At FP Markets, we offer among the competitive swap rates in the industry. What this means is that when you keep positions open overnight, you don’t need to worry about the overnight/rollover fee eating into your earnings.
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What Are Forex Swap Rates?
Forex Swap Rates?
The swap charges in forex or rollover interest rates is the net interest return that a trader accumulates on a currency position held overnight. This fee is charged when the trader borrows one currency to buy another, as part of forex trading.
For instance, if you are buying EUR/USD, you might borrow in US Dollars and buy Euros with the amount. In doing so, you will need to pay interest on the borrowed US Dollars and earn interest on the Euros you bought.
The net interest fee is calculated based on the difference in interest rates of the two traded currencies. If the forex swap rate calculation is positive, the trader gains, while if it is negative, it is a cost for the trader.
Normally, deposit and credit rates on the same currency differ. The credit rate is usually higher than the deposit rate. That is why forex swap rates for long and short positions on the same currency pair are different. The “storage” for holding a position overnight depends on several factors, such as:
The current interest rate differential between two currencies
Currency pair price fluctuations
Behaviour of the forward market
Swap points of the counterparty
Position of the liquidity provider in the market hierarchy
Difference between forex swaps for long and short positions
How Does a Forex Swap Work?
How Does a
Forex Swap Work?
When traders make a deal to buy or sell a currency, they commit themselves to making the final payments on the “value date.” The settlement is carried out within two working days of the transaction in the spot market. When the position remains open and is rolled over to the next day, it means that the value date shifts to a day ahead.
The corresponding volumes of currencies in the trade are borrowed and lent from the interbank market, at the current credit interest and deposit rates. So, the gains from lending and the cost of borrowing are transferred to the trader by their broker. Either the position gets re-opened automatically, at a new value date, adjusted to swap rate and a new price, or the swap is credited to or debited from the trader’s account, while the position is left with the previous price.
Importance of Swap Charges in Forex
Importance of Swap
Charges in Forex
Swap calculations are done at the end of the day, for positions that remain open after 5:00pm ET. This is important for those who want to hold on to long term positions for a considerable period of time. Traders who use strategies focused not only on intraday price fluctuations but also on trend trading, on the basis of fundamental market changes, need to carefully think about swap rates.
In addition, forex swap charges are vital for traders using carry trade strategies. These strategies are entirely based on the interest rate differential between two currencies. The currency with a lower yield becomes the funding currency (borrowed currency) and the borrowed amount is used to buy a higher yield currency.
For instance, the Swiss franc (CHF) has a negative spread with almost every currency, which suggests that a trader who goes long on the ‘swissy’ can expect negative swap rates. On the other hand, if someone goes short on it, they can expect a positive swap when positions are held overnight. In contrast, going long on the GBP can result in positive swap rates against the euro, yen and swissy, while negative swap could be expected with the US, Canadian and Australian dollars.
Forex swaps are also important for hedging purposes. If a trader opens a position, expecting a certain type of market movement that hasn’t begun yet, they may consider opening another position in the opposite direction, without closing the first one. This is often called “lock mode hedging.” The low spread between the rates, which is ensured by interbank swap, can help minimise the cost of maintaining such positions.
How to Find FP
Swap Rates in MT4 and MT5?
How to Find
Rates in MT4 and MT5?
To check the latest rates on MT4 and MT5 accounts:
To check the latest rates
on MT4 and MT5 accounts:
Go to “Market Watch” section
Right-click to select “Symbols”
Choose the forex pair you want to trade
Click on the “Properties” for the pair, (on MT5, please select 'Specification')
All the information on the pair, such as forex swap rate, stop level, initial margin and more, will be displayed
The following rates will be applied at 5pm EST 08/12/2022
Swap rates are subject to change.
Live swap rates are available on the MT4 and MT5 platforms.