Welcome to forex trading. To answer your second question (in case no one else has):
Also is the price thats on the ticker of a chart the ask price or the big price , or is it somewhere in between those 2 prices?
The MT4 platform will only display the bid (sell) price whenver you load the chart. If you're using the charts on the FX Trade Station, you can switch between the bid or ask prices by clicking on the B (for bid) or A (for ask) button at the top of the chart window.