Trading

Spread and Swap

The difference between bid and ask price is called "spread". Example: EUR/USD is trading at BID price of 1.28007, and ASK price of 1.28021, the difference (1.4 pip) is the spread. Land-FX clients benefit from the highly competitive spreads available in the OTC Market.

Pairs Quotes Swap Point Currency
Long Short
Hot EUR/USD
Bid
1.0395
0.0
Ask
1.0395
-1.73 -0.41 USD
Hot GBP/USD
Bid
1.2085
0.0
Ask
1.2085
-1.44 -0.85 USD
Hot USD/JPY
Bid
139.13
0.0
Ask
139.13
4.2 -22.2 JPY
Hot EUR/GBP
Bid
0.8600
0.0
Ask
0.8600
-1.38 -0.86 GBP
Hot XAU/USD
Bid
1,756.2
0.0
Ask
1,756.2
-3.75 -1.08 USD
Hot BRENT
Bid
83.69
0.0
Ask
83.69
-8.22 -3.84 USD
Hot US100
Bid
11,763
0.0
Ask
11,763
-3.4 -7.7

Example of Swap calculation

If you are long 1 lot of USD/JPY overnight and the position is rolled for 1 day, the swap (the cost of holding the position overnight) is :

  • If long swap points of USD/JPY = -0.24
  • Contract size = 100,000 ( 1 Lot = 100,000 of the first-named currency)
  • Period(Day) = 1
  • Swap calculation = -0.00024 * 100,000 * 1 = -24 JPY

If when the swap is applied to your account, the currency of your account is USD and USD/JPY is 123.456, finally -0.19(USD) will be applied to your one at end of day(16:59 GMT-05)