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Participating Forward

A participating forward is a Hybrid FX Forward and Option instrument. The amount you want to protect — or hedge — is split into two parts. One part works like a standard forward contract. In other words, you enter a legal obligation to exchange a specified amount of foreign currency on a certain date at a specified rate.

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Initial Margin

Initial margin is the amount you have to pay a broker to open a trade on the forex market. It’s worked out as a percentage of the total value of your trade.

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Theta

Theta (Θ) is one of the so-called Greeks. These are numerical indicators that traders use to measure the risks of a particular options trade. Theta represents time-sensitivity, or time-decay.

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