The Forex market is the world’s largest market, with a trading volume of over $1.5 trillion a day. Forex trading means pairing one currency against another, predicting which one will rise or fall.
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Forex trading is also known as FX Trading or Currency Trading. It refers to the central marketplace where traders exchange currencies for one another at floating rates.
The foreign exchange market consists of multiple markets, including Spot FX, Future derivatives, Forward Derivatives and CFD derivatives. The Forex market is one of the largest and most liquid financial markets in the world, with a turnover reported to exceed $5 trillion per day. Forex is open to trade 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
The most common pairs to trade are called the ‘majors’. Examples would be the EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/CHF.
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ZERO Markets Forex pairs are traded as CFDs (Contract for Difference). When trading forex, you select a pair of currencies and base your trading decision on which currency’s price you think will rise or fall. Forex is traded in currency pairs, for example EUR/USD. The first currency is called the ‘base currency’ and the second is the ‘quote currency’. Currencies are displayed showing how many units of the quote currency you can buy with one unit of the base currency. This is the exchange rate.
For example, EUR/USD 1.2344 shows us that 1 Euro = 1.2344 US Dollars.
When you’re ready to trade you will choose to go long or short. In the example above, going long means that you think that the value of the Euro will rise against the US Dollar. Going short means you think it will fall.
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One week later the Euro has fallen against the US Dollar to 1.32128/1.32129 and you decide to take your profit by buying
back 2 standard lots at 1.32129; if the Euro has increased against the US Dollar to 1.34523/1.34529, the trade loses $1,812.
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|AUDCAD||Australian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar||1.1||2.65||0.2||1.75|
|AUDCHF||Australian Dollar vs Swiss Franc||1.6||2.65||0.7||1.75|
|AUDJPY||Australian Dollar vs Japanese Yen||1.1||2.08||0.2||1.18|
|AUDNZD||Australian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar||1.1||3.12||0.2||2.22|
|AUDUSD||Australian Dollar vs Us Dollar||1.1||1.66||0.0||0.2|
|CADCHF||Canadian Dollar vs Swiss Franc||1.5||2.72||0.6||1.82|
|CADJPY||Canadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen||1.2||2.24||0.3||1.34|
|CHFJPY||Swiss Franc vs Japanese Yen||1.1||2.75||0.2||1.85|
|EURAUD||Euro vs Australian Dollar||1.1||2.71||0.2||1.81|
|EURCAD||Euro vs Canadian Dollar||1.5||2.72||0.6||1.82|
|EURCHF||Euro vs Swiss Franc||1.3||2.31||0.4||1.41|
|EURGBP||Euro vs Great Britain Pound||1.1||1.67||0.1||0.3|
|EURJPY||Euro vs Japanise Yen||1.1||1.89||0.1||0.89|
|EURNOK||Euro vs Norwegian Kroner||5.2||47.61||4.3||46.71|
|EURNZD||Euro vs New Zealand Dollar||1.2||4.75||0.3||3.85|
|EURPLN||Euro vs Polish Zloty||1.7||22.65||0.8||21.75|
|EURSEK||Euro vs Swedish Krona||6.6||46.3||5.7||45.4|
|EURSGD||Euro vs Singapore Dollar||1.6||4.32||0.7||3.42|
|EURTRY||Euro vs Turkish Lira||1.6||18.45||0.7||17.55|
|EURUSD||Euro vs Us Dollar||1.0||1.2||0.0||0.1|
|EURZAR||Euro vs South African Rand||12.5||87.57||11.6||86.67|
|GBPAUD||Great Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar||1.6||3.93||0.7||3.03|
|GBPCAD||Great Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar||1.1||3.94||0.2||3.04|
|GBPCHF||Great Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc||1.4||3.35||0.5||2.45|
|GBPJPY||Great Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen||1.1||2.47||0.2||1.57|
|GBPNZD||Great Britain Pound vs New Zealand Dollar||1.6||7.01||0.7||6.11|
|GBPSEK||Great Britain Pound vs Swedish Krona||8.1||62.82||7.2||61.92|
|GBPSGD||Great Britain Pound vs Singapore Dollar||1.2||6.49||0.3||5.59|
|GBPUSD||Great Britain Pound vs Us Dollar||1.1||1.85||0.2||0.95|
|NZDCAD||New Zealand Dollar vs Canadian Dollar||1.6||3.37||0.7||2.47|
|NZDCHF||New Zealand Dollar vs Swiss Franc||1.8||3.15||0.9||2.25|
|NZDJPY||New Zealand Dollar vs Japanese Yen||1.5||2.68||0.6||1.78|
|NZDSGD||New Zealand Dollar vs Singapore Dollar||1.6||4.92||0.7||4.02|
|NZDUSD||New Zealand Dollar vs Us Dollar||1.1||2.13||0.2||1.23|
|USDCAD||Us Dollar vs Canadian Dollar||1.1||2.07||0.2||1.17|
|USDCHF||Us Dollar vs Swiss Franc||1.1||2.22||0.2||1.32|
|USDCNH||Us Dollar vs Chinese Yuan||4||16.15||3.1||15.25|
|USDHKD||Us Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar||1.9||10.94||1||10.04|
|USDJPY||Us Dollar vs Japanese Yen||1.0||1.2||0.0||0.2|
|USDNOK||Us Dollar vs Norwegian Krone||5.2||34.52||4.3||33.62|
|USDPLN||Us Dollar vs Polish Zloty||3.9||21.2||3||20.3|
|USDSEK||Us Dollar vs Swedish Krona||5.2||27.87||4.3||26.97|
|USDSGD||Us Dollar vs Singapore Dollar||0.3||3.8||0.1||2.9|
|USDTRY||Us Dollar vs Turkey Lira||1.7||11.52||0.8||10.62|
|USDZAR||Us Dollar vs South African Rand||4.8||65.19||3.9||64.29|
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