Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

GDP definition

GDP stands for gross domestic product, or the total value of the goods and services produced in a country over a specified period. It is used as an indicator of the size and health of a country’s economy.

A country’s GDP takes into account all of the private and public spending and output. It includes government spending, business and consumer consumption, investments and net exports (calculated as total exports minus total imports). GDP is typically calculated yearly, but can be for any time period.

GDP is usually reported on a quarterly basis, and can have a major impact on financial markets. 

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