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What is Forex trading?

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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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How does Forex trading work?

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.

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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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Forex trading example

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The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:

Opening Price

$1.33623 × 2 lot = $267,246

Closing Price At $1.32129 × 2 lot = $264,258Gross Profit on Trade $267,246 – $264,258 = $2,988

Closing Price At $1.34529 × 2 lot = $269,058Gross Loss on Trade $267,246 – $269,058 = -$1,812

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Opening the position

The price of the Euro against the US Dollar (EUR/USD) is 1.33623/1.33624 and you decide to sell 2 standard lots (the equivalent of €200,000) at 1.33623.









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Closing the position

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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Typical Forex spreads

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Super ZERO
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Symbol PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MIN AVG MIN AVG
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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