How to open an FBS account?
Click the ‘Open account’ button on our website and proceed to the Personal Area. Before you can start trading, pass a profile verification. Confirm your email and phone number, get your ID verified. This procedure guarantees the safety of your funds and identity. Once you are done with all the checks, go to the preferred trading platform, and start trading.
How to start trading?
If you are 18+ years old, you can join FBS and begin your FX journey. To trade, you need a brokerage account and sufficient knowledge on how assets behave in the financial markets. Start with studying the basics with our free educational materials and creating an FBS account. You may want to test the environment with virtual money with a Demo account. Once you are ready, enter the real market and trade to succeed.
How to withdraw the money you earned with FBS?
The procedure is very straightforward. Go to the Withdrawal page on the website or the Finances section of the FBS Personal Area and access Withdrawal. You can get the earned money via the same payment system that you used for depositing. In case you funded the account via various methods, withdraw your profit via the same methods in the ratio according to the deposited sums.
How to trade gaps
A gap is an empty space within a price chart between the two neighboring candlesticks.
Gaps occur when the following candlestick opens at a distance from the previous candlestick's closing price. This may happen if the market’s view of the price rapidly changes and there’s a sudden influx of buy/sell orders. At some point, the price which was at the closing of a candlestick is no more interesting for traders, and the new price of the following candlestick better represents the value of an asset (a currency pair).
In Japanese technical analysis, gaps are referred to as “windows.”
Here are the main types of gaps:
1. Breakaway gaps
Breakaway gaps occur at the end of a price pattern and signal the beginning of a new trend. Such gaps appear when the price is testing a level on the chart – support, resistance, trend line, trend channel etc. The price suddenly gaps through the tested level and then starts a new trend in the direction of the breakout. It’s easy to spot breakaway gaps on the chart. Their other advantage is that by spotting ing such a gap a trader can join a new trend at the earliest stage.
Here is the example of the breakaway gap on the chart of Tesla. That jump was caused by the news that S&P Dow Jones Indices would add Tesla to the S&P 500.
Tip: breakaway gaps often occur after important news or economic releases.
2. Continuation gaps
Continuation gaps happen in the middle of a price pattern and signal a rush of buyers or sellers who think that the price will continue going in the same direction. In other words, if you see a bullish gap during an uptrend, then you have a bullish continuation gap in the price chart. If a trend is bearish and a bearish gap is formed, it’s bearish continuation gap.
You can observe the example of the continuation gap in the chart of Alibaba below.
3. Exhaustion gaps
Exhaustion gaps take place near the end of a price pattern and signal a final attempt to hit new highs or lows. During this time, the last portion of market players joins the trend, and there will be no one to support this trend after that. As a result, an exhaustion gap is followed by a reversal in price action. It’s possible to take an exhaustion gap for a continuation one. To make the right distinction between these two types of gaps, have a look at the size of candlesticks: if a currency pair is very volatile, candlesticks on the chart are big, and the price made several jerking moves, it might be an exhaustion gap.
On the chart of Facebook, you can notice the exhaustion gap. After the last jump, there was no one to support the continuation of an uptrend, and the stock reversed down.
Besides the types of gaps mentioned above, it’s also possible to see common gaps. By this term, we mean gaps that can’t be placed in a price pattern and simply represent an area where the price has gapped.
A specific type of gaps take place after weekends. As you know, the Forex market is not very active on Saturday and Sunday, so the main currency trading ends on Friday and starts on Sunday night with the beginning of the Asia-Pacific trading session. Yet, important events may happen during the time the market is standing still. The news may include a great number of things, from political announcements and interviews to natural disasters. As a result, a great number of trading orders are accumulated before the opening of the market. These orders are not met with counter orders. As there’s no demand/supply, market players have to open positions for the prices that are higher/lower than the prices seen on Friday evening. You can easily spot weekly gaps on M1-H4 timeframes. Sometimes, when there really is some big news during the weekend, an opening gap can be very wide.
2022-10-10 • Updated
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