method include:

  • Great demands on platforms – any delay is fraught with losses, so the connection should be high-quality and ping fast;
  • A small profit from the transaction, from 5 to 10 points – therefore, it is necessary to perform a large number of operations during the day. Using leverage increases profit, but also increases risks.
  • Psychological moments – concentration and speed of reaction are required.

Thus, Forex scalping is best tried with a demo account to test your skills, reaction speed and ability to analyze the situation.