The Currency Index widget for websites offers a view of the general trends on the currency market. It tracks the performance of each of the chosen currencies against a basket of its most liquid peers by aggregating the moves of its exchange rates into easy-to-understand Forex indexes. Thus each index represents a string of average changes of the rates compared to the closing prices for a fixed base date. These changes, or returns, are expressed in percentages, with the values of the index on the base day set to 100%. Consequently, a value below 100% implies a decrease relative to the base date, and a value above 100% shows a rise. The currencies available in the widget are the Euro (EUR), the Pound (GBP), the Swiss Franc (CHF), the US Dollar (USD), and the Yen (JPY). The pairs used in calculations of a specific index always contain the corresponding currency as the base currency, even if the standard notation has it listed second. Thus an increase in the index always points to the strengthening of the currency against its peers, while a decrease indicates a weakening. The widget allows to set the desired base date, and indicate the period of time that will be displayed on the chart by choosing the start date, which is the date of the first shown value, and the number of days to follow it.
The Commitments of Traders (CoT) widget offers websites and blogs a clear graphical representation of the weekly CoT reports published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). These reports show the number of contracts comprising total long and short positions of the traders in the futures market. The data is usually released at 19:30 GMT summer / 20:30 GMT winter time on Fridays, and depicts the positioning at the previous Tuesday’s open. The widget is based on the currency futures reports and shows the long, short, and net positions of non-commercial traders, such as asset managers, hedge funds, and derivatives dealers. As the secondary currency in these futures is the US Dollar, the labels used in the CoT Charts only show the base currency. Thus, for example, the chart for EUR depicts the data for EUR/USD futures. The instruments available in the widget include the Euro (EUR), the Pound (GBP), the Yen (JPY), the Swiss Franc (CHF), and the Canadian (CAD), the Australian (AUD) and the New Zealand (NZD) Dollars. The CoT Charts provide valuable insight for the Forex traders, as they help to: • identify trends through flips in the overall positioning, • determine the strength of trends through changes in aggregate number of contracts, and • recognise market reversals though extreme positioning.
Technical Indicators The Technical Indicators web widget is an embeddable technical analysis tools that gives an overview of trading signals based on the most popular indicators: Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), Relative Strength Index (RSI), Stochastic Oscillator (Stochastic), Average Directional Index (ADX), Commodity Channel Index (CCI), Aroon Oscillator (AROON), Alligator, and Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR). The widget translates the values of the indicators into three types of signals: “Buy”, “Sell”, and “Neutral”. The signals are available for various Forex market instruments, commodity, index, and stock CFDs, and bitcoin, for time frames ranging from five minutes to one month.
Market Signals The Market Signals web widget helps monitor the Forex market with real-time alerts of significant changes in currency prices. The alerts are aimed at major technical trading signals and are produced by five types of triggers: • “Sharp Move” gets set off if a currency rate’s change exceeds a certain pip amount within a time frame from 10 seconds to five minutes, • “Intraday Level” reacts to a currency pair reaching a new intraday high or low, • “High/Low” sends an alert when an exchange rate reaches its highest or lowest level for the past day, week, month, quarter, half-year, or year, • “Support/Resistance” reacts to a currency pair passing one of three support or three resistance levels set up at the beginning of the day and reported by Dukascopy TV, • “Figure Level” gets set off when an exchange rate reaches a value that is multiple of 100 pips, thus touching a numerically round level.
Currency Converter The Currency Converter web widget works as a calculator that supports converting chosen amounts of currencies using the latest exchange rates. Note that the displayed result takes into account the commission Dukascopy Bank would charge for the conversion. The list of available instruments consists of a wide range of Forex instruments, including the US Dollar (USD), the Euro (EUR), the Japanese Yen (JPY), the British Pound (GBP), the Swiss Franc (CHF), the Canadian Dollar (CAD), the Australian Dollar (AUD), the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), the South African Rand (ZAR), and gold (XAU). The widget is offered in compact and expanded versions, and allows to adjust the list of available instruments to match the purpose and content of your website.
Currency Converter Advanced The advanced version of the Currency Converter widget for websites adds perspective to a simple currency calculator by showing the dynamics of exchange rates via historical charts and tables of live quotes. The tool also offers a handy travel reference card – a cheatsheet with a list of conversion results from predefined round amounts of selected currencies. The conversion itself uses real-time rates and adjusts the result by the commission Dukascopy Bank would charge for the operation. The list of available instruments consists of a wide range of Forex instruments, including the US Dollar (USD), the Euro (EUR), the Japanese Yen (JPY), the British Pound (GBP), the Swiss Franc (CHF), the Canadian Dollar (CAD), the Australian Dollar (AUD), the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), the South African Rand (ZAR), and gold (XAU).
