Goods and/or services sold to other countries.Exporters are corporations to sell those products/services to other countries.
The assessment of news, outside influences, external events, political forces or data that can influence a country’s economy and have an effect on future price movement within the market.
An occurrence in the market when price skips from one point to another leaving a gap in price within the market. This occurs when the market closes on Friday and reopens Sunday. Any economic data or news that was released over the weekend and impacted that currency will show on the charts when the market opens back up. It’ll completely gap UP or gap DOWN.
Purchased goods and services from a foreign country.
Any money you gain from your trades that increase your accounts original capital.
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The reason why some traders choose not to hold their trades over the weekend is because there’s a possibility the market may not open at the price it closed, at 5pm EST Friday.
When that occurs and price is higher or lower than what it was when the market closed, it is referred to as a market gap. Price can gap up or gap down due to any economic data released during market close and the price has to reflect that when the market opens Sunday.
That can be anything from transactions still occurring, importing and exporting, news released, etc. Let’s say EUR/USD closed at 1.22400 on Friday and when the market opened Sunday, price was at 1.22140 creating a gap down. Major news that negatively impacted the Euro may have dropped or major positive news impacting the USD dropped during the weekend.
Some traders trade gaps by looking for profits from the fill of the gap. Keep in mind that price will fill these gaps but it does not have to happen within that hour, day, or week.
In the illustration below, you can see price gaped down from where it closed Friday. Eventually, price came back up to fill in the gap.