FX Cross Rates The web widget is an embeddable currency converter that is capable of displaying multiple conversion results in a compact cross rates table. Initially, the amounts are shown for one unit of the currencies listed in the rows, and are calculated using the latest daily close prices. From there the calculator allows to view conversion results for desired amounts of individual currency pairs by clicking on the respective cell, or of all pairs with a specific currency by clicking on the currency code in the first column. Note that all results include Dukascopy Bank commissions.
Pip Calculator The Pip Calculator is a web widget that allows to convert a financial instrument’s price change from pips to trading account currency for a position of selected size. If necessary, the widget also helps to determine the amount of pips by specifying the starting price of the instrument and the price to which it changed.
Forex Market Hours The Forex Market Hours web widget is an embeddable trading clock that adds dynamics to the Forex session schedule by displaying current states and time to the upcoming open or close for the Asian, European, and North American trading sessions. Additionally, the widget provides hourly data on spreads, trading volume, and volatility for the past 24 hours based on the Swiss FX Marketplace trading statistics for a wide range of currency pairs. The market hours clock can also act as a time zones converter as it offers trading times in both GMT and local time zones. The background map supports static and dynamic options and makes the tool more eye-catching compared to simple informative tables. The widget’s settings allow to customise the used colours to better match the design of your website or blog.
Profit Calculator The Profit Calculator web widget works like a trade simulator. It allows the user to specify position and account details, and calculates applied margin requirements, volume and rollover commissions, and resulting profit or loss in accordance with Dukascopy Bank policies. The available data covers various Forex instruments and commodity, index, and stock CFDs, and offers both current and historical spot prices.
Margin Requirements The Margin Requirements web widget helps calculate the minimum equity required for a trading account to open a position according to Dukascopy Bank SA minimum margin policy. The policy is employed to protect clients from incurring liability above their equity and protect Dukascopy Bank SA from associated risks. Transactions conducted in the SWFX marketplace may be done on a margin trading basis, enabling a client to execute trades larger than the deposit and thus amplify price movement effect. The multi-instrument exposure of the account is limited by the total trading line which is calculated by multiplying the equity of the account by the leverage agreed with Dukascopy Bank SA. The default leverage can be increased, with the necessary margin depending on the desired leverage, instrument, and current market prices. The widget supports calculation of these margins for numerous currency pairs, Forex metals, and commodity, index, and stock CFDs. Note that some instruments have higher margin requirements (or lower available leverage) than others due to specific trading conditions. Special requirements are also imposed on weekends and other off-market days.
The Overnight Swaps widget helps calculate expected swap points that are charged or credited to trading accounts that have rollover trades associated with them. The widget is based on Dukascopy Bank’s Overnight Policy, which determines the rollover conditions dynamically depending on the trading activity level. This level is defined as the percentage of the volume of all executed orders that are not rollover trades in the past 30 days, and aims to reflect the trader’s tendency to either favour intraday trades or keep positions overnight. The percentage defines three types of rollover policy available in the widget: premium (> 90%), advanced (> 20%), and regular (< 20%), with higher levels insuring better overnight conditions. The default level is advanced. The overnight swap prices are determined based on central bank target rates and additional carry costs applied by Dukascopy Bank. Disclaimer: On certain calendar days, multiple swaps must be applied to rollover positions, so the amounts calculated in the widget may differ from swap points charged or credited to a specific trading account. Additional information on Dukascopy Bank’s Overnight Policy can be found on the bank’s website.
Trading Breaks Trading Breaks Calendar shows special trading hours schedule due to holidays.
Dividend Adjustment Calendar The Dividend Adjustment Calendar is a web widget that lists the ex-dividend dates and adjustment amounts for index and stock CFDs. Dividend adjustments are applied to positions in index and stock CFDs when the underlying company makes dividend payments to its shareholders. A position is affected by such an adjustment if it passes the respective ex-dividend date – that is, if it remains open at the settlement time of the trading day prior to the ex-dividend date. For long (buy) positions the dividend adjustment is credited on the associated trading account, but for short (sell) positions – written off from the account. The amount credited to the holders of the long positions is reduced by the tax rate set by the country of the index or stock. The widget shows the adjustment amounts in the quote currency of the corresponding CFD instrument paid (Long) or charged (Short) per one contract. The calendar includes both upcoming and past data. The future dividend adjustments published up to one week prior to the ex-dividend date are forecasts and may be subject to change.
Trading Breaks Trading Breaks Calendar shows special trading hours schedule due to holidays